Lafayette Traffic Accident Lawyer
Driving a vehicle is the single most dangerous thing most of us will ever do, which is why traffic accidents such as car wrecks, truck (18 Wheeler) accidents, commercial vehicle wrecks, and motorcycle accidents are among the most common methods of debilitating injury in the U.S.
If you are involved in a traffic accident, it is imperative that you contact legal representation immediately. We serve all of Acadiana, including Opelousas, Abbeville, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Rayne, Crowley, Carencro, Youngsville, Broussard, Scott and Duson.
In many cases, the injuries sustained in a car accident are not always immediately apparent. Neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, whiplash, and other injuries can take hours or even days to fully materialize. If you have been injured in an accident, call Matt McConnell, Personal Injury Attorney, at (337) 347-6404 at once.
McConnell law firm has over 20 years of litigation experience and real world knowledge of the methods and tactics that insurance companies use against their premium paying customers to minimize their own damages. You deserve to be made whole after an accident that is not your fault, and you should be awarded with the maximum compensation available.
Types of Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Lafayette Car Wreck Attorney
Injuries that are common with car wrecks may not always present symptoms immediately. Whiplash is another common internal injury after an accident that can appear manageable at first, then lead to more severe pain and other symptoms further down the line. If you have experienced a neck or back injury in an accident, you need a lawyer with experience proving a neck or back injury to a judge or a jury.
Lafayette 18 Wheeler Truck Accident Attorney
Truck accidents are in a different category than car accidents because in most cases, they are inherently more dangerous. Trucks carrying large loads outweigh cars by several tons, and the very mass of these vehicles can cause significantly worse damage than an accident in the exact same circumstances with a passenger vehicle.
18 Wheeler Accidents have an additional layer of complexity because they necessitate communication with the trucking companies that own the vehicles. Many trucking companies are self insured, and therefore only deal with trucking accidents day in and day out. The specific knowledge trucking companies have acquired over several decades in business makes them uniquely adept at winning their cases unless they are up against a law firm with specific experience litigating these types of cases. Matt McConnell has taken judgement and obtained settlements for victims of 18 wheeler accidents. McConnell Law is small enough to care about our clients, and big enough to win cases.
Lafayette Commercial (Work) Vehicle Accident Attorney
When a company purchases a fleet of commercial vehicles, they take on the liability of their drivers in the event of a commercial vehicle accident. Companies and corporations are literally responsible for the actions of their drivers. The burden is on the owner of commercial vehicles to ensure that their drivers are properly trained, and they are required to comply with state drug and alcohol policies and procedures in place to protect the innocent drivers that their employees share the roadways with.
Lafayette Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Unlike a car accident or truck accident, when you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you don’t have a ton of steel frames and airbags to cushion the blow. Additionally, helmets, while safer than helmet free riding, can obstruct peripheral vision and cut down on response time when a vehicle merges or stops suddenly.
Combine that with the image that insurance companies can portray of bikers as reckless drivers, and even the safest and most experienced motorcyclist can be at a disadvantage every time they go for a ride.
Matt McConnell represents motorcycle riders in all motorcycle accident cases. If you have been in a motorcycle wreck, call our office at (337) 347-6404 immediately, and we will discuss your options and give you a free motorcycle accident case review.
Lafayette Texting and Driving Accident Attorney
Texting and driving accidents have increased over the last 10 years, commensurate with the increased use of mobile devices and the proliferation of social media use on our cell phones. A form of distracted driving, texting and driving accidents cause undue heartache and tragedy for many families across the nation.
In many states, texting and driving is now the number one cause of distracted driving accidents, and texting while driving has been found in some studies to actually surpass drinking and driving as it applies to delayed reaction time, because the offender is taking his or her eyes completely off the road for several seconds at a time.
McConnell Law Offices can recover damages for you or your loved ones if you have been the victim of an accident when the other driver was engaged in texting while driving. There are legal processes that can prove that this occurred, and Matt McConnell has experience and resources to fight these newer, less precedented types of cases. Call our office today at (337) 347-6404 for a free case evaluation.
Lafayette DUI/OWI/DWI Attorney
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is an unfortunate fact of life in South Louisiana. Our culture celebrates food and alcohol, festivals and Mardi Gras, and letting the good times roll. Unfortunately, the incidents of drinking and driving are greater in the South, where our culture is more embracing of alcohol consumption in general.
If you have been involved in a DUI/OWI/DWI accident, call us today at (337) 347-6404.
Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Lafayette, LA
Without the benefit of a vehicle to absorb some of the impact of an accident, it’s tough to imagine a scenario in which a pedestrian would not get seriously injured in an encounter with a vehicle. While bone breaks, abrasions, burns and cuts are more obvious, soft tissue injuries sometimes take several hours, days, or even weeks to fully materialize.
The first thing you should do if you are involved in a pedestrian accident is to get medical attention. Allow a medical professional to perform tests that measure functionality of your head, neck, spine, central nervous system, and any x-rays or MRIs your medical team recommends before signing anything that releases the insurance company from responsibility.
The second thing you should do after receiving medical attention is to contact an experienced attorney to discuss your options and your next move. Pedestrian accidents can often cause psychological and physical effects that last a lifetime. our firm has the resources and a network of healthcare professionals available to take care of you during your case with no out-of-pocket expense. If you have been injured in an accident, call Matt McConnell at (337) 347-6404.