Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you've ever been in a car wreck, your life can be suddenly changed. Within seconds, you find yourself riddled with painful injuries, damaging trauma, and costly medical bills. Such a serious wreck can also render you unable to work, which can produce devastating financial consequences. Monetary damages as a result of these kinds of injuries are possible through the law.
At a time when you should be focusing on your own recovery, you shouldn't have to worry about what the insurance companies need, what the police need, what the court needs, how to start the legal process, or if you even need an accident lawyer. This added stress is not good for your mental health and will also make physical recovery more difficult. There are many steps required after you are injured in a Baton Rouge car wreck. It is very easy to become overwhelmed and decide on difficult decisions that need to be addressed. Unfortunately, many victims of catastrophic Louisiana car accidents wait too long after severe injuries to get legal help, and it wrecks their chances for recovering the compensation they deserve. If you feel you may need legal counsel in Baton Rouge, LA, then call our office right away.
Of all crashes, motorcycle accidents are by far the most dangerous because the rider is exposed and more vulnerable to any impact. Over 80% of all motorcycle crashes result in injury or death. 3/4 of these accidents result from the collision of another vehicle when the motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents have been steadily increasing in the past few years, and more states are cracking down on motorcycle safety laws. Motorcycle accidents can result in facial disfiguration, concussions, brain damage, and broken joints. Therefore, it is important for drivers to protect themselves as well as to keep their eyes open for any potential hazards. No matter how cautious a motorcycle rider is, no person can be prepared for a collision that is the fault of another driver or due to another driver's negligence.
You may feel a little nervous when you’re passing an 18-wheeler on I-10. You may see the truck sway in the wind or have trouble seeing around the trailer to know if the way is clear to pass. We share the road every day with these large trucks, and we rarely give a thought to the fact that they are 16 times heavier than a normal passenger car and can cause catastrophic damage. If you pass a heavy truck in bad weather conditions, or if the driver of the 18-wheeler is tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it could be the last drive you take.
A heavy truck accident in Baton Rouge can turn deadly very quickly. The sheer size and weight of a tractor-trailer truck often means catastrophic injuries or death for victims. Beyond the severity of the injuries, you can also expect lines of red tape as you fight with the driver, trucking company, and insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you need to know your rights and how to get the post-accident recovery you deserve. At the Tomeny Law Firm, you'll benefit from our numerous services including but not limited to:
- Investigating your accident to collect evidence
- Negotiating on your behalf with opposing parties and attorney
- Filing and pursuit of lawsuit on your behalf, if settlement cannot be reached