According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding played a role in nearly a quarter of all fatal traffic accidents across the United States in 2017.
Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:64 forbids drivers from speeding. Unfortunately, many people violate this law. If you were injured because of a speeding driver’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact us to have a Kenner speeding accident lawyer represent you in your personal injury case. Call (504) 777-7777 for a free case evaluation.
Comparative Negligence May Affect Your Case
Even if the at-fault driver was speeding, they could still be able to claim your actions contributed to the accident in some way. Louisiana is a comparative fault state, meaning both parties may be assigned fault for an accident, which can affect the plaintiff’s compensation.
Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2323 does not prevent plaintiffs who are partially at fault for their accident from receiving compensation; however, it does affect how much they may receive.
If the speeding driver can prove your actions contributed to the accident in some way, you may be assigned a percentage of fault, and your compensation may be proportionately reduced.
For example, if you did not signal when changing lanes and a speeding vehicle crashed into you, the judge might assign you 30% of the fault for this accident, meaning you could only collect 70% of the compensation if you win.
If a speeding driver attempts to assign partial fault to you, your lawyer may be able to contest this. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777 for a detailed discussion.
For a free legal consultation with a speeding accident lawyer serving Kenner, call 337-221-9907
We Can Take a Speeding Driver to Court to Compensate You for Your Damages
Victims of car accidents can sue negligent parties in hopes of receiving compensation for their losses. How much compensation they may receive will depend on the specific injuries and losses they experienced and whether they are deemed partially at fault for the accident.
That being said, some general examples that many car accident victims receive compensation for include:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage to their vehicle, including bicycles
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of wages
- Mileage costs to go to doctor’s appointments
- Permanent disability or injuries, including loss of limbs or use of bodily functions (e.g., vision loss)
- Diminished quality of life, such as not being able to partake in hobbies they once enjoyed
During your initial consultation, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may ask you about the immediate losses you have experienced. While non-economic and future losses will not have a receipt, our team may be able to estimate their value through other means.
Unfortunately, sometimes speeding accidents can be deadly. If you recently lost a loved one in such an accident, you may be able to demand compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.
The damages in a wrongful death case might include:
- Costs for funeral services, including wake services
- Costs for burial or cremation services
- Costs for medical treatment if your loved one received medical care for their fatal injuries
- Loss of income from your loved one if they were a financial contributor to the family
- Loss of emotional support and affection from your loved one
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Contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for Legal Help
If a speeding driver caused you to suffer injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you might be entitled to receive compensation from them. Speak with one of our attorneys today for a free consultation. Simply call (504) 777-7777 so we can assess your case and explain how we can help you.