Each day in the US, almost 30 people are killed by a drunk driver, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics. Drunk driving impairs a driver’s ability to control his vehicle, make safe driving decisions, and maintain his focus. Drunk driving leads to more than one death every hour in the US at the cost of nearly $44 billion per year.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, a Jefferson Parish drunk driving accident lawyer can help you prove that the other driver was intoxicated, which may entitle you to full financial compensation for your injuries and the expenses your injuries create.
If you are ready to have the driver who caused your accident to compensate you for its expenses, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help. Contact us today to get guidance and support on the road to financial recovery. Call us at (504) 777-7777 to reach a team member today.
Build a Compelling Evidence File to Support Your Case
Our goal is to prove the other driver was illegally drunk at the time of the accident, making them liable for your damages. The evidence we may include could be a copy of your crash report, which might indicate the involvement of alcohol in the accident.
We may also include your medical records and bills. Be sure to include all relevant medical bills because they might come from different doctors, specialists, hospitals, and treatment centers. We use these bills to prove the depth of your physical damage and to start calculating the cost of your injuries and recovery.
If you have them, we also add pictures of your car from several angles, pictures of the at-fault driver’s car, and pictures that depict the condition of the road at the time of the collision. Pictures of your injuries might also be included. Let a member of our team know if you have other items to add to your case file.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accident lawyer serving Jefferson Parish, call (337) 777-7777
Your Crash Report Is a Valuable Tool
The fact that the other driver was drunk and caused the accident will be indicated in your crash report. This information can help us prove the at-fault driver is financially liable for the accident, which can mean he might be legally compelled to pay for the following economic and non-economic consequences of his actions:
- Your full range of health care expenses
- Your total income loss from wages or other income sources
- Your physical pain and suffering
- The mental and emotional trauma you experienced
- Any in-home help you require while you recuperate
- The cost of your damaged or destroyed property
If a drunk driving accident in Jefferson Parish leads to the loss of a loved one, your family might also be entitled to additional forms of financial recovery. None of these expenses should come out of your pocket. Discuss the full financial impact of the accident with your lawyer to ensure you do not overlook or omit any of the expenses you are entitled to.
Jefferson Parish Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Near Me (337) 777-7777
Talk To a Personal Injury Team Member Today
A complete case file takes time to put together. While we work on it, our team also makes sure your case meets Louisiana’s filing deadline. Because the statute of limitations in Louisiana is generally only one year long, early involvement in your lawsuit is critical to its success.
According to Louisiana Civil Code (CC) § 3492, the one-year timeline starts on the day the drunk driving accident occurred. If you decide to take action after the one-year deadline, it could be too late to file your lawsuit. If this is the case, then you may not be able to collect any compensation. Still, a lawyer will strive to help you file your lawsuit on time.
Our team’s involvement means we have time to focus on your physical health by safeguarding your financial situation. A Jefferson Parish drunk driving accident lawyer might be able to help you navigate the state’s timeline without putting your monetary recovery at risk. Contact a team member at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today by calling (504) 777-7777.
Our Team’s Goal Is Your Full Recovery
A drunk driving accident causes damage to its victims on many levels. While you cope with the damage to your body and health, the damage or destruction of your car, and the financial damage of immediate accident-related expenses, our team steps in to fight for your financial recovery.
We provide receptive legal care, regularly update you as your case progresses, and complete the plethora of paperwork common in personal injury claims and/or lawsuits. Our goal is to negotiate a favorable financial settlement that leaves you with no uncovered expenses. The settlement you receive is final, so we want to help make sure it is favorable for you.
You deserve monetary compensation for your injuries, and our team will work closely with you and with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider to help ensure you get the best possible financial outcome.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form now
We Are on Your Side
The drunk driver who caused the accident that led to your injuries disregarded the duty of care you were entitled to. His responsibility now is to compensate you for your injuries. Our team’s responsibility is to prevent further damage by seeking full financial recovery on your behalf.
You deserve to recover from a drunk driving accident. Call (504) 777-7777 to contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, and learn more about the support you can receive while you fight for financial compensation with a Jefferson Parish drunk driving accident lawyer by your side.