Bossier City Car Accident Lawyer
Compassionate Representation for Injured Auto Accident Victims in the Shreveport Area
At Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm, we represent individuals dealing with injuries caused by the reckless or negligent actions of others in Bossier City, LA and the entire Shreveport area. Attorney Joseph A. Gregorio has more than two decades of experience representing injured victims, including individuals hurt in car accidents. If you were recently injured in an auto collision, our firm can help you file a car accident injury claim to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses.
Car Accident Statistics in Louisiana
According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD), which provides annual car accident statistics for the state of Louisiana with its LACRASH reports, there were 593 fatal crashes in the state in 2019, resulting in a total of 632 deaths. Of those fatalities, 417 were the drivers of their respective vehicles.
Occupants of passenger vehicles were at the highest risk of fatality in 2019, making up 38.3% of total motor vehicle deaths, followed by occupants of light trucks and vans at 37.7%. Motorcycle drivers and passengers made up 14.9% of total fatalities in 2019, while occupants of large trucks comprised 2.7% of crash-related fatalities.
Though the total number of fatalities represents a decrease of about 17% from the previous year, the number of deaths that occur on Louisiana highways and roads is frighteningly high. And, of course, this does not include the much higher number of total injuries suffered by motorists in the previous year.
While we always encourage safe driving practices, we also understand that not all accidents can be avoided. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else’s negligence, Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm can help.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Common injuries resulting from auto accidents include:
These and other common car accident injuries can prove not only physically painful but also financially burdensome. Victims may face mounting medical bills for immediate and ongoing treatment, compounded by lost income when they are unable to return to work. With our careful guidance, you may be able to obtain compensation for all of your accident-related costs, including your medical care and income loss.
Sadly, some auto accidents prove to be fatal. If you lost a loved one in a negligence-related accident, our Bossier City car accident lawyer can help you file a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf.
How to Get a Car Accident Police Report
Following a car accident, one of the most important things you can do in addition to seeking proper medical treatment and contacting a personal injury lawyer is to make sure a police report is filed. Having an official police report on file will protect your rights in the event that you need to pursue compensation from the liable party in a car accident claim. More importantly, however, state law requires you to file a police report if the accident resulted in injuries, death, or property damage in excess of $100.
To file the report, you will need to do the following:
- Within 24 hours of the accident, file a written report with a local police station
- Also within 24 hours of the accident, forward the written report to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C)
The report will need to include, at minimum, the following information:
- Your name
- Your address
- The driver’s license number/permit numbers of the involved drivers
- Relevant insurance information for all involved drivers
- License plate and registration numbers for all involved vehicles
- All relevant information about the accident, including where it occurred, what time it occurred, weather conditions, road conditions, and more
To access your accident report, you can look it up on the Louisiana State Police (LSP) website by searching the first and last name of the involved driver, the date of the accident, and/or the parish in which the accident occurred.
The Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims in Louisiana
Louisiana Civil Code Article CC 3492 declares that an injured person has exactly one year from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you're injured in a car accident, this isn't a lot of time. If you're seriously injured, dealing with the insurance companies to try to get the compensation you deserve can just be another added stress. This is where the assistance of an experienced Bossier City car accident attorney comes in.
At Joseph A. Gregorio, A Professional Law Firm, we can handle all the legal work for you while you focus on getting better. We will keep track of expenses, help you put a value on pain and suffering, and file your claim in a timely manner. Then, we will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf to make sure they settle before the statute expires.
Learn More about What Our Firm Has to Offer
Our firm serves clients across the Bossier metropolitan area, including Shreveport, Minden, and surrounding communities. We realize that many of our clients are undergoing financial hardship when they seek our assistance. This is why we accept car accident injury cases on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean? It means we do not charge legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for your case.
We proudly offer our clients the following:
- Passionate legal advocacy inside and outside the courtroom
- Home and hospital visits
- Weekend and evening appointment slots
- Complimentary case evaluations
- Top-rated and award-winning legal representation
- Contingency fees
Honored with inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, our lead attorney has recovered significant amounts of compensation for the clients we represent in Louisiana. We are ready to do the same for you and will not rest until we have exhausted every effort toward helping you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
After suffering an accident-related injury, victims are often left with many questions and concerns. We are here to provide you with the reliable and caring counsel you need as you face this stressful setback. When you align yourself with our firm, you can rest assured knowing your rights will be safeguarded by our proven team. We serve clients in Bossier City, Shreveport, and throughout Louisiana.
I have nothing but great things to say about Joe and his staff!- Markecia C.
Joe and his staff always made me feel comfortable about my case.- Curt L.
I would recommend Joe to family and friends in the future.- Former Client
Joe Gregorio has the experience and resources to get the job done.- Former Client
Upfront, professional, and a total joy to work with.- M.V. Edmonson