Although teen drivers are at an increased risk for accidents for several reasons, including their inexperience behind the wheel, they can still be accident victims. If you are a parent whose teen suffered injuries while riding on their own, with a friend, or if you are a teenage driver who was injured in a car accident, you may be able to file a claim and secure compensation.
A Lafayette teen driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm understands the complexities of this type of case and can handle all communications, deadlines, and paperwork when we represent you.
A representative of the Morris Bart law firm can evaluate your case today. Call (337) 446-4571 now to get started in a free consultation with a member of our team. We may be able to work for you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment required.
Causes of Teen Driving Accidents in Louisiana
Teen drivers not only lack experience, but they may also lack maturity and good decision-making skills on the road. Louisiana has a Graduated Drivers Licensing (GLD) program designed to reduce the risk of accidents and help teens learn to drive more responsibly.
Teen driving accidents can also occur because of risk-taking behaviors, according to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. This may include:
- Underage drinking and driving
- Distracted driving, either with technology or because of friends in the car
- Speeding and reckless or aggressive driving
- Not wearing a seatbelt
These behaviors may be more likely when the teen does not have an adult in the vehicle or when they have one or more friends with them. This is one reason why the GDL program is important, as it includes both supervised driving requirements and passenger restrictions when teens start driving.
If your teen suffered injuries while riding in a vehicle with their peers or was a victim of another type of accident in Lafayette, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm today by calling (337) 446-4571. A representative of our firm can review their accident case for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Teen Driving Accident lawyer serving Lafayette, call 800-537-8185
Defending the Rights of Teen Drivers
The Morris Bart law firm understands that many teen drivers are safe and responsible drivers. If your teenage driver was involved in an accident caused by another driver, the responsible party may try to defend themself by blaming the accident on your teen’s lack of experience.
We can defend your child against such accusations when the other driver was at fault. Our investigation into your case will produce evidence of the responsible party’s liability. This may include evidence such as:
- CCTV, security, traffic camera, or dashcam footage of the accident
- Photos, videos, or a police report from the aftermath of the crash
- Witness statements
- Evidence from the damaged vehicle
- Medical records
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
We can also handle all communications with the insurance company on behalf of you and your teenager from day one.
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Morris Bart, LLC Can Pursue Compensation if Your Case Has Merit
If your teen was a victim of a traffic accident, a Lafayette teen driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to build a case and pursue compensation for your family. This could include a wide variety of damages and losses in a financial recovery. We believe that you should not have to pay out of your pocket for medical bills and other expenses that occurred as a result of an accident your teen had no hand in causing.
No matter if we reach an out-of-court settlement with the teen driver’s insurance company or need to take your case to trial, we can seek compensation based on the damages your family endured.
This may include:
- Current and future medical care and treatment-related expenses
- Current and future lost income and reduced earning ability
- Property damages for personal property
- Pain and suffering losses and non-economic damages
- Wrongful death losses if you lost a family member in the accident
Filing Deadlines for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Louisiana
Occasionally, a personal injury lawsuit may need to go before a judge and jury to get a fair payout. Under CC 3492, Louisiana law generally offers accident victims one year to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there could be circumstances in your case that alter your deadlines.
It is important to act before the statute of limitations expires. If the responsible party’s insurance company refuses to make you a fair settlement offer, the Morris Bart law firm can take your case to trial, so long as your right to sue is still protected under CC 3492.
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Talk to a Member of the Morris Bart, LLC Team About Your Case
A Lafayette teen driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you secure a payout that covers your family’s expenses and losses stemming from the accident. We can answer your questions, provide legal advice, and keep you updated on the progress of your case throughout our work together so that you can focus on your child’s recovery.
To find out more about how the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you, call us (337) 446-4571 for a free consultation with a member of our team. We speak with you about your teen’s injuries, your family’s financial losses, and your legal options.
The Morris Bart law firm takes teen driving accident cases in Lafayette on a contingency-fee-basis, where we do not collect attorney fees unless and until your family recovers compensation in a settlement offer or court award.
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