Louisiana Car Accident Lawyers

When the Unthinkable Happens, Call Experienced Louisiana Lawyers

A recent study by the Highway Safety Research Group at Louisiana State University showed that 1 out of every 50 people in Louisiana will be injured or killed by a car accident. When a car accident occurs, it is almost always the result of avoidable negligence or lack of care. Unfortunately, companies often pressure their drivers into cutting corners, leading to harmful—even fatal—car accidents. These car accidents cause serious injuries such as burns, broken bones, paralysis, and brain damage.

At Clayton, Frugé & Ward, our Louisiana car accident lawyers seek to hold those accountable whose negligence causes harm to others. We believe no one should be forced to suffer for the rest of their lives due to another person’s negligence.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to negligence, call the Louisiana car accident attorneys at Clayton, Frugé & Ward today at (225) 209-9943 for a free consultation.

Causes of Car Accidents

Though factors are different, nearly every crash is caused by negligence by a person, company, or government agency.

Typical car accident causes included the following:

  • Poorly maintained roads
  • Poorly maintained vehicles
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Malfunctioning vehicle parts
  • Driving while fatigued

One of our Louisiana car accident attorneys can help you determine the cause of your accident and build a case for you.

Types of Car Accident Claims in Louisiana

Car accidents can result in various types of claims, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the injuries sustained. Some common types of car accident claims that we handle include:

1. Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims arise when a car accident injures one or more individuals. In these cases, the injured party (plaintiff) seeks compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages from the at-fault party (defendant). Our attorneys are skilled in investigating car accidents, establishing negligence, and advocating for our clients’ rights to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.

2. Property Damage Claims

These involve seeking compensation for the damage to your personal property as a result of the car accident. This can include the cost of repairs or the fair market value if it is deemed a total loss. We can work with you to assess the extent of the damage and negotiate with insurance companies to obtain fair compensation for your property damage claim.

3. Wrongful Death Claims

When a car accident results in the death of a loved one, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the surviving family members. In these cases, our attorneys will work tirelessly to seek compensation for the loss of your loved one, including funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other damages. We understand that no amount of compensation can replace your loved one, but our goal is to help ease the financial burden that accompanies such a tragic loss.

4. Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claims

If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company for compensation. We can guide you through filing an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim, helping you understand your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you are entitled to under your policy.

Receiving Compensation After a Louisiana Car Accident

When someone is injured by another party that acted negligently, action must be taken quickly to build a consistent and robust case. The circumstances surrounding each car accident are always unique. This means that the proper data must be recorded immediately after an accident. If possible, taking photos of the accident scene, retrieving information about the other driver, and obtaining records of any medical treatment received are all wise tasks to accomplish.

Seeking the assistance of a personal injury lawyer early in the recovery process is crucial.

A personal injury attorney specializing in car accidents can help you navigate the claims process with the opposite party’s insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies are businesses seeking to protect their interests and profits. Any early offers are designed to get desperate claimants to settle for less than they deserve. A lawyer will help you negotiate with the company and, if this process fails, sue them for the proper compensation.

Begin Your Recovery with Our Louisiana Car Accident Attorneys

Clayton, Frugé & Ward has helped Louisianans recover more than $1 billion in losses after a negligent party injured them. As long-time participants in public life in our state, our firm is proud to have a long history of advocating for our clients in all civil trial matters to help rebuild their lives. We understand that these are some of our clients’ most physically and emotionally testing times. Medical bills, lost income, and physical and mental trauma caused by car accidents create a situation that no person should endure. Our firm absorbs your case’s costs and takes every step necessary to get the best possible outcome. It’s simple: we fight for you, and you do not pay unless we win.

If you have been injured in a car accident, call our Louisiana car accident attorneys at (225) 209-9943.

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