Clay Dugas and Associates
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Serious Truck Accident Cases

Our Beaumont truck accident firm is passionate about helping injured victims get back on track after a serious collision.

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In a Truck Accident in Beaumont?

Call (713) 999-4299 to Get the Justice You Deserve.

Few things are more devastating than being in a serious collision involving a truck, 18-wheeler, or other type of commercial vehicle. Victims are often left reeling in the aftermath of such an event and the resulting medical bills, property damage repairs, and injuries could be life-changing. If your accident was caused by a negligent truck driver, or if your truck accident was caused by other circumstances not of your own actions, you must speak with us immediately. Our firm demands justice on behalf of the innocently injured and bereaved. Our impressive record of results proves our ability to go toe-to-toe for you. Speak with us at (713) 999-4299 and learn about your options.

  • 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

  • Questions

  • What is my case worth?

    Answer

    Every case is different and it would be irresponsible to give a ballpark number or dollar amount for your specific claim. There are several things that we will need to consider before determining the potential amount of financial compensation available in your situation. In the most general sense, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as medical care, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

  • What if I received an insurance settlement?

    Answer

    We know that the last thing you may want is a long, drawn-out legal battle. Unfortunately, accepting the first settlement check that comes your way could actually end up jeopardizing your future and your overall well-being. Insurance companies are notorious for providing pitifully low-ball offers to accident victims. We are prepared to fight to make sure your case is valued to the fullest extent so that you receive the proper financial recovery you need and deserve.

  • I’ve heard about a black box. What role does this play?

    Answer

    Most commercial vehicles, including big rigs and semi-trucks, are equipped with electronic on-board recorders. These are also commonly known as a “black box.” This recorder stores data about a truck’s behavior, such as speed or brake application, in the event of an accident or collision. Due to the nature of this recorded information, it is crucial that you act immediately after an accident in order to preserve this evidence before it is deleted or erased.

  • When should I contact a lawyer?

    Answer

    Because there is a time limit on when you can file a truck accident claim, it is highly important that you speak with a legal professional immediately after a collision. Because these cases are extremely time-sensitive, you will not have the luxury of taking your time. Speak with us today to learn more about your State’s statute of limitations and we can help you take the first step towards getting the justice you deserve.

Common Types of Truck Accident Causes

Truck accident cases are incredibly complex matters that require extensive investigation and preparation. Very rarely will they be simple cut and dry cases. Because of the many moving parts involved in these matters, your lawyer should know the ins and outs of the trucking industry and what must be done to maximize your recovery.

  • Negligent, Reckless Drivers
  • Improperly Trained Drivers
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Inclement Weather
  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Truck 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.

  • Truck 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.

  • Truck 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.

Get Covered with Our On-the-Scene Accident Checklist

9 Things You Should Do After a Collision

  • 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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