Opelousas Car Accident Attorney

Car Accidents

Opelousas car accidents happen for all sorts of reasons. Vehicle defects can cause malfunction. Bad weather or poor road design can cause horrible accidents.

However, many accidents are the result of the bad behavior or the carelessness of other drivers. Statistically, most car accidents result in injuries to drivers and passengers. In fact, according to LSU Data Reports, there were 1,758 car accidents in St. Landry Parish last year. Of those accidents, 1,320 people were injured.

When an accident is due to the negligence of another driver, it is important to contact an experienced Opelousas auto accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

If you have injuries due to the negligence of another driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Understanding Louisiana Car Accident Laws

In the state of Louisiana, should behave in a reasonably safe manner. Specifically, this includes obeying all safety rules like; staying within the speed limit, avoid aggressive driving, and awareness of what other drivers are doing.

A driver puts others at risk when they break the safety rules of the road. Driving in a careless or unsafe way is a breach of legal duty. This breach is “negligence.”

Legally, negligence means an individual can be held responsible for the costs of injuries and damage that occur due to their negligence.

In car accident cases, the injured person (plaintiff) must prove that the other driver (defendant) was negligent and caused the crash. The plaintiff must also show the severity of the injuries in order to recover monetary compensation.

A victim can either settle an out-of-court agreement with the responsible driver’s insurer or file a personal injury lawsuit with the courts.

Negotiating car accident cases can be complicated in or out of court. You will have to deal with insurance company adjusters, complex and confusing laws, and court rules.

It is always better to have an experienced Louisiana car accident lawyer on your side to protect your rights and represent your interests.

Not every attorney has the skill and experience to handle car accident cases. Our Opelousas Louisiana personal injury attorneys have over 20 years of experience and have won $millions for our clients in settlements and verdicts.

For legal assistance and advice in your automobile accident case, contact our Opelousas car accident attorneys today to schedule a free personal injury consultation.


Call our office today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.

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Opelousas  Car Accident Lawyers


Our Opelousas law firm consists of a team of dedicated car accident injury attorneys and staff. We are committed to our clients, ensuring they are adequately compensated for the damages they have suffered. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, let us help you.

Our experienced car accident injury attorneys have your best interests in mind and will work diligently to ensure you are compensated for your loss of income, loss of future income, personal injuries, out of pocket expenses and potentially permanent issues.

As your representative, we understand the importance of preparing and presenting your case. We will show how this car accident has impacted your life and see that justice is done for you.

People often delay retaining a car accident lawyer to represent them in their car accident claim. Concerns sometimes include distrust in the profession or fear that it will cost too much money. At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, our car accidents attorneys and staff encourage you to put those falsehoods aside.

We offer an initial FREE personal injury consultation with no obligations, commitments or costs to you. We are willing to travel to meet with you in the event you are unable to come to the office.

With changes and advancements in technology our law firm has adapted our practices to allow for electronic communication and video conferencing.

Regardless of your decision to retain our services our initial consultation will provide you with the advise and direction you need to handle your claim.

Avoid Settlement Mills

We see lots of law firms that heavily advertise on television and radio that are sometimes referred to as “settlement mills.” These are law firms that resolve cases out of court quickly and at a discount to ensure that they get a settlement.

According to an article by Forbes, insurance companies love settlement mills, because it saves them money in the long run. Law firms and insurance companies work together spending the minimum in time and money. They keep cases out of court and settle quickly. So, when there are larger, expensive cases neither the attorneys nor the insurance companies have to work as hard or pay as much.

Law firms that use mass marketing on television and radio tend to not concern themselves with maximizing damages on every case. Within their respective business models it is far easier to settle cases at a discount without having to invest much time into them.

At The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we treat every case as if it is our most important. We are thorough and take our time with every client. Our job is to get you the maximum amount of financial compensation possible. Our staff of Paralegals, Assistants, Clerks, and Investigators, work diligently to assist your car accident lawyer with the handling of your claim or case.

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Contact The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess Today for a FREE Personal Injury Consultation.

What Can We Do For You?

When you retain our services our team of dedicated professionals will thoroughly investigate your claim. Our investigators will work to:

    1. Interview all known witnesses.
    2. Obtain photographs of the scene.
    3. Obtain photographs and video depicting the damage of all vehicles involved in the car accident.
    4. Investigate the background of the defendant including criminal history, traffic history and history of alcohol/drug abuse.
    5. Obtain medical records necessary for adequately proving your personal injuries.
    6. Assess liability. This means finding out who is at fault and how financially liable they are.
    7. Hire competent experts to present your case in the event it must proceed to litigation.
    8. Obtain cell phone records if we suspect the at-fault party was using a cell phone at the time of the car accident.
Common Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
  • Automobile Accident Injuries
  • Rear-End Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents
  • Single Vehicle Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Texting While Driving
  • Motorcycle Crashes
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Cases
Common Motor Vehicle Accident Related Injuries
    • Amputation
    • Brain Injury
    • Burn Injury
    • Head, Neck and Back Injuries
    • Herniated Disc
    • Overlooked Injuries
    • Paralysis
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Whiplash

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, don’t hesitate to contact us. An experienced car accident attorney can provide you with an initial personal injury consultation FREE of charge.
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