Car accidents can have many causes and contributing factors, including vehicle flaws, road defects, and driver behavior. Aggressive driving is one form of driver behavior that puts lives in danger when one driver jeopardizes others with antagonistic, unexpected, and intentionally intimidating actions.
If you or someone you love was the victim of aggressive driving, it can take a physical, mental, and emotional toll. Compensation from the at-fault driver may help you cope with these and other accident-related expenses and ensure you can receive the full range of healthcare and therapy your injuries require.
A Lake Charles aggressive driving accident lawyer might be able to help prove the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness that led to the at-fault driver’s actions. We fight hard for the compensation you deserve due to negligence. While you focus on getting better, we focus on getting compensation. Contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today.
Know What Constitutes Aggressive Driving in Louisiana
After a car accident, the at-fault driver’s negligence may make it possible for you to compel payment for your accident-related expenses. Driver negligence can include anything from running a red light to texting while driving to aggressive driving. heT Insurance Information Institute considers aggressive driving to be one or more of the following driver behaviors:
- Improper lane changes
- Improper passing
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Disregarding traffic signs and signals
- Failure to use vehicle signals
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Street racing
- Improper turns
If any form of aggressive driving caused your Lake Charles car accident, your lawyer might be able to help you get financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Your recollection of the events leading up to the accident, witness testimony, and your crash report may provide the proof you need.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accident lawyer serving Lake Charles, call (337) 777-7777
Let Your Crash Report Speak for You
After a two-vehicle accident, both parties are likely to have a representative to help hash out the initial cause and ultimate financial impact of the accident. The goal of both sides is to limit the financial liability of the driver they represent. Objective data and information can help both sides learn the details of the accident.
Your crash report is one of the pieces of information that can speak objectively about the cause and result of the accident. The crash report will likely include:
- Road and weather conditions
- The investigating officer’s observations
- The investigating officer’s narrative
- Each vehicle’s direction and speed
- Each injured person’s seating position
- Each injured person’s injury severity
- Potential driver distractions
- Any alcohol or drug involvement
- Witness contact information
- Accident scene diagrams
- Any related traffic violations or tickets
Obtain a copy of your crash report as soon as it becomes available and share it with your legal team. It may form the foundation of the evidence file that helps prove your right to financial compensation. Contact the client support team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today.
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The Value of Your Evidence File
Our personal injury team’s goal is to provide as much proof as possible that the other driver owes you full financial compensation. To do so, we gather paperwork, documents, and photos that point to the cause and effect of the accident. We may ask for:
- Medical records and bills
- Proof of income loss
- Photos of your injuries
- Witness statements
- Your insurer information
- Vehicle damage estimates
- Vehicle value estimates
In addition to injury photos, additional photos can help paint a visual picture of the accident. Take photos of both involved vehicles from various angles and photos that depict the scene of the accident. Ask a friend or bystander for help taking these photos if your injuries prevent you from doing so.
The Value of Your Medical Records and Bills
In addition to your crash report, your medical records and bills help tell the story of the aggressive driving accident that led to your injuries. The person who caused the accident, not you, should pay for the cost to restore your health. The at-fault driver might be financially responsible for paying:
- Ambulance transportation costs
- Accident-related medical expenses
- Injury-related loss of income
- In-home help and assistive medical devices
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
Share any other evidence you have that helps prove the cause of the accident or the at-fault driver’s liability. We might be able to obtain dash, red light, residential, or business video footage, if available. We fight hard to ensure you can achieve the best possible financial outcome.
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The Time To Fight for Compensation Is Now
After a car accident, financial compensation is your right if you can prove the other driver’s negligence and fault. While you might be entitled to financial compensation, your time to claim it is limited. In Lake Charles, the statute of limitations in Louisiana Civil Code (CC) § 3492 limits Louisiana car accident victims to one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
With sufficient notice from you, your Lake Charles aggressive driving accident lawyer can help ensure compliance with the statute of limitations. We may also make sure the at-fault driver is held accountable for their negligence.
Our Goal Is Your Full Recovery
An accident caused by aggressive driving can mean you might require physical, financial, and emotional recovery. It can also mean you may incur significant physical and mental health care expenses. A Lake Charles aggressive driving accident lawyer may be able to ensure you get the post-accident care you require at no expense to you. When you are ready to seek full compensation, contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 today.