Despite widespread awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, it continues to be a major cause of accidents. When a driver chooses to text while they are behind the wheel, they are putting innocent lives at risk.
If you were injured in a texting-related accident in New Orleans, the responsible driver could be liable for your injuries. Compensation in these types of cases can cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The personal injury attorneys at the Morris Bart law firm help protect your right to compensation after you have been injured from another party’s negligence in the form of distracted driving. We believe that irresponsible drivers who cause harm due to texting and driving should be held accountable. Our firm can pursue compensation for you in settlement negotiations or in court while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
To find out more about how a New Orleans texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help protect your right to compensation, call us today at (504) 613-4771. Consultation calls are free, and our firm works on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not need to make an up-front payment to secure our services. We only take payment if you receive compensation at the end of your case.
Types of Accidents and Injuries Associated With Texting Behind the Wheel
As texting and driving takes your hands off the wheel and your eyes and focus off the road, its potential for causing accidents and injuries is high. From simple rear-end collisions to drifting lanes and causing a head-on collision, many types of accidents can occur due to texting and driving. The types of injuries caused by these accidents are similarly wide-ranging. They may include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Muscle tears
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries, including brain damage
- Injuries to the extremities, such as the arms and legs
- Injuries to the face from the airbag
- Internal bleeding
- And more
If you have been in a car crash of any kind, we recommend seeing a doctor immediately for an evaluation. Do not assume that your injuries are minor or will improve without treatment in a few days. Some car crash injuries can have mild symptoms that get worse over time.
The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can begin treatment. It can also be helpful in your case for compensation to have a medical record linking your injuries to the car crash.
After you have received medical treatment, consider calling the Morris Bart law firm Our texting behind the wheel lawyers serve New Orleans, Orleans Parish, and New Orleans East. We can discuss your accident and its potential for a settlement or lawsuit. Our team can work to prove your case and protect your right to compensation so you can move on with your life. Call today at (504) 613-4771 for your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Texting Behind the Wheel lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Liability in a Texting and Driving Case
Texting and driving cases require the plaintiff, you, to prove that the defendant behaved negligently and caused your injuries. Fortunately, you may not need evidence that the other driver was texting in order to establish their negligence. Frequently, negligence can be proven in court based on what happened as a result of the texting, especially if it was some sort of traffic rule violation such as:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Drifting out of their lane
- Rear-ending the car in front of them
- And other negligent acts
If you are wondering about liability in your texting and driving case, call the Morris Bart law firm today. Our New Orleans team can answer your questions about the legal options that may be available to you during your free consultation.
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When you hire a New Orleans texting behind the wheel lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm to represent your case, you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries while our team:
- Answers your questions and discusses possible outcomes of your case
- Identifies the liable party
- Communicates with insurance companies and lawyers on your behalf
- Gathers evidence in your defense, including testimony from accident reconstruction, medical, and vocation experts if necessary
- Negotiates for a settlement offer based on the evidence we produce
- Takes the case to court if the insurance company is not willing to make a fair offer
If we are able to prove liability, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, ongoing treatments, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Do not delay in getting started on your case. Louisiana state law places a one-year legal time limit, known as a statute of limitations, on how long personal injury victims have to file a lawsuit. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but generally, if one year passes from the date of your accident without you taking legal action, you may lose the right to recover compensation no matter how much evidence of negligence exists.
Do not let a texting driver get off the hook for your injuries on a technicality like the statute of limitations. To find out more about the legal deadlines in your case and to take legal action now, contact the New Orleans office of the Morris Bart law firm at (504) 613-4771. Consultation calls are free, and our firm works on a contingency-fee basis where you pay no up-front fees if you hire a New Orleans texting behind the wheel lawyer from our team to represent you.
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