According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving claims around 3,000 lives in 2018. If you or someone you love was injured because another driver was texting while operating their vehicle, you might be entitled to collect compensation for your personal injuries. If a loved one passed away because of a texting and driving accident, you may also pursue compensation on their behalf.
The distracted driver may be held responsible for covering the costs of your medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. Hire a Jefferson Parish texting while driving accident lawyer from our law firm to help you fight for compensation. You can do so by calling the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777.
Keep Mindful of the Statute of Limitations
The Louisiana Civil Code (CC) § 3492 generally allows you to file a personal injury lawsuit within one year since your accident occurred. Failing to file your lawsuit on time might bring your pursuit of compensation to an end before it ever gets to court. Our team members may take decisive action to protect your right to financial compensation.
In keeping with the statute of limitations, timely filing is as important to your financial compensation suit as a comprehensive evidence file. With our team on your side, we can keep track of the statutory deadline so that we file your lawsuit on time.
Contact a member of our team as soon as you are aware of your injuries and are ready to seek compensation. One of our team members may explain why it is important to comply with the statute of limitations.
For a free legal consultation with a texting while driving accident lawyer serving Jefferson Parish, call (337) 777-7777
You Must Be Able to Prove the Other Driver Was Texting While Driving
Witness testimony and the crash report might both help our team prove that the other driver was texting at the time of the crash, which may entitle you to receive compensation for their negligence.
Our case review team might use the crash report and witness statements to show what might have distracted the other driver before they caused your accident. The crash report might also indicate whether the other driver was texting while driving. It might also provide the information we need to contact the at-fault driver and their insurance company. Additionally, we can use the date on the report as our deadline to file your lawsuit should you decide to do so.
The At-Fault Driver Is Responsible for These Damages
An accident caused by another driver’s actions should not create a financial hardship for you or your family. Once the other driver’s negligence is established, they may be held responsible for paying compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
A Jefferson Parish texting while driving accident lawyer can assess your financial expenses and other losses to calculate a value to strive for when pursuing compensation. This helps them gauge what might be fair compensation for your case.
If you are interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact the client intake team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (504) 777-7777. We may guide you through the litigation process and help you fight for compensation for your injuries and other damages.
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An Insurance Settlement Might Be Able to Resolve Your Case Quickly
Our team’s goal is to resolve your claim or lawsuit as quickly as possible so that you can start rebuilding your life. That does not mean we will encourage you to accept the first settlement offer you receive. Once we calculate your damages, we intend to fight for the amount we believe your case is worth.
The last thing we want is for you to sign off on an insurance settlement only to discover you had additional expenses that were not included in the original claim or lawsuit. Once a settlement is resolved, you cannot pursue additional compensation. This is why we want to be as accurate as possible when calculating your damages.
We do not take the final decision out of your hands, though. The decision to accept a settlement offer is always yours to make. We simply help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each offer you receive so that you make an informed decision. If you do not think an offer is fair and believe you deserve more, your lawyer may continue negotiating or take your case to court if necessary.
Our Team Cares About Your Needs
When we get to work building your case, we start by listening carefully and compassionately as you recount the events of the accident. Next, we create a checklist and evidence file. Your evidence file might contain your medical data, proof of your total income loss, and proof of the cost to repair or replace your vehicle.
Our team can deal with the at-fault driver’s insurer and complete insurance forms and any other documents necessary for your case. We may help you build an argument that exemplifies why you might be entitled to receive financial compensation. While our team does all this, you can focus on restoring your physical and emotional health after the trauma of a collision.
You Are Not Alone in Your Fight for Financial Recovery
Contact our personal injury team to learn more about how a Jefferson Parish texting while driving accident lawyer might be able to help you build your case. Contact the legal team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (504) 777-7777 today.