Whether you find yourself the victim of a pedestrian accident involving a car, truck, or motorcycle, our injury lawyers in New Iberia, Louisiana, can provide you with legal representation that can fight for the compensation you deserve.
We can go over your accident with you to see what kinds of damages you could recover and who you can hold accountable for them. You can start with a free consultation to learn more about how our legal team can help you. We take no payment up front to start on your case, and our contingency firm gets paid only if we recover compensation for you.
Recoverable Damages in a New Iberian Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
A New Iberia pedestrian accident lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers offers our clients legal advice and helps them navigate the claims or lawsuit process. Our legal professionals work on behalf of injured parties to obtain the rightful compensation for any resulting medical bills, lost income, and other damages. The compensation you could recover will depend on how severe your injuries are and how long your recovery could last.
You likely will have two kinds of damages in your case:
Economic damages are the monetary damages from your pedestrian accident. These costs usually include medical expenses, including those that are ongoing. Additionally, we factor the income you lost from not working into your economic damages.
With factual evidence (receipts and statements), our lawyer can calculate a precise dollar amount of damages you sustained in the accident.
Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate but are equally as important when making a pedestrian accident case. Non-economic damages include losses like pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, loss of life enjoyment, or mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.
Be mindful that non-economic damages may be more challenging to prove as they are relative to the parties involved. Compensation for both economic and non-economic damages will vary from case to case. We review your case for both types of damages and determine how much your case is worth.
Wrongful Death Damages May Also Be Available
If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in New Iberia, please accept our condolences. We know this is a tough time, and we’re truly sorry for your loss. If you feel it is right for your family, we can help you hold the negligent party accountable for your loved one’s death.
Louisiana law allows qualifying relatives to seek compensation on behalf of their loved one with a wrongful death action. This lawsuit can help them recover end-of-life expenses and compensate them for their loss. We can explain wrongful death cases and how we handle them during your free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving New Iberia, call 337-221-9907
How We Can Help Your New Iberia Bicycle Accident Case
Our Louisiana-based team is here to help you get through this difficult time. Recovering from an injury is challenging, but we believe you can still recover your losses with legal action while you heal. We can take care of your legal matter for you. We have recovered more than $200 million for our injured clients, and we’re ready to see how we can help you receive your compensation.
During your free consultation, we may ask you to retell what happened leading up to, during, and after your pedestrian accident. They could review police reports, surveillance videos, medical records, etc., to gather a complete picture of the pedestrian accident. They could also review the economic and non-economic damages that you or your loved one incurred from the pedestrian accident.
We are Here for You Throughout the Claims, Lawsuit Process
Our legal team will also do the following for you:
- Investigate the accident scene to determine what happened
- Collect and review accident evidence that helps us prove your compensation case
- Record witnesses’ accounts of the accident
- Name the at-fault party and establish how they acted negligently
- Assess your damages and assign your case a value
- Negotiate with the liable party’s insurer for your settlement
- Prepare and file a lawsuit if a settlement is unreachable
- Represent you in all legal proceedings
- Keep you up to date with what’s going on in your case
- Answer your questions and explain all applicable laws
- Manage your case while you focus on taking care of your injuries and other matters
New Iberia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Near Me 337-221-9907
What Is the Deadline to File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?
Per CC Art. 3492, you have one year to file a claim for your pedestrian accident. The one-year start date begins the day you sustained the injury or damage. Make sure you or a loved one keeps a record of the accident on the day it happened.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action After a New Iberia Pedestrian Accident?
Legal beneficiaries can pursue compensation on behalf of a close relative whose death resulted from injuries suffered in a New Iberia pedestrian accident. If you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you also have a year to bring forward a wrongful death action, per CC Art. 2315.2.
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Report: 1,000+ Pedestrian Accidents Occurred in Louisiana in 2021
According to the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS), the projected number of injured pedestrians in Louisiana for 2021 is nearly 1,100. The data also shows a projection of 164 fatalities for the same year. Alcohol was a contributing factor in some of these accidents, the report says.
Call Us for a Free Consultation About Your New Iberia Pedestrian Accident
Our legal team helps injured victims hold negligent parties liable for their accident damages. Our New Iberia pedestrian accident lawyer is ready to help you or a loved one file a claim or lawsuit and fight for your recovery. You can reach out to us for a free case evaluation today at (337) 777-7777.