Rear-end collisions can cause serious head, neck, or back injuries due to the sudden jarring from behind. In some cases, victims are harmed by whiplash or a traumatic brain injury, as well as spinal cord damage. These types of injuries can add up to high medical bills and long recovery periods.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers offers full legal assistance and representation for victims in rear-end accidents caused by a driver’s negligence. We understand the pain and frustration that clients go through when trying to recover their losses. If you seek help with your claim, contact us today. An Alexandria rear-end collisions lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you.
For a free case assessment with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (318) 777-7777.
Negligent Driving Can Cause Rear-End Collisions
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly one-third of all collisions are rear-end crashes. These types of accident often occur for the following reasons:
- Drunk driving
- Poor road conditions
- Brake, headlight, or brake malfunction
- Distracted driving/texting
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Traffic violations
Many of these accidents are caused by driver negligence. When this happens, the driver may be liable for the injuries they cause.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers takes on all types of car accidents. An Alexandria rear-end collisions lawyer from our firm can investigate the details of your accident, identify the at-fault party, and pursue compensation based on your damages when we represent you.
For a free legal consultation with a rear-end collisions accident lawyer serving Alexandria, call (318) 777-7777
Proving Liability in a Rear-End Collision
An Alexandria rear-end collisions lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can work to prove the following elements of liability occurred in your case when we represent you:
A Legal Duty Existed
The liable party had a legal duty to ensure the safety of other drivers. A negligent party may include a driver, road crew, vehicle manufacturer, or the City of Alexandria. Each party is responsible for making sure that you are safe on the road.
The Responsible Party Failed to Exercise Their Legal Duty
Our job is to clearly demonstrate that the other party failed to exercise their legal duty due to negligence or careless actions. For instance, the driver violated a traffic law or the rules detailed in RS 32:81. Or, the manufacturer of their vehicle installed a defective brake.
Your Injuries Are Directly Related to the Other Party’s Negligence
Insurance companies want proof that the at-fault party’s negligence or actions led directly to your injuries and other damages. Your attorney can draw a clear correlation between the accident and how it impacted your health, finances, ability to work, etc.
You Experienced Financial and Personal Losses
One of the most important elements in your case is to determine your losses. You may have incurred financial losses, while also suffering in different areas of your job, health, or household. Our lawyers can submit your claim and negotiate a settlement based on your losses.
Get started with your case today by contacting Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to Alexandria car accident victims at (318) 777-7777.
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Damages You Can Claim in a Rear-End Collision Case
In a personal injury case, there are different types of economic and noneconomic damages you may be entitled to recover. The value of your case depends on the extent of your losses and how the accident affected your life overall. You may be eligible to recover the following losses:
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Lost wages
- Physical agony
- Mental or emotional distress
- Property damage
- And more
Medical expenses may include emergency care, specialized treatment, hospital stay, rehabilitation, in-home services, or checkup visits to your doctor. Loss of income could entail lost wages, benefits, bonuses, tips, or lost job opportunities. If you are disabled due to back, neck, or spine injury, you may also be eligible to recover your losses related to your disability or diminished earning capacity.
Negotiating a Settlement With the Insurance Company
If you are rear-ended and another party’s at fault, you may receive compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company. If you are like other victims, you may be unfamiliar with how the personal injury claim process goes. As a result, you may accept a low settlement from the insurer or feel that you have no options if your claim is denied.
An Alexandria rear-end collisions lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can handle all negotiations and pursue a settlement in the following ways when we represent you:
After we have investigated your case and produced evidence of the responsible party’s liability and the extent of your injuries, we will submit your claim to the insurance company and await their response. The insurer will either accept your claim as-is, offer you a lower settlement, or deny your claim.
Take Your Lawsuit to Trial
If the insurance company denies your claim or they offer you a settlement that does not reflect your damages, we can take your case to trial. This could allow a judge or jury to determine if you are owed compensation and how much. We will continue to fight for a fair settlement on your behalf on trial, if necessary.
Remember, per Civil Code §3492, personal injury cases in Louisiana have a one-year filing deadline from the date of your injuries.
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Get Help From an Alexandria Rear-End Collisions Lawyer
Submitting a claim for a personal injury while you are recovering from your losses can be challenging. When an Alexandria rear-end collisions lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers handles your case, you can concentrate on your recovery.
To get started with a free consultation on your case, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (318) 777-7777.