Acadiana’s 22 parishes are home to four major interstate highways, which play a vital role in transportation and the local economy. Whether you reside in Lake Charles, Lafayette, or Houma-Thibodaux, you’re likely no stranger to the region’s numerous traffic accidents involving passenger vehicles, motorcycles and large trucks.
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle collision, it’s important to know that the car accident lawyers in Acadiana can help you pursue the legal compensation to which you are entitled. A serious rear-end collision or intersection crash can have significant and lasting repercussions, which affect your physical wellbeing, your ability to work, and your relationships with family and friends. Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers is well-versed in Louisiana’s statutes and insurance laws and will protect your rights at every juncture.
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Our Acadiana car accident lawyers represent drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians who were injured because of another motorist’s reckless or negligent actions. Don’t delay seeking legal counsel after an accident – even if you believe you were partly at fault. Louisiana allows auto accident victims just one year from the date of the incident to file a legal claim for damages.
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Call our law offices to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Attorney Bart Bernard has a successful track record handling various types of wrecks, including:
Importance of seeking medical treatment after a crash
In some cases, the injuries sustained in a crash are not always immediately obvious. Even if you seem unscathed and without apparent pain, it’s best to get checked out by a health care professional as soon as possible. Latent injuries like hairline fractures, concussions, or whiplash can adversely affect your health but may have no apparent symptoms in the early stages. It can take several days or even weeks for signs of injury to materialize, which will ultimately delay your diagnosis and treatment.
In the context of litigation, all injuries and losses must be properly documented in order to seek money damages. Your medical records, diagnostic tests, treatment protocols and physician reports lend credibility to your claim and help us seek fair compensation for all medical expenses, impairment or disabilities.
While your car accident claim is pending, be mindful about what you post to your Facebook or other social media sites. Someone who has severe neck and back injuries, for instance, shouldn’t be participating in contact sports, or some other activity that casts doubt about the validity of your injuries.
Acadiana car accident lawyers you can count on
Getting your health and life back on track after a traumatic accident can be an overwhelming process, but one you do not have to face alone. Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers has over 20 years of experience helping accident victims throughout Acadiana, from Abbeville and Broussard to St. Martinville and Crowley.
We offer focused, client-centered advocacy with no up-front legal fees. If we don’t prevail in your case, you pay nothing! Be Smart. Get Bart™ – a Lafayette native who is proud to serve Acadiana residents.