Louisiana Car Accident Attorneys
Experienced Louisiana Car Accident Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights as an Injured Motorist
You need legal representation after a car wreck. That's why you should hire an experienced car accident attorney from Mansfield Melancon. We handle cases with trials and insurance settlements for claims involving vehicle accidents.
If you or a loved one have injuries from an auto accident, you deserve legal representation. Call Mansfield Melancon today. Our attorneys are available to speak with you.
Auto accidents are among the most common personal injury claims due to the high number of vehicles on the road. For instance, Car accidents, 18-wheeler collisions, and pedestrian accidents are some of the most common types of accidents that we prosecute. Our car accident attorneys fight to get the highest compensation for you.
What Type of damages can I recover from my car accident?
Victims of car accidents have the right to recover from their injuries. Especially injuries from another driver’s negligence, recklessness, or inattention. The injured victim may be able to recover the following types of damages from the wrongdoer:
Medical costs (past and future)
When you're injured in a car accident, medical bills will start to accumulate. However, with the right attorney, you may be able to recover medical costs, both past, and future, including:
- Ambulance bills
- Emergency room treatment
- Inpatient therapy and Outpatient therapy
- Future medical treatment, including surgery
Lost income (past and future)
As a result of your auto accident, you may not be able to work for a period of time. If your accident is severe enough, you may not be able to return to your former job, or you may not return at the same capacity for work. However, you may be able to recover lost wages and future lost wages as a result of your case. These damages are often classified as lost wages and lost earning capacity. The attorneys at Mansfield Melancon can assist you in navigating the recovery of these types of damages.
Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
Car accidents don't just lead to lost income. They can lead to physical and emotional pain as well. Damages for pain and suffering in an auto accident case include compensation to a person for simply having to “deal with” or “go through” physical and emotional pain that you would not have had to endure but for the auto accident. You will never quantify or measure the amount of pain and suffering you went through due to the accident. The level of pain and suffering is specific to you, and you are the only one who can describe the level of pain and suffering because of an auto accident. It will be your lawyer’s job to demonstrate to the insurance company, judge, or jury the length of pain, the severity of the pain, and how the pain from the auto accident affected your life.
Loss of enjoyment of life
Injuries, pain and suffering, and lost income take a toll on accident victims. When an accident prevents you from enjoying the life you deserve, you can recover damages for loss of enjoyment of life. Our lawyers can assist you in figuring out those activities that you were able to do before the accident that you can either no longer do or struggle to do post-accident.
Other types of recoverable damages
You may also be able to recover damages related to scarring and disfigurement.
In some situations, a car accident victim may recover punitive damages. Punitive damages exist to punish the wrongdoer on behalf of the injured victim. These damages are usually associated with drunk or impaired drivers that cause an accident.
Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our car accident attorneys represent clients involved in several types of auto wrecks. Some of the most common types of accidents are:
- Rear-end collisions
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Defective equipment in cars
- Unmaintained roads
- Road rage or aggressive driving
What do I do if I am involved in an auto accident?
If you're in an accident, you should always speak with a car accident attorney. There are many reasons for this. Because of the statute of limitations, it's essential to file your claim immediately. If a lawsuit is not filed timely, your claim may be lost forever. Louisiana’s period for filing a lawsuit for most car accident cases only lasts a year after the accident. Contact a car accident attorney at Mansfield Melancon to discuss your case immediately.
Often, you must have a thorough, professional investigation of the automobile accident. Yet, many people do not think of personal injury attorneys as investigators. That’s the most important part of our job.
Your investigation is easier when it starts as soon as possible after your auto accident. Mansfield Melancon’s car accident attorneys can conduct detailed investigations. This means we need to get as much information as possible, as soon as possible.
How Our Investigations Work
Every accident is unique. As a result, every investigation will depend on the specific details of the wreck in question, but some common elements tend to arise in car accident investigations.
Our car accident attorneys will look into your accident by:
- Examine physical evidence, such as tire marks on the road or damage to the vehicles
- Speak to witnesses, including the police department that investigated the accident
- Pour over the documentation generated by your accident, including medical and police reports
- Begin the claims process with the insurance company
- Research and analyze all available insurance policies
- Examine GPS data from relevant vehicles
Mansfield Melancon Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You
As noted, these investigations are not routine or straightforward. They’re not easy or simple. They need experience and know-how.
Mansfield Melancon’s car accident attorneys offer both of these traits. We investigate countless accidents each year as personal injury attorneys.
We understand how important the smallest details of these cases are. Significant verdicts rely on these details. However, no car accident attorney can promise you a specific result. Our attorneys understand that a successful claim can make a significant difference in your life. That's why we work as hard as we do to help you recover from your injuries.
Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation with a Car Accident Attorney Today!
If you or a loved one has an injury from a car accident, we can help. We focus on guiding our clients through experience and personal attention. Above all, our firm also has a strong track record of getting optimal results for our clients.
With offices located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, we can help all of Louisiana. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Louisiana personal injury attorney. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at 504-500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at 225-612-0800, or our Lafayette location at 337-409-0003.