If you were hurt in a left-turn accident because of another motorist in Caddo Parish or Bossier Parish, a Shreveport left-turn accident lawyer might be able to take action on your behalf. At the Morris Bart law firm, we can seek compensation for you if there is evidence to prove negligence and liability in your case.
Our team provides complimentary case reviews for accident victims in and around Shreveport. During this consultation, we will discuss your collision and injuries in-depth, offering a first look at your potential case based on the information you provide us. You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law office in Shreveport by calling (318) 553-5470 today.
Left Turns Are a Common Cause of Intersection Collisions
Making a left turn requires drivers to pay close attention to traffic signals, look for oncoming traffic, and yield the right of way—unless they have a signal that allows them to go ahead, such as a green turn arrow. In Louisiana, yielding the right of way during a left-hand turn is required by law under Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:122. This statute states that drivers planning to turn left at an intersection must yield to approaching vehicles.
When a motorist violates this traffic law and fails to yield to oncoming vehicles, a collision may occur. These are often side-impact accidents, also known as broadside or T-bone collisions. Since one vehicle impacts the side of another in a side-impact accident, the property damages and physical injuries may be severe. They could include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Scarring and disfiguring injuries
To hold the driver who turned left without yielding responsible in this type of accident, we must prove negligence and liability. This means we need to investigate your case and collect evidence to prove the following:
- The other driver had a responsibility to yield at the intersection.
- They failed to yield when turning left.
- Their failure caused the collision and your injuries.
- You have medical bills and other financial losses as a result of the accident.
In Caddo Parish and Bossier Parish, accident victims can reach a member of the Morris Bart law office team today by calling (318) 553-5470. Our team can explain your rights and may go to work building your case right away if we believe you qualify.
For a free legal consultation with a Left-Turn Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call (318) 553-5470
Developing a Case Against the At-Fault Motorist in Your Collision
If we represent you in your collision case, a Shreveport left-turn accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will take steps to prove that the other driver was solely responsible for your accident and is legally liable for your damages. We will also need to estimate the losses and expenses you sustained as a result, in order to assign a value to your claim.
In many car accident cases, there is a wealth of evidence for us to gather and analyze. This may include the following:
- The traffic crash report from the police
- Photographs or video of the accident
- The damage to each vehicle
- Other physical evidence
- Statements from eyewitnesses of the accident
- Medical records relevant to the accident
- Bills, estimates, receipts, and other proof of your expenses
In addition, we will work with trained professionals and experts to help us better understand what happened and the injuries you sustained. This could include:
- A survey team who documents the accident site
- Accident reconstruction experts who recreate the accident based on known facts to uncover unknown details
- Medical experts and economists who can help us understand your prognosis, future care needs, and other impacts of your injuries
When you trust the Morris Bart law firm with your Shreveport traffic accident claim, we will take action based on a contingent fee. You will not need to pay us anything upfront for our services. We will only collect attorney’s fees if we successfully secure compensation for you.
Pursuing Recoverable Damages in Your Left-Turn Crash
We can reach a settlement agreement for most of our clients without ever having to file paperwork to begin a personal injury lawsuit. Instead, we file a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance carrier, present the evidence we collected against their policyholder, and demand a just payout based on our client’s losses. This may allow us to recover damages for:
- Treatment, medical care costs, and other related expenses, both current and future
- Lost income, benefits, and reduced ability to earn
- Property damages, such as repairs for your vehicle
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other non-economic damages
Only when this is not effective, do we need to consider taking a case to trial. There are deadlines for filing a civil suit after a Shreveport collision. It is important that you understand the timelines on these cases in Louisiana because missing the deadline could jeopardize your ability to recover a monetary award.
Per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, accident victims in Shreveport and elsewhere in Louisiana only have one year from their collision date to file a civil lawsuit in the appropriate court.
Speak with a Member of Our Shreveport Team About Your Case
A Shreveport left-turn accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may file your insurance liability claim or navigate the civil suit process for you following a collision. Our team will review your accident for free and can explain your legal rights and options during this consultation.
In addition to serving accident victims in and around Shreveport, our team also has 15 offices across the Gulf South. This allows us to reach injured parties anywhere in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, or Mississippi.
Reach out to the Morris Bart law office in Shreveport today to get started by calling (318) 553-5470.
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