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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:

  • Speed
  • Drive drunk
  • Violate traffic laws and signs
  • Drive Distracted
  • Fail to pay attention to the road
  • Text and drive

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As an experienced and tenacious trial attorney, 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 your claim.

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:

  1. Check on everyone to ensure no serious injuries.
  2. Call an ambulance if someone has been injured.
  3. Call the police if damage is significant or debris is in the road.
  4. Do not apologize or accept any blame, guilt, or liability.
  5. Collect identification and insurance information from everyone.
  6. Take photographs of the scene and interview eyewitnesses.
  7. Get a medical examination, even if your injuries are minor.
  8. 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.