Life was looking up until a reckless driver crashed into your car. Now, you are not able to work, your bills are piling up and your vehicle is totaled. Do not despair. When you are seriously injured in a car accident because of another party’s negligence you need someone on your side. Whether that involves another driver, a car defect, or hazardous road conditions that should have been remedied – choosing the right attorney makes all the difference. The Broussard car accident lawyers at Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers fight hard to protect your rights so you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. You’re Smart. Get Bart.™
Comparative Fault Law
Car accident cases are subject to Civil Code 2323, Louisiana’s comparative fault law. Under the comparative fault law, compensation is reduced if the injured party is found partly at fault for the accident causing their injuries. For example, if the injured driver is found partly to blame for the crash, their compensation is reduced accordingly. If damages, or compensation, is $100,000, but it is determined the driver was 25 percent at fault for the accident, the compensation is lowered by $25,000.
Statute of Limitations
In Louisiana, a plaintiff has just one year from the accident date to file a personal injury claim for a car accident, under the state’s statute of limitations. If a victim is recovering from serious injuries, that is not a long timeframe. That is why it is essential to contact a Broussard car accident lawyer as soon as possible. It is critical that an investigation of the accident take place immediately, as evidence gets lost and the memories of witnesses fade with each passing day.
Accidents and Insurance Companies
In the aftermath of an accident, victims are usually contacted by the adjuster for the other party’s insurance company. Never agree to any kind of insurance settlement before consulting an attorney who specializes in representing car accident victims. Once a settlement is agreed upon, it cannot be undone.
What may initially seem like reasonable compensation at the time is often not sufficient enough to pay for the victim’s medical and other needs in the long term. At Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers, we know the fair amount of compensation for a client based on our knowledge of those with similar injuries and prognoses. Insurance companies make money by paying out as little as possible, and they are not advocates for car accident victims.
Car Accident Damages
Car accident damages in Louisiana may include:
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If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, you need the services of an experienced Broussard car accident attorney at Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers. Call us anytime to schedule a free consultation, or contact us online. There is no fee unless we win. Click Bart First, Call Bart First.™