If a distracted driver caused your Lake Charles crash, you have the right to hold them legally responsible and seek fair compensation. A Lake Charles distracted driving attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can help. We handle these cases regularly and know how to prove fault and liability.
You can speak with a Lake Charles car accident lawyer from our team today. We provide free consultations for accident victims statewide. Our attorney can answer your questions and assess your options at no cost to your family.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Hold the Distracted Driver Accountable
When a distracted driver causes a crash, victims often suffer a wide range of expenses and losses because of their injuries and property damage. If this happened to you, our attorneys may file a claim or lawsuit to help you recover compensation and hold the at-fault driver accountable.
Regardless of how we approach your case, we can seek a fair payout based on your economic and non-economic damages. This could include:
- Medical bills and related care costs
- Future treatment and support expenses
- Lost income from time missed working
- Reduced earning capacity
- Car repairs and other property damages
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
Sadly, not all victims of distracted drivers survive their injuries. When a death occurs, La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 allows some surviving family members to pursue wrongful death damages. Our team handles these cases, advocates for the family, and fights for fair compensation and justice. Learn who should represent your family, what damages are available, and other details during a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys.
For a free legal consultation with a Distracted Driving Accident lawyer serving Lake Charles, call (337) 377-0514
Morris Bart, LLC Represents Victims of Lake Charles Distracted Driving Crashes
At the Morris Bart law firm, we have fought hard to protect the rights of accident victims in Louisiana for more than 40 years. We know what it takes to investigate a crash case, prove negligence and liability, calculate a fair settlement range, and take action against the at-fault driver.
When it comes to distracted driving crashes, we understand how frustrating they are. The distracted driver could have so easily put away the distraction and focused on driving but chose not to, and now you are hurt. Our attorney can go to bat for you and hold the distracted driver accountable.
We have 15 offices serving all of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Our team of attorneys won more than 5,600 cases in 2022. Some of our recent case results include:
- $852,845 settlement for a crash victim
- $650,000 recovered in a collision case involving a drunk driver
- $475,000 payout for a client with numerous injuries
- $450,000 settlement for an accident victim who required back surgery after a crash
To further serve our clients, we work on a contingency fee. We don’t charge any upfront fees or retainers. Instead, our attorneys get paid from the money we recover. If we do not win your case, we do not get paid.
Understanding How We Build Lake Charles Distracted Driving Accident Cases
It’s important to know that you don’t have to prove distracted driving to hold a driver liable and recover compensation in your case. Sometimes, there is evidence showing that distracted driving occurred, and this supports the case against that driver. However, the case isn’t necessarily weak or difficult if this evidence is absent.
One common piece of evidence we can review in these cases is the accident report filed by the responding officers. This report includes details about the police investigation and any citations. If they cited the other driver for distracted driving, this only strengthens our case against them.
However, holding them accountable takes more than knowing they were distracted when the crash occurred. Car accidents occur because of negligence. That is:
- One driver has a duty of care to the other, usually because of a traffic law
- They breach that duty
- Their breach causes a collision
- The victim suffers damages
To that end, the distraction must cause the driver to make a mistake behind the wheel and cause the crash. For example, imagine they ran a red light because they were texting. In this case, we don’t have to prove they had the phone in their hand, only that they ran the red light and caused the crash. Establishing they were distracted at the time further strengthens the case.
Pursuing Compensation in Your Lake Charles Distracted Driving Crash Case
At the Morris Bart law office, our attorneys use the evidence we gather to show what happened and who is liable. Once we have a strong foundation for the case, we can demand a fair settlement from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance carrier or sue the driver. Sometimes, we pursue both options at the same time. Our approach depends on the unique circumstances of your case.
For our traffic accident clients, we’re often able to settle the case out of court with the insurance company. Our attorneys negotiate and often reach an agreement that fairly compensates the client based on our documentation of their expenses and losses. If that isn’t possible, we can sue and take the case to trial.
It’s important to connect with our team as soon as possible. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, you only have up to one year to file a personal injury lawsuit in most cases. However, exceptions exist that could make that deadline even shorter.
Talk to Our Attorney About Your Distracted Driving Crash Case for Free
The Morris Bart law firm can review your case with you today for free. Discuss your crash, injuries, legal options, and more with our attorney. We can answer your questions and explain how we’ve helped clients recover fair payouts in similar cases.
Contact us now to speak to a lawyer and get started with your free initial consultation.
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