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St Landry Parish Trucking Accident Attorney

Louisiana trucking accident attorneys can 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. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how your case will be presented.

When a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a commercial truck (also known as semis, tractor trailers or 18 wheelers), enormous damage can occur resulting in serious injuries or death due to the sheer size of these vehicles. Commercial trucks include delivery trucks, gasoline trucks, garbage trucks and freight trucks. Many times, trucking companies put their interest of delivery their goods or materials on time ahead of your safety. If you or a family member has been involved in a commercial trucking accident,


If you are the victim of a trucking accident in St. Landry 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. There are over 500,000 truck accidents in the United States every year. A large number of semi truck accidents result in fatalities, primarily because of the difference in size between semi trucks and standard motor vehicles.

When trucking companies fail to meet their responsibilities, the trucking accident lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess respond by aggressively seeking restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the negligence of the company and disregard for safety. Our attorneys 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, and often determine who is responsible for a trucking accident.

In 2014, 81 people were injured as a direct result of 76  trucking accidents in St. Landry Parish. There were 3 fatalities.

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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 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 Louisiana personal injury lawyers 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 accident injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.

The surviving family members of a person that died in a wrongful death trucking  accident that was caused by the negligence of another does have legal rights. .

Survivors can generally make a claim for damages against a negligent person or company to recover financial compensation for medical treatment, medical bills, lost wages, other economic damages and non-economic damages.

If you are a loved one have suffered a from a trucking accident in St. Landry Parish have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lafayette Office: (337) 234-7573 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.

An experienced St. Landry Parish  trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.  We don’t get paid unless we successfully recover compensation for you and your family.

services. We work aggressively to seek restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the company’s negligence and disregard for safety.


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