Opelousas Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injuries

Personal injury is the classification of civil or tort law specifically dealing with negligence, liability. A personal injury is any injury to the mind, body, or emotions.


Personal Injury law seeks compensation for injuries that are due to the negligence of another. Compensation can include covering medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.


Personal injury law is a specialty. As doctors specialize in different kinds of medicine, lawyers specialize in branches of the law. Personal injury lawyers understand the law and issues that are unique to injury law.


Insurance companies are in business to collect premiums and protect their bottom line, not to pay out injury claims. Working with experienced personal injury lawyers familiar with Louisiana law can make the difference in your case.


At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we’ve made that difference for thousands of clients. We’re ready to do the same for you.


Experience is what you should look for when hiring a lawyer. Beware of inexperienced lawyers, recently graduated and lacking experience. The lawyers at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are personal injury attorneys that have over 20 years of experience in personal injury law.

Our firm handles thousands of injury cases due to:
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Offshore accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Workplace accidents
  • Animal bites
  • Product liability injuries
Common personal injuries:
  • Hand/wrist injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc)
  • Back injuries (due to lifting heavy or awkward objects)
  • Eye injuries (foreign body in eye, chemical splashes, sport, physical assault, etc)
  • Head injuries (road accident, physical assault, sport etc)
  • Ear injuries (noise induced deafness)
  • Whiplash (car accident, truck accident)
  • Leg injuries (sport accidents, slips, trips and falls)
  • Psychiatric injuries (stress, workplace bullying, accident)
  • Arm injuries (workplace, sport, falls, etc)

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.


Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

Don’t Delay, Call Clay!

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

Opelousas Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney


When you have been injured in an accident, it is essential that you are well-informed about your rights and the legal avenues that you can use to pursue financial compensation. When a client hires us, they know they receive the experience and maximum legal power necessary to get the highest possible settlement and or verdict.

Through personal injury claims, you and your loved ones may be eligible to receive monetary reimbursement for any physical and emotional damages you suffered.

We Are Not Afraid To Go To Trial

Most claims are resolved with an out-of-court settlement. If you settle, you don’t have to go through the hassle of a trial, you collect an agreed upon sum and forgo future legal actions related to the injury or incident in question.

If there can’t be an agreement in settlement, a personal injury lawsuit is filed. Injury cases are valued based on the injury in question and the insurance coverage available.

We work with police officers, insurance companies, and in courtrooms on a daily basis. We know how to prepare our clients for court. Our goal is to ensure that your voice is heard.

The opposing legal team will be doing everything they can to show that their client is not liable. If your injures are from no fault of your own, you need someone that can fight for your right to fair compensation. You need someone that will not take no for an answer.

Choosing the right lawyer is crucial. You need an lawyer that is not afraid to bring your case to trial if a there cannot be a reasonable settlement. The personal injury attorneys on our team are fearless trial attorneys.

Don’t Wait to Contact Us

The faster we are able to get to work on your case, the better. Insurance companies will begin pressuring you to settle with low-ball settlement offers.

Evidence may go missing. The scene of the accident might become compromised. Witnesses may become forgetful. And in the case of a company or corporation, a cover-up may very well begin.

The temptation to settle out-of-court is understandable. Medical bills are piling up and you need money now. If you have injuries or damages, it’s best to let an attorney review your case before you decide to settle.


We will exhaust all insurance policies and collateral sources of income to maximize the greatest potential revenue for our clients, whether in Opelousas or the whole state of Louisiana or Texas.

Don’t Delay, Call Clay!

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

We Get the Job Done Right


A good personal injury attorney will know how to get the job done. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess use our investigative experience in your favor. We can represent how serious your situation is. Many settlement mills focus on taking a massive amount of cases. They settle those cases as quickly as possible and don’t take their time. By taking the time to do the job right, we gain the best possible outcome in the shortest time.

The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have 8 locations throughout Louisiana as well as licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

Our firm has the experience of over 20 years managing personal injury cases. We have received millions for our clients in verdicts and settlements. Proof is in the results of what a law firm can accomplish. The staff and attorneys in our offices have proven results.

We give each individual client guidance and attention. We understand how financial compensation works, whether it’s for lost wages, medical expenses, property damages, or pain and suffering. Our New Orleans, Louisiana personal injury attorneys and staff manage all phases of our clients’ claims from the initial investigation, to the trial and if necessary, to appellate proceedings.

Free Personal Injury Consultation

A lot of people wait to legal advice because they think they can’t afford it. Others just don’t trust lawyers. Not only will The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess give you a free personal injury consultation, but we will to travel to you. We will also use video conferencing and electronic communication.

The Opelousas team at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess are professionals committed to seeing justice done for you and your family. Our lawyers will work to ensure that you get compensation for expenses now and in the future. They will fight to ensure that you continue your standard of living.

No matter what you decide to do, a consultation will help you in determining how to handle your case. Contact us today to take advantage of our no charge consultations to any personal injury victim. Our law firm will discuss the victim’s best option during the consultation.

We will exhaust all insurance policies and collateral sources of income to maximize the greatest potential revenue for our clients, whether in Opelousas or the whole state of Louisiana or Texas.