Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers believes in holding aggressive drivers accountable for their negligent behavior. If you or a loved one were the victim of an aggressive driving accident, a New Orleans aggressive driving accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you pursue compensation in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. You will owe us no attorney fees unless and until we get compensation for you.
Aggressive Driving Is Not Road Rage
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as a type of dangerous driving behavior that may involve:
- Cutting in and out of lanes or making unsafe passes
- Running stop signs and red lights
- And more
The NHTSA categorizes road rage as an extreme or violent form of aggressive driving. While aggressive driving may only involve unsafe or thoughtless behavior, road rage may include angry acts like yelling or swearing at others. Road rage can also escalate into acts of deliberate malice, like purposely hitting another car.
If you can show that an aggressive driver caused your accident through a violation of traffic law or some other negligent act, they may be liable for your damages. If you believe an aggressive driver’s negligence caused your accident, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. A member of our car accident team can review your case at no charge.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 766-3527
Accident Victims Can Sue for Damages
An aggressive driving accident can impact all aspects of your life: your health, your career, your finances, and more. This is why accident victims are allowed to sue for damages: to help them cover accident-related bills and expenses, and to compensate them in some way for the physical and emotional injuries they may have suffered.
Depending on the nature of the victim’s losses, the following damages may be recoverable in a personal injury case:
- Medical bills, including doctor’s visits, medical tests, home nursing, etc.
- Property damage
- Loss of wages for the income you may have lost when your injuries kept you home from work
- Loss of earning capacity, if your injuries negatively affect your ability to earn a living in the future
- Pain and suffering for the pain of your physical and/or psychological injuries
- Disability, if you lost total or partial use of a limb, organ, etc.
- Reduced quality of life if your injuries prevent you from ever resuming your previous lifestyle
A different set of damages may be available in a wrongful death lawsuit. These damages may include:
- Burial costs
- Pre-death medical treatment your loved one received after the accident
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
- And more
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There Is a Deadline to Sue in Louisiana
Your right to seek compensation does not last forever in Louisiana. Per Civil Code (CC) §3492, accident victims have just one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Failure to act within this time limit could mean that a judge will dismiss your lawsuit.
If you think you may qualify for damages, it is best to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible. Otherwise, if you let the statute of limitations in your case expire, you may risk permanently losing your right to collect damages.
When You Hire Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers to Represent You
Filing a lawsuit can be complicated. You may even be tempted to forego compensation just to avoid the stress of legal proceedings. Fortunately, you do not have to face this situation alone. A New Orleans aggressive driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to make your life easier by fighting for compensation on your behalf.
Here is a quick synopsis of how we may handle a personal injury case like yours.
Investigate Your Accident
To make sure they have a thorough understanding of your case, one of the first things your lawyer may do is investigate the accident. This can allow us to identify all potentially liable parties, collect evidence of liability, and figure out what types of compensation you may qualify for.
Communicate with the Liable Party
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can serve as an intermediary throughout your case. We can communicate directly with the liable party, their insurance company, or their lawyer on your behalf. We can let you know about all offers and requests from the other side and keep you updated about your case in general.
Advocate on Your Behalf
In a best-case scenario, the liable party’s insurance company may offer you a fair settlement right away. If this happens, your lawyer can review their offer to make sure it includes everything you want. Then you can sign the agreement and be on your way.
In many cases, however, the insurance company may need some persuading. Your lawyer can do the negotiating on your behalf. We can present evidence and fight hard on your behalf. If the insurance company continues to deny you a fair settlement, we can take your case to court and represent you at trial.
Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
We know that the accident has probably caused you financial distress. We have no desire to add to your burden. That is why we charge no fees upfront, and we only collect our attorney fees if and when you receive compensation. If you are not awarded compensation, you do not owe us attorney fees.
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With a New Orleans aggressive driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we fight for compensation on your behalf.
For more information and a free case assessment with a member of our team, contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777.