Auto Accidents

What to Know About Seeking Compensation After a Louisiana Hit-and-Run

In Louisiana, the driver who causes a crash is financially responsible for the damages that result. Crash victims typically recover compensation by filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Victims of hit-and-run crashes may not be able to locate the driver who fled the scene, much less determine the at-fault driver’s insurance company.... Read more

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Can I Still File a Claim if I Was Not Wearing My Seat Belt?

Car insurance companies and at-fault drivers will look for any reason to avoid liability for the damages you suffered in a crash. For example, not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident is likely to be used against you to try to underpay or even deny your claim. This strategy is known... Read more

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About Diminished Value Claims

If you were thinking about buying a used car, all things being equal, would you want to buy a car that had been previously wrecked or a car that had not been previously wrecked? How much less would you expect to pay on a car that had considerable damage repaired before you bought it? This... Read more

Did Working On The Insurance Defense Give You A Unique Insight?

Attorney Robert Martina has a background working for workers compensation insurance carriers on the insurance defense side. It’s his background that also helps him on the personal injury side. Martina still deals with insurance carriers and insurance adjusters that he dealt with 12 years ago. He believes people benefit when they have an attorney that... Read more

What Do I Do if I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver?

If you were hit by a drunk driver, then that person may face criminal charges. However, while the criminal lawsuit may punish the driver, the district attorney does not represent you individually as the victim. In this video, Lafayette auto accident attorney Jason Weaver explains the importance of hiring a car accident lawyer to assist... Read more

What is UM/UIM Insurance Coverage?

If the driver who causes your car accident has no insurance or only a basic policy, then you may be unable to recover compensation to cover the full scope of your injuries. However, if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, then your own insurance can make up the difference. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explains... Read more

Who is at Fault for a Motorcycle Accident?

Depending on the circumstances, a negligent motorist or biker may be at fault for a motorcycle accident. However, in many cases, a distracted driver may be more likely to overlook an oncoming motorcyclist. In this video, attorneys John Jefcoat and Jason Weaver explain why driver distraction causes many motorcycle accidents. Video Transcription I think that... Read more

Do Insurance Companies Drag Out Car Accident Claims?

After a car crash, many people find that even a relatively straightforward insurance claim can be difficult to settle. Insurance adjusters may put off your calls or make very low offers that do not cover the full amount of your expenses. In this video, attorney Christopher Castro explains why insurance companies drag out car accident... Read more

Identifying the Types of Distracted Driving

Every day thousands of drivers are involved in life altering car accidents. Automobile accidents happen in the blink of an eye, and it is likely you will be involved in at least one automobile accident in your lifetime. On average there are over 15,000 car wrecks every day in the United States. The leading cause?... Read more

Is Distracted Driving a Problem in Louisiana?

Distracted driving is a huge problem in Louisiana and throughout the country, and it is a leading cause of car accidents. Texting while driving, a type of distracted driving, is particularly dangerous, as the person’s hands and eyes are on their smartphone. In this video, Lafayette car crash attorney Jason Weaver explains how he has... Read more