Ponchatoula Truck Accident Attorney
If you are the victim of a trucking accident, the questions of who is responsible and what actually caused the accident are often much more complicated than in a simple traffic accident. There are many players involved, from the driver to the owner of the truck, and getting information about what went wrong often requires some industry know-how.
Because the web of players in the trucking industry can be complicated and getting information from the right sources may require some industry know-how, it is very important to get advice or representation from a personal injury lawyer. Please contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. We can provide a FREE initial consultation and work with you on whether to pursue an action in court.You will work with an accident attorney who has extensive experience handling car and truck accident settlements.
Most people are aware that many truck accidents take place every year in the United States, which causes injury to thousands of people, in addition to causing many deaths. A trucking accident occurs when large trailers (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision.
How We Can Help
You need someone on your side from the very beginning
to protect your rights
to investigate and preserve critical evidence
to help you navigate the medical world as you undergo what may be a slow recovery
to give you practical advice about how to deal with everyday life in the face of serious injuries
Facing the catastrophic results of a trucking accident alone can be frightening. Who can you turn to for advice about the many practical, medical and legal issues you will confront? How can you best protect your interests when you are up against the money and power of a big trucking company? The Louisiana attorneys at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess have extensive knowledge of these laws and have the resources to expertly investigate your claim.
Truck drivers, through driving logs and other records, are held to a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles, and trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job. Our experienced trucking accident lawyers at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess know how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have to prove your case and recover the monetary outcome you deserve.
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, and often determine who is responsible for a trucking accident.
When trucking companies fail to meet their responsibilities, at the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess, trucking accident lawyers respond by aggressively seeking restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the company’s’ negligence and disregard for safety. We have successfully represented numerous individuals in obtaining compensation after accidents involving commercial trucks.
Trucking Accident Statistics in Tangipahoa Parish
In 2015, 104 injuries were reported as a direct result of 144 trucking accidents, with 2 fatalities. Compare to:
2014, 148 people were injured as a direct result of 138 trucking accidents in Tangipahoa Parish. There was 1 fatality related to trucking accidents.
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The Louisiana 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 automobile accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, toxic torts, products liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among many others. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages.
Our personal injury attorneys handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Our Baton Rouge Office: (225) 372-8880 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.