A truck, weighing as much as 80,000 pounds, can cause serious injuries or death in the impact of a crash. If you are the victim of a trucking accident in Allen Parish, La, the question of who is responsible and what actually caused the accident are often much more complicated than in a simple traffic accident.
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will work with you to understand the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents:
- Truck driver negligence or carelessness
- Trucking company
- Truck manufacturer
- Mechanic responsible for maintenance
When trucking companies fail to meet their responsibilities, the trucking accident lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help you. An experienced, Allen Parish trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services. We have successfully represented numerous individuals in obtaining compensation after accidents involving commercial trucks.
Laws Governing Truck Accidents
Federal laws and regulations govern the trucking industry. These laws establish certain standards that trucking companies, owners, and drivers must meet, such as the proper amount of liability insurance coverage for the type of load being carried.
When it comes to truck accidents, there is a web of players who may be responsible for a victim’s injuries. The trucking, hauling, and leasing companies often argue among themselves over whose insurance will compensate the victim.
It is very important to get advice or representation from a Louisiana trucking accident lawyer like the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. Our truck accident lawyers will help you identify the right defendants who are responsible. Very often, an experienced trucking accident attorney can vigorously work with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement.
In 2015, 12 people were injured as a direct result of 19 trucking accidents in Allen Parish. In 2014, there were 16 such accidents, with 13 injured.
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Those injured in trucking accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages for:
- medical bills
- loss of wages or earning potential
- pain and suffering
- emotional distress
- wrongful death losses including loss of a companion
You must prove that the defendant was responsible for you to gain compensation. Your attorney can help put together a case. Often, it takes an experienced accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
The trucking accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have the refined skill and lengthy litigation experience necessary to handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages. It takes an experienced Louisiana accident injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
If you or a loved one have suffered a trucking accident injury in Allen Parish, Louisiana, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Lake Charles Office: (337) 214-8479or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.
Our staff of Paralegals, Assistants, Clerks, and Investigators, work diligently to assist your personal injury attorney with the handling of your claim or case.