Lafayette Car Accident Lawyers
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Matt & Allen have experience in complex car accident cases involving catastrophic injuries, as well as the resources to promptly repair or replace your vehicle and to get you and your family the proper medical treatment. While Louisiana law is relatively simple concerning negligence of an offending driver (“Every act whatever of man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it”-La. C.C. art. 2315), interpretation of specific traffic rules and regulations are often more complicated.
Even more critical is the ability to present strong evidence to establish exactly how the accident occurred. For example, when a motorist looks down an oncoming lane to determine if it is safe to cross a road, the driver must determine not only whether there is a safe distance between his or her vehicle and an oncoming vehicle to cross over the lane, but also whether the oncoming vehicle is traveling at a rate of speed sufficiently slow enough to allow the driver’s vehicle to completely cross the lane with a reasonably safety margin.
As attorneys, we have to be able to decide quickly whether it is necessary to retain expert witnesses to preserve critical information such as the location of skid marks, the specific crash damage done to a vehicle and other important observations before they are lost forever through the passage of time. The preservation of this critical evidence may make the difference in an injured person being able to prove his or her claim to the level required by law, particularly if highway or traffic control defects are involved. These experts can cost tens of thousands of dollars which most citizens can not afford. At the Law Offices of Matt and Allen, we have the ability to quickly decide whether an accident requires a reconstruction engineer and the resources to engage such an expert to fully and fairly present the evidence of the cause of your accident at trial.
Contact our Lafayette office if you have been injured in a car accident for a free, no commitment consultation.