If you have suffered an injury in Luling because of a driver who was under the influence of marijuana or was driving with a suspended license from a marijuana DUI, you may have medical bills and be unable to work during your recovery. Fortunately, you may be able to recover compensation in negotiations with the driver’s insurance company or by filing a lawsuit in court.
If you are weighing the possibility of legal action, a Luling marijuana DUI lawyer with the Morris Bart law firm, is ready to listen to your case. Call us at (504) 613-4771 for a free consultation today. The Morris Bart law firm, represents Luling marijuana DUI victims on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front costs.
Injuries After a DUI Accident
Vehicular accidents can cause significant damage to all areas of the body. The head, neck, spinal column, and legs are all vulnerable in a car crash. Injuries that can occur in such an incident include:
- Joint and bone injuries, like fractures and breaks
- Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and ruptures
- Back injuries and whiplash
- Severe head injuries, like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Chest and rib injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Seatbelt and airbag injuries
We recommend seeking medical attention as soon as it is safe to do so after your car accident. A doctor can fully diagnose and begin treating your injuries. Injuries you think could just be minor may require treatment or worsen over time. For many car accident victims, the mental and emotional anguish you experience following a car accident can seem just as painful as your physical injuries. Flashbacks, PTSD, bad dreams, and panic attacks may occur.
The fact that the accident was potentially avoidable can compound feelings like depression, anger, and low moods. Fortunately, you may be able to recover compensation for both your physical and mental suffering in a marijuana DUI accident case.
For a free consultation with a Luling marijuana DUI lawyer with the Morris Bart law firm, contact us today at (504) 613-4771. Our lawyers may be able to represent you in the pursuit of compensation while you recover from your injuries.
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Getting Compensation Following a Driving Accident
With medical bills, loss of income, and the ongoing effects of your injury to consider, you may want to recover damages from the driver responsible for your accident. You may be able to do this through:
Filing a claim with an insurance company may be your first thought. However, a straight-forward settlement is not always possible. The other driver might not have adequate – or any – insurance at the time of the accident. Moreover, the insurance company may not offer you a large enough settlement to cover your out-of-pocket expenses and to compensate you fully.
A lawyer can represent you and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. A lawyer who produces evidence of the full extent of your damages may be able to secure a greater settlement from the insurance company than their initial offer.
If an insurance company is not willing to make a fair offer, a lawyer may recommend you take legal action and sue the insurance company. When you take legal action, a judge will look at the evidence and may force the insurance company to pay you damages if they are deemed liable for your injuries.
Be advised that most personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana are subject to a one-year statute of limitations in accordance with Civil Code Art. 3492. This means if you do not take legal action within one year of the accident, you may lose the right to recover compensation in court.
Types of Compensation
The most common types of compensation in a personal injury case are:
- Economic damages: to cover your current and future medical expenses and to compensate you for your lost wages and future loss of earnings.
- Non-economic damages: for pain and suffering, distress, anxiety, and more.
In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded if a judge determines that the actions of the plaintiff were especially reckless or malicious. This type of compensation is rare. If your loved one was killed in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you may be able to sue on their behalf in a wrongful death case. In this type of action, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
To discuss what compensation may be available in your case, contact the Luling legal team at the Morris Bart law firm by calling (504) 613-4771.
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How a Lawyer Can Help You
When you work with the Morris Bart law firm, a Luling marijuana DUI lawyer from our firm can help you by:
- Assessing your case and advising you on the best approach
- Filing insurance forms and legal document
- Managing all legal deadlines in your case
- Collecting evidence in your defense
- Speaking to witnesses
- Obtaining statements from accident recreation, medical, and vocation experts
- Obtaining your medical bills and invoices for your out-of-pocket expenses
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Taking them to court if they do not offer a fair settlement
To find out more about how we can assist you, call the Morris Bart law firm, today at (504) 613-4771.
Morris Bart, LLC Is Here to Help
You do not have to fight an intoxicated driver alone. Whether you require assistance with completing insurance forms, managing the claim, negotiating for a settlement, or want to discuss the potential of legal action the Luling marijuana DUI attorneys with the Morris Bart law firm, are here for you.
We will support you all the way, allowing you to take the time you need to concentrate on you and your family’s health. For further details, call the Morris Bart law firm at (504) 613-4771 today.
Consultation calls are free, and our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front costs to the clients we represent.
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