Louisiana Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: I had a ramp fall off my trailer on i-10 in Louisiana. A guy who slowed down to avoid it was hit. Am I liable for that?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You and your insurance will be held responsible for both cars and the injuries of their drivers and passengers.

Q: Company doing work to a ditch with truck parked in roadway and they do not have traffic control. Are they liable ?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Company should be implead as a defendant by your attorney. If you don't have a lawyer,yo u are going to need one.

Q: Do you need turn signals on a motorcycle

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes, turn signals are required to pass inspection.

Q: In Louisiana does a lawyer get their fee before medical bills are paired ?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If that's what the contract says, then yes. If that's not what the contract says, then no. If you don't have a contract, then get a new lawyer.

Q: My daughter was killed in an accident. Is it mandatory for an autopsy be done if the family doesn't want it

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
My sincerely condolences for your loss. I believe that an autopsy only has to be performed if the death is under suspicious circumstances or if a crime is suspected which resulted in her death. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss this with you further.

Q: I was driving an uninsured vehicle that isnt mines was rearended while doing 60 on highway can i recover

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
It does not matter about the vehicle you were in being uninsured as to whether you can recover your damages from the responsible party.

Q: May I contact & ask the person at fault to pay for my vehicle damage due to no insurance before consulting a law

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 28, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you were hurt you may have an uninsured motorist claim against the other driver. Get estimates of cost to fix it and see an attorney who is a member of the La. Trial Lawyers for the Parish where it happened. They give free consults.

Q: State of Louisiana- driver of car was unauthorized to use car- caused accident- is car owner reaponsible

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 28, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
A lot depends on the "unauthorized" story. Did the owner tell the cops that? Did the owner press charges? Or did the owner leave the keys on the table and the driver--a kin of hers--grabbed the keys and left? You then get into some weird insurance issues on covering damage which then adds licence suspensions to the mix--though an argument can be made that the lack of coverage wasn't caused by anyone but by the policy.

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Q: State of Louisiana- driver of car was unauthorized to use car- caused accident- is car owner reaponsible

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes both the unauthorized motorist and owner are liable. Hire a personal injury attorney.

Q: How is fault determined in a parking lot fender bender? Minimal damage, other driver left before police was called.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The accident report is public record and if it supports your position then it should absolutely been sent to the company. Good luck.

Q: I received $100,000 car accident.34000 to attorney36000 hospital15000 to mom 15000 to me. Owe fed state tax

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Why is your Mom receiving $15,000? You don't give enough information to answer your question.

Q: Years ago i got into a car accident and i went to physical therapy and everything but then hurricane Katrina happen

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call the attorney who represented you prior to Katrina.

Q: Can a person be charged with another crime after paying a traffic violation

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Unlikely but why not check with a member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. You can get tickets for several violations. Paying one doesn't wipe out the others.

Q: My Lienholder on my truck repoed my truck from the towing yard where it was being held. Pmt current ins. current

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Give your insurer power of attorney to deal with your lien holder.

Who was found at fault in the accident?

Q: I was in an accident with a company truck. The driver of the truck gave the police a false insurance policy no.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If the driver of the truck either didn't have insurance, or if his and/or his employer's insurance isn't sufficient, then the rental company's insurance may be responsible. A good personal injury attorney can help. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss this with you further.

Q: Can I be charged with a drug charge if the drug that the cops found was not in my vehicle and was not on me

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If it was in your general vicinity and the officer believes that you put it there, then yes.

Q: My son a minor was in an accident I didn't find out til adjuster called me. Now statue of limit is up. Do I have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You wouldn't but the minor may have a longer statute of limitations assuming it wasn't their fault. Why not contact a member of the La.Trial Lawyers Assoc? They give free consults.

Q: Where does the liability rest should a farm tractor be involved in a motor vehicle accident?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Agricultural Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 28, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Answer depends on who got the ticket and what were the circumstances. But I'm guessing the tractor not licensed so probably liability lies with the tractor.

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