Head-on collisions often cause severe damage for victims, and if you were harmed in one of these accidents, you might have the right to collect financial compensation. Victims of head-on collisions may qualify to collect recoverable damages to make up for their medical bills, suffering, lost income, property damages, and other forms of loss. By seeking legal help, you can begin to construct your case and move forward after a head-on collision.
A Hammond head-on collision lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can build a case on your behalf. We will begin by investigating the accident, establishing a liable party, and managing all communications for you. We will keep you updated on your case as we negotiate for all forms of monetary awards that you may be entitled to collect.
Seeking Compensation After an Accident
Head-on collisions can often be avoided without too much hassle by obeying traffic laws. Unfortunately, many drivers break traffic rules and increase their risk of causing head-on collisions that produce life-altering consequences for those involved. When other drivers engage in reckless or negligent actions and cause an accident, victims have a right to seek compensation for their injuries.
Once you have a lawyer from our firm working on your case, they will investigate the details of the accident in detail to establish a liable party and hold them accountable for their reckless or negligent behavior. Some common dangerous driving behaviors that may lead to head-on collisions include the following:
- Drunk driving
- Aggressive driving and road rage
- Distracted driving
- Drug-impaired driving
- Drowsy driving
Speeding Can Be Especially Dangerous
When two cars collide head-on, the speeds of both vehicles are combined in the force of impact. A speeding driver who loses control of their vehicle and causes a head-on collision can create an accident with devastating injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding was responsible for the deaths of over 9,000 people in 2018.
Damages in a Head-On Collision Case
In many cases, car accident victims suffer immense physical, emotional, and financial harm after a head-on collision. A lawyer from our firm can work to recover any forms of financial compensation that you may be owed to cover your losses. Some potential forms of compensation that you may be entitled to collect include coverage of the following damages:
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Psychological trauma
- Past and future medical bills
- Assistive medical devices and equipment
- Emergency medical transportation services
- Prescription medications
- Surgeries and operations
- Physical therapy programs
- Rehabilitative services
How a Lawyer Can Assist You and Your Loved Ones After a Head-On Collision
A Hammond head-on collision lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can defend your legal rights after a head-on collision. In general, this includes:
Serving as Your Advocate
Once your lawyer takes you on as a client, they will be as transparent as possible on the details of your case. As part of this effort, we will explain any state or local laws that may impact your case, as well as all possible outcomes. We will also answer your questions and provide you with legal advice regarding the decisions in your case.
We will begin our investigation into your case by collecting detailed forms of evidence related to the accident. We may look at driver behaviors, searching for common risk factors like alcohol intoxication, cell phone use, and speeding. In this process, we may collect evidence such as cell phone records, police reports, photos, and witness reports to aid us in establishing a liable party.
Communicating with Other Parties for You
Your lawyer will communicate on your behalf with all parties connected to the incident, such as other drivers, eyewitnesses, insurance representatives, and law enforcement.
We will submit your insurance claim work to uphold your position as we negotiate to recover any forms of financial compensation that you may be rightfully owed for your medical expenses, psychological trauma, and other forms of harm.
However, if the responsible party refuses to issue you a fair settlement, we can file a lawsuit and represent you on trial.
The Deadline to Sue in Louisiana
According to CC §3492, accident victims in the state of Louisiana typically have just one year to file a personal injury lawsuit. Missing this deadline could mean that your lawsuit gets dismissed.
With sufficient notice, a lawyer who focuses on head-on collisions and similar incidents from our firm can help you file your lawsuit on time.
Contact the Attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
For more information about how a member of our team can help you and your loved ones after a head-on collision in or around the Hammond area, call our office today at (337) 777-7777. Your initial consultation is free.
We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. Nothing is due upfront because our attorney fees come out of your settlement or court award. If you don’t win your case, you don’t need to pay us.