Car accidents involving leased cars have many similarities to other types of motor vehicle accidents. You should still exchange all pertinent information with the other driver, and you still have the right to sue the other driver for monetary compensation.
Our car accident lawyers can help you with your leased car accident case
Traffic accidents are always stressful, no matter what type of vehicles are involved. Instead of handling the aftermath by yourself, let our law firm do all the hard work. We can:
- Assess your case at no charge, so you can find out quickly and at no cost whether your lawsuit is worth pursuing
- Investigate the accident, so your lawyer can collect evidence of the liable party’s identity and the role they played in causing your injuries
- Review your rights and options so you know what you are entitled to and the best way to pursue it
- Manage all communications, so you do not have to speak directly with the liable party or anyone representing them
- Negotiate a settlement, so you can be sure that you get the maximum possible payout from the liable party’s insurance company
- Go to trial on your behalf, if the insurance company refuses to accept your claim or to pay you a fair settlement
A leased car accident lawyer from our team can make the legal process much smoother and simpler for you. Many firms charge no attorney’s fees until you get compensation, so you do not have to worry about paying anything upfront.
For a free legal consultation, call 337-221-9907
You may be eligible for compensation after a leased car accident
Car accidents can cost a lot, in terms of both money and your physical and emotional health. You have the right to sue for both economic (financial) damages and non-economic (physical and emotional) damages.
“Non-economic damages” is the legal term for the injuries—either physical or mental—you suffered due to the accident. Examples often include:
- Disfigurement, i.e., the permanent physical scarring caused by your injuries
- Pain and suffering, i.e., the temporary or permanent, physical or psychological distress caused by your injuries
- Reduced quality of life, i.e., your inability to resume your pre-accident lifestyle
- Disability, i.e., the temporary or permanent, physical or intellectual disabilities caused by your injuries
“Economic damages” is the legal term for the financial suffering caused by your accident. Examples often include:
- Repair costs, i.e., the money you spent fixing or replacing your car
- Medical bills, i.e., the money you spent or will spend to treat and manage your injuries
- Loss of income, i.e., the salary you were unable to earn while your injuries healed
- Loss of earning capacity, i.e., the salary you expected to earn in the future and that your injuries now prevent you from earning
You can also seek non-economic and economic damages in wrongful death lawsuits. If you lost a loved one in a leased car accident, talk to a lawyer from our firm to learn more about your rights and the damages you could be eligible for.
Special considerations for accidents involving leased cars
If you were driving a leased car at the time of the accident, make sure to review your lease agreement before taking additional steps. There may be a particular way you must handle car repair or replacement.
That said, you will want to act quickly in the wake of an accident. According to CC §3492, your right to sue for compensation expires after one year. Taking swift action preserves your right to compensatory damages and makes it easier for your lawyer to find evidence such as:
- Police reports: Per RS §32:398, you must immediately report any accident involving a death, an injury, or more than $500 worth of property damage.
- Security footage: Video from surveillance cameras may be recorded over after a short period of time, so it is important to ask for the footage quickly.
- Witness statements: People naturally forget things over time, so it is better to get witness statements as soon as possible.
- Expert statements: People with professional expertise, like doctors or vocational rehabilitators, are often very busy. The more time your lawyer has to arrange to get a statement from them, the more likely it is they will be able to comply.
Call our firm after your car accident involving a leased car
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help with car accidents involving leased cars and any other type of motor vehicle. Call us at (337) 777-7777 for a free case assessment. We charge no attorney’s fees unless and until you get your money.