Louisiana Car Accident Lawyers
Experienced Louisiana Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights as an Injured Motorist
Have you been hurt in an auto wreck? Our Car Accident lawyers at Mansfield Melancon have experience with trials and insurance settlements for personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence or unreasonable actions of another, you deserve quality legal representation. Call Mansfield Melancon today. Our lawyers are available to speak with you.
Auto accidents are one of the most common personal injury claims due to the high number of vehicles on the road. Automobile accidents, 18-wheeler collisions, and pedestrian accidents are some of the most common types of accidents that the lawyers at Mansfield Melancon prosecute. We fight to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.
What Type of damages can I recover from my car accident?
Victims of car accidents have the right to recover for ther injuries that result from a driver’s negligence, recklessness, or inattention. The injured victim may be able to recover the following types of damages from the wrongdoer:
Medical costs: In addition to medical bills that you have accumulated due to the accident, you may also be entitled to recover other types of medical costs, both past and future:
- Ambulance bills
- Emergency room treatment
- Inpatient therapy and Outpatient therapy
- Future medical treatment
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 in the same capacity at all. Both past lost wages, and future lost wages, are some of the main damages that you may be able to recover due to your auto accident.
Pain and suffering (physical and emotional): The physical and emotional non-economical pain that you suffer due to your car accident is something that can never be quantifiable. However, judges and juries will give money associated with the pain that you suffer as a result of someone’s negligence that caused the auto accident.
Loss of enjoyment of life: You also may be able to recover damages for being unable to enjoy certain things in your life that you no longer can due to the accident, such as: fishing, working out, running, hiking, playing sports, etc.
Other types of recoverable damages: This may include scarring and disfigurement.
In certain situations, an injured car accident victim may be able to recover punitive damages from the operator of the motor vehicle. Punitive damages are usually awarded to the victim of an accident for the purposes of punishing the wrongdoer. These types of damages are generally associated with drunk or impaired drivers who cause a car accident.
Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our personal injury auto accident lawyers have represented clients who have been involved in a number of different 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
- Poorly maintained roads
- Road rage or aggressive driving
What do I do if I am involved in an auto accident?
Mansfield Melancon’s car accident lawyers always urge the innocent victims of these wrecks to speak with us as soon as possible. There are multiple reasons for this. The time you have to bring a car accident claim in Louisiana (also referred to as statute of limitation or prescriptive period) is highly important for your claim. If a lawsuit is not filed timely, your claim could be lost. Louisiana’s period for filing a lawsuit for most car accident cases only lasts a year after the accident. Contact a car accident lawyer at Mansfield Melancon to discuss your case immediately.
Oftentimes it is imperative that you have a thorough, professional, and immediate investigation of the automobile accident. Many people do not think of personal injury attorneys as investigators, but that’s an important part of our job.
Your investigation is made significantly easier when it is started as soon as possible after your auto accident. Mansfield Melancon’s car accident attorneys are especially equipped to conduct a proper investigation into your accident, provided we have as much information as possible, as soon as possible.
How Our Investigations Work
Every accident is unique, of course, and so every investigation is going to depend on the specific details of the wreck in question. However, some common elements tend to arise in car accident investigations.
Our car accident attorneys will look into your accident by:
- Exam 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
- Exam GPS data from relevant vehicles
Mansfield Melancon attorneys can help you
As noted, these investigations are not paint-by-numbers affairs. They’re not easy or simple. They require experience and know-how.
Mansfield Melancon’s car accident lawyers offer both of these traits. We’ve investigated countless accidents over the course of our work as personal injury lawyers.
We understand how important the little details of these cases are. Significant verdicts turn on these details, and while no car accident lawyer can promise you a specific result, we understand that a successful result in your case can make all the difference in your life as you recover from your injuries.
Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation with a Car Accident Lawyer at Mansfield Melancon Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, the personal injury attorneys at Mansfield Melancon can help. We are committed to guiding the people whom we represent through the legal process with experience and personal attention.
Our firm also has a strong track record of getting optimal results for our clients.
Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Louisiana personal injury lawyer. 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.