Often, when a motorist fails to see the cyclist, a collision occurs. If this or another driver error occurred and caused your Jefferson Parish accident and injuries, you may be able to hold that driver accountable.
A bicycle accident lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation for your medical bills and more after a Kenner crash. You can speak with one of our team members today for free. We will review your accident case and explain your rights based on what happened.
We Secure Damages for Victims of Kenner Bicycle Accidents
If a car accident attorney with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers seeks compensation for the damages you suffered in your Kenner collision, we will first need to understand:
- What happened
- Who is responsible
- 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 from the responsible party 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
We Also Represent Surviving Family Members
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.
In general, the family members who can pursue a wrongful death action include:
- A surviving spouse
- Any surviving children, minor or adult
- Either or both surviving parents
Our team will discuss your potential case with you if your loved one died after a Kenner bicycle versus motor vehicle incident. You can speak with a Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team member today during a free consultation. We can help you learn more about your options based on the specific details of your individual case.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident lawyer serving Kenner, call 337-221-9907
Our Team has Recovered Significant Settlements and Judgments in Crash Cases
When a personal injury 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 claim. We will handle everything while you focus on your treatment and rehabilitation.
When we work with an injured bicycle accident client, our team will:
- Protect our clients’ rights
- Manage all communications
- Ensure they meet all applicable deadlines
- Develop arguments that support their case
- Prepare all necessary paperwork
An attorney on our team 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. We find that when we have a strong case against their policyholder, they often want to settle without going to court.
Past Case Results
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
Our Fee Client-Friendly Fee Structure
Our attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers work based on contingency. We do not ask our 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 injury claim, you can let us review the accident for free today. During this consultation, we can answer your questions and assess the strength of your case against the at-fault driver.
Kenner Bicycle Accident Lawyer Near Me 337-221-9907
Motorists are Often Liable for Kenner Bicycle Accident Damages
Bicyclists and motorists do not always share the roadways well. In many bicycle-versus-car collision cases, the motorist is the liable party. Louisiana’s personal injury laws allow victims to recover damages from those who caused their injuries.
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 behind the wheel could cause serious injuries to a bicyclist in the car’s path.
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 responsibility to protect cyclists lies primarily 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 pay 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.
However, some cases require us to prepare and file a lawsuit in a Jefferson Parish civil court. This does not necessarily mean the case will go to trial, but it may. Sometimes, the insurance company will increase their offer when they see we are serious about taking the case before a judge and jury.
Timelines for Filing Suit in Louisiana
If we do need to sue the motorist who hit you, CC Art. 3492 gives us up to one year from the accident date to begin this process. This is not very long, considering all the tasks we need to accomplish before deciding if we need to sue. There are also some circumstances that may put additional deadlines on your case, giving us even less time.
Connect with our team as soon as your injuries allow. We can answer your questions, determine the strength of your case, and explain how an attorney can help you pursue justice through a claim or lawsuit. Let us go to work for you today.
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Talk to a Team Member About Your Kenner Bicycle Accident and Injuries
If you were hurt in a Kenner bicycle accident caused by a careless or reckless driver, they 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 reach us today by calling (504) 777-7777. We have someone available now for your free case evaluation. Our firm handles accident cases from Kenner and other surrounding parishes out of our New Orleans office, but we will come to you to work on your claim.