Car Accidents

Dedicated Representation for Car Crash Injury Claims

On average, nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, and 20-50 million people are injured or disabled. If you were injured in a car accident, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible to seek compensation for medical bills and other expenses. With a Shreveport personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap, you can get quality representation and legal advice for your case.

Our experienced Shreveport personal injury attorney from the Law Office of Robert B. Dunlap can help investigate the incident and determine the facts to build your case. If a negligent driver caused the accident that caused your injuries, you must prove his or her negligence in order to pursue compensation in court. We are skilled at representing a broad range of car accident claims, including those involving distracted driving, hit and runs, multi-vehicle crashes, and more.

Compensation for Auto Accident Victims

Those who have been injured in a car wreck can seek compensation from the at-fault party's insurance company. If you were hit by a driver with no insurance, you may be able to recover damages through your uninsured motorist coverage.

Auto accident compensation can include:

  • Medical bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, etc.
  • Missed wages and income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Damage to your vehicle or replacement

Determining Liability for Car Accident Cases

Typically, claims arising from car accidents focus on proving the negligence of the driver. Negligence is defined as the failure to exercise reasonable care while driving. Determining who is responsible for the accident is important for seeking compensation. If a reckless or negligent driver caused the accident, he or she is liable for your injuries. A reckless driver is one who intentionally drives in an unsafe manner with no regard to the probability of an accident.

Common factors for determining a negligent driver:

  • Failed to signal
  • Failure to use the median, shoulder, or an emergency lane to pas
  • Disregarded weather or traffic conditions.
  • Drove above or below the posted speed limit.
  • Disobeyed traffic signals or signs.
  • Drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding above the posted speed limit or driving too fast for the current weather and traffic conditions.
  • Excessive or improper lane change, including failure to signal intent or to check that the lane change can be accomplished safely.

In some cases, driver error does not cause the accident. A mechanical defect of a car or an improperly maintained road, for example, may lead to an accident. In those cases, it is important to investigate the incident to seek compensation from those responsible, such as manufacturers or government entities. Mr. Dunlap possesses more than 30 years of experience and serves Shreveport. Our law office takes pride in the way we handle cases by thoroughly preparing evidence and diligently fighting for a fair outcome.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Robert Dunlap for quality legal services.