There is no shortage of lawyers in St. Charles Parish but when a serious crash sidelines you or a loved one, you can increase your chances of securing your future when you Get it Done Right™. The Bart Bernard team of Luling personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through the aftermath while fighting for maximum compensation.
The team at Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers understands how an accident can impact your present and your future. We take a look at the big picture so we can hold those at fault accountable for the consequences of their negligence.
Who is at fault for a car accident?
In Louisiana, a party needs to be legally at fault in an accident to be responsible for paying damages. Sometimes liability is more or less clear-cut, like in the case of a rear-end collision with no complicating factors. However, in other cases, there may be multiple drivers to blame, or issues of an employer’s vicarious liability, mechanical failures, immunity of certain parties or other complicating factors. Whatever the situation, the Luling personal injury lawyers are here to sort through the evidence and build a case against those legally responsible.
Consequences of car accidents
An accident that occurs with no warning can change virtually every aspect of your life. Probably the most obvious is the physical injuries from the impact. Broken bones and lacerations may be immediately obvious, but it is important to get evaluated for serious injuries that can stay hidden at first, like traumatic brain injuries and damage to the body’s soft tissue. Injuries may heal quickly, or they can cause a lifetime of disability.
Mental and emotional effects are serious but often overlooked. Depression and anxiety can also impair an accident victim’s daily life and is compensable under Louisiana law. As medical bills pile up and an injury impairs a person’s ability to work, the financial impact of an accident can seem insurmountable.
In Louisiana, you may be able to recover compensation for all of these types of losses, but only if you can prove them. At Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers, our team gathers the evidence needed to prove the full scope of your losses due to the accident.
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Your first steps after an accident matter. If you first speak with insurance adjusters, you may say something that will be unfairly used against you, or coaxed into an early settlement that pays only a fraction of what is due. If you decide to wait before visiting a doctor, you could miss the opportunity to receive the care you deserve, but also raise questions about whether you were really hurt at all.
An experienced car accident lawyer can help you avoid these potential traps. Bart Bernard has focused his career on helping accident victims recover what they are owed due to the negligence of another. Call today to schedule a free consultation.