Maximizing Compensation For Motor Vehicle Accident Victims
Despite improvements in vehicle safety and road design, despite tougher laws on drunk driving and texting while driving, traffic accidents are an ever-present danger. More than 60,000 Louisiana residents are injured or killed in motor vehicle wrecks each year.
At The Townsley Law Firm, we do not think of you as a statistic. Although we handle automobile accident claims every day, we realize that this is new to you and that you are coping with pain, struggles and worries. Count on our Lake Charles-area team of lawyers to work closely with you to address those immediate concerns while we are building a strong case in pursuit of full compensation.
Call our Lake Charles law office at 337-377-0584 for a free consultation.
Millions Of Dollars Recovered For Car Crash Victims
Whether you were rear-ended while driving to work, hit by a semitruck, crashed into while riding a bike or out for a walk, or in any other type of motor vehicle wreck, you can benefit from our services.
Our personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for catastrophic and fatal car accidents. In negotiations and trial, we have demonstrated time and again our ability to get justice for people hurt by negligent drivers. That is the kind of reputation for success you want on your side when your life has been changed because of a motor vehicle accident.
Decades Of Service To Louisiana Car Crash Survivors
Our track record with motor vehicle accidents is built on prompt and professional investigation, and we have the resources to follow through all the way to trial if necessary. Our attorneys regularly visit car crash sites themselves to get the lay of the land, guide investigators and talk to witnesses.
For more than 20 years, we’ve built relationships and access to countless qualified experts who can help us reconstruct motor vehicle accidents to prove liability and calculate the medical and financial needs of our clients. Other law firms may not have those relationships or may not be as willing to invest the necessary resources, but we are willing to invest resources in your case.
Unique Medical Knowledge And Education
Another key advantage is the unique medical background of our lawyers. Members of our team have a RN degree and nursing background, a pre-med degree and extensive medical knowledge from 20-plus years in medical malpractice litigation.
These insights help us understand the degree of injury or disability and the future medical needs and care needs of our car wreck survivors. We work with people who’ve sustained any type of injury, from broken bones to brain damage, as well as family of fatal car wreck victims.
Who Pays My Medical Bills After An Auto Accident?
In Louisiana, it depends on who was at fault. If the other driver was at fault, their insurance will be responsible for covering your medical bills and other accident-related expenses. However, many car accident cases are far from straightforward. Fault may be contested. The other driver might not have insurance – or enough insurance. That’s why it’s so important to talk to a lawyer about your unique situation.
The Car Accident Insurance Claim Process
Navigating the insurance claim process after a motor vehicle accident can be a headache. You will need to report the accident to your own insurance, which will conduct an investigation to determine who was at fault for the accident. You will need to document everything. You may receive an insurance settlement offer, which you should not take without first consulting an attorney. It’s important to remember throughout the process that insurance companies are not on your side.
A lawyer can help challenge the insurance company on issues such as fault and compensation. If warranted, they can also help you file a personal injury claim in court to pursue the full financial recovery you deserve.
Learn more about what to do after an accident.
Can I Still File A Claim If I Was Partially At Fault For The Auto Accident?
Yes, you can and should still pursue a claim. The amount you receive will be reduced by your percentage of the fault, but a partial recovery is better than no recovery.
It’s also important to be aware that fault determinations may be flawed. You should never assume (or admit to the insurance company, police or other parties) that you were totally at fault for an accident. Other factors that you’re not aware of could also be at play. An attorney can help you pursue a fair result based on a thorough and accurate analysis of what really happened.
Access To Quality Medical Care To Relieve Money Worries
Many automobile accident victims do not have the access to quality medical care they need to recover from injuries. The Townsley Law Firm has the ability to finance certain medical costs when there is a strong case for liability. We help clients find qualified doctors and specialists without having to worry about the money. Other law firms are not always willing or able to fund those expenses.