Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer

August 9, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

The trauma of a car accident goes far beyond the initial impact. Car accidents can cause physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial hardship. Navigating the legal complexities that follow can often feel overwhelming. You need skilled and compassionate legal representation from Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to protect your rights and secure compensation for your damages from the accident.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has a reputation for representing car accident victims with professionalism and a deep commitment to securing the best possible outcomes. We have years of experience, an in-depth understanding of the legal landscape, and a proven track record in handling car accident claims.

Whether you suffered injuries in a minor fender bender or a catastrophic collision, our dedicated Louisiana car accident attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.

The Dolman Law Group works with local counsel in any jurisdiction outside Florida to file lawsuits in jurisdictions where we do not hold a license. We will follow each state's ethical rules to ensure the involvement of a local attorney. If you suffered injuries in a car accident in Louisiana, contact us to learn more about your next steps.

How Dolman Law Group Representation Helps Louisiana Car Accident Victims

Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, boasts a legacy of compassion, dedication, and legal acumen that has shaped our sterling reputation among car accident victims and the legal community. We understand the distressing consequences of motor vehicle accidents, and our lawyers will represent you during this challenging time.

Extensive Experience

Using our extensive experience, we have developed effective strategies to secure the best possible outcome for you. We have represented victims during the legal process and obtained the compensation they deserved. Our approach centers on a thorough understanding of the law regarding car accidents in Louisiana and a fierce commitment to advocating for your rights.

The following are a few examples of the compensation we have secured for our clients:

  • After a car accident resulting in burns, we secured $5 million in compensation.
  • After a semi-truck accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury, we secured $3.85 million in compensation.
  • After a car accident resulting in a cervical fusion and mild brain injury, we secured $1.875 million in compensation.
  • After a car accident resulting in two herniated discs, we secured $1.58 million in compensation.

At Dolman Law Group, we believe that every case is unique, and we will give you personalized attention. From investigating the details of your accident to negotiating with insurance companies, our team of seasoned attorneys put their experience to work on your behalf.

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Car Accidents in Louisiana

To realize the importance of adequate legal representation, you must understand the dynamics of car accidents in Louisiana.

Statistical Data on Car Accidents in Louisiana

Louisiana has more than 700 fatal car accidents each year, ranging from minor fender benders to fatal collisions. More than 1,300 people across the state suffer serious injuries in auto collisions annually, including 350 to 450 fatal or serious non-vehicle accidents every year involving pedestrians and cyclists.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Louisiana

Car accidents in Louisiana frequently involve:

  • Distracted driving: While Louisiana drivers cannot legally text and drive and should not use their devices in a school zone, including talking on a handheld device, some drivers engage in dangerous, distracting behaviors.
  • Speeding: Many drivers choose to speed when they need to rush to their destination, especially during congested periods. High speeds not only increase accident risk but can also increase the damage an accident causes.
  • Impaired driving: Using substances such as alcohol or drugs can cause erratic or dangerous driving, raising the risk of an accident.
  • Failing to yield the right of way: This simple act can make navigating the roads difficult since other drivers may not recognize the need to slow down to avoid the reckless driver.
  • Reckless driving: This includes several potentially dangerous behaviors, such as driving at very high speeds, tailgating, and swerving between lanes of traffic. Drivers engaging in these behaviors have a much higher risk of causing accidents.

Understanding the common causes of car accidents helps you identify potential areas of negligence or wrongful conduct in your case—vital factors in pursuing compensation. At Dolman Law Group, we apply our experience to studying these accident causes and identifying responsible parties to build robust legal cases.

If you suffered injuries in a car accident in Louisiana, you need to understand your legal rights. The compensation you can seek depends greatly on Louisiana's fault-based system and the circumstances of your accident.

Louisiana's Fault-Based System

According to Louisiana's fault-based system, the person who caused the accident—the at-fault party—bears legal responsibility for paying for the damages. This system means you can pursue compensation through the other driver's insurance company—this can be time-consuming and contentious. Legal representation can make a big difference as you pursue the compensation you deserve after an accident.

Potential Compensation for Victims

Victims of car accidents in Louisiana could deserve compensation. These can include payment for medical expenses—current and future—lost income if you can no longer work, property damage, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. The exact compensation can vary depending on your accident's specifics, the injuries' severity, and the liable party's insurance coverage.

Pursuing such a claim can feel overwhelming, particularly when dealing with personal injuries, property damages, and emotional trauma. At Dolman Law Group, we bear this burden for you, providing high-quality legal representation to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries. Some might be minor and require minimal treatment, but others can prove severe or life-altering. Common injuries include whiplash, concussion, other types of head or brain injuries, broken or fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, and cuts or lacerations. In the most severe cases, car accidents can cause long-term disability or even death.

How These Injuries Can Affect Your Life and Finances

After a car accident, you might experience physical pain, emotional turmoil, and financial stress. Serious injuries can alter your lifestyle, limiting your ability to work, partake in activities you once enjoyed, or independently complete everyday tasks. Medical expenses can quickly pile up, leading to a significant financial burden.

At Dolman Law Group, we understand these difficulties and the importance of securing compensation that reflects your needs and losses.

How Dolman Law Group's Representation Can Help You

If you suffer injuries in a car accident in Louisiana, legal representation by a seasoned law firm like Dolman Law Group could protect your rights and secure adequate compensation. Our dedicated car accident lawyers have the experience, resources, and tenacity to handle the complexities of car accident claims in Louisiana.

What to Do Immediately Following a Car Accident in Louisiana

Take care of any medical needs and focus on protecting your right to compensation by following the proper steps after your accident.

  • Listen to your medical care provider's advice. This may include making and attending appointments, scheduling procedures, and avoiding certain activities to aid your recovery.
  • Keep track of all medical bills and records. You may need to present these as part of your claim.
  • Avoid talking to the insurance company directly. Instead, let your attorney handle those interactions for you.
  • Get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible after your Louisiana car accident.

By focusing on your injury claim, you can protect your rights and avoid the potential financial fallout from your accident.

After a car accident, it can be tempting to settle matters quickly with the insurance company so you can move on from the event. Without appropriate legal counsel, however, you may unknowingly accept a settlement for far less than you deserve.

A skilled car accident lawyer at Dolman Law Group can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with the insurance company, and work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after your accident can prove essential to protecting your rights and interests.

Fighting the Insurance Company After Your Louisiana Car Accident

If you suffered injuries in a Louisiana car accident, you might assume that the insurance company will fairly compensate you for your damages. However, in many cases, you may find yourself fighting against the insurance company.

The company may:

  • Pressure you to take a low settlement offer that does not include the full damages you deserve after the accident. Insurance companies often try to discourage you from engaging a lawyer who would advise you of your rights.
  • Insist that you caused the accident.
  • Ignore the full extent of your injuries or other damages you sustained as a direct result of the accident.
  • Try to deny the full effect of your injuries on you and your quality of life after the accident.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we know the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying compensation, and we fight to recover reasonable compensation for the losses you have sustained.

Contact a Louisiana Car Accident Attorney After Your Accident

Matthew A. Dolman, Attorney
Matthew Dolman, Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer

Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, if you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident. Our friendly, knowledgeable team can represent you through the process and carry the legal burden.

At Dolman Law Group, we explain your rights and explore your potential legal recourse. We offer free case evaluations to car accident victims, where one of our experienced attorneys will explain the legal process, answer your questions, and honestly assess your case. There is no obligation to proceed and no cost to you unless we win your case.

Call our office at (833) 552-7274 or (833) 55-CRASH, email us, or fill out the contact form on our website. We offer virtual consultations for your convenience.

 

Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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