St James Parish Truck Accident Attorney
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The most common causes of truck accidents are driver error prior to and during the trip, mechanical failures, weather conditions, road design, and traffic signal failures. Even though large trucks are only responsible for 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents typically cause much greater harm than ordinary traffic accidents due to the large size and heavy weight of most trucks.
Because issues 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 Louisiana trucking accident lawyer like the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess.. An experienced St. James Parish trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.
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, 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 company’s’ negligence and disregard for safety. We have successfully represented numerous individuals in obtaining compensation after accidents involving commercial trucks.
In 2015, 55 people were injured as a direct result of 35 trucking accidents in St. James Parish. Compare to:
2014, 38 people were injured as a direct result of 26 trucking accidents in St. James Parish.
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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, but often times it takes an experienced accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
The 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 St. James Parish, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today to talk to our experienced trucking accident staff and attorneys who will guide you through the process with honesty and integrity during this difficult time.
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