Lafayette, Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer
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Auto accidents can cause devastating injuries, changing the lives of victims
and their families forever. In a majority of car accidents, negligence
is to blame. If you were injured by a negligent driver—whether your
accident occurred on a local street or on the
highway—speak with our attorney to learn
what you should do after an accident and discuss your options for seeking compensation. You don’t have
to suffer this burden alone. Our
personal injury lawyer can walk hand in hand with you every step of the way.
Let Duck Law Firm, LLC help you fight back against negligent drivers who:
- Drive drunk
- Violate traffic laws and signs
- Drive Distracted
- Fail to pay attention to the road
- Text and drive
Tell us about your car accident during a
FREE case review.
As an experienced and tenacious
Kevin Duck is never afraid to push a case to trial in order to get our clients the
maximum settlement. His approach to injury claims is simple, yet effective:
Make the defendant settle for the highest value possible or take a case
to trial. This approach has yielded millions of dollars in total recoveries
over 20+ years. We are always ready to litigate a claim on your behalf,
no matter how complex.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
You are typically able to recover all costs stemming from your accident,
including economic damages such as medical treatment, wage loss and future
wage loss and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of
enjoyment of life and mental anguish. Our automobile accident lawyer can
review your case to determine what you are entitled to and how to value
We can help you maximize recoveries for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Bad Faith Insurance from Policy Carriers
After you are involved in a car accident, the other driver is usually not
your direct opposition. After all, they are simply trying to recover as
best they can from the collision themselves, even if it was solely their
fault. The real trouble that can lead to courtroom litigation often stems
from their insurance policy carriers instead, who may do all they can
to resist paying you a proper amount for your damages. While it is part
of their business model to save themselves money by finding ways to reduce
recoveries or their customers’ liability, it becomes a serious issue
when they use
bad faith insurance tactics.
Common bad faith insurance practices include:
- Intentionally delaying the processing of your claim
- Denying a claim without offering any reason
- Failing to provide copies of relevant insurance information
- Falsifying reports to redirect liability
At Duck Law Firm, our Lafayette, Louisiana car accident lawyer is familiar
with how insurance companies can and cannot behave when handling a claim.
If we suspect any bad faith insurance tactics are being used, you can
bet that we will respond in full force.
What to Do After a Car Accident
What you do immediately after a car accident is just as important as what
led up to it and the claim you will eventually file. Taking the right
steps can strengthen your chances of receiving a fair and total recovery.
Inversely, saying or doing the wrong things can work against you, so it
pays to know what to do ahead of time.
If you are in a car accident, you should always follow these steps:
- Check on everyone to ensure no serious injuries.
- Call an ambulance if someone has been injured.
- Call the police if damage is significant or debris is in the road.
- Do not apologize or accept any blame, guilt, or liability.
- Collect identification and insurance information from everyone.
- Take photographs of the scene and interview eyewitnesses.
- Get a medical examination, even if your injuries are minor.
- Contact an attorney.
No Recovery, No Fee! Call (337) 660-2699
At Duck Law Firm, LLC, our Lafayette auto accident attorney accepts cases on a
contingency fee basis, which means that we don't charge legal fees until after we win the
case. This means that more clients can have access to high-quality legal
representation without worrying about paying fees upfront or large legal
bills at the end. Our attorneys' fees will come out at the very end
as a percentage of your final settlement or verdict.
Contact a car accident lawyer in Lafayette today by
calling (337) 660-2699.