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At Clay Dugas and Associates, we understand that our clients turn to us during a time of need. After being involved in a serious car accident, we know it is important for you to get honest legal guidance, support, and counsel. Working with our firm means you can expect personal attention from a trusted and skilled car accident lawyer in Beaumont. Our firm is committed to providing every client with caring and compassionate service, no matter how complex or simple the case.

To learn how our firm can help you file a claim and maximize financial recovery, call our office at (713) 999-4299.

  • Attorney Clay Dugas

    Board certified personal injury trial lawyer with an almost 40-year record of successful results.

    Everyone knows that in any profession, the most trusted practitioners are those who have earned their stripes through hard work and successful outcomes. Attorney Clay Dugas is a man who fully represents that concept in the area of personal injury law.

    After graduating from Baylor University School of Law, Attorney Clay Dugas began practicing law in 1981. Since that time, he has gone on to achieve many successes, honors, and accolades. In 1992, he earned Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization which makes him an “expert” in his field. Our firm has subsequently handled over 200 jury trials. Many of our verdicts and settlements have broken records for Southeast Texas.

    Mr. Dugas is especially dedicated to making America’s highways safer for all drivers by doggedly going after commercial trucking companies that break the rules and endanger the public. He specializes in personal injury cases involving 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful deaths, and workplace and industrial accidents.

Your Victories Are Our Victories

Committed to Your Personal & Financial Recovery

  • COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT

  • REFINERY FATALITY

    PORT ARTHUR, TX

  • COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

    REAR-END COLLISION

  • CHEMICAL PLANT FATALITY

    LAPORTE, TX

  • COMMERCIAL TRUCKING ACCIDENT

    18-WHEELER COLLISION WITH A CAR

  • DRILLING RIG ACCIDENT

    OIL FIELD ACCIDENT RESULTING IN DEATH.

Client Testimonials

The Opinions That Matter Most

  • “His staff was professional, courteous and treated us with a personal touch. He resolved our case quickly and we are super pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Clay Dugas if you are in need of an attorney.”

    Former Client

  • “From the very beginning, Clay and his staff were professional, prompt, caring, sympathetic and resourceful. It took a while to finalize my case; however, through it all Clay & his staff remained exactly the same. I was extremely satisfied with my outcome.”

    Tiffany

  • “Mr. Dugas came to the hospital to open my case and talk about what happened in the moment of the accident... In the moment I needed help or had any concerns they were there for me instantly.”

    Shari

  • “Honor comes in many fashions, but it only has one meaning. It is and has been a pleasure to see it with my own eyes. I do hope you and yours will be friends with us for life. Thank You in more ways than one.”

    Industrial Burn Client

  • “We can’t begin to thank you enough for your Christmas Eve visit. In one instant, our saving goals for half the year were met... I truly don’t have the proper words other than to say thank you for allowing me to bless my children richly this year.”

    Former Client

  • “I was very grateful for the tips you gave me. Many I will now use in other parts of my life. Your staff represents you well. Even the receptionist knows me by voice.”

    Former Client

Legal Representation Beyond Expectation

Why You Should Hire Clay Dugas and Associates

  • Almost Four Decades of Trial Experience

  • Over 200 Jury Trial Cases Handled

  • More than 50 Million-Dollar Results

  • Our Clients Don't Pay Unless We Win

  • Expertise in 18-Wheeler Accidents

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Questions

  • Who will be held accountable for my accident?

    Answer

    If you were injured in an accident caused by no fault of your own, or if a loved one has been wrongfully killed due to another party’s negligent or reckless behavior, then you could be eligible to file a claim and pursue financial compensation under your State’s personal injury laws. Different parties can be held responsible for an accident that resulted in injury, including individuals (like a reckless driver) or an entity (such as a trucking company or product manufacturer).

  • What is liability and what does it mean?

    Answer

    In order to pursue a claim under your State’s personal injury laws, you will most likely need to prove “liability.” Liability simply refers to the at-fault party involved in the accident. Once a liable party has been identified, it will be responsible for covering the damages that resulted from the accident. Determining liability, however, can be a complex process and will often hinge on proving “negligence.”

  • What is negligence and what does it prove?

    Answer

    In addition to identifying the at-fault party, you will also need to be able to prove “negligence.” In the most general sense, negligence refers to whether or not a person has acted outside of the scope of reasonable care to prevent injury or harm to another person. Speak with an attorney to determine what evidence is needed to prove that the party’s negligence directly resulted in the injury or property damage.

  • How much is my case worth?

    Answer

    Every case is different and to give a ballpark value could actually be counterproductive. Every single case must be carefully assessed: there are many working parts in a personal injury matter and our firm would be happy to determine how those working parts can increase or diminish the potential value of your claim. Things like negligence, liability, injury severity, property damage, and more can all be relevant factors in your claim.

Was Your Accident Caused By No Fault of Your Own?

While some crashes are black and white, the cause is not always immediately obvious in other cases. From negligent drivers to poorly maintained roads, there are countless causes of car crashes – and knowing what caused your accident can profoundly impact the trajectory of your case.

  • Negligent, Reckless Drivers
  • Improperly Trained Drivers
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Inclement Weather
  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Do Speak with a Lawyer

    Our firm works hard to make sure your voice is heard. We make sure liable entities or at-fault parties pay for the damages they have caused due to recklessness or negligence.

  • Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Admit Guilt

    You may feel inclined to apologize after an accident. Remember: though your intentions may have been rooted in politeness, your words can be misconstrued as an admission of fault.

  • Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Trust an Insurance Company

    You depend on insurance protection in the event of an accident. Do not think insurance companies have your best interests at heart. We help level the playing field for you.

In an Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Cover Your Bases with Our 9-Step Accident Checklist

  • Stay at the scene of the accident, but move to a safe location.

  • Make sure you and anyone else who is hurt receives necessary medical attention.

  • Contact law enforcement to report the accident.

  • Exchange information with the other driver (ex: name insurance)

  • Talk to witnesses, if any, and write down their contact information.

  • Take pictures of the accident, including the cars, the scene, and any injuries.

  • Let your insurance company know about the accident.

  • Document and save everything regarding the accident.

  • Hire a personal injury attorney to look out for your best interests.

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