There were more than 1,200 crash-related injuries in St. Landry Parish in 2019, according to research from the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation at Louisiana State University (LSU). Considering the United States Census Bureau reports that the population was around 87,500 in 2018, 1,200 is a fairly large number of injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed because another driver failed to exercise the caution required of all drivers, then you may be eligible to collect compensation covering your losses. Call an Arnaudville car accident lawyer from our team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 today for a free consultation.
Driver Error is the Most Common Cause of Car Accidents, Injuries, and Deaths
When you are struck by a driver in a multi-ton vehicle moving at a high rate of speed, there is a good chance that you will endure injury of some sort. In this case, your injuries may be the result of another driver’s negligence, in which case you may be eligible to collect compensation.
The National Safety Council reported that 21% of all crashes in 2010 involved talking on cellphones. The person responsible for your crash may be the most likely candidate liable for your compensation for your losses, though they may not be the only defendant in your case. Reach out to a law firm today to find out more about pursuing awards for your losses.
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A Lawyer Will Take on Your Case Today
A lawyer can make sure that your case is filed in court on time and that every required step is completed. A lawyer will be able to:
- Help you identify all of the liable parties in your case.
- File the necessary paperwork to get your case on the court docket as soon as possible.
- Collect and organize evidence pertaining to your accident that supports your case.
- Interview witnesses to your accident, asking specifically whether they witnessed negligent behavior by the defendant(s).
- Speak with medical professionals to document your injuries, which may be necessary to collect compensation.
- Keep you up to date throughout the case.
- Complete every step necessary to complete your case, which could result in a judgement or settlement in your favor.
- Defend your rights throughout the legal process.
These tasks are not simple, and a lawyer can complete each one as you focus on recovering from your injuries or dealing with the death of a loved one. If your lawyer argues your case successfully, you may be able to collect compensation for your past and future losses.
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Know What Awards You May Be Eligible to Pursue
The specifics of what caused your specific accident, and the resulting damage, will be vitally important in determining what compensation you may be eligible to pursue.
With this in mind, possibilities in terms of awards include coverage for:
- Any emergency transport you took from the scene of the accident to a medical facility.
- Any care you underwent in the emergency room (ER).
- Any additional, non-ER care that you received.
- The cost of any hospital stay caused by the accident.
- Long-term rehabilitation therapies for your injuries and trauma (physical, psychological, or both).
- The cost of transportation to and from rehabilitation appointments.
- Lost wages you could not earn while recovering from your injuries.
- Any experiences that you will be unable to pursue—educational, professional, personal, or otherwise—because of your accident.
- Diminished earning power as a result of your injuries.
- Pain and suffering caused by the accident.
- Punitive damages.
Your lawyer will determine how the defendants in your case acted negligently in causing your accident and resulting injuries. Your lawyer can argue your case in court, if you choose to pursue a lawsuit against the liable parties. Call our team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 today for a free consultation.
What Negligence in Your Case May Look Like
There is an almost endless number of behaviors that can increase the risk of an accident. Any behavior that exposes other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians to an unreasonable level of danger will likely be viewed as negligence in the eyes of the law.
Some motorist behaviors that can qualify as negligence are:
- Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs.
- Driving too closely to the vehicle in front.
- Changing lanes abruptly.
- Changing lanes without signaling.
- Swerving in and out of lanes.
- Failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
- Failing to stop for red lights, stop signs, or disobeying other relevant road signs.
- Driving at night without proper headlights.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving took “3,166 lives in 2017 alone.” Distracted driving includes any behavior that leads you to take your attention from the road, such as:
- Adjusting the vehicle’s entertainment system.
- Eating or drinking while driving.
- Texting while driving.
- Making a phone call while driving.
- Turning attention to other passengers (including pets) in the vehicle, or others outside of the vehicle while driving.
These are just a few examples of the behaviors that may qualify as negligence and entitle you to compensation if they played a role in your accident.
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Call an Arnaudville Car Accident Lawyer at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
We will fight for your rights, and any compensation that you are owed. Call an Arnaudville car accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation. Do not wait to call, as statutes of limitation may impact your window for bringing legal action.