Between 2017 and 2021, alcohol played a part in 40% of car crashes in Louisana. Many accidents involving a drunk driver are often tragic and life-changing. From the loss of a loved one to the astronomical medical bills and lost wages that result from crippling injuries, the consequences can be devastating and not just for the victims. Multiple lives are affected when you or one of your loved ones is severely injured or, worse, dies in a drunk driving accident.
The attorneys at Mansfield Melancon will do everything possible to build your case – from identifying, preserving, and guarding supporting evidence, such as medical reports and expert testimony, to improve your chances at a successful case outcome, employing private investigators when necessary, and moving quickly to ensure your rights are protected.
We can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages (past, present and future), loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, surgery costs, loss of companionship, loss of care, and, if necessary, funeral expenses. Further, in some cases, Louisiana law may allow for punitive damages, those damages which are in excess of the damages described above and meant to punish the drunk driver. You may recover punitive damages if and only if the jury finds the conduct of the defendant to have been flagrant, reckless, and wanton or otherwise indifferent to the rights and safety of other motorists and citizens. The attorneys of Mansfield Melancon can help you attain these punitive damages.
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 due to a drunk driver, 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.