Did you or someone you love recently get injured in a car accident in Coteau Holmes? If another driver’s negligence or error resulted in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation. If you were injured in the accident, the other driver and their insurance company could be liable for your medical bills, your time away from work, and a host of additional damages. You can also get paid for your pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and related non-economic damages. A Coteau Holmes car accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we take the needs of our clients seriously, and we never stop working for car accident victims. We will take the necessary time to understand every facet of your case and your expectations about the process. We will review your legal options and work together to plan your course forward. We have such a successful track record and are so confident in our ability that we never charge a fee until you get paid.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you resolve your current situation so you can get your life back as quickly as possible. Our Coteau Holmes car accident lawyers take on insurance companies and help our clients recover monetary awards at no cost whatsoever until they get paid.
The Many Ways We Can Help You
Occasionally, a driver will fully admit they were at fault and cooperate 100 percent with the victim and the insurance companies. That is rare, however. In car accidents, disputes over fault are very common. A Coteau Holmes car accident lawyer will advocate for you and gather evidence against the other driver, showing that they—not you—were responsible for the accident.
We can examine police reports, investigate the accident scene, talk to eyewitnesses, order accident reconstructions, bring in expert witnesses, and do anything else we need to show that the other driver is liable.
Drunk Driving Accidents
If a drunk driver injured you or damaged your car in an alcohol-related crash, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will work to hold the responsible party accountable. Even if they can avoid a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction in criminal court—by pleading to a lesser charge such as reckless driving, perhaps—we can either negotiate for a fair settlement out of court or aim to hold them accountable for your damages in a civil trial.
Distracted Driving Accidents
We can take action against a driver who caused an accident because they were distracted behind the wheel. Our investigative staff can look at cell phone records and other evidence that may indicate whether the driver might have been texting, taking selfies, using social media, using a GPS device, talking on the phone, or engaging in any other behavior that took their attention from the road.
Accidents with Uninsured Drivers
Few things are more distressing than getting into an accident involving bodily injury and substantial property damage, only to find out the other driver lacks insurance. Fortunately, you may still have several avenues to pursue compensation. Our firm will help you explore them and pursue a financial award or settlement.
We Help All Car Accident Victims
Regardless of your situation and how unique or unusual it is, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers wants to hear from you. Our Coteau Holmes car accident attorneys will take on the insurance companies and fight for your damages.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Coteau Holmes, call (337) 777-7777
Types of Car Accident Compensation You Could Recover
You may be eligible for a substantial monetary award to cover your economic and non-economic losses. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will fight for a settlement or judgment that could cover all of your losses and damages related to your accident, like replacing your vehicle or wages lost while you were recovering in the hospital.
You May Be Eligible for These Economic Damages
If you suffered injuries in your accident, you may have many medical bills right now and have more coming in the future. For example, you may have bills for continual care, like inpatient or at-home care. You might not have to be responsible for these bills if your accident was the other driver’s fault.
If you missed work due to your injuries, you may receive damages for your lost earnings. On top of that, you could receive damages for the earnings you may lose in the future due to your injuries. Additionally, if your injuries will prevent you from working like you used to, you could receive damages for having a diminished earning capacity.
You may also be eligible for compensation covering car repairs or replacement and any other damaged or destroyed property. For example, if the accident destroyed a valuable possession in the trunk of your car, you may be able to claim it as a damage.
You Could Claim These Non-Economic Damages
While economic damages are easy to quantify, non-economic damages are more difficult to value. However, a lawyer from our firm can help you calculate the total value of all your losses. Non-economic damages you may be able to recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Disability or disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Other intangible losses
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in an accident, you may be eligible for wrongful death damages. For example, you could claim funeral expenses and burial or cremation costs. Your lawyer can help you determine which wrongful death damages you can claim.
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Understanding Comparative Negligence in Louisiana
Louisiana is a “pure comparative fault” state under CC Art. 2323, which means the damages a victim can recover in a car accident case depend on their degree of fault. Their percentage of fault determines the percentage the victim cannot recover.
For instance, if a jury determines a victim’s damages total a certain amount of money, but the jury also determines the victim was 10 percent at fault for the accident, the victim will receive 10 percent less than the total amount.
If you’re partly at fault for your accident, you may still recover certain losses. One of our firm’s lawyers will fight to win the compensation you deserve.
The Statute of Limitations Is Only One Year in Louisiana
Because Louisiana’s statute of limitations in personal injury lawsuits is only one year under CC Art. 3492, it is imperative to take action quickly after getting into a crash. It’s also important to take action quickly if you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Louisiana’s statute of limitations in wrongful death lawsuits is also only one year, under CC Art. 2315.2.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can evaluate your case and let you know when you must file to avoid losing your right to pursue compensation. If that date is upcoming, we can file a lawsuit quickly to avoid any issues.
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Contact Us for a Free Coteau Holmes Car Accident Case Evaluation
Connect with our firm if you’d like to learn more about how our team can help you or if you’d like a free consultation and case evaluation. During your case evaluation, we’ll tell you about the types of damages you’re eligible for and advise you about how to proceed. If we decide together to proceed with a lawsuit against the other driver, we’ll make sure you meet the filing deadline.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is eager to hear from you today. Contact us today for your free consultation. Even if you were partly at fault for the collision, we may still be able to help you win compensation from the insurance company—and perhaps even from the other driver, depending on the circumstances.