When vehicles collide head-on, their combined forces can create a violent impact. Accident victims may suffer severe injuries in head-on collisions. Tragically, these accidents can sometimes be fatal, too.
If you were hurt or a loved one lost their life in a head-on collision caused by another party’s negligence, a New Orleans head-on collisions lawyer can provide legal representation. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers handles personal injury and wrongful death insurance claims and lawsuits on behalf of injured claimants.
For a free consultation regarding your case with a member of our car accident team, call us today at (504) 777-7777. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis.
Head-On Accident Injuries
A head-on collision can lead to serious injuries that may require long-term treatment. Injuries in a head-on collision may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Face injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and burns
- Ligament damage
- Spinal injuries
- Internal injuries
Make sure to see a doctor for a thorough evaluation as soon as possible after your accident. Even if you believe that your injuries may just be minor, they could require treatment to heal, or there could be other underlying injuries that you do not yet recognize.
In addition to allowing you to begin treatment, a doctor can create a link between your collision and your injuries in your medical record. This evidence may help you later on in your personal injury case.
For a free legal consultation with a head-on collisions lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 766-3527
Negligence and Evidence in a Head-On Collision Case
If another party’s negligence caused your head-on accident, they may be liable for your damages. A negligent driver may cause a head-on accident by:
- Failing to yield
- Going to wrong way down a one-way street
- Attempting to pass using the oncoming traffic lane
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Drifting into oncoming traffic while distracted or intoxicated
- Violating some other traffic law
Other times, a negligent mechanic or municipality may have a role in a head-on collision.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident, identify the liable party, and collect evidence of the responsible party’s liability when we represent you. This evidence may include:
- The police crash report
- Photos or videos from the accident scene
- Witness statements
- Your medical records
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
If you believe that another party’s negligence was the cause of your head-on accident, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. A representative of our firm can discuss your accident and your legal options during your free case review.
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Recoverable Compensation in a Car Accident Case
Depending on the nature of your injuries, the recoverable damages in a personal injury case may include:
- Post-accident emergency medical treatment
- Current and future costs of medical care
- Loss of income for the time you missed at work during your recovery
- Property repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Wrongful Death Damages
If you are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of a loved one, the recoverable damages in your case may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pre-death medical care
- Loss of wages
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of companionship
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can also collect evidence of your damages and their value when we represent you. We may request that you submit any bills, estimates, receipts, or other proof of your accident-related financial losses to our team. We may also be able to hire medical and economic experts to testify about the value of your damages.
Working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on Your Case
A New Orleans head-on collisions lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can provide you with a wide range of legal services when we represent you. In addition to evidence gathering, we may be able to:
- Answer your questions and provide you with legal advice
- Manage all of the communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case
- File your insurance claim and/or lawsuit
- Negotiate for a fair settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
We can also keep you updated on developments in your case so that you can focus your time and energy on your recovery of your family.
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The Time Limit for Filing a Lawsuit in Louisiana
Louisiana law generally limits your right to file a personal injury or wrongful lawsuit against the responsible party to a single year, per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. For a personal injury lawsuit, the statutory clock may start ticking on the day the accident occurs. For wrongful death lawsuits, the clock may start ticking on the day of your loved one’s death.
A failure to file your lawsuit by the appropriate deadline could result in the dismissal of your case. For information on what specific deadlines apply to your case, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Get Help from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
A New Orleans head-on collisions lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf.
Contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today by calling (504) 777-7777. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to car accident victims and their family members in New Orleans.
If you qualify, we may be able to offer you representation on a contingency-fee-basis. In this type of payment structure, you are not responsible for paying our attorney’s fees unless your case is successfully resolved.