If a driver who was texting behind the wheel caused your Shreveport, Louisiana, traffic accident, you may be able to recover compensation by holding them accountable for their careless actions. If we believe you have a valid case against them and you qualify to take legal action, a Shreveport texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can seek a financial award or out-of-court settlement on your behalf.
Let our law office in Shreveport review the facts of your accident case today. If there is evidence to show the traffic accident occurred because of the other driver’s texting or other distractions, you may be eligible to secure a settlement based on your related personal injuries and damages.
Contact us today at (318) 553-5470 to receive a free consultation.
Louisiana Law Prohibits Driving and Texting
Most of Louisiana’s distracted driving laws focus on measures to reduce the risk of texting while driving. These laws prohibit all drivers behind the wheel on a public road from using their phone, a tablet, or another electronic device to:
- Text, email, or instant message through any app
- Read, write, or send any text-based communication
- Read or post to any social media platform
It is also illegal to engage in a hand-held phone call in a school zone during school hours, as outlined in Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:300.8. While several “hands-free” statutes have made it to a vote in state government, none have passed for all drivers as of September 2020.
If a motorist broke the law and was texting behind the wheel, and this caused or contributed to your car accident, you may have a viable case against them. Let a member of our legal team in Shreveport review your case. Contact us today for your complimentary accident consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Texting Behind the Wheel Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
Our Law Office Represents Victims of Distracted Driving
A Shreveport texting behind the wheel lawyer will seek financial recovery and security for clients following traumatic injuries in a traffic accident. We build cases based on applicable state and local laws and pursue damages based on personal injury principles. These damages are meant to fairly compensate the victims of an accident while also holding the texting driver responsible.
We know how to navigate the Louisiana auto insurance claims process and demand just compensation. If we cannot reach a settlement that we believe compensates our client fairly, we may need to take additional actions. Often, this includes filing a personal injury lawsuit in the appropriate jurisdiction.
With a verdict and order from the court based on the evidence we presented, we may be able to recover damages for our client or the surviving family members of an accident victim.
To learn more about legal options available, call the Morris Bart law firm at (318) 553-5470 today.
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Pursuing Compensation for Damages Caused by a Texting Driver Behind the Wheel
The goal of an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit following an accident caused by a distracted driver is to recover a financial award to compensate victims fairly for their accident-related expenses. This includes current and future expenses, as well as intangible losses. We will gather evidence to prove these damages, then present the evidence to the insurance adjuster or judge and jury.
Some recoverable losses following a texting and driving accident may include:
- Medical treatment and related care expenses
- Lost income and benefits, as well as diminished earning capacity
- Property damages including vehicle repairs and other personal property
- Additional related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible damages, known as non-economic damages
Some surviving family members of accident victims who passed away may also qualify for wrongful death damages, including funeral and burial costs and other losses they experienced.
Deadlines Apply for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Driver
Our legal team can often settle texting and driving claims without needing to take the case to court. This involves negotiating a settlement with the insurance company for a fair value based on your actual losses and expenses. However, this is generally only possible when we have the leverage to demand justice or take the defendant to court.
Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, we generally have up to one year from the date of the accident to file paperwork and begin a personal injury lawsuit in Caddo or Bossier Parish, or other areas of the state. If this deadline is missed, you will likely lose the right to take the case before a judge and jury, and we could lose our leverage for demanding a fair settlement.
We encourage you to speak to a member of our legal team for a complimentary case review today. You can learn about your rights, your options for seeking a financial award, and other details about this process. You will also know if one of our attorneys can provide representation to you in your claim.
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Contact the Office of a Texting Behind the Wheel Attorney in Shreveport for Help Today
A Shreveport texting behind the wheel lawyer may be able to accept your case and seek a payout on your behalf after you suffered personal injuries and damages in a traffic accident in Caddo Parish or Bossier Parish. Let a member of our legal team serving Shreveport and nearby areas review your case at no cost to you.
While the Morris Bart law firm cannot accept all traffic accident cases, we may be able to go to work for you if we believe your case has merit. Call (318) 553-5470 to get started with your free consultation.
Our team operates 15 offices and serves all of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Arkansas. If you incurred expenses because of a collision and the related damages in any of these states, contact us today to learn more.
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