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Lake Charles Single-Vehicle Car Accident Attorneys
Have you been injured in a single-vehicle accident? A car accident can be a life-altering event. One minute you are driving down the road, and the next minute you’ve been involved in a car accident by yourself. The Lake Charles car accident attorneys of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC understand what you are going through, and we want to help.
An accident can happen anywhere, anytime. But other drivers owe a duty to those they share the road with to drive safely without causing an accident. The vehicle manufacturers owe a duty to the owner of the vehicle to make safe transportation. You shouldn’t have to worry about the consequences resulting from a single-vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault. You shouldn’t have to pay for damages you didn’t cause. We want to be your legal voice so that you can be compensated for the damages you’ve suffered.
We feel it is our duty to make sure those who are injured through no fault of their own have a strong and experienced legal team to help them. Our firm handles single-vehicle car accidents routinely, and we know the steps that need to be taken so that you can be fully compensated for your damages.
Taking the proper steps after being injured in a single-vehicle accident is important to your case. It’s also an important part of making sure you are compensated for the losses you incur. The details matter, and by hiring an experienced accident attorney quickly, you are able to build your case with the highest chance of a successful outcome. We are ready to take your case. Call Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC today at 337-800-8800 to schedule your free consultation.
What Is a Single-Vehicle Accident?
A single-vehicle accident is one that causes damage to only one vehicle. Whether the cause was another driver, a hazard on the road, or something else, we can help you work through your legal options. Most of the time, we think vehicle accidents will involve more than one vehicle, but single car accidents are more common than you may realize. It is important to know that just because only one vehicle is involved, this doesn’t mean the driver of the damaged vehicle is automatically responsible.
In 2019, there were over 700 vehicle crashes in Louisiana. Of those 700, 57% were single-vehicle accidents. The National Safety Council estimates that in 2016, as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents throughout the country. Insurance company data shows that Louisiana is consistent with the national trends in vehicle accidents. Our firm believes that cases like this deserve legal representation. Our clients are our number one priority, and we want you to be one of them.
If you have been injured in a single-vehicle accident, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney to help you figure out your legal options. Our firm offers a free case review. We will sit down with you to discuss the specifics of your case and talk you through the available options in your situation. By knowing your legal options, you can begin to move forward and take action.
How Do You Prove Liability in a Single-Vehicle Accident?
The responsible party in this type of accident is the one who is found to be the proximate cause of the damage. But what is proximate cause? The proximate cause is considered the direct link to the cause of the accident. For example, if the vehicle near you is driving erratically and begins to come into your lane, and you swerve to avoid hitting them, they become the proximate cause of your accident.
If you were injured in a single-vehicle crash that was caused by another driver, you have the right to recover damages from the responsible party. Some examples where another driver could be responsible for your accident are:
- Someone pulled out in front of you, and you swerved to miss them and damaged your vehicle
- Another vehicle is driving recklessly, and you had to drive evasively to avoid a collision with that vehicle
Our team practices only in Louisiana. Therefore, we know the law, and we know what to look for in your case review. We have the resources to help us build your case as we strive to help you reach a successful outcome. Some of the resources we can use as we build your case include:
- Police/Accident reports
- Pictures of the accident
- Pictures of injuries
- Medical documents
- Video documentation
- Witness statements
Possible Claims In a Single-Vehicle Accident
In order to have a claim, you have to prove that an outside force was responsible for your single-vehicle accident. It is important to begin building your case as soon as the accident occurs. Gathering up all the evidence, pictures, and reports as they relate to the accident can help show that the outside force was responsible for your crash. Some potential claims in a single-vehicle accident are:
- Negligence of Another Driver: If you can show that another driver is liable for the accident, you can have a claim against the other driver. If another driver’s negligence caused the crash, even if your vehicle never collided with theirs, you could still bring a claim of negligence against them.
- Product Liability: If the accident was caused by a defect or problem with the vehicle, you may have a claim of product liability against the vehicle manufacturer. A thorough investigation into your accident can help identify any defects or issues with the design or integrity of your vehicle. Securing and preserving evidence is important in cases like this, so it’s important to move quickly to collect the evidence.
These are not the only two claim options. However, they are the most common. Accidents happen, but we believe it is important to hold people accountable for actions that cause damage to others. We believe in doing the right thing and making sure our clients get fair representation.
Why Choose Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC?
Our firm takes great pride in our ability to produce results for our clients. Our experience and tenacity enable us to offer a strong and capable team focused on success. We have had members of our team listed in the Best Lawyers in America and selected into the Louisiana Super Lawyers designation. Our clients trust us to handle their case, and we are focused on helping them resolve it.
When you hire us, you hire our experience. We have a strong working relationship with the courts, the judicial system, and law enforcement agencies, which enables us to conduct a productive case investigation. At Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, we work to create an effective litigation plan in order to take your case to resolution. We are open to settlements in your case, but we aren’t afraid to take the opposing party to the courtroom.
Our attorneys and staff are committed to our clients and our community. We believe in doing the right thing for the right reasons. Our clients come to us because they have been placed in a difficult situation, and they are trying to figure their way through it. We know this isn’t an easy process. We work diligently to make sure our clients are properly compensated for their losses.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney?
We know you are already dealing with a lot after experiencing a vehicle accident. We understand that things may be very difficult for you and your family as you financially heal and recover from your accident. At Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, we are here for you and will walk you through your case. We won’t add to your financial burden. We operate on a contingency-fee basis. That means you don’t pay us anything unless we get compensation for you. If we fail to do so, you owe us nothing.
Why Do You Need A Lawyer?
By hiring an attorney, you hire an ally in your legal case. Typically, settlement offers increase when a client is represented by an attorney. When you have your attorney in your corner, you can ask questions and speak with them about your legal options throughout the process. Litigation can be lengthy and expensive. Insurance companies and defense attorneys seldom like to admit fault. You need strong legal representation that you can trust so that you can feel confident your rights are being protected.
Our team at Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC is here and ready to help you. You have been through enough, and we want to help. Call us today at 337-800-8800 for a free case review. If you choose to hire us, remember, there is no fee due from you unless we win your case. You pay nothing upfront.
You deserve to have someone on your side who is willing to fight for your rights. We would be honored to work with you. Call us today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.