If another driver’s improper lane change caused your Shreveport injury accident, you may be able to hold that driver legally liable for your medical care, pain and suffering, and other related damages. A Shreveport improper lane changes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you and handle the insurance claim, settlement negotiations process, or personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
If we believe your case has merit and we can recover a payout for you, the Morris Bart law firm may offer to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment required. For a free consultation on your case and to learn if you qualify, call (318) 553-5470 now.
Morris Bart, LLC Represents Accident Victims in Shreveport
Depending on the facts of your case, a Shreveport improper lane changes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf after your collision. When we handle a traffic accident case, we take careful steps to build a comprehensive case and defend the rights of our clients. This may include:
- Identifying the liable party and all applicable insurance policies
- Gathering evidence to support our allegations of negligence
- Documenting your related damages
- Managing all communication and interaction with the insurance companies
- Seeking a fair settlement via negotiations with the insurer
- Preparing a personal injury lawsuit and going to trial if this becomes necessary
If we represent you, the Morris Bart law firm can handle all of the legal work in your case, so you can focus on following your doctor’s orders and healing from your injuries. We can take care of the rest and provide you with updates on your case along the way.
For a free legal consultation with a Improper Lane Changes lawyer serving Shreveport, call (318) 553-5470
Improper Lane Changes Can Support Negligence-Based Claims
Personal injury lawsuits are based on proving the at-fault party acted negligently. This may be possible in an accident when a driver changed lanes improperly because there are clear laws in Louisiana that outline when and where a driver can change lanes.
Under RS 32:71, drivers are permitted to change lanes when:
- They need to make a turn
- They are passing another vehicle traveling at a slower speed or allowing a faster-moving vehicle to pass.
- They need to move around congestion, a stopped car, construction, or another issue in their lane
Changing lanes for any other reason may qualify as an improper lane change. In addition, drivers can only change lanes when they have “first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety” under RS 32:79. This statute may cover almost any instance when an improper lane change leads to an accident. For example, if a driver does not adequately check for traffic in the next lane and merges into another vehicle, this could be a violation of RS 32:79.
Knowing that a driver violated a traffic law and that violation led to a collision may satisfy the first two factors of negligence:
- The driver had an obligation to take a certain action.
- The driver failed to uphold that obligation.
The remaining two factors to prove negligence are:
- The driver’s failure to uphold their obligation caused an accident.
- The victim sustained injuries and damages as a result of the accident.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we understand the evidence necessary to show the elements of liability in a car accident case. When you work with us, our firm can handle all evidence gathering and legal strategy on your behalf.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (318) 553-5470.
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Damages in an Improper Lane Changes Case
At the Morris Bart law firm, we identify our clients’ damages, document them, and estimate a just settlement value based on what we learn.
Some common recoverable damages we pursue in this type of accident may include:
- Current and future treatment and care expenses, as well as related costs
- Current and future lost wages, benefits, and other missed income
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damage to the vehicle and other items
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
Our firm can collect evidence of your damages from sources such as your medical bills, lost wage documentation, and testimony from medical experts about your future costs of care.
Louisiana Puts a General One-Year Time Limit on Legal Action
Per CC 3492, there is a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana. Waiting longer than this could mean that a court dismisses your lawsuit and that you are unable to recover compensation.
The Morris Bart law firm encourages you to reach out for an evaluation of your accident case as soon as your injuries allow, so we can go to work for you if you qualify.
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A Shreveport improper lane changes lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis if we believe your case has merit following your free initial consultation. This means there are no up-front payments due, and we do not collect attorney fees unless and until you win your case and receive a settlement offer or court award.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our Shreveport car accident team, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (318) 553-5470. We also serve the rest of Louisiana, as well as Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi, through our 16 locations.
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