After a moped accident, you may not feel physically and mentally fit enough to handle insurance negotiations or a lawsuit. Fortunately, you do not need to face this process alone. A Ville Platte moped accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to handle all aspects of your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
The Consequences of Moped Accidents
Small vehicles like mopeds simply do not protect their drivers as well as larger enclosed vehicles like trucks or cars. As a result, moped riders may suffer serious injuries in an accident, such as:
- Bone fractures
- Nerve damage
- Back pain
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Psychological trauma
If you were hurt in a moped accident, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers recommends that you see a doctor as soon as possible. A doctor can help you by diagnosing your injuries and beginning any treatment you may need. They can also create proof in your medical record that your accident caused your injuries.
The more serious your injuries are, the more you may have to spend to treat them. Your recovery process may force you to stop working as well, affecting your income.
If another party’s negligence caused your accident, they may be liable for your accident-related damages such as these.
For a free legal consultation with a moped accident lawyer serving Ville Platte, call 337-221-9907
Moped Accidents and Negligence
If you are able to prove that another party’s negligent actions caused your accident and your injuries, they may owe you compensation. In a moped accident case, the liable party may be:
- A driver who caused your accident by violating a traffic law such as failing to yield or making an illegal turn
- An intoxicated, distracted, or drowsy driver
- A mechanic who failed to correctly install or maintain a vehicle safety system
- A municipality that left a road hazard in your path
A Ville Platte moped accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can investigate your case and identify the liable party when we represent you.
If you believe that your accident was the fault of someone else, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your accident and your legal options in a free initial consultation.
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Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Moped Accident Case
In your insurance claim or lawsuit, all of your injuries and losses may be referred to as damages. The damages in a moped accident case may include economic damages (i.e., financial harm) and non-economic damages (i.e., physical or emotional harm).
Economic damages are expenses that directly affect your bottom line. They typically come with receipts or a clear dollar value. The potentially recoverable economic damages in a moped accident case may include:
- Medical expenses, if you needed any type of treatment, short-term or long-term, to manage your injuries
- Property damages, if your moped was damaged or destroyed in the accident
- Loss of income, if your injuries kept you home from work for any length of time
Noneconomic damages may include those physical and emotional injuries that do not come with a price tag. The potentially recoverable noneconomic damages in a moped accident case may include:
- Pain and suffering, if your injuries caused you physical and/or psychological distress
- Diminished quality of life, if your injuries have robbed you of your independence (e.g., you need help bathing or getting dressed)
- Disfigurement, if your injuries left you with scarring that noticeably affects your appearance, self-esteem, and/or physical abilities
The above lists are a brief, incomplete overview of what types of damages there are and how they work. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you identify your damages and estimate their value when we represent you.
Working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on Your Case
A Ville Platte moped accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can assume all of the legal responsibilities in your case when we represent you. This may include:
Looking for Evidence
One of your lawyer’s jobs is to investigate your accident. This investigation can serve several purposes, including:
- Identifying liable parties
- Identifying which laws, if any, were broken
- Proving the accident happened as you say it did
- Proving your injuries happened as you say they did
In addition to collecting evidence such as photos and videos from the accident scene, we may be able to hire accident reconstruction experts or medical specialists to testify in your defense.
Filing Your Case
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can file your insurance claim and/or lawsuit on your behalf. We are happy to take care of all of the necessary paperwork during this process so that you do not have to worry about making mistakes or submitting something late.
Arguing for Compensation
Our first stop after filing your insurance claim may be the negotiating table. Your lawyer can try to hammer out a fair settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company. If the insurance company does not agree to pay you what we believe you deserve, we can take your case to trial.
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Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we know how challenging it can be to get back on your feet after an accident. A Ville Platte moped accident lawyer from our firm may be able to ease your burden by taking over all of the legal work in your case when we represent you.
To get started with a free case assessment with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777.
Do not delay, as Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492 imposes a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana.
If you qualify, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis. There are no up-front payments required in this arrangement, and we do not collect attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.