If another driver failed to slow down or drive more carefully in changing or deteriorating weather conditions, and this contributed to your car collision, you may qualify to hold that driver legally responsible. You may be able to pursue just compensation based on their automobile liability insurance policy or through a civil lawsuit in court.
A Shreveport failure to heed changing weather or road condition lawyer is here to help you take legal action in your traffic accident case. Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (318) 553-5470 for your complimentary consultation with our legal team.
Pursuing Compensation for Damages Received in a Car Accident
It may be possible for a Shreveport failure to heed changing weather or road condition lawyer to seek and secure an insurance settlement or financial award in court on your behalf. If we believe you have a strong enough case to hold the other motorist liable for your accident injuries and damages, we may represent you based on contingency. You will not need to pay us for our services unless we secure compensation in your case.
When we represent you in your car accident case, we will:
- Protect your rights and best interests
- Manage all communications and interactions with the insurers
- Build a case that confirms negligence and liability
- Calculate a just settlement range for your documented losses
- Handle your insurance claim
- Negotiate with the insurer for a fair agreement
- Recover compensation for you when possible
The staff from our law office in Shreveport may be able to go to work on your case today. Contact our office to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Heed Changing Weather or Road Condition Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
Drivers Are Accountable for Failing to Heed to Changing Weather or Road Conditions
Drivers have a responsibility to heed any changing or dangerous weather or road conditions, slowing down or stopping if they cannot drive safely because of a slippery road surface, low visibility, icy rain, sleet, or slush on the roads. Dense fog, pouring rain, and other visibility hazards are also a concern. According to a study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention, all adverse weather has a significant effect on the risk of an accident.
The study showed at least a 50 percent increase in accident risk with any type of weather that affected the road surface. This included a four-times higher risk of an accident on slushy roads and a two-times higher risk on slippery roads, such as during and after rain, sleet, or snow.
Changing weather can cause significant problems on roads in and around Shreveport. This may include:
- Reducing the capacity of the road, leading to an increase in traffic
- Reducing traffic speed or causing wide speed variances
- Delaying travel times and frustrating affected motorists
- Increasing stopping distance
- Making it more challenging to maintain control of the vehicle
According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), about 21 percent of collisions cite weather as a contributing or causative factor. While the weather may play a role, the driver who failed to heed to these conditions is still at fault for the injuries and damages they caused. To learn more, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm today by calling (318) 553-5470.
Possible Recoverable Damages Available After a Traffic Accident
The recoverable damages in a Shreveport traffic accident case include the injuries, expenses, and related losses the victims of the accident sustained as a result of the collision. With evidence to show these damages occurred, we can demand reimbursement of these tangible and intangible costs from the at-fault motorist’s insurance carrier or directly in court.
Recoverable damages from a car accident in Shreveport may include:
- Current and future treatment and related medical care
- Current and future lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages
- Additional expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
- Wrongful death damages
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Louisiana’s Statute of Limitations Limits the Amount of Time You Have to Pursue Legal Action
Louisiana only gives most car accident victims up to one year from the date of the accident to file legal action in their case, as outlined in the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. One year is not very long to take all the steps necessary to determine if you have a case, decide you need to pursue legal action, prepare your personal injury lawsuit, and file the appropriate paperwork.
Our legal team can ensure you meet all applicable deadlines if we represent you in your car accident case, but we must know about your collision in time to do so. Contact us as soon as you are able after your accident to see if we can handle your claim for you.
Contact a Car Accident Caused by Failure to Heed Changing Weather or Road Conditions Attorney to Learn More
A Shreveport failure to heed changing weather or road condition lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may provide you with representation and legal services at no up-front costs. We accept car accident cases based on contingent fees, seeking a payout for our clients, and only accepting fees for our services following a settlement or verdict.
We cannot accept all personal injury car accident cases. We can, however, review your case for free to determine if you qualify for representation by a member of our team. Call (318) 553-5470 now for your initial consultation and to learn if your case has merit.
Counting the Shreveport office, we have 15 offices and serve all of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. If you were hurt in a car accident in any of the states across the Gulf South, contact us today to learn if we may be able to help.
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