According to Louisiana State University’s Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation, Louisiana had roughly 7,600 alcohol-related car crashes in 2019. Of those accidents, an estimated 2,800 resulted in injuries and 260 in fatalities.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver in Luling, you have a right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Your case might not even require evidence that the other driver was drunk for them to be deemed legally liable for your injuries.
The Morris Bart law firm represents Luling drunk driving accident victims in personal injury cases. We offer a free consultation to review the circumstances of your case. Call us today at (800) 537-8185. Our firm works on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay your Luling drunk driving accident lawyer nothing until you receive a settlement or award for your losses.
Drunk Driving and Driver Liability
Louisiana law recognizes drunk driving as driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more. If a police officer responded to the scene of your accident, they may have required you and the other driver to take a breathalyzer test. If the other driver failed their test and was issued a DWI citation, this fact could be used in your case as evidence of driver negligence.
A DWI citation is not required to prove driver negligence, however. In car accident cases, proof that a driver violated a traffic law may be enough to make them liable for your injuries.
For example, if there is solid evidence that the driver in your accident ran a red light, illegally changed lanes, or committed another type of traffic law violation that caused your accident, you may be able to establish their liability without additional proof that they were drunk.
If you were involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, whether as the driver of another vehicle, a passenger of the drunk driver, or a pedestrian, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (800) 537-8185. We offer a free consultation to Luling drunk driving victims.
For a free legal consultation with a Drunk Driving Accident lawyer serving Luling, call 800-537-8185
Injuries Sustained in a Drunk Driving Accident
Anytime you are in an accident, we always recommend that you see a medical professional immediately for two reasons. First, even if you do not feel unwell, you may have some unseen ailments or internal injuries that require treatment. Second, your doctor’s visit provides a link between the accident and your injuries. This may be useful evidence in your case.
There are a multitude of injuries you may experience in a car accident. These may include:
- Cuts, burns, and bruises
- Broken bones, including skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or concussion
- Spinal cord injury or possibly even paralysis
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Disfigurement of the face and body
- And more
Tragically, you may have even lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. In this case, a Luling drunk driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help your family pursue compensation in a wrongful death case.
Recoverable Damages in a Drunk Driving Accident
After your drunk driving accident, you may have accumulated expenses and possibly some debt to cover your injuries. If a drunk driver’s negligence brought these injuries upon you, they may be responsible for these costs.
Although each case is different, the recoverable damages in a drunk driving accident case could include:
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Medical expenses, such as medication, surgeries, rehabilitation, and equipment
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental distress, such as PTSD and anxiety
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, if a judge deems them necessary
- And more
In a wrongful death case, we could also help you pursue:
- Burial and funeral costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of support and protection
- And more
A representative of the Morris Bartlaw firm may be able to discuss the specific compensation available in your case when you call us for a free consultation.
Morris Bart, LLC Can Represent You
If you have suffered injuries due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver in Luling, you may have options to recover compensation. When you hire a Luling drunk driving accident lawyer from our team at the Morris Bartlaw firm, we can assist you in a number of ways. We can:
- Answer your questions and discuss possible outcomes in your case
- Gather all relevant documents, such as medical and police reports
- Conduct our own investigation
- Consult with accident reconstruction experts
- Consult with medical experts on the future costs of your injuries
- File and negotiate a claim with the driver’s insurance company
- Sue the insurance company in court if they are not willing to make you a fair settlement offer
You should not have to pay for the damages caused by a drunk driver’s negligent acts. When the Morris Bart law firm handles your case, we will fight for your compensation while you concentrate on your recovery.
We strongly recommend that you reach out to us as soon as you feel well. Louisiana law generally only provides you one year from the date you sustained your injuries in the car accident to pursue compensation in the courts. If you wait too long to take legal action and allow this time limit to expire, you may lose your right to recover compensation in a lawsuit.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (800) 537-8185. Our consultations are free, and we operate on a contingency-basis where we only take payment as a percentage of your settlement offer or court award if you win.
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