CAMERON PARISH TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you are the victim of a trucking accident, you should investigate the conduct of the driver and also the role of the trucking company in the accident. The trucking company may have allowed an incompetent or impaired driver on the public roads or failed to follow federal rules on the maximum hours that drivers can work per shift.
In Louisiana, the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how your case will be presented. An experienced Cameron Parish trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.
Why Driver Errors Occur
Drivers of large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of trucking accidents 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 study also examined factors that cause truck drivers to make errors, such as use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, speeding, fatigue, inattention, distractions, work environment, and unfamiliarity with the road. The study found that of all truck accidents caused by driver error:
- 44% involved truckers who were taking prescription and over-the-counter-drugs
- 23% involved drivers traveling too fast for conditions, and
- 18% were caused by driver fatigue.
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, 28 injuries were reported, as a direct result of 3 trucking accidents. Compare to the statistics of:
2014, 9 people were injured as a direct result of 11 trucking accidents in Cameron Parish.
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Those injured in auto 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 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.
If you are a loved one have suffered a trucking accident in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, or have been injured, contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess today. Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lake Charles Office (337) 214-8479 or toll free (877) 234-7573.
Our staff of Paralegals, Assistants, Clerks, and Investigators, work diligently to assist your accident injury lawyer with the handling of your claim or case.