It is a crime in every state for a driver to operate a vehicle while intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs. When an intoxicated driver collides with other motorists or pedestrians, the results can be devastating or even fatal. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a DUI accident, you may qualify to recover compensation from the drunk driver.
Work with a Monroe DUI accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm as soon as you receive treatment for your injuries. Call us today at (318) 884-0904 for a free consultation.
What to Do if You Are Injured in a DUI Accident
Seek Medical Attention
This step is important. Make sure you get medical care as soon as you sustain injuries in a DUI accident. If you did not seek emergency care after your accident, make an appointment with your doctor for an evaluation. Getting medical care not only ensures you receive treatment for your injuries but also helps connect your injuries to the accident, which will be important in your legal case.
Document the Accident
Save any pictures and videos of the scene. This can be beneficial to your case because it helps establish how the accident occurred. You should also take photographs of your injuries to document them.
Get the Police Report
Even if the driver leaves the scene of the accident, call the police to report it. A DUI is a criminal offense, so it is essential to report the accident to the authorities and file a police report. Make sure you save any copies of the police report. If you don’t have the report, your lawyer can help you retrieve it and use the report to establish the defendant’s liability.
Save Eyewitness Information
Save the contact information of any eyewitnesses to the accident. This includes their phone numbers and home addresses. Your lawyer can reach out to witnesses to secure their testimony, which can help prove liability for your accident.
Hire a DUI Accident Lawyer
Work with an accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm to represent you throughout your case. We can protect your legal rights and help you recover damages for your losses. Contact us today at (318) 884-0904 for a free case evaluation.
For a free legal consultation with a DUI Accident lawyer serving Monroe, call 800-537-8185
Recoverable Damages in a DUI Accident Case
You may qualify to recover damages if a drunk driver caused your injuries. Some of the recoverable losses in car accident cases are:
- Emergency medical bills
- Ongoing medical care
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
Your DUI accident case settlement should cover all your short- and long-term damages. Work with a lawyer to fight for a fair settlement, or to take your case to trial if the insurer refuses to make a fair settlement offer.
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Statute of Limitations for a DUI Accident Case
In Louisiana, the deadline to file a lawsuit after a car accident is generally one year following the accident (CC 3492). If you do not file your case on time, you may be barred from recovery, so please contact us as soon as possible to get started.
Monroe DUI Accident Lawyer from the Morris Bart Law Firm
A Monroe DUI accident lawyer from our law office can:
- Lessen your burden. We understand that it is an incredible burden to juggle a health issue with a complicated legal case. We make it a priority to handle all your legal needs while giving you the space to recover from your injuries.
- Seek compensatory damages. When we represent you, our goal is to ensure that the liable party is held accountable for causing your injuries. As such, we will analyze your damages, seek the opinion of medical experts, and evaluate all the effects of the accident and your injuries.
- Negotiate a settlement. We will fight for a fair settlement that covers all your short- and long-term damages. If the insurance company is unwilling to make a fair offer, we can take the case to trial.
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The Morris Bart Law Firm Working for You
As a law firm that has been in business for over three decades, we have seen it all. We understand how devastating these accidents can be. Our process includes discussing our legal strategies with you, evaluating recoverable damages, listening to your concerns, and educating you on the legal process. Call us today at (318) 884-0904 to weigh your legal options.
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