Car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injuries in Louisiana. For instance, in 2013, car accidents caused 651 deaths and 70,645 injuries
It’s no secret that car accidents have significant consequences. A loved one may be lost forever. Medical bills could result in bankruptcy. Your diminished physical abilities may result in a loss of quality of life.
You don’t have to weather the storm alone.
What Are Representative Car Accident Injuries?
Car accidents can result in life-changing injuries. Some of the more common car accident injuries include:
- Back Injuries
- Chest Injuries
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Hip, Leg and Knee Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
What Type of Damages Are Available in a Car Accident Lawsuit?
The types of damages available following a car accident injury depends on a number of different factors, such as the identity of the injured person, the type of injury sustained, and how the person was injured. Generally speaking, car accident injuries may result in the following damages:
- Medical Treatment
- Lost Income
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Enjoyment
- Loss of Consortium
- Punitive Damages in Certain Cases
When Should You Hire an Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident that resulted in injury or death, you owe it to yourself to determine whether you should hire a lawyer to represent you.
Deciding to hire an attorney following a car accident injury is a big decision. Consider hiring a lawyer if:
- You sustained serious injuries.
- Your injuries have possible long-term repercussions.
- The insurance company is pressuring you to settle quickly.
- The insurance company is undervaluing your claim.
- There is a dispute as to who was at fault in the accident.
- There is a possibility that the statute of limitations may bar your claim.
If you or a loved one suffered a car crash injury, then contact Jon Robinson at Strongpoint Law Firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation. Jon Robinson can be reached at (985) 246-3194, or you can fill out the contact form and let Jon contact you.