New Orleans, Louisiana: Truck and Car Accidents
Car accidents can be minor — involving only property damage or minor injuries. Car accidents can also cause injuries that are serious, life-threatening or even fatal. If you have been injured, or a family member was killed, in a car accident you should seek qualified legal advice before you do anything else.
After a car accident, you may want to put the accident behind you, or you may feel that because of your desperate financial circumstances you should accept the insurance company's first settlement offer.
It is extremely important for you to contact an experienced personal injury attorney before you accept any payment or settlement offer — whether from your insurance company or the other drivers involved in the accident.
Proving Liability and Damages in a Car Accident Claim
At Stephenson, Chávarri & Lambert, LLC, we know how to protect your interests after a traffic accident in New Orleans or the surrounding areas. We have decades of experience successfully handling personal injury and wrongful death claims related to truck, motorcycle and car accidents.
Our attorneys work to see that your accident is properly investigated to pinpoint fault and document liability of the other driver or any company that may be liable.
We work to ensure that you receive the appropriate medical care for your injuries. Working with medical experts, actuaries and life planning experts, we calculate the value of your past medical expenses and wage loss, as well as the value of all future medical treatment, lost income and other financial losses caused by your injury.
We also document the effect your injuries have had on every aspect of your life. We understand how a serious injury or disability can change your life forever. While no amount of money can really compensate you for a catastrophic injury, a fair settlement can help provide financial stability for you and your family.
Investigating Trucking Accidents
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving a long-haul truck or big-rig, it is even more important to talk to an attorney before you settle your personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Trucking companies are complex legal entities, and truck accidents are usually complicated. It is important to investigate all possible causes of a truck accident, including driver fatigue, careless or drunk driving, speeding, defective truck parts, an improperly maintained tractor trailer, or overloading. When handling truck accident cases, we research the trucking company, the truck driver, the owner of the tractor and the trailer and work to identify any other individuals or companies that may be responsible for the accident.
Getting advice from a lawyer who has experience with truck and car accident cases can be invaluable. Your attorney will assess your situation with a sharp eye towards making sure that your eventual settlement compensates you as fully as possible.
At Stephenson, Chávarri & Lambert, LLC, our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of car accidents and trucking accidents. We are compassionate advocates and aggressive representatives for our personal injury clients.
We invite you to contact our office today to schedule a free consultation if you have questions following a truck or car accident.