Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer
Automobiles are an essential part of our lives. As American citizens, we spend hundreds of hours in our cars each year. Regardless of the convenience they offer, vehicles come with the unavoidable danger that is automobile accidents. An experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyer can help those who have suffered at the hands of a car accident. McNamara commits to recovering fair compensation for victims of car, trucking, and motorcycle accidents.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries
An experienced personal injury attorney evaluates the appropriate settlement to demand. Generally speaking, components of recoverable damages include past and future medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, mental and physical pain, and loss enjoyment of life. But, these damages vary from case to case. Additionally, the victim may be able to recover “punitive damages” if the defendant driver was intoxicated.
Louisiana Car Accident Case Study
Our car accident lawyer represented a young woman whose car caught fire when a commercial vehicle rear-ended her. The victim did not sustain burn injuries, however, the doctor diagnosed her with a cervical (neck) injury. Also, the victim suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from being trapped in a burning vehicle.
Blood test results revealed the presence of methadone in the truck driver. Further investigation revealed that he was taking methadone pursuant to a physicians’ prescription. Toxicology experts disagreed on whether the level of methadone in the truck driver’s blood resulted in “intoxication”.
Ultimately, the jury found that the methadone did indeed cause intoxication in the driver and thereby led to the accident. As a result, the jury awarded $1,500,000 in punitive damages on top of $500,000 in actual damages. This was a steep increase from the insurance company’s offer to $125,000.
Contact Our Louisiana Car Accident Lawyers
Our firm understands that serious accidents cause devastation and damages. Our experienced team recovers the compensation our clients deserve.
We answer any questions you have FREE OF CHARGE.
McNamara Law Office abides by a contingency fee system. Simply put, our firm only receive payment once we’ve recovered your losses. Our clients owe us nothing unless they win.
Car accident lawyer Mr. McNamara holds the highest possible peer review rating of “AV” (“Very High to Pre-Eminent”) for professional excellence and ethical standards.