OAKDALE, LA TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Most people are aware that many truck accidents take place every year in the United States, which causes injury to thousands of people, in addition to causing many deaths. But do you know the actual numbers? Here are some truck accident statistics, as released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and compiled by many agencies and sources.
A trucking accident occurs when large trailers (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision.
If you are the victim of a trucking accident in Oakdale, La, the question of who is responsible and what actually caused the accident are often much more complicated
than in a simple traffic accident. Trucking accident attorneys, like those at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess 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.
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.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 Oakdale trucking accident attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.
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.
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 companies’ negligence and disregard for safety. We have successfully represented numerous individuals in obtaining compensation after accidents involving commercial trucks.
In 2015, 17 injuries were reported as a result of 19 trucking accidents. Compare to:
22014, 14 people were injured as a direct result of 16 trucking accidents in Allen Parish.
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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, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. It takes an experienced trucking 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 Oakdale, Louisiana, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Lake Charles Office: (337) 214-8479 or Toll Free: (877) 234-7573.