Although car accidents can and do happen, they are often painful and stress-inducing events for everyone involved. Not to mention the additional level of aggravation that comes when a driver who causes a crash speeds off after the collision.
The Louisiana car accident attorneys at Mansfield Melancon represent people who have been injured in hit-and-run collisions as well as a wide range of other crashes. We know how to track down negligent drivers who flee the scene of an accident. Our team also has a strong track record of success in the courtroom and with negotiating settlements for the people we represent.
At Mansfield Melancon, we help clients focus on their own physical recovery with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that we are fighting to help them get the full compensation available under the law. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing personalized services, making ourselves directly available to clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unlike other firms, you do not need to navigate a maze of administrative assistants and paralegals to speak with your attorney.
Compensation for Car Crash Injuries
Anyone who is injured in a hit and run or any other type of car accident in Louisiana has the right to seek compensation from those responsible. Although no amount of money can undo an accident, legal remedies are meant to put an injured person back in the financial position that he or she was in before the collision.
The money damages typically available in Louisiana car crash cases include compensation for current and future medical bills, property damage, and lost wages due to time away from a job. Additional compensation is often available for pain, suffering, and emotional distress, including issues related to a person’s inability to enjoy common daily activities.
In a tragic situation in which a person is killed in a crash, their loved ones can seek similar compensation for wrongful death. That includes seeking compensation for the pain and stress caused by the loss of a loved one.
To obtain money damages, a person seeking them generally must prove that the person responsible for the crash was negligent. That means that the driver (or a car manufacturer or other responsible party) didn’t live up to certain legal responsibilities, such as operating a vehicle in a reasonably safe manner.
In hit-and-run cases, the first step is to track down the driver who fled the scene after the crash. A seasoned Louisiana personal injury lawyer can help.
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 a hit-and-run auto accident, the Louisiana car accident attorneys at Mansfield Melancon can help. We are committed to guiding our clients through the legal process with experience and personal attention.
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.