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Lafayette Car Accident Lawyer

Lafayette Car Accident Lawyer

We are here to assist with your injuries

Dealing with the fallout from a auto accident can be extremely frustrating.  Not only can they leave you with injuries that may take years to heal fully, but they can also burden you with expensive medical bills and stressful negotiations with insurance companies.  It is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side to help you seek maximum compensation on your personal injury claim. 

Car Accident

Do I Need A Lawyer After An Auto Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a auto accident in Lafayette, you might be wondering whether it’s necessary to even hire a lawyer. Having legal representation makes the recovery process smoother and more efficient, eliminating unnecessary stress while ensuring your rights are protected. To help make your decision easier, you should ask yourself the following questions:

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it’s in your best interest to work with a professional. An experienced auto accident lawyer will represent you in your case and work to maximize the compensation you receive for your personal injury claim. Craig A. Davis, APLC is the perfect attorney to get you the deserved compensation. 

Types of Auto Accidents Our Firm Handles

What Damages Can I Claim After An Car Accident?

How much you can expect from your car accident injuries settlement depends on the damages you claim. Several types of damages are available to you after being injured in an accident, with the primary classification of damages being economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are fixed expenses with costs easily provable with bills and receipts. Examples of economic damages may be:

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are unfixed and intangible, as they physically and psychologically impact your well-being.

Car Accident FAQs

Here are our most frequently asked questions about auto accidents.

What do I do if I've been in a car accident?

Being involved in a vehicular  accident of any kind can naturally induce stress and confusion. Despite this, there are specific actions you can take to increase your chances of securing compensation, such as:

  • Seek medical attention. You should always put your health and well-being first. If you are injured in a car accident or truck accident, you will likely receive medical treatment at the scene. If you don’t, it is best to visit an emergency room or your primary care physician as soon as possible after the accident. It is equally important to follow through with your doctor’s treatment plan. Keep in mind your medical records will eventually become a crucial part of your case.
  • Gather evidence. Following an accident, begin gathering any relevant evidence or information. This may include photos and videos of the accident scene, the other driver’s contact and insurance information, and witness contact information.

As other information becomes available, such as police reports and medical records, add those to your file and share them with your attorney.

The other car's insurance company reached out. Should I talk to them?

You should avoid speaking to the other driver’s insurance company. It is very common to receive communications from the other driver’s insurance company. However, it is best to avoid speaking with them directly, as they do not have your best interests in mind. While they may appear compassionate and ask for your side of the story, they won’t hesitate to use your words against you to limit the payout.

If you get a call from the insurance company, get their contact information and often it is best to simply inform them you cannot speak to them without first consulting an attorney.

When should I seek medical treatment even if I feel fine?

You should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Our health is our most valuable asset. So it makes sense that it is always prudent to get a complete medical exam after a car accident, even if you initially feel fine. During traumatic moments, such as a collision, your body will produce adrenaline, masking pain. A thorough examination can help identify any injuries you may not be immediately aware of, allowing you to begin treatment as soon as possible.

My child was also injured in the accident. Can I file a claim for them?

Yes! As your child’s parent or legal guardian, when your child suffers an injury in a car crash, they still have the right to financial compensation the way an adult would. However, because they cannot advocate for themselves, it will be up to you and your attorney to ensure your child is compensated fairly for their suffering.

What if the other driver was uninsured?

While all drivers must have auto insurance in Louisiana, some break the law by driving without coverage or with fake paper license plates. Even if the other driver is uninsured, you could still receive compensation. You can file a claim with your own insurance company if you have uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. A lawyer can help you determine your options.

We Fight for The Fair Value of Your Car Accident Case

Many accident victims want to understand what their case may be worth. Essentially, your case value could vary depending on the following factors:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical care
  • The extent to which the injury has affected your ability to work
  • The extent to which the injury has impacted your life and everyday routine

So, we work to understand each of these factors in your situation. Then, we put a value on both your financial and non-financial losses and seek all available compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit.

When we assess your case value, we determine a number that reflects your past, present, and future losses. This means that we will seek compensation for any future medical care that you may require in order to treat your injuries, in addition to compensation for past expenses.

Call the Law office of Craig A. Davis

If you were injured or if your loved one passed away in an Louisiana car accident caused by a negligent party, contact our law firm.

A member of our team can discuss your case and what legal options may be available to you when you call our firm for a free consultation at 337-231-5351. You do not have to face your personal injury or wrongful death case alone.

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