Monroe Car Accident Attorneys
After a Wreck, Our Team Can Help
Getting into a car accident is bad. Not knowing how to pursue compensation afterward will only make matters worse. If you’ve been in a wreck in Monroe, then please dial 888-492-5532 to connect with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers and our car accident lawyers. We can help walk you through the claims process from start to finish, so you can pursue the most compensation owed to you with a minimal amount of stress. This is what we’ve done for countless other clients throughout the years. Let us put our experiences to good work for you, too!
Contact us now to arrange a no-cost consultation about your crash.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
To begin your car accident claim, we will want to ask one question: “Why did the crash happen?” Figuring out the cause of your car accident is a crucial step in uncovering liability, which determines who we should name as the defendant in your claim or lawsuit. Investigating the scene of the crash and analyzing available evidence can help us uncover the cause and progress your case.
Several common causes of car accidents include:
- Driver distraction, including texting-and-driving
- Speeding and recklessness
- Failure to check mirrors and blind spots
Will Your Car Accident Claim Settle?
When we determine who caused your car accident and how, we will file against their relevant insurance policies to demand compensation in your name.
The damages that you could be owed in your car accident claim include:
- Medical treatments
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain, suffering, and disability
To get these damages, we might be better off negotiating with the insurance company for a settlement. Although trials make for good television, the truth is that most injury cases end with settlements because they tend to benefit all parties involved. For you, as the claimant, a settlement can be beneficial because it puts money in your pocket sooner than later, and it cannot be appealed.
What Happens When You Caused the Car Accident?
Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state. Under this system of liability rules, you can sue another driver involved in your car accident, even if that driver was just 1% at fault. In other words, you could sue if your mistake primarily caused the car accident.
However, there is usually little reason to pursue a claim if you were mostly at fault for your crash because you will probably owe more money to the other drivers than what you could collect from them. When we are working on your case, we will try to minimize your liability with convincing evidence as much as we can, hopefully down to 0% or something close.
When Should You Get an Attorney for a Car Accident?
Hiring a car accident attorney is technically optional because you can represent yourself in your claim. Self-representation is not recommended if your case is serious, though.
You should at least talk to a car accident attorney if:
- Your injuries are severe
- Your vehicle was significantly damaged or totaled
- The other driver is denying any liability
- The insurance company is pressuring you to settle
Basically, if you aren’t familiar with Louisiana’s liability laws or you don’t know how to interact with an insurance company, then you can benefit from a car accident lawyer's help. At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we offer FREE consultations to help you uncover your options and decide if you want to hire an attorney without paying anything first.
Legal Help in Monroe is One Call Away
Our Monroe car accident attorneys have decades of collective experience as attorneys and trial lawyers. If your case needs the attention of a legal professional, like it probably does, then we invite you to contact us at any time. We’re known for making cases easy on our clients while also achieving incredible case results.
Call us at 888-492-5532 for more information.