Louisiana Auto and Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney
What to Do if You Are Seriously Injured in a Traffic Accident Due to Another’s Negligence: First, if you are seriously injured, see a doctor immediately. Next, if possible, gather all evidence relevant to the accident, including photographs and statements from witnesses and the negligent party. Your case may never go to trial, but if it does, the most reliable evidence is evidence gathered immediately post-accident. Third, if the investigating police officer asks you about the accident, carefully explain your side of the story. Never give a statement to the negligent party’s insurance company without speaking to an accident attorney first. Accident lawyer Thomas V. Alonzo can represent you through this process, moving quickly to help you gather evidence and hiring experts to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
The most common personal injury claim is an auto accident injury. Car collisions often cause whiplash and damage to the back, and sometimes much more serious conditions such as paralysis and brain damage. If you feel you are injured, you should see a doctor for a medical evaluation as soon after the accident as possible.
If your car accident injury was caused by the other driver’s negligence, you might a personal injury claim that can compensate you for your medical bills, pain and suffering and wage loss. Drivers can be negligent if they:
• Drive over the speed limit or too fast for road conditions
• Drive while distracted – i.e eating, talking on the cell phone
• Drive while intoxicated or under the influence of legal or illegal drugs
• Fail to stop at a red light or a stop sign
• Change lanes abruptly or without signaling
• Make an illegal left turn
• Fail to yield
• Hit you from behind (rear end collisions)
• Fail to properly maintain their vehicle
• Drive recklessly, weaving in and out of traffic
If you are unsure whether you have an auto accident personal injury claim, contact the Law Firm of Thomas V. Alonzo (337) 704-2615 for a free evaluation of your case. Mr. Alonzo has represents clients with car accident personal injury claims in all areas of Louisiana and Mississippi and also Texas and Georgia. Mr. Alonzo can come to you if necessary.
Accident attorney Thomas V. Alonzo is a motorcycle rider himself and understands that motorcyclists usually do not deserve their daredevil reputation. Mr. Alonzo has ridden his motorcycle all over the South and knows that most motorcycle riders operate their bikes with extreme care, driving within the speed limits and signaling turns and lane changes. Unfortunately, accidents can still occur because car drivers simply do not see motorcycles. Traveling down a main highway such as I-10 might obviously seem dangerous, but driving around town at a relatively slow speed can be equally dangerous when a car suddenly turns into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist.
Serious Motorcycle Accident Injuries
An impact can damage the bike, throw the rider of the bike or cause the bike to slide into another vehicle. Motorcycles offer much less protection to the rider than cars and trucks, making riders more vulnerable to injury when a collision occurs. Serious injuries can result from even minor accidents, and fractures, lost limbs, spinal cord injuries, head and brain injuries and even wrongful death are some of the unfortunate results of a motorcycle-related accident.
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries, so it is important to obtain an appropriate settlement to compensate you or your loved one for their pain and suffering, wage loss and medical bills. If you are involved in an accident and the other driver is at fault, contact the injury Law Firm of Thomas V. Alonzo at (337) 704-2615 for a free evaluation of your case. Mr. Alonzo can come to you if necessary.