Sometimes the insurance company doesn’t want to give us a reasonable offer. About 90% of our cases settle out of court, which is generally best for the client if we can get a fair offer. That way you can get on with your life. We’ll do whatever it takes to get compensation that is fair…Details
After my case gets settled, can I go back for more if my injuries get worse or if I need more treatment?
Once you settle the case with the other person’s insurance company, you usually cannot go back for more. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer representing you — one who knows your injury and what you can expect in the future. We make sure you recover enough money now so…Details
What if the person who caused the accident doesn’t have enough insurance to fully compensate me or has no insurance at all?
Every insurance policy has underinsurance and uninsured motorist coverage, unless you waive the coverage. Underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) applies when the value of your case exceeds the amount of the other person’s insurance. Uninsured motorist coverage (UM), on the other hand, applies when the person who caused the accident had no insurance. In that case,…Details
Lafayette Driver Distraction Attorney identifies common driver distractions that cause car accidents. What are the most common types of driver distractions? According to the American Automobile Association, driver distractions account for about 25% to 50% of all auto accidents. Some of the more common types of distractions include: Texting or emailing on cell phone or…Details
Lafayette, Louisiana Fatigued Driver Lawyer discusses this problem and how to avoid it. What are the statistics on driver fatigue? According to the U.S. National Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy drivers account for about 100,000 auto accidents per year in the United States. The risk of fatigued driving is highest between the hours of 11 p.m.…Details
A Lafayette, Louisiana Drunk Driving Victim Lawyer discusses handling civil cases involving intoxicated drivers. What are the statitics on drunk driving accidents? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 16,000 people are killed per year in alcohol-related car crashes, an average of one death every half hour. Intoxicated drivers are responsible for about…Details
The Definition Of A Car Accident A car accident is defined as “a road traffic collision which includes a road vehicle and either another road user or a stationary roadside object. The Key To Winning Establishing negligence is key in your Lafayette, Louisiana car accident lawsuit since it usually determines who is at fault or…Details
No-Zones – Large trucks have no-zones, or blind spots, that are located around the front, back, and sides of the truck. When a car is in the No-Zone, the truck driver is usually unable to see it. At these times, a large truck could turn into a passing car and a serious accident could result.…Details
There are many different reasons for accidents involving large trucks, including negligence on the part of the truck driver or the other vehicles involved. Others include: Aggressive drivers Unrealistic schedules Failure to inspect tires, brakes and lights Tailgating Long work-shifts Driver fatigue Cell phone use Failure to install blind spot mirrors Jackknifing Speeding and ignoring…Details
The area of Lafayette, Louisiana in South Louisiana, in general, is laced with interstate highways over which thousands of large trucks operate everyday. Many of these are providing regular business services to the cities of our area and many are hauling heavy equipment for oilfield, chemical, and fabrication industries in this area. The number of…Details