A car wreck can have devastating, life-altering effects. In a flash, everything can change. Not only do car accidents result in serious injuries or death, but they also can leave a family struggling to cope with the uncertainties of life afterward. That’s where we come in.
We handle car accident cases from start to finish.
Types of Covington Area Car Accident Cases We Handle
Our experience with car accidents extends well beyond rear-end collisions. We handle all kinds of auto accidents, including T-bone accidents, head-on collisions, hit and run accidents, multi-vehicle wrecks, roundabout accidents, drunk driving accidents, and much more. We have handled cases involving cars, 18-wheelers, trailers, motorcycles, busses, golf carts, and even 4-wheelers.
Major Reasons For Car Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is the most common cause of the car accident cases we handle. Distracted driving accounts for approximately 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities. Of that statistic, teenagers have been the largest group involved. Distracted driving is not limited to cell phone use either. A driver is easily distracted taking care of kids in the car, eating, drinking, studying the GPS, or even daydreaming.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving and “buzzed driving” account for almost 30 car accident deaths each day in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. In Louisiana, like many states, drunk driving can even lead to the award of punitive (punishing) damages against the drunk driver.
Road Rage Accidents
Road-rage is another leading cause of car accidents, typically involving a driver’s recklessness and aggression.
Finally, speeding, inexperience, drowsy driving, and not adjusting to weather conditions are also contributing factors to the car accidents we handle.
Injuries Arising From Car Accidents
Even a “fender-bender” can generate such a huge amount of force on the human body as to cause serious injuries. In catastrophic accidents, loved ones may be killed or face life-threatening injuries requiring emergency medical treatment.
Broken bones, fractures, herniated discs, and other back and neck injuries are common injuries related to violent car wrecks. Even soft tissue injuries may take a long time to resolve. Concussions, brain injuries, and post-concussion syndrome are also common injuries resulting from car accidents. In recent years, medical professionals have become more aware of these types of injuries, resulting from blunt head trauma or even whiplash.
Legal Injury Claims Arising From Car Accidents
There are two types of claims resulting from a car accident.
The first is property damage. This includes the damage to your vehicle, its repair, your rental car, and other damages you suffer as a result of the loss of your vehicle.
The second type of claim arising from a car accident is called personal injury damages. These includes:
- Your medical bills
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and psychological pain and suffering
- Lost income and disability
Our law firm handles car accident claims from start to finish. Immediately after being retained, we investigate the accident and gather evidence, including the accident report, witness statements, and photographs. We also immediately put insurance companies on notice and file insurance claims.
When it comes to car repair, we help coordinate car repairs and rental cars. If a vehicle is totaled, we keep the insurance company honest in their evaluation of the actual cash value of the vehicle. Regarding your injuries, we gather medical bills and records, work with your health insurance company, and generate a game plan to make sure you are receiving the medical care you require.
We advocate on your behalf with the at-fault insurance company to make sure they are evaluating your claims fairly and properly. When it comes time to resolve your claims, we work with you to make sure everyone is on the same page regarding the value of your case. We have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies. In some cases, it is necessary to file a lawsuit in order to protect and pursue our clients’ claims. We work with our clients every step of the way, making sure they know what is going on in their case.
Our law firm was built on one simple principle—take care of our clients like family. You never have to talk with the insurance company and we make sure that you are comfortable with everything happening in your case. While insurance claims and lawsuits take time, you can be sure that your case will be reviewed EVERY DAY to make sure we are doing everything in our power to move it forward. In a nutshell, we offer personal service that is hard to find these days.