Last month, a Caddo Parish patrol deputy was injured in a car accident when another vehicle rear-ended his patrol car. The deputy's vehicle was sitting on the inside shoulder, as the deputy intended to help a motorist, when the 39-year-old driver of an approaching car said she leaned down for her purse. Due to the resulting collision, the deputy had to be hospitalized around two weeks; he was not released from the hospital until December 30. The driver responsible for the crash had been cited for careless operation.
That is all it takes for an injurious accident to occur, a few seconds' distraction. For example, in the time it takes to look down at a phone to read a text, a car could have already travelled the length of a football field. Those moments are enough time to cause thousands of dollars of vehicle damage, and far worse, serious or even life-threatening injuries. No matter what it is that distracts a driver, if he or she causes a crash, then any others involved in the crash should not have to pay for the full extent of damages they have sustained. For example, if you or a loved one have been harmed in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation that can cover your medical expenses, missed paychecks, pain and suffering, and more.
Learn how to obtain what you are owed from an insurance claim, and what a personal injury claim can accomplish for you when you contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. An experienced Shreveport personal injury lawyer from our firm may be able to provide the successful representation and legal counsel that you need and deserve. Your case can expire, so do not hesitate to contact us today.