Multivehicle accidents can happen in a number of different ways. Whether it is chain reaction started with a rear-end crash at a neighborhood stop sign or a large pileup on a busy highway at high speed, these crashes can cause serious physical injuries. They also often raise complex legal questions about who is to blame.
The Louisiana car accident lawyers at Mansfield Melancon represent people injured in multivehicle crashes and other types of accidents. We help people get the full compensation available under the law by identifying the responsible parties and building the strongest possible case. Our attorneys have had significant success, including case resolution through negotiated settlement with large insurance companies.
At Mansfield Melancon, we pride ourselves on our personalized approach to legal representation. Our lawyers take the time to understand each client’s specific situation and craft a legal strategy that is tailored to their unique goals and needs. We also make ourselves directly available to clients without having you go through a maze of paralegals and administrative assistants.
Money Damages in Louisiana Car Accident Cases
Louisiana law empowers people injured in car accidents to seek compensation from those responsible for the crash, whether it is a negligent driver, a defective auto parts manufacturer or a road construction crew that leaves driving areas in hazardous condition.
The money damages typically available in car accident cases are intended to make an injured person “whole,” or return the person to the best possible position he or she was in before the crash. That includes compensation for doctors’ bills and missed wages while recuperating, physical and mental pain and suffering, as well as property damages. Even if you are partly to blame for a collision, state law allows you to recover some of your money damages based on proportionate fault.
To obtain compensation, you generally have to show that the person who caused the crash was negligent. State law requires drivers to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner, for example, and a driver who doesn’t live up to this standard is likely to be considered liable for any accidents that happen as a result. You also have to directly link the negligence to the accident and prove that the accident caused you to be injured.
Talk with a Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Louisiana, an experienced Louisiana car accident lawyer can help.
At Mansfield Melancon, we help people get back on their feet after an accident by getting them the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys guide 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 Multivehicle accident 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.