Motorcycle accidents are dangerous, high-impact collisions that can lead to severe physical injuries and fatalities. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you likely have medical bills, property damage, and other losses that have cost you or will cost you money. If a loved one was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be facing funeral expenses and other costs due to an accident someone else caused.
You can hold the at-fault driver responsible for your accident and seek to recover your damages if you can establish that their negligence caused your accident. A Gretna motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can help you seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver. When you are ready to pursue financial recovery, our team can help you prove the liable driver’s breach of duty to provide you with reasonable care while on the road.
Our legal team is ready to assist you with proving that another person’s negligence led to your injuries and financial damages. Contact the motorcycle accident team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at
Your Time to File a Lawsuit Is Limited
Like all states, Louisiana has a law called a statute of limitations that outlines the state’s predetermined deadline for people who wish to file a personal injury lawsuit. According to CC Art. 3492, you typically have one year from the date of the accident to take legal action for financial compensation.
If a family member died in a motorcycle accident, your family generally has one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to CC Art. 2315.2. Failing to file your injury or wrongful death lawsuit within the allotted time could mean:
- You will not be allowed to file it at all
- Your lawsuit will be dismissed without being heard
Either of these outcomes could prevent you from legally compelling financial compensation from the at-fault driver. When you notify our team of your intent to seek compensation immediately, we can explain the variables that can alter the timeline in your favor and whether we can ensure compliance with the statute of limitations deadline.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Gretna, call (337) 777-7777
Leave the Insurance Companies to Us
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, we can help you handle the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. If the driver who caused the accident was uninsured or underinsured, we can also help you handle your insurance company if your policy includes these coverage types.
Whether we seek coverage from the at-fault driver’s insurance company or yours, we can handle all communications for you. To prove negligence and liability and to foster a favorable insurance settlement, our team can:
- Assign a financial value to your accident
- Organize and present your supporting evidence
- Update you on communications between the insurer and us
- Obtain, complete, and submit insurance forms and paperwork
While we preserve your right to file a lawsuit, we also negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Our goal is to resolve your lawsuit outside of court with a favorable settlement for you. If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, we could seek to take your case to court and keep fighting for the compensation you may deserve.
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The Types of Damages You May Be Eligible to Receive Compensation For
While the majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court, a small number do go to trial. Whether yours is resolved at trial or with a settlement from an insurance company, you may be entitled to the following economic, or tangible, damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future wage or income loss
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- In-home domestic or medical services
Economic damages are only one part of your compensation lawsuit. In addition, you may also be entitled to certain non-economic, or intangible, damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental and emotional distress
Determining the value of economic damages is usually only a matter of carefully calculating accident bills and estimates. Determining the value of non-economic damages might be much more complicated. Our case assessment team can assign a value to these damages based on the severity of your injuries and the projected length of your recovery.
Personal Injury Case Results for Previous Clients
When you are the victim of a vehicle driver’s negligence, you could seek financial compensation. Browse our online reviews to learn more about how we are committed to helping injured clients get the financial awards they deserve. Previous compensation for injured clients includes:
- $5.25 million car accident
- $7 million truck accident
- $23 million wrongful death
Do not risk having your compensation lawsuit undervalued or underpaid. Let our team thoroughly assess your injuries so that you can seek the compensation you may deserve. Contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today by calling
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Present the At-Fault Driver with Comprehensive Proof of Liability
While investigating your accident, our team and the at-fault driver’s representative may interview witnesses, conduct depositions, and weigh the evidence to determine the cause of the accident. The evidence we can compile on your behalf and present to the at-fault driver may include:
- Medical records
- Written prognosis
- Motorcycle photos
- Witness statements
- Employment records
- Motorcycle accident report
- Accident and injury photos
While you concentrate on recovering from the physical aftermath of the motorcycle collision, we concentrate on building a comprehensive evidence file that supports your right to compensation. Along with the financial value of your lawsuit, we use your evidence file to drive settlement negotiations.
A Gretna Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Review Your Accident
Were you or someone you love injured in a motorcycle accident? If so, contact the legal team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers right away. We advise you to avoid speaking to the at-fault driver or their insurance company before speaking to us.