Like many states, Louisiana has enacted a graduated licensing program for all drivers younger than 17 years old. Graduated licensing means a teen must obtain a learner’s permit followed by an intermediate license, and, finally, a permanent license. These permits and licenses entitle a teen to share the road with every licensed driver in New Orleans.
When a teen is behind the wheel, they bear the same responsibilities and are entitled to the same rights as all other drivers. This means that if they cause an accident, they may be liable for the resultant damages.
If you were injured by a teenage driver, a New Orleans teen driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you fight for compensation in a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. We also offer representation to the families of teenage drivers who were hurt in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. We may be able to take your case on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments required to start.
Car Accident Injuries and Treatment
Depending on the accident type and severity, a car crash can cause a wide range of injuries.
Head and neck injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and whiplash, can occur in car accidents. These injuries may require long-term treatments and therapies.
Car accident victims may also suffer limb injuries, including broken bones that may require setting, casting, immobilization, and surgery. The back and spine injuries that can accompany a car accident may leave victims with varying degrees of discomfort, pain, and physical disabilities.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers encourages you to receive a complete medical examination as soon as possible after your car accident. Symptoms for certain car accident injuries could be delayed or difficult to detect. Even minor injuries may require treatment.
Having a thorough medical exam can ensure any injuries you sustained are appropriately diagnosed and treated. An exam can also create proof in your medical record that your injuries came from your car accident and not some other cause.
The costs associated with treating your injuries may be extensive, especially if you are facing a long-term recovery process. If another party’s negligence caused your collision, they may be responsible for both your current and future accident-related medical expenses.
For a free legal consultation with a teen driving accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 766-3527
Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
In general, the potentially recoverable damages in a car accident case may include:
- You current and future costs of accident-related medical care
- Lost wages for the time your injuries forced you to miss work
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
A New Orleans teen driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you identify your damages and collect evidence of their value when we represent you. For a free consultation on your case with a member of our car accident team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.
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Request a Copy of Your Crash Report
Per Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:398, Louisiana requires you to report any car accident involving injury, death, or more than $500 in damages to the police. If the police are called to your accident, the responding officer may create a crash report when they arrive. Otherwise, you should call the police as soon as possible afterward to report your accident.
Your crash report may become a useful piece of evidence in your case. It may objectively tell you or your lawyer:
- Contact information for the at-fault driver
- Accident diagram, narrative, and contributing factors
- Accident date, time, and location details
- Point of impact and damage descriptions
- Seating positions and injury descriptions
Working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on Your Case
As a full-service law firm, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can manage multiple aspects of your case when we represent you. This may include:
- Helping you understand your options, giving your advice, and designing a legal strategy for your case
- Handling all communications, deadlines, and paperwork on your behalf
- Investigating your accident to identify the liable party
- Collecting evidence of the responsible party’s liability and the value of your damages
- Filing your insurance claim and/or lawsuit
- Negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement
- Taking your case to trial if they refuse to make you a fair offer
- Keeping you updated on all progress in your case
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Do Not Let Time Run Out on Your Right to Sue
Per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, there is a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana. A failure to take legal action by the deadline in your case could mean that your lawsuit is dismissed.
Because of this deadline, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers encourages you to call us as soon as possible after your accident. A member of our car accident team can help you understand what specific legal deadlines apply to your case during your free initial consultation.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be challenging, especially if you are still receiving treatment for your injuries. When you work with a New Orleans teen driving accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, you can dedicate your time and energy to your recovery while we handle all of the legal work in your case.
To learn more about our services and your legal options in a free case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.
If you qualify, we may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required. In this payment structure, we do not collect attorney fees unless and until you win your case and recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.