Have you or a loved one suffered an injury after a moving van accident? An Andrew moving van accident lawyer is here for you. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 to schedule a free consultation. We can help you build your case by looking into how your accident occurred and who might have caused it, then help you file a claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation for your damages.
Seek Medical Care to Build Evidence Against the Liable Party
If you were in an accident with a moving van, you might have more serious injuries to contend with than if your accident involved a smaller vehicle. Vans are much larger and heavier than cars, especially when they are loaded with furniture or other cargo, so they are capable of inflicting much more damage.
After your accident, be sure to get medical care as soon as possible. Doing so is good for your health, but it is also a good legal measure to take. By going to the doctor immediately after your accident, you will create evidence by having your accident-related injuries documented in your medical records. An Andrew moving van accident lawyer may be able to use this evidence to show that the liable party truly is responsible for your injuries.
Liable parties are people and/or organizations whose actions are directly responsible for damages. In your case, it would be for the accident, your injuries, and other accident-related damages. Depending on how your accident happened, the liable party may be:
- The van driver
- The moving company
- The company in charge of maintaining the moving van
- The municipality in charge of maintaining the road
No matter who the liable party is, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers want to help you protect your rights and fight for fair compensation. Give us a call at (337) 777-7777. Someone is available to talk to you about your case.
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Our Team Can Help You File a Lawsuit for Compensation
Financial losses can be rough to deal with, but the physical and emotional losses of a crash might feel worse. If a moving van accident caused you damages in multiple facets of your life, you might be eligible to pursue compensation to recover them.
In the following sections, note that there is some overlap between personal injury damages and wrongful death damages. To better understand how damages work and how much money your crash may be worth, you can speak with a team member at our law firm. In the meantime, here is a quick overview of the types of damages that accident victims commonly sue for:
Personal Injury Damages
You can file a personal injury lawsuit if you yourself were injured in the accident. Damages—that is, monetary compensation—in personal injury cases typically include things like:
- Lost income: You took time off from work to let your injuries heal.
- Medical costs: Your injuries required short-term care, like hospitalization, or long-term care, like home nursing.
- Disfigurement: You have scars that impact your appearance or range of motion.
- Reduced quality of life: Your injuries have robbed you of your independence and your ability to live life as you once did.
Wrongful Death Damages
You can file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one was killed in the accident, either immediately or later on, as a result of their injuries. Damages in wrongful death cases may include:
- Loss of financial support: Without your loved one’s income, it is much harder for you to support yourself and your family.
- Funeral costs: You paid to lay your loved one to rest or settle their estate.
- Reduced quality of life: Your loved one struggled after the accident. They were unable to live independently, or they had to sacrifice favorite activities.
- Loss of society or companionship: You depended on your loved one for affection and support. If the deceased had children, those children can no longer turn to them for parental guidance.
Other Things to Know About Damages
The amount of money you can receive in compensation depends on how serious your injuries are and on what type of damages you ask for. The Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §13:5106 puts an upper limit on how much you can collect in certain types of damages. You will have to be mindful of this limit as you proceed with your lawsuit and calculate how much to ask for in compensation.
You will also have to begin your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. Otherwise, you may permanently lose your right to collect damages.
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Get Help from a Lawyer at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers
What can a lawyer do for you? They can take a leading role in your lawsuit, negotiating for compensation on your behalf while ensuring that the “nitty-gritty” aspects of your lawsuit, such as paperwork, are handled properly.
While every lawsuit is different, here is a general overview of how your case may go with an attorney from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by your side:
They Can Help You Collect Evidence
The Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2323 allows you to collect damages even if you are found to be partially responsible for the crash. However, because the amount you receive decreases as your share of responsibility increases, it may be beneficial to hire a lawyer to investigate your case. They may seek out and collect all available evidence (e.g., police reports and medical records) to show that you are not responsible (or minimally responsible) for the crash.
They Can Confront the Insurance Company
Your lawyer can meet with the liable party’s insurance company. At this meeting, they may negotiate compensation. If the insurance company offers you a settlement, your lawyer can make sure it is fair before you sign.
If the insurance company’s offer is not fair, or if they fail to offer anything at all, speak to your lawyer about going to court. A trial can be lengthy and stressful, but your lawyer can once again do the work for you by submitting evidence and presenting arguments on your behalf.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers understands that you have a lot on your mind right now. Why muddle through a lawsuit on your own when an Andrew moving van accident lawyer can guide the way? Call us at (337) 777-7777 as soon as possible to get started.