If you were hurt in an accident because another driver was texting, a Hammond texting while driving accident lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you prove the other driver is responsible for your damages. You may win compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We Can Help You File an Insurance Claim With the At-Fault Driver
Louisiana is an at-fault insurance state, meaning you may recover your damages via an automobile insurance claim against the driver who caused your crash. You can attempt to handle the insurance process on your own, but working with an attorney can help protect your rights.
Insurance companies make a profit by paying out as little in claims as possible. To that end, insurers may look for reasons to reduce or deny your claim. They may try to use your impending medical bills and other expenses to push you into accepting a lower settlement than you may deserve.
Our lawyers can:
- File your claims
- Gather, organize, and submit paperwork
- Track and adhere to deadlines
- Communicate with the insurance company
- Prove negligence
- Update you via phone calls and emails
- Negotiate for a fair settlement amount
You Can Seek Compensation Via a Lawsuit
When an insurance settlement is not an option, our Hammond texting while driving accident attorneys can help you with a civil lawsuit. If legal action is necessary to achieve compensation, you have one year to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to CC §3492. You have one year from the time of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death case under CC §2315.2.
For a free legal consultation with a texting while driving accident lawyer serving Hammond, call (337) 777-7777
We Can Help You Fight for Economic and Non-Economic Damages
Car accidents can result in serious injuries that require expensive medical care. If another driver caused your accident because they were texting, they could be liable for your medical bills and other crash-related costs.
Head injuries, broken limbs, whiplash, back injuries, and spinal injuries may all require ongoing medical care. You may need physical therapy, follow-up procedures, cognitive rehabilitation, mobility aids, or long-term nursing services. Our attorneys can help you calculate your costs and fight for fair compensation for your past and future medical treatment.
Our attorneys can help you seek the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle and other personal property. We may also be able to help you secure your lost wages. If you can no longer work, we can help you fight for compensation for your loss of earning capacity.
If your loved one died because of a car accident injury, we can help you fight for awards on their behalf. You can pursue compensation for their medical bills, damaged property, and funeral and burial costs. You may also be able to win awards for the loss of your loved one’s future financial support and household contributions.
Severe injuries can have life-long consequences. If you suffered a permanent physical or mental disability, you may win compensation for your pain and suffering. These damages award victims for permanent injuries, mental anguish, emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you are seeking compensation in the name of a deceased loved one, you can pursue damages for their pain and suffering. You may also receive compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and loss of consortium.
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Texting and Driving is Illegal in Louisiana
Texting and driving is a moving violation in the state of Louisiana, according to RS §300.5. The statute also prohibits accessing, reading, or posting to a social media site while driving.
Texting and driving and hands-free laws may not apply to:
- Law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel acting in the line of duty.
- Drivers who are reporting a crime or calling for emergency assistance.
- Drivers who are using a cell phone to prevent an injury or property damage.
- For-hire drivers using a mounted device to communicate with a dispatcher.
Proving the Other Driver is At-Fault
Drivers engaged in texting are not giving their full attention to the road. Distracted drivers are more likely to drive dangerously and make driving mistakes. Texting and driving can lead to:
- Failing to maintain lane position
- Traveling into the opposite lane
- Failing to stop at stoplights and stop signs
- Failing to yield the right of way
Our attorneys are familiar with car accident cases and know what it takes to prove liability. We will help you show that another driver’s negligent actions caused your crash. We will build your case using every available piece of evidence, which may include:
- Photographs of the scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Testimony from crash reconstruction experts
- Cell phone records
- Medical records
- Surveillance video
- Vehicle repair records
- Accident reports
Contact the Attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
We know you need to resolve your case so you can take care of your bills and household expenses. Our services cost you nothing unless we win. Our fees come from your successful verdict or settlement, so if you do not receive compensation, you owe us nothing.
A member of our team can answer your questions and discuss your best options for seeking financial awards. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation today.