Auto Accidents

Knowledgeable Baton Rouge and South Louisiana area Lawyer Fights for Rights of Those Injured in Vehicle Collisions

Experienced Louisiana attorney handles all types of road accident cases

At Amos Davis Law in Baton Rouge, I represent clients throughout the area in a broad range of auto accident claims and am committed to pursuing fair compensation for the injured parties. Having over four decades of experience, I know the tactics insurance companies may use to deny and devalue claims. I will not be intimidated into accepting an inadequate settlement. If you were hit in a crosswalk, forced off the road by a drunk driver or were sideswiped by an 18-wheeler, I will thoroughly investigate your claim and take the strongest available legal action against the responsible parties.

What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle riders are exposed when sharing the road with larger vehicles, and the types of injuries a rider may sustain in an accident are often linked to the nature of the crash itself. The following are some common ways in which motorists cause motorcycle accidents:

  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Opening a car door in the rider’s path
  • Speeding
  • Right of way errors or misjudgments, e.g. pulling out in front of a motorcycle
  • Sudden stops

Spinal cord injuries, brain damage and internal bleeding are common consequences of motorcycle accidents. I understand the challenges you will face going forward if you’ve sustained one of these injuries and will work to secure just compensation.

What to do if you are injured in an ATV accident

In the immediate aftermath of an ATV accident, disorientation and shock are common. However, any information you can gather can help support your injury claim. Thus, to the extent your physical condition allows, you should:

  • Preserve the damaged ATV
  • Collect contact and insurance information from everyone involved
  • Talk to eyewitnesses
  • Take photos of the crash scene
  • Refrain from talking to insurance company representatives or signing releases

I have extensive experience successfully litigating ATV accident claims and will work closely with you throughout your case.

Obtaining compensation after a car accident injury

Car accident victims frequently face high medical bills, lost wages and ongoing pain and suffering. If someone else’s negligence is responsible for your crash, you may be able to collect compensation for medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, as well as rehabilitation expenses.

What are important pieces of evidence in trucking accident cases?

Trucking accidents often involve evidence unique to the commercial trucking industry, so having an experienced attorney with the resources to properly identify and evaluate key sources of information is crucial. Examples of evidence commonly seen in these cases include:

  • The truck’s event data recorder, sometimes called the “black box”
  • Roadside inspection records and daily logs
  • Maintenance records
  • The driver’s training, licensing and employment history records

Taking quick action following an accident is key to preserving evidence, and I will take immediate steps to secure all relevant information.

What happens if you share fault for your pedestrian accident?

Louisiana follows the comparative negligence rule to determine how compensation may be awarded in a personal injury claim. The rule states that any award is reduced to the extent an injured party caused his/her own accident. Thus, if you were 30 percent at fault for your accident, you would receive 70 percent of the total amount of damages you incurred. I will take the time to fully analyze your situation and determine if this rule may impact your case.

Contact a dedicated Louisiana law firm to schedule a consultation

At Amos Davis Law, I represent clients in the Baton Rouge and South Louisiana area in a wide variety of road accident cases. Please call 225-224-0708 or contact me online today to schedule a consultation.