When others have contributed to the crash that caused your injuries, you may be eligible to get compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other forms of damages. A Hammond rollover accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can offer you the help that you and your family members need in this situation.
Recovering from severe injuries can be a painful, lengthy, and all-consuming process. You need to concentrate on your recovery, but medical bills are likely piling up, and returning to work may not be an option at this point. Getting legal assistance can allow you to focus on your health while still protecting your legal rights.
Get Assistance with Your Insurance Claim After Your Wreck
Insurance adjusters tend to appear quickly following a car accident, especially when you or others have suffered severe injuries. Their main goal is to minimize the monetary payout on your claim. As a result, you should be cautious about giving any information to insurance adjusters, whether they ask you for a recorded statement or a written account of the accident.
Unfortunately, the insurance company is only concerned about its profit margin, not your injuries or your expenses. Involving our firm quickly after your car accident allows us to handle communications and negotiations with the insurance adjuster assigned to your case. This move can take a significant amount of pressure off you as you recover from the aftereffects of a severe wreck. Meanwhile, we can work toward building your legal case for compensation.
Liability in Rollover Accident Cases
When you think of filing a legal case against a party who is responsible for causing your car accident, you might automatically think of another driver. However, there are other parties who also may be liable or legally responsible for the crash.
All drivers have a legal duty to drive safely to protect themselves and others on Louisiana roadways. When drivers disregard this duty, such as by speeding, driving while impaired, or committing other traffic violations, and an accident results, they may be responsible. In this situation, you may be able to seek compensation for your injury-related losses.
Some rollover accidents, however, involve only one vehicle. Although sometimes injured parties cause their own accidents, it also could be a defective car part that led to the wreck. In that case, you may be able to hold the manufacturer or company who created the defective part or vehicle liable for the costs of your injuries.
Damages for Your Rollover Crash Case
Every case is different, but injury victims who have personal injury claims can seek various damages or forms of both economic and non-economic compensation for their injuries. Some of these damages may include:
- Current and future medical expenses related to your injuries
- Property damage to your vehicle, such as repairs or replacement
- Expenses for medication, medical assistive devices, and modifications to your home or vehicle to accommodate injuries that lead to permanent disabilities
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The value of your settlement award may depend on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the permanency of your injuries, and other similar considerations.
Compensation also may be different in the case of fatal car accidents and may include damages such as funeral and burial expenses, final medical bills, and loss of companionship for surviving family members.
Rollover Accident Claims and the Statute of Limitations
Like all other states, Louisiana law places time limits on the ability of injury victims to file personal injury cases, including those that arise from rollover accidents. Under CC §3492, individuals who suffer injuries in rollover vehicle accidents have only one year from the date of their accidents to file their personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties.
In the case of fatal rollover crashes, surviving family members of the accident victim also have only one year under CC §2315.2 to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Get Legal Assistance from the Attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is a contingency-fee firm. Our clients do not pay us attorney’s fees unless and until they win their case and receive a settlement or court award. There are no up-front payments required to work with us.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777.