Helping Our Injured Neighbors in the Louisiana & Baton Rouge Communities
A car accident can take seconds to occur, but the aftermath can last for years, especially when serious injuries result. Following an accident, injured individuals may be entitled to financial compensation for damages. It is important to explore your rights if you or someone you love sustained an injury in a Louisiana car accident.
At Dodson & Hooks, APLC, our attorneys help individuals and families who have suffered injuries in car and other types of motor vehicle accidents. We understand how accidents occur and recognize the medical implications, both long and short-term, of injuries to the spinal cord and brain. Let us deal with the insurance company and handle your claim in order to maximize your recovery.
Do Not Delay in Pursuing Your Rights
After an accident leaves you injured, Louisiana state law provides that you must pursue a lawsuit or claim against another driver within one year from the date of the accident. If a year has passed, you may lose your rights and your ability to recover compensation may be significantly damaged.
Given our extensive experience handling a wide range of car accident cases, our firm understands the complex medical, scientific and engineering knowledge that is often necessary to determine how an accident occurred, the extent of the injuries involved and what compensation an accident victim may be entitled to receive.
Damages in a Car Accident Claim
Every case is different, but our goal is always the same — to reach the maximum compensation possible for every client. Depending on the facts of your case, we may pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Reduced enjoyment of life
Our Baton Rouge car accident attorneys thoroughly investigate your claim to build the strongest case possible. We are usually able to settle with the insurance company to get money in your pocket in a timely manner. However, we recommend trial when we believe it is in your best interests.
Distracted and Drunk Drivers
When an accident is the result of cell phone, drugs or alcohol use, the driver may be subject to criminal penalties. Uninsured drivers face charges in criminal courts, but the criminal system rarely adequately compensates victims. In order to recover the money you deserve for your injuries, you must file a civil claim.
Even if the other driver is not charged with a crime, evidence may point to distracted, drunk or drugged driving as the cause of the accident. Our attorneys subpoena relevant documents and interview witnesses to determine what happened and who is at fault.
Contact Our Baton Rouge Firm to Recover Damages in Your Car Accident Case
If you or someone you love sustained injuries in a car accident, contact us at Dodson & Hooks, APLC. We can be reached at 225-756-0222 or toll-free at 800-644-0633 to schedule an initial consultation. You can also conveniently reach our Baton Rouge car accident attorneys online. Your first phone consultation is free and no-risk.