If a reckless driver caused a crash and your injuries, a Lake Charles car accident lawyer from our team can seek compensation for your damages. You can pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. The Morris Bart law firm knows how to build these cases and hold at-fault drivers accountable.
A Lake Charles reckless driving attorney from the Morris Bart law office can discuss your case with you for free. You can get answers to your questions and learn about your legal options today.
Our Attorneys Seek Compensation for Clients Hurt by Reckless Drivers
The best way to hold a reckless driver accountable and get justice in a collision case is to pursue fair compensation for the victims. Fair compensation includes a wide range of expenses and losses the victim experienced related to their injuries and property damage. This is the goal of our lawyers when we represent a crash victim.
If you choose to work with our team, we can gather documentation of your recoverable losses and seek the payout you deserve based on the total amount. The damages available vary from case to case but could include:
- Economic damages such as medical bills, future expenses, income losses, reduced earning capacity, car repairs, and miscellaneous costs
- Non-economic damages, including pain and suffering losses
Reckless driving collisions often occur at high speeds. This is one reason victims could suffer catastrophic or even fatal injuries. When a crash victim dies, their immediate family members have the option to file a wrongful death case per La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. Our team handles these claims and lawsuits, too. If your loved one succumbed to injuries from a reckless driving accident, we can guide you through the legal side of this difficult time.
For a free legal consultation with a Reckless Driving Accident lawyer serving Lake Charles, call (337) 377-0514
Building a Lake Charles Reckless Driving Collision Case
Most collisions occur when one driver violates a traffic law and causes a crash. Often, the victim suffers injuries. Legally, this is known as negligence. Under state law, the negligent party is responsible for the injuries, expenses, and losses victims suffer.
Louisiana, like other states, has a law against driving in a “negligent or reckless manner.” This law, La. R.S. § 14.99, could include many types of bad driving behaviors, such as illegal passing, weaving in and out of traffic, and driving at extremely high speeds. When a driver receives a citation for one of these offenses or reckless driving after a crash, it supports our case against them.
Even if there is no citation, when possible, we use the accident report filed by responding law enforcement officers and other evidence to develop a case to show what occurred and who is legally responsible for the crash. The evidence we gather in these cases often includes the following:
- The accident reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Scene surveys
- Accident reconstruction
- Physical evidence
- Photos and videos
- Expert testimony
- Documentation of damages
After gathering, analyzing, and organizing evidence, we generally have a compelling case against the reckless driver. It shows how they caused the crash and the losses our client suffered. We use this evidence to support the claim or lawsuit and seek the compensation our client needs and deserves based on their accident damages.
Morris Bart, LLC Fights for Victims Hurt by Reckless Drivers in Lake Charles, LA
At the Morris Bart law firm, our attorneys understand the laws that define reckless driving and how they can affect your insurance claim or lawsuit based on one of these collisions. We know how to investigate, gather evidence, and build a strong claim for compensation. If a fair settlement can’t be reached, we can sue and take the reckless driver to trial.
We have 15 offices in four states, including our location on Ryan Street in Lake Charles. We are a contingency fee firm, meaning you do not need to pay anything upfront to get our team working on your case. You only pay attorney’s fees if we successfully recover compensation for you.
The Morris Bart law office has more than 40 years of experience handling traffic accident cases in Louisiana, including over 5,600 cases won in 2022. Our recent case results include:
- $852,845 for a car accident victim who suffered neck and back pain, facial fractures, and had a previous injury
- $650,000 for a client who had several broken bones, including their back, hip, and pelvis, as well as internal injuries
- $475,000 for a crash victim who suffered neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 for a client who required lower back surgery
The Morris Bart law firm provides complimentary initial consultations. Learn more about how we handle crash cases like yours and get answers to your questions during this free conversation with one of our lawyers.
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Holding the Reckless Driver Accountable in a Lake Charles Collision Case
After gathering evidence and building a strong case to support our client, an attorney from our firm could:
- File a claim based on the negligent driver’s auto liability coverage as required by law
- File a personal injury lawsuit in civil court
- Take other actions to recover fair compensation
Most commonly, our attorneys negotiate fair settlements with insurance companies to recover compensation for our clients. However, we can also sue and take cases to trial as necessary.
If we sue, there are deadlines we must meet. This includes a one-year deadline for injury cases under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. Exceptions could give you even less time to act.
Talk to an Attorney About Your Reckless Driving Accident Case Today
The Morris Bart law firm provides free initial consultations for victims hurt by reckless drivers in Lake Charles. We can assess your case, explain how we navigate the legal process, go over your options, and develop a plan to move forward.
Contact us today to get started.
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