Car accidents are always dangerous situations. Even at low speeds, they have the potential to result in life-altering physical injuries. Perhaps no example of these injuries is so severe as those that affect a person’s head. Trauma to the head can result in concussions, whiplash, or spinal cord damage. Many of these incidents will result in permanent injuries that forever impact a person’s health and quality of life.
A head injury lawyer from our Metairie office can take the lead in your case. We can evaluate how an incident has impacted your life, gather evidence that points toward another driver being at fault, and protect your legal rights in and out of court. Contact us today at (504) 777-7777 to learn more during a free consultation.
Proving Fault in a Vehicle Accident
People who suffer head injuries as the result of a car accident bear the burden of proving fault in a crash. This can require the gathering of police reports, witness statements, and dash-camera footage to help build a case against another driver. Your lawyer can investigate the accident that led to your head injury and build a powerful case against the at-fault party.
In some situations, it may also be necessary to defend your own actions. Courts in Metairie and throughout the state use a concept called comparative negligence. In short, juries in civil cases that center around an accident must evaluate the actions of all parties and assign blame accordingly.
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2323, a jury must reduce the compensation it awards to an injured person by the percentage of blame that person carries in the accident. An attorney could help prove that another driver was the sole liable party for a collision.
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How to Prove How Your Head Injury Is Affecting Your Life
An insurance claim or injury lawsuit that follows a head injury must be sure to make a full account of the crash on a person’s life. This requires a total examination of the extent of a person’s physical injuries, their economic losses, and the impact on an individual’s quality of life.
Of course, all head injury cases that result from car crashes center around a physical injury. These can include concussions, whiplash, or damage to the central nervous system. A claim for compensation will demand reimbursement for the costs of all necessary medical care connected to the injury.
In addition, cases can demand payments for economic losses that a person endures in a collision. This can include property damage to a vehicle or lost wages due to being unable to work. In the most extreme examples, this may even include payments for future lost earnings due to permanent disabilities.
Finally, a case must evaluate the impact of the incident on a person’s quality of life. Pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are all common consequences of car accidents that result in head injuries. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can measure the extent of your losses and demand fair compensation from the at-fault drivers.
The Statute of Limitations in Louisiana
We can ensure that your injury case meets the statute of limitations. This time limit creates a deadline when a person can bring a case to court. According to CC §3492, this time limit may be as little as one year from the date of the collision. Reach out to us today at (504) 777-7777 to get started.
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Let a Metairie Head Injury Lawyer Fight to Protect Your Legal Rights
Any driver responsible for an accident that results in an injury may be found liable to pay financial compensation to all injured parties. An attorney can take the lead in your case and help prove the other party responsible for your accident. Give us a call today at (504) 777-7777 for your free consultation.