As Americans, we depend heavily on our cars and take driving for granted. That is, until tragedy strikes. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident, you deserve full, fair compensation for your monetary losses and your pain and suffering. Goforth & Lilley provides high-quality legal representation for car crash cases. Our partner attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience. We know how to negotiate settlements, or fight a case in court to deliver the appropriate results. Don’t try to settle your auto accident case alone. The best way to ensure that you get fair compensation through a settlement or jury verdict is to retain capable and determined representation as soon as possible after your accident.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation reports that there were 47,437 motor vehicle crashes that resulted in 76,492 injuries and 757 deaths in 2017. In Lafayette Parish, where our law firm is based, there were 2,905 crashes that injured a total of 4,645 people and killed 18. The most dangerous roads in our area include I-10, I-49 and U.S. 90, where highway speed crashes are all too frequent and often deadly. In our practice, we have helped numerous victims of Louisiana car crashes recover compensation for devastating injuries, such as facial fractures and scarring, loss of limb, nerve damage, back and neck injuries, broken bones, and wrongful death.
Louisiana law requires that all drivers carry liability insurance with the following minimum amounts of coverage:
Unfortunately, according to the Insurance Information Institute’s estimate, about 13 percent of Louisiana drivers do not carry liability insurance, which is about the average across the country. Failure to carry the requisite insurance can negatively affect your claim in two ways:
If you do file a claim with your own insurer, don’t imagine the process will be any easier. It’s amazing how fast a cozy relationship becomes adversarial when you’re filing claims instead of paying premiums. It helps greatly to have a personal injury attorney on your side even when you’re dealing with your own company.
You never know when or where a car crash will occur, so you should be prepared at all times. What exactly you must do depends on the specific circumstances of where you find yourself and how badly injured you are. But in general, you should do the following:
The sooner you engage our law firm for your auto accident case, the stronger your case will be. We can act almost immediately to preserve physical evidence of the crash and get witnesses on record.
Goforth & Lilley is an established Lafayette law firm with a substantial record of success in auto accident cases. To learn how we can assist with your car accident claim, schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. Call us today at 337-446-4239 or contact our office online.
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