Car Accident Attorney Lake Charles

Car Accidents

Calcasieu Parish reported 4327 injuries due to car crashes in 2016, according to LSU Data Reports. Lake Charles alone had 3,402 crashes. Those are large numbers when considering how many lives are impacted by injuries and property damage.


Car accidents can devastate a family’s budget. Recovering from a car accident can cost a family everything; medical bills, lost wages, loss of the ability to lead your normal life. This is why it is so important to have a Lake Charles car accident attorney.


The team at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will be there for you every step of the way. Seeking compensation for our clients and their families is what we do.

Medical costs and lost wages can devastate a family’s budget.

The cost of surgeries, prescriptions, or therapy all pile up. Insurance coverage may run out, or not cover your costs at all. You may miss weeks, months, or even years of work.


You and your family don’t deserve to lose your standard of living because of someone else’s negligence. Our talented team will advocate on your behalf and see that you and your family are taken care of.

Our Lake Charles staff and attorneys are committed to treating every client as our most important. We use our extensive resources and considerable experience to ensure our clients receive compensation.

You Can Afford an Attorney!

No matter who you are, you can afford legal representation! Our offices work on a no win/no pay basis. That means we only receive compensation for results. Our attorneys get results. We have recovered millions for our clients in verdicts and settlements.

The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess has over 20 years of experience in all types of car accident case including the following:

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



Call our Lake Charles, Louisiana 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!

Let The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess Help You With Your Case Today!

Understanding Louisiana Law

Louisiana motor vehicle accident laws are much like any other state’s. Drivers  legally owe a duty to drive in a responsibly safe manner. Aggressive or distracted driving, speeding, and recklessness can all lead to liability and negligence if it caused an accident.


When it comes to motor vehicle laws, negligence is one of the most important considerations. Any driver who fails to operate their vehicle in a reasonably safe manner is acting negligently and is in breach of their legal duty to other drivers on the road.

This legal duty is in place to protect all commuters, including yourself. If you fail to meet this duty, you are legally negligent and liable for the damages you cause. In other words, you are responsible for any, and all costs of injuries and property damage.


Liability is literally the state of being responsible for something, especially by law.  Negligence is used in court to prove liability. Legally, those who are found liable are responsible for all costs incurred because of their negligence.

To determine liability, the injured party (plaintiff) must prove the other driver (defendant) was negligent and that this negligence caused the accident. The costs can be negotiated and settled upon in or out of court.

Contact your Lake Charles Personal Injury Team at The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess Today!

Lake Charles Car Accident Attorney

Legalese can be complicated and hard to understand for the layman. While you do have the right to represent your case personally, the process can be overwhelming. Insurance agents, complex legal statutes, and confusing rules can be a headache. Rely on an experienced Lake Charles auto accident lawyer to do the heavy lifting for you.

Our team works with police officers, in courtrooms, and even with the insurance companies on a daily basis. We know how to protect your rights and ensure your voice is heard.

Most people wait to get legal advice  because of perceived costs or just plain distrust of lawyers. Not only will we not charge you for your initial personal injury consultation, but if you cannot make it to our office, we are willing to travel to you or use electronic communication and video conferencing.

Our team will:

  • Assess liability and the compensation you are owed.
  • Interview witnesses.
  • Obtain photographs of the scene.
  • Investigate the background of the defendant including criminal history, traffic history and history of alcohol/drug abuse.
  • Obtain photographs and video depicting the damage of all vehicles involved in the car accident.
  • Get medical records necessary for adequately proving your personal injuries.
  • Obtain cell phone records if we suspect the at-fault party was using a cell phone at the time of the car accident.
  • Hire competent experts to present your case in the event it must proceed to litigation.