We at Clay Dugas & Associates are passionate about trucking litigation because safety matters. All truckers are bound by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations were implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in January of 2000. Since that time, the amount of fatal crashes occurring every year has generally decreased. However, the problem we see is that a tremendous amount of unqualified drivers who misrepresent their driving experience and qualifications are driving 80,000 pound commercial vehicles and it is causing over 20,000 deaths a year. Our job is to not just help victims receive compensation, our job is to be a part of the enforcement team that holds professional truck drivers to their safety standards.
Safety Is A Right For All Motorists
Whether you call it a tractor-trailer, big rig, semi-truck, or 18-wheeler—accidents involving these massive vehicles are generally among the most horrific on roads and highways everywhere. Because of this…personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from 18-wheeler accidents tend to involve very large sums of money. Because of that…commercial trucking companies and their insurers are aggressive in trying to everything they can to avoid responsibility.
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At Clay Dugas & Associates, we match the aggression and effort that trucking and insurance companies put into these cases and fight to protect the interests of truck accident victims throughout the Southeast Texas and the Southwestern Louisiana region. Some of the most common types of truck accidents we see involve:
- Accidents caused by improperly secured cargo
- Jackknife and rollover accidents
- Incidents of brake failure
- Permit violations (hazardous material transportation)
- Truck drivers who skip their required rest periods
- Truckers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
We understand the complex laws that govern the interstate trucking industry and know—from experience—how to investigate, document, and litigate these cases successfully. Should you decide to hire us, we will immediately begin working to preserve the vehicles and the debris at the scene while documenting paper evidence such as the truck’s maintenance records, the driver’s log book, and other important information that may help us establish the validity of your claim in court.
Clay Dugas & Associates Will Fight For Your Rights
But because these cases are often so contested by insurers, it can take some time before a fair resolution is reached. Regardless of this, your attorney will work closely with you and keep you fully updated on the status of your claim as developments occur. And while we are always aggressive in trying to resolve cases as quickly as possible—we take great care to make certain that the case is handled correctly as well.