If another driver ran a red light and caused your accident, you can hold that driver accountable for their actions. An accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can review your case and help you pursue compensation via an insurance claim or a lawsuit—whatever is necessary.
To learn if our team can help you, reach out to our Shreveport today at (318) 553-5470. We provide free consultations for accident victims in Caddo and Bossier Parish, as well as other nearby areas.
How does an Attorney Prove the Other Driver Ran the Red Light?
Running a red light is illegal. Exceptions to the law typically only apply when there is someone directing traffic or if you are driving an emergency vehicle. Under Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:232, all motorists must come to a complete stop at a red light.
To prove negligence in your case, we obtain documentation and other types of evidence, such as eyewitness testimony and video surveillance, to prove that:
- The driver had a duty to act in a certain way.
- The driver failed to do so.
- Their failure to stop at the red light caused the collision.
- You suffered injuries and financial losses as a direct result of your accident.
Intersection collisions can sometimes involve drunk, drowsy, or distracted driving—all of which are considered acts of negligence. To learn more about how a Morris Bart lawyer can help you, call us today at (318) 553-5470.
For a free legal consultation with a Running a Red Light Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
What Types of Evidence do You Need to Include in a Claim?
We know the kinds of evidence you need to prove how an accident occurred and who is at fault. We can also contact an accident reconstruction expert who can recreate the scene and show the jury, if necessary, exactly what happened.
Examples of evidence we collect include:
- The police report
- A survey of the scene of the accident
- Expert testimony
- Proof of your losses, such as your medical records and documents related to property damage (like damage to your car)
Discuss your case today with the Morris Bart law firm at (318) 553-5470. We can help you plan your next steps.
Seeking Compensation for Your Accident
Our lawyers at Morris Bart approach the matter of settlement by way of negotiation before taking the case to trial. This gives us more control of the outcome of your case in that we can reject any offer that does not fairly compensate you for your losses.
How the Settlement Negotiation Process Works
First, we’ll attempt to negotiate with the insurer representing the at-fault motorist in an attempt at settling the matter. During this process, we can seek compensation for things like:
- Treatment and other medical expenses
- Future medical care for lasting injuries
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
If, however, we cannot reach an out-of-court agreement that is fair for our client, we may need to take the matter to court. Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, you have up to one year to file your lawsuit. Missing this deadline could mean missing the opportunity to file your lawsuit entirely.
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We provide legal services based on contingency. In other words, we do not charge our clients a fee upfront. Instead, we recover our attorney’s fees from the settlement we negotiate or the financial award we secure at trial. Even our initial consultations and case evaluations are free, so don’t wait. Call Morris Bart today at (318) 553-5470.
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