Experienced Lafayette Car Accident Lawyers Helping You Get The Compensation You Deserve
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the entire world. We don’t say that to scare you – it’s just a fact of life. At some point, even if you’re doing everything right, you’re likely to get in a car accident that has the potential to set you back a bit. While this may seem scary, it’s important to know that there is a team of lawyers out there who can help you get back on your feet. This is especially important to keep in mind when you find yourself injured from the negligence of another party.
There’s No Such Thing as the Right Time for a Car Accident
There are a million ways to get injured in a vehicle crash, and a lot of them are pure accidents. The problems arise when the other party isn’t doing their job on the road. Whether they were texting, talking on the phone, playing their music too loud, or they had a little too much to drink, there’s an infinite amount of ways for people to get distracted in today’s world. This is no excuse. There is no viable excuse to let your negligence bleed over and affect the life of another person.
Imagine this… you’re minding your own business driving to work. You’ve had your morning cup of coffee and you’re already playing the board meeting over in your head for later that day. Out of nowhere, a car swerves over the median and broadsides your car, breaking your leg, but doing much more damage to your psyche. Instead of being able to make your big presentation at the board meeting, you find yourself in the back of an ambulance being sedated for your pain, all while your car is hauled off by a tow truck.
The Accident Goes Far Beyond the Initial Impact
If that wasn’t bad enough, accidents don’t simply end after a car gets fixed and a few stitches or bandaids get put on. Between medical checkups, prescriptions, insurance claims, possible criminal proceedings, transportation issues, lost wages at work, missed experiences in your personal life, and having to find time to get a new vehicle, it takes a lot out of you. There is no right time to have a car accident, especially when another party was directly or indirectly at fault for that accident taking place.
It’s not just about the immediate impact. That part is scary enough. The true extent of a car accident can go far beyond the road. Whatever hobbies you once enjoyed and depended on for peace of mind and relaxation may have to be put on the backburner for the foreseeable future, even for life if the accident was severe enough. What person has the right to take that away from you? It’s our job as injury attorneys to see to it that insurance companies properly payout for these claims. We work tirelessly to make sure a proper settlement is reached to compensate you for the negligence of these distracted and inebriated drivers.
When we have our peace of mind ripped away from us, there is no real price we can pay to get that back. While physical injuries will heal, mental injuries can last a lifetime. That’s why personal injury lawyers seek to make sure their clients are properly compensated for the wrongs done against them. It may not bring your old life back, but it’s a start.
A large portion of these problems has to do with your financial status after a crash. Like we briefly talked about earlier, being injured in a car accident can take away your ability to work. With no steady paychecks and a savings account that is being quickly drained by the expenses of everyday life, utilities, rent, and medical payments, it is easy to find yourself in dire straits quicker than you’d imagine. The last thing you want to do is let your credit card or mortgage bills mount as you attempt to keep your head above water as these lenders will have no problem repossessing the property you once took pride in.
Another financial strain is one of the most obvious – what are you going to do about your car? Let’s say you have a decent career and a car that ran you around $20,000. Well if that car is totaled and your insurance policy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, you could find yourself without a mode of transportation and in the red for thousands and thousands of dollars. After all, nobody is going to give you more than a few hundred dollars for a car that you have to scrap for metal. Even if it’s still drivable and you decide to let it go to pay off some of your medical fees, the retail value of your car will plummet after all the fixes and restorations that need to be done. Not to mention, the crash could have caused unseen damage to your car that will surface months or years later. And you can bet it will always be at the worst time.
The Role of Insurance
A lot of these issues can be remedied if insurance companies will just do their job. This is what they’re supposed to be used for, right? Well, it can be a little tricky. It’s important that you document your accident as much as possible from the very beginning and do whatever you can to make sure that the police do their job documenting the scene.
If you go around blindly signing papers and answering questions while still in the haze of medications given to you because of your injury, these companies can try to undermine you and play your injuries off as less severe than they really are. That’s why it’s so important to get the right team of lawyers by your side as soon as the accident occurs. The sooner we get your call, the sooner we can help you receive the proper compensation for your injuries and mental exhaustion.
Car Accident Attorneys You Can Trust
Here at Blase Inzina Injury Attorneys, we know what it takes to get a car accident victim the compensation they deserve. We’ve been able to help countless clients get back to the life they love after a devastating accident. We have seen firsthand the pain and suffering these accidents can cause. That’s why we work tirelessly to help our clients receive justice. Justice may look different on a case-by-case basis, so it’s important that you speak with an experienced car accident attorney to know where you stand. Even so, one thing remains constant: we will do everything in our power to let your voice be heard. You shouldn’t have to suffer for not doing anything wrong. To find out more about what we can do to help, give us a call today at (337) 347-7177. Attorneys will be standing by to help you take the first steps towards healing.