If you were hurt in a Shreveport, Louisiana, car accident that occurred because another driver failed to obey a traffic signal, it may be possible after gathering evidence to hold the at-fault driver accountable. You could recover just compensation for the losses you incurred because of the collision. If we believe you have a valid case, a Shreveport failure to obey traffic signals lawyer may file your auto liability insurance claim or pursue a civil suit against the at-fault motorist for you.
You can call the Morris Bart law firm serving Shreveport today to speak with a member of our legal team at no cost to you. Our initial consultation will allow you to learn if we can help you and take legal action on your behalf. Call (318) 553-5470 now to get started.
Louisiana Law Requires Drivers to Obey Traffic Signals
When proving negligence and fault in a traffic accident case in Louisiana, there are four factors to consider. These factors include:
- Did the driver have a duty to do something (or not do something)?
- Did the driver fail to uphold that duty?
- Did the driver’s failure cause the accident?
- Did the victim suffer personal injuries or financial losses?
After an accident in Caddo Parish or Bossier Parish, we consider these factors for you and determine what happened, who played a role, and how the collision occurred. When the accident involved a driver who failed to obey a traffic signal, we can rely on the state laws that require drivers to follow all traffic control devices, signs, and signals. These laws include Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:56 and RS §32:231.
These statutes answer the first question for us. Yes, the driver had an obligation to obey the traffic signal, such as a stop sign or red light, under state law. The second and third questions require further investigation. We will review the crash report filed by the responding law enforcement officers, take witness statements, and work with accident reconstruction experts to prove that the other driver’s careless disregard of the law caused your accident.
Lastly, we must gather any available evidence to prove that you were injured and incurred expenses and losses as a result. This likely will include items such as:
- Medical bills
- Receipts for related expenses
- Estimates for car repairs
- Medical records
- Medical expert witnesses
- Documentation of time away from work
- Information about prognosis and future care needs
- Other proof of expenses or losses
Using this evidence, we will not only answer the final question, but we can calculate a range of settlement values that will fairly compensate you for your personal injuries and related damages. When taken together, all of the evidence we gather to prove your claim will allow us to present a strong case for holding the at-fault driver responsible. This may be possible through:
- Filing an insurance claim based on that driver’s auto liability insurance policy.
- Naming the at-fault driver as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.
You may qualify for our services and representation based on the facts of your Shreveport car accident case. We cannot accept all cases, but we represent traffic accident victims who we believe we can help by seeking compensation. To learn if you may qualify for legal help from a Shreveport failure to obey traffic signals lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm, contact our Shreveport office today.
We handle cases on a contingent fee basis meaning you will not pay attorney’s fees unless we secure a payout for you.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
Recoverable Damages for Injured Victims of Accidents Caused by Drivers Who Fail to Obey Traffic Signals
If we handle your Shreveport failure to obey traffic signals accident case, we will seek to have the at-fault driver and their insurance carrier compensate you fairly for the damages you endured. This may include:
Current and future tangible expenses and losses may be recoverable. These could include:
- Medical treatment and related care
- Lost wages and other income, and any associated benefits
- Diminished ability to earn
- Car repairs
- Other property damages
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Recovering current and future intangible losses may also be possible. Our attorneys know how to calculate a value and prove these damages. They include both pain and suffering and other intangible damages.
Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful death damages are damages for the surviving family of an accident victim who passed away. These damages include funeral and burial costs and other losses unique to the qualifying family members.
Louisiana Law Limits Your Time to File Suit in Your Accident Case
Under state law, the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, Louisiana generally only gives accident victims one year from the date of the accident to take their case to court. While we do not have to complete a trial for you before this date arrives, we do need to file the initial paperwork and get the process started. Missing this deadline could result in losing the ability to seek compensation in court.
Contact our law firm as soon as your injuries allow in order to avoid losing your right to hold the at-fault party accountable. Call (318) 553-5470 today for your initial consultation with a member of our legal team.
Get in Touch with the Office of a Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Attorney to Learn More Today
A Shreveport failure to obey traffic signals lawyer may be able to represent you and help you with your injury case if a negligent driver who failed to obey traffic signals caused your accident.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 offices across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We serve all areas of each of these states. You can reach our Shreveport office today by calling (318) 553-5470.
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