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ASSUMPTION PARISH TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

ASSUMPTION PARISH TRUCKING 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.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents:

Understanding the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load, will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how you will present your case.

Driver Error: The most common cause of trucking accidents is driver error. In fact, drivers of large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance, according to a recent study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA found that the action or inaction by drivers was the critical reason for 88 percent of crashes.

Equipment Problems: The next most common cause of truck accidents is equipment failure. This can include manufacturing mistakes (defective tires) or design errors (failure to provide backing warning or object detection systems). However, most mechanical causes of truck accidents are caused by a failure to properly maintain the equipment

Those injured in trucking accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma. Our Louisiana trucking accident lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can provide information on whether to pursue an action in court. We have successfully represented numerous individuals in obtaining compensation after accidents involving commercial trucks. We work aggressively to seek restitution for victims who have been seriously damaged by the company’s negligence and disregard for safety.

In 2015, 24 injuries were reported as a direct result of 19 trucking accidents. Compare to:

In2014, 38 people were injured as a direct result of 76 trucking accidents in Assumption Parish.

For additional accident injury data visit:

http://datareports.lsu.edu

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.

Our accident 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.

If you or a loved one have suffered a trucking accident injury in Assumption Parish, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Houma Office: (985) 205-3448 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.

Together with our specially trained legal assistants, we work hard to prepare your case for a successful settlement or trial verdict. Along the way our trucking accident attorneys will answer your questions and explain legal procedures. Our goal is to obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve.

DON'T DELAY! YOU MAY HAVE A VALID CLAIM AND BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES, BUT A LAWSUIT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES.