In a multi-vehicle car accident, the fault belongs to the driver whose negligence caused the initial collision. If multiple drivers’ negligence caused or contributed to the accident, the fault might be divided between them accordingly.
Proving which driver was at fault in a multi-vehicle car accident and identifying his negligent action might be complicated on your own. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident with more than one car, a car accident lawyer from our firm can conduct a thorough investigation and pursue the financial compensation you may be entitled to due to negligence.
Get Help Building a Strong Case
You can concentrate on your physical recovery without compromising your car accident lawsuit when you hire a personal injury lawyer from our law firm to represent you. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can:
- Identify the initial cause of the accident
- Locate impartial accident witnesses
- Accurately assess your recoverable damages
Your lawyer can also help by dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. We can make the initial contact with the insurer and obtain and complete their required claim forms. We can also present them with evidence against their insured driver and negotiate a favorable financial settlement on your behalf.
Your Car Accident Report May Identify the At-Fault Driver
When the police respond to the scene of the accident, they usually create a car accident report with details of the crash. Your official car accident report may contain details on the sequence of the collision and the position of each involved vehicle. It may also indicate points of impact.
You may be able to use the police car accident report as evidence in your case that helps you cement the details of the collision. It may protect you if:
- Your car has more extensive damage than you initially thought
- The at-fault driver denies causing the accident
- You lose consciousness and cannot recall important details
Obtain your car accident report as soon as possible and share it with your legal team along with any other notes or information you jotted down at the accident scene. Otherwise, we can request a copy of your car accident report for you.
Get a Thorough Valuation of Your Potential Compensation Package
Knowing the type of financial damages that you are entitled to recover is only the first step in valuing your lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation of your:
- Current and anticipated health care expenses
- Current and anticipated loss of income
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Pain and suffering and lasting physical impairments
You and your lawyer can work together to determine the value of your potentially recoverable damages. To determine the value of your lawsuit, your lawyer may request your:
- Medical records and bills
- Employment and salary history
- Property damage estimates
Obtain these documents as soon as possible or let a member of your legal team know if you need help obtaining them. While building your case file, your lawyer can also act quickly to file your lawsuit in accordance with the filing deadline.
Do Not Put Your Car Accident Lawsuit at Risk by Missing the Deadline to File
Louisiana has a filing deadline for personal injury lawsuits codified in Civil Code (CC) §3492. Also known as the statute of limitations, this law sets a general one-year deadline on filing a personal injury lawsuit.
If you do not file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you might inadvertently put your ability to collect compensation at risk. The at-fault driver or his legal or insurance representative may request an immediate dismissal of a lawsuit filed past the deadline.
This request is likely to be granted, and you may be left without a legal avenue for compensation. A lawyer from our firm can help you avoid having your lawsuit dismissed by ensuring it is filed on time.
Get an Attorney’s Help in Assigning Financial Liability After a Car Accident
The days right after a car accident that involved multiple vehicles can be a confusing time. On your own, it might be difficult to determine which driver to turn to for compensation. Let us help you determine who was at fault in your multi-vehicle car accident and who may bear financial liability for your financial expenses and losses.
Contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 to get help fighting for your financial recovery. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free case review.