Getting hurt in a motorcycle accident can be debilitating, painful, and costly. Victims could need medical care for the rest of their lives after suffering from a range of catastrophic and serious injuries.
If this has happened to you or a loved one, and the accident was caused by a negligent driver or another negligent party, you should not be left to shoulder the costs. A Mandeville motorcycle accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers could potentially help you hold the negligent party accountable and recover compensation for your medical bills, suffering, and expenses.
We Work On a Contingency Fee Basis
The potential costs of hiring a lawyer should not prevent anyone from getting justice. If you suffered extensive injuries and incurred income losses, as well as other out-of-pocket costs, you might shy away from incurring additional expenses.
You do not need to be concerned about up-front costs when working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. We are a contingency fee firm, meaning we only get paid if and when you win their case.
Our compensation comes as a percentage of your settlement offer or court award. We will agree to this percentage at the start of our work together. If we are unable to help you recover compensation, we won’t charge you attorney’s fees.
Damages In a Motorcycle Accident Case
Expenses after motorcycle accidents can be extremely high. Motorcycle crash victims can face high medical expenses as well as a considerable loss of income. Victims may also face reduced earnings for the rest of their lives, even if they can return to work.
Those who are severely disabled in a crash may never work again.
All of your accident-related losses may be factored into your compensation in a successful insurance claim or lawsuit. In general, you may be able to recover compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capability
- Out-of-pocket costs for medications and medical devices
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Disfigurement and scarring
An Attorney On Our Team Can Assist With Everything From the Insurance Companies to Compensation
A Mandeville motorcycle accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can work hard in fighting for what you may deserve, whether with an out-of-court settlement or by taking your claim to trial. Our services include:
Handling the Insurance Company
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident that happened due to another party’s negligence, you might be entitled to damages. In this situation, the at-fault party’s insurance company should theoretically compensate you for your losses and expenses. Unfortunately, this is not always a straightforward process, and insurers may put up a fight.
A lawyer from our firm can protect your rights and make sure you are not getting short-changed in negotiations with the insurers. Note that accepting a settlement may bar you from pursuing further compensation from the same party later on. As a result, you may want to make sure that the insurance company compensates you fairly and adequately before agreeing to a settlement.
Gathering Important Evidence
Motorcycle accidents can be challenging. However, even in those claims where the fault is obvious, you will still need evidence proving another party’s negligence. Your attorney can help with obtaining evidence such as:
- Police accident reports
- Photographs of the crash scene
- Traffic camera or dash cam recordings
- Statements from eyewitnesses
Assessing Your Expenses and Damages
Accident victims must know the potential value of their claim in order to assess settlement offers. Insurance companies may also require evidence of the value of your damages before they agree to pay a fair amount.
The attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers know how to calculate a victim’s past, present, and future expected damages. While it is somewhat easier to calculate economic damages that come with a set dollar value and receipts, it can be tricky to put a value on non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Our team can manage this task for you so that you have a clear idea of a fair settlement range for your case.
Providing Peace of Mind and Emotional Support
Do not underestimate the support that having a motorcycle lawyer from our team in your corner can provide. Struggling with a lawsuit on your own can be extremely exhausting, stressful, and time-consuming. Having a lawyer from our firm fight on your behalf means that you can concentrate on your health and well-being while we work tirelessly in the background.
Make Sure to File Your Lawsuit On Time
It is important to note that your time is limited for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. According to CC §3492, motorcycle accident victims generally only have one year to file a personal injury lawsuit. Trying to file a lawsuit after this deadline passes could result in a judge dismissing your case.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers recommends that you call our firm as soon as possible after your motorcycle accident. We can determine the legal deadlines in your case and help you protect your legal rights immediately.
Contact the Attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
It is never too early to seek legal help, protection, and representation after a motorcycle accident. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is a passionate firm of personal injury attorneys with a track record of litigating motorcycle accident claims.
Call us today at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation with a member of our team. The sooner you call, the sooner a Mandeville motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can start working for you.