Bicyclists and motorists do not always share the roadways well. Often, when a motorist fails to see the cyclist, a collision occurs. If this or another driver error occurred and caused your accident and injuries, you may be able to hold them accountable.
A Kenner bicycle accident lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation for your medical bills and more. You can speak with one of our team members today for free. We will review your Kenner, Louisiana, bicycle accident case and explain your rights based on what happened.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777 to get started.
We Secure Damages for Victims of Kenner Bicycle Accidents
If a Kenner bicycle accident lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers seeks compensation for the damages you suffered in your collision, we will first need to understand what happened and the expenses and losses that resulted.
Once we establish the types of damages suffered and the fair value of the case, we will seek compensation that includes:
- Current and future treatment expenses, such as hospital bills
- Lost income due to time away from your job
- Property damages, including the replacement of your bike
- Other economic expenses
- Losses that are emotional in nature, such as pain and suffering
Under CC Art. 2315.2, surviving family members of a bicyclist who died from their injuries can secure additional damages through a wrongful death action. They are eligible to seek recovery of their lost loved one’s damages, as well. This is known as a survival action. We help these families navigate the process to recover these damages, as well.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident lawyer serving Kenner, call (337) 777-7777
Our Team Has Recovered Significant Settlements and Judgments in Auto Collision Cases
When a Kenner bicycle accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers represents an accident victim, we take on the full weight of their case. If we represent you, you will not need to worry about anything related to your legal case. We will handle everything while you focus on your treatment and rehabilitation.
We protect our clients’ rights, managing all communications and ensuring they meet all applicable deadlines. We also develop arguments that support their case and prepare all necessary paperwork.
We will demand a fair and just payout from the driver’s insurance company or let them know we can go to trial to request a judgment that compensates our client.
Our team serving Kenner has helped many auto accident victims secure compensation based on the facts of their case. While there is no average payout in one of these claims, we have secured significant settlements or judgments for many clients, including:
- $5,250,000 for a collision victim living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- $1,000,000 in a claim for a traffic accident victim
- $410,000 for the victim of a truck crash
- $265,000 in a case where a victim suffered a back injury
- $120,000 for a motorcycle accident when the victim required surgery for their broken leg
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers work based on contingency. We do not ask clients to pay anything out-of-pocket. Instead, we get paid after securing compensation for our clients, taking the fees from that payout. If you do not get paid, we will not get paid.
To learn more about how we may be able to help you with your bicycle accident case, call (504) 777-7777 now. We can answer your questions and assess the strength of your case against the at-fault driver.
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Motorists Are Often Liable for Kenner Bicycle Accident Damages
Louisiana’s personal injury laws allow victims to recover damages from those who caused their injuries. In many bicycle-versus-car collision cases, the motorist is the liable party.
In any traffic accident case, we must show that the at-fault party’s negligence caused our client’s accident and injuries. In most cases, negligence occurs as a result of carelessness or reckless behavior. Even a momentary lapse of focus—both careless and reckless when you are behind the wheel—could cause a bicycle-versus-car accident and injuries.
In general, most of these cases are the motorist’s fault because, according to the rules outlined by the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD), the onus to protect cyclists lies mostly on drivers. While cyclists must follow certain rules to keep themselves safe, there are many more rules for drivers.
Taking Action in Your Kenner Bicycle Accident Case
Not all Kenner bicycle collision cases require us to sue the driver. We may be able to build a case, demand that the driver’s car insurance company pays for your damages, and recover a payout this way. This process may require several rounds of counteroffers and negotiations, but out-of-court settlements are common in bicycle accident cases.
If we do need to sue the motorist that hit you, CC Art. 3492 gives us up to one year from the accident date to begin this process.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we can answer your questions and determine the strength of your case. Call us at (504) 777-7777 as soon as your injuries allow, and let our team go to work for you.
Talk to Our Team About Your Kenner Injury Accident Today
If you were hurt in a Kenner bicycle accident caused by a careless and reckless driver, that motorist may be legally liable for your injuries and related damages. You can hold them responsible via an insurance claim or civil lawsuit if we can gather evidence to prove negligence and liability against them.
You can speak with a Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team member today about your case during a free consultation. We can answer your questions and help you learn more about your options based on the specific details of your individual case.
Call (504) 777-7777 for your free consultation today.