If another driver failed to yield and caused your injury accident, Louisiana law allows you to hold them accountable and recover compensation. A Lake Charles failure to yield accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can help. We know how to build these cases and secure money for our clients’ damages.
Speak to a Lake Charles car accident lawyer from our team for free today. We provide complimentary initial consultations for crash victims hurt in Calcasieu Parish.
Our Attorneys Seek Damages for Clients Hurt in Lake Charles Crashes
When a crash victim suffers injuries in Lake Charles, they have options for seeking recoverable damages through an insurance claim or civil lawsuit. Our attorneys handle these cases, including identifying the damages endured and documenting a fair settlement range for the claim. The recoverable damages could include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Medical bills, current and future
- Ongoing care and support expenses
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity if there are lasting injuries
- Property damages, including the damaged vehicle
- Miscellaneous related costs
If the victim dies from their injuries, a wrongful death claim may be possible. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, certain survivors can seek and recover compensation. Our attorneys handle this process while our client grieves and spends time with surviving family members.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Yield Accident lawyer serving Lake Charles, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LLC Fights for Crash Victims’ Rights After Failure to Yield Accidents
With more than 40 years of experience, the attorneys of the Morris Bart law firm know what it takes to hold a careless driver legally responsible for a failure to yield crash and recover compensation for our client. We handle these cases frequently. Our investigations into failure to yield collisions often uncover evidence that shows negligence and liability and documents the damages our client suffered.
This evidence allows us to seek and recover a payout that compensates the client for their injuries, expenses, and losses. This is how we get justice for clients hurt in these collisions.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we have 16 offices serving all parts of four states, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Our lawyers take pride in the work we do and the lives we change. We helped more than 5,600 clients recover compensation in 2022. Some of our recent car accident case results include:
- $852,845 for a client with neck, back, and facial injuries
- $650,000 for a drunk driving crash victim with numerous broken bones and other injuries
- $475,000 for a client who suffered neck, back, and shoulder herniations
- $450,000 for a crash victim who required lower back surgery to repair their injuries
The Morris Bart law firm charges our clients based on contingency fees. We understand how stressful a crash can make even the most financially stable families. We do not believe you should have to pay a retainer or other upfront fees to hire legal representation. Our lawyers never charge upfront fees. Instead, we work for a percentage of the payout. If we do not win your case, we do not get paid.
Who Is Liable for a Lake Charles Failure to Yield Collision?
When we represent the victim of a failure to yield crash in Lake Charles, the Morris Bart law office investigates what happened to cause the collision. In most cases, crashes occur because of one driver’s carelessness or recklessness. In the legal system, this is known as negligence. There are four elements to negligence:
- Duty of care, in this case, created by traffic laws that require the driver to yield
- Breach of duty, meaning they violated the law by failing to yield
- Causation, where their failure to yield was the cause of the crash
- Harm, including our client’s expenses, losses, and injuries
When a driver fails to yield the right-of-way, there is a significant crash risk. Yielding the right of way is a traffic law that determines which vehicle should go when two arrive at the same time and need to cross paths. This is commonly seen when one driver is turning left across lanes of traffic.
The left-turning driver must yield the right-of-way to vehicles traveling straight under most circumstances. The exception is when the left-turning vehicle has a green turn arrow.
There are many reasons why a driver might fail to yield. Misjudging speed or distance, failing to see a motorcycle or bicyclist, distractions, drunk or drugged driving, recklessness, and simply making a mistake are all possible.
Recovering Compensation in a Lake Charles Intersection Crash Case
We know how to use the evidence we gathered during our investigation to build a compelling case against the at-fault driver. We demand fair compensation from their insurance carrier or file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver in civil court.
We can often negotiate a fair settlement in these cases, reaching an agreement with the insurer to pay our client an appropriate amount based on the case facts. When this is not possible, or there are other reasons we believe we should, we sue the at-fault driver on their behalf.
Most lawsuits never go to trial. However, we must protect the client’s right to sue if necessary. This includes meeting the deadlines set by the statute of limitations. Generally, victims have up to one year to sue per La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. However, exceptions exist that could shorten this timeline. Connecting with our team quickly after the crash will help protect your rights.
Discuss Your Options With One of Our Car Accident Lawyers for Free
The Morris Bart law firm offers free case reviews with an attorney from our team. Crash victims can connect with a lawyer to learn about their legal options, our services, and our fees. We will answer your questions and ensure you understand how our team handles cases like yours. Contact us today to get started.
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