Anywhere commercial utility or delivery vehicles operate, from highways to parking lots, an accident can happen. It can be challenging to know whether an accident is caused by human or mechanical error and who is at fault. An experienced accident investigator, like L. Clayton Burgess, commercial vehicle accident attorney, can help you.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a commercial vehicle accident, in Louisiana let the commercial vehicle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess help you. Contact us today to speak with one of our highly skilled and respected personal injury lawyers who can evaluate your case and ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and suffering.
How to Decide Who’s at Fault in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
Commercial vehicle accidents can result from a variety of factors, including the carelessness and recklessness of drivers. Liability issues can be evaluated and determined by an experienced attorney. Parties that may be liable for commercial vehicle accidents are manufacturers, distributors, retailers, governmental entities and drivers. Causes of commercial vehicle accidents can include:
- Mechanical Defect: This may include repair and upkeep neglect, defective electrical systems, wheels and tires, and brake systems.
- Human Error: Drivers are required to operate commercial vehicles with 100% of their ability at all times. Things like sleep deprivation, intoxication, and lack of training often result in commercial vehicle accidents.
- Environmental Issues: Road maintenance, upkeep, and design can also be factors in a commercial vehicle accident, in which case the government may be liable.
Our experienced Lafayette Louisiana personal injury attorneys can help you identify whether a government, corporation, or self-insured defendant is liable for improper maintenance, inadequate supervision and training of the driver, and/or some other contributing factor.
What are Your Rights When You’ve Been Involved in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a commercial vehicle accident as a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian. You may be eligible to recover your damages. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, drivers, truck owners, manufacturers, the government or other negligent third party could be held accountable for your losses, including medical bills, lost income or earning capacity, pain and suffering and more.
Whether you are dealing with a car crash or a semi-truck collision, accident law can be difficult to navigate if you don’t have the right tools.
Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today at 337-234-7573 or toll free 877-234-7573 to speak with an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer who can help you maximize your legal rights.