According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 23% of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2018 involved side-impact collisions. If you were injured or if your loved one lost their life in a side-impact collision, you might be able to assign financial liability to the at-fault driver.
By demonstrating that the at-fault driver caused the accident that led to your injuries or the loss of your loved one, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for your damages. A Lake Charles side-impact collisions lawyer from our firm may be able to handle all of the legal work in your case when we represent you.
To learn more about our services in a free case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. We may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments necessary.
Commonly Reported Injuries After a Side-Impact Collision
The injuries you might sustain in a side-impact collision may include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Face injuries
- Dental trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Cuts and bruises
Make sure to see a doctor for an evaluation of your injuries as soon as possible after your accident. A doctor can provide you with the treatment you may need. Furthermore, they can create evidence in your medical record that you may be able to use in your personal injury case.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to use your medical records to prove the severity of your injuries and the cost and extent of the treatments you may require. It may take time to gather medical records after a car accident because they may come from a variety of sources. Waiting to receive all of the records of your medical expenses may be important, though, to ensure an accurate appraisal of your health care costs.
In addition to the cost of treating your injuries, your medical records may help us determine the amount of time you might lose from work. They may also tell us:
- Physical and imaging exam results
- Laboratory and other test results
- Required treatment plan
- Recommendations and prognosis
Create a file of your medical records and keep adding to it as you stick to your treatment plan. Keep track of your transportation costs to and from each follow-up appointment, the cost of required over the counter and prescription medication, and the cost of any assistive medical devices your injuries require. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may request all these records when assessing the value of your claim.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions lawyer serving Lake Charles, call 337-221-9907
Do Not Wait to Seek Financial Recovery
After a car accident, you generally have one year to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. For a wrongful death lawsuit, you generally have one year from the date of your loved one’s death to sue.
Letting the timeline expire could mean that your right to seek compensation via a lawsuit expires along with it. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you file your case on time and protect your right to sue when we represent you.
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Damages You Might Qualify to Recover
In general, car accident victims may be able to recover the following damages in a personal injury case:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of wages or income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disabilities or disfigurements
If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit, a different set of damages may be available. These damages may include:
- Funeral costs
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income
- Loss of guidance
A Lake Charles side-impact collisions lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can carefully review your damages and collect evidence of their value when we work together on your case.
For a free, no-obligation case review with a representative of our firm, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777.
Your Crash Report May Be Used as Evidence in Your Case
The crash report from your accident may be valuable to your personal injury case. It may tell us details of the accident from an objective point of view or details you might have missed due to your injuries. From your crash report, we might be able to find out:
- Important contact information
- Accident scene diagrams
- Your position in the vehicle
- Points of impact and damage
- Any citations issued at the scene of the accident
- The responding officer’s assessment of fault
In addition to your crash report, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to use the following evidence to substantiate your claim:
- Witness statements
- Photos or videos of the accident
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
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Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
A Lake Charles side-impact collisions lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers might be able to help you navigate the personal injury compensation process if you were injured in a side-impact collision. We may also be able to help you with a wrongful death claim if your loved one lost their life in this type of accident. Allow us to handle all aspects of your case while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777.
If we believe your case has merit, we may offer you representation on a contingency-fee-basis. In this arrangement, you would not pay us attorney fees until you win your case.