Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers believes that reckless drivers should be held accountable for their negligent actions.
If a reckless driver injured you, a New Orleans reckless driving accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you in your fight for compensation. The potentially recoverable damages in this type of case may include your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777 for a free case review. We offer representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Reckless Driving Takes Many Forms
There are two statutes that may pertain to reckless driving in Louisiana:
- Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §14:99, “reckless operation of a vehicle,” prohibits a driver from operating a vehicle in a reckless way.
- RS §32:58, “careless operation,” prohibits a driver from operating their vehicle in a careless way that may endanger other people physically or endanger their property.
Accordingly, reckless or careless driving may include a number of dangerous driving actions, such as:
- Illegal lane changes or cutting other drivers off
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Not yielding the right of way
The reasons drivers may break these laws are as diverse as the behaviors themselves. Some people may be in such a hurry to get where they are going that they do not consider the consequences of breaking the rules. Some people may be distracted by a cell phone. Others may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Whatever the reason for your reckless driving accident, the consequences are real and potentially devastating. It is important to note that you do not need the at-fault driver to face a traffic citation or criminal charge for them to be liable for your damages in a personal injury case. You may just need evidence that their negligence caused your accident.
A New Orleans reckless driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can investigate your case, find the parties responsible, and collect evidence of their negligence when we represent you.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777 to get started with a free case review from a member of our car accident team.
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The Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
Depending on the nature of your injuries and your accident, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages in either an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Economic damages may be awarded for the ways that a victim lost money due to an accident. You may qualify for economic damages such as:
- Lost income: if you stayed home from work to let your injuries heal.
- Medical bills: if you sought treatment related to the accident, including ER visits, physical therapy, prescription medication, and more.
- Property damage: if the accident forced you to repair or replace damaged property, such as your vehicle.
Non-economic damages may be awarded to a victim who has experienced physical or mental trauma due to an accident. You may qualify for noneconomic damages such as:
- Scarring or disfigurement: if your accident injuries left permanent marks.
- Lost quality of life: if your injuries prevent you from living independently or engaging in favorite activities.
- Pain and suffering: if you experience physical pain or mental trauma from your accident.
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Pursuing Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
When you work with a New Orleans reckless driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, you can focus on healing from your injuries while we manage your legal obligations. Some of our services include:
Advocating for You
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can explain your legal options and any applicable laws as we design a strategy for your case. We can also provide you with legal advice and defend your rights at every stage of the process.
Identifying Your Damages
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can collect evidence of your damages and their value so that we can request a fair settlement amount from the responsible party’s insurance company.
Filing and Handling the Insurance Claim and/or Lawsuit
We can file your insurance claim and/or lawsuit within the appropriate deadlines. We can also manage all communications between you and the other parties, including the liable party, their lawyer, and their insurance company.
Negotiating and Going to Trial
We can attempt to negotiate for a fair settlement from the responsible party’s insurance company. If they refuse to make you a fair offer, we can bring your case to trial and present our evidence to a judge or a jury.
The Deadline to Sue in Louisiana
Per CC §3492, there is a general one-year statute of limitations, or legal deadline, to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. A failure to take legal action by this deadline may mean that you could lose your right to recover compensation via a lawsuit.
A year can go by quickly when you are recovering from car accident injuries. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers urges you to contact us as soon as possible after your accident. We can give you information about what specific deadlines pertain to you, and if you qualify, begin working on your case.
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Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
You do not need to face the aftermath of a reckless driving accident alone. A New Orleans reckless driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to manage all aspects of your case.
Our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that you do not owe us our attorney’s fees unless you win your case and recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award. There are no upfront payments due in this arrangement.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.