Mopeds offer a number of benefits, including easy parking, low fuel costs, and are an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Thanks to the temperate weather in our area, it is common to see mopeds on Shreveport roadways. Unfortunately, this also means there is an increased chance of being involved in an accident while operating a moped.
When you have suffered an injury in a Shreveport moped accident, you may have the legal right to hold the driver who struck you financially liable for your injuries. Contact Morris Bart, LLC today to learn more about your legal options.
Shreveport Moped Accident Injuries You Can Sue for
Some intersections in Shreveport are very dangerous. In one recent year, more than 300 collisions occurred at two busy intersections, specifically Youree and 70th and Youree and Bert Kouns. If you are one of the victims of these crashes and you were operating a moped you may have serious injuries including:
- Road rash and complications
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
Whether you have suffered an injury in a collision while operating your moped, or you have lost a loved one in a moped crash caused by an irresponsible driver, a Shreveport personal injury lawyer at Morris Bart, LLC may be able to help you recover financially. There is nothing we can do to ease the pain you are suffering, but we may be able to help you remain on a stronger financial footing.
For a free legal consultation with a Moped Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call (318) 553-5470
Assessing the Dollar Value of Your Claim with the Help of a Moped Accident Lawyer in Shreveport
At Morris Bart, LLC one of the most common questions we are asked after a moped collision is how much a victim or their family may be able to collect in damages. Because of the various factors involved, we cannot determine how much your claim will be valued until a thorough investigation and a medical determination are complete.
The health and age of the victim, the extent of the injuries a victim suffers, and the ability of a victim to return to their usual employment are some of the factors which will play a role in determining the final amount of a settlement.
In general, victims may be compensated for wages lost while out of work, damage to their moped, and medical treatments which are paid out of pocket. Should someone lose their life, the family may file a wrongful death claim and may be able to recover other damages including the costs associated with funeral and burials if they work with a Shreveport LA wrongful death lawyer.
Your Timeframe to File a Claim for Moped Collision Injury Compensation
When you file a claim for compensation with an insurance company, you need to be prepared for what will occur. Remember, insurance companies make money by collecting premiums. They save money by not paying for claims or paying as little as possible for a legitimate claim.
In Shreveport, it is not uncommon for an insurer to lay part of the blame on the victim, with the expectation they will be able to pay less for the financial losses you have suffered. They also are more than aware that victims have only one year to file a lawsuit in most cases if they cannot reach a reasonable settlement with an insurance company.
Do I Need to Hire a Shreveport LA Moped Accident Lawyer?
When you have suffered an injury because of another driver’s negligence, you need time to recover from your injuries. Having a skilled lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC taking care of the claims process, and negotiating on your behalf allows you to focus on your recovery.
Remember, insurance company adjusters are not there to help you. They are there to work with the legal team which the insurance company has on their side to reduce any settlement offer they are going to make to you. Hiring your own attorney can make all the difference during these negotiations.
When the adjuster starts asking you to sign documents, give recorded statements, or asks for access to your medical records, it is time to contact an attorney at Morris Bart, LLC immediately. Never allow the insurer to force you to sign any documents which could potentially be used to minimize your claim.
A Moped Accident Attorney in Shreveport Can Help Accident Victims Like You
There is never a guarantee that negotiations with an insurance company will be successful. When you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC, you are hiring an advocate. An attorney will be there to represent your best interests, not the interests of the insurance company.
Should the negotiations with the insurance company fail, your personal injury lawyer will be prepared to take your case to court. Additionally, we will review all evidence, help submit claims on your behalf, and handle all documents the insurance company presents to you. While most moped accident claims are settled out of court, there is always a chance you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Keep in mind, insurance companies will send you numerous documents including medical release forms. They may use the information in your medical records to minimize your claim by showing some of your injuries may have been the result of preexisting conditions. We will not allow this to happen.
The Cost of Hiring a Shreveport Moped Accident Attorney
While you are recovering from your injuries and unable to work, your income is reduced. Unfortunately, your financial obligations are not reduced. At Morris Bart, LLC we believe the lack of funds should not prevent you from seeking compensation for your injuries.
We offer a free consultation to moped accident victims. During the consultation, we will review your case and explain your options. The advantage of working with a lawyer starting right after the accident is that they have a deep understanding of Louisiana laws and how they can impact your moped accident claim.
Should you opt to hire the Morris Bart law firm, you will not have to worry about up-front legal fees. Rather than expect you to pay by the hour for our services, we take moped accident claims on a contingency fee basis. What this means is we do not collect our legal fees unless and until we are successful in getting a settlement or a judgment on your behalf.
Talk to a Shreveport Moped Accident Lawyer Today
At Morris Bart law firm we have experience handling a wide range of roadway accident cases, including Shreveport moped accident cases. We can help provide you with the guidance you need to successfully recover financially after a collision.
Questions?Call (318) 553-5470
to find a Morris Bart office near you.