New Orleans Drowsy Driving Accident Lawyer
Attorney John S. Williams can get compensation for your asleep at the wheel crash
Car accidents caused by tired drivers continue to be a serious problem. All it takes is a split second for a driver to close their eyes and cause a serious crash. When that happens, the at-fault driver should be held accountable for their actions. They decided to get behind the wheel when they were exhausted. Drowsy driving is not an accident. It is a choice.
Have you been injured in an accident caused by a drowsy driver in New Orleans? Are you unable to work for several weeks or months because of your injuries? Are your medical expenses and other bills adding up fast? Don’t give up. Accident attorney John S. Williams can help.
Our legal team at The Law Offices of John S. Williams knows how to handle many different types of car accidents, including asleep at the wheel accidents. Attorney Williams has more than 15 years of legal experience. He knows the laws that apply to these cases. He knows what strategies often work. Most importantly, he’s prepared to do the work that needs to be one to win your case.
Why are asleep at the wheel accidents so serious?
When drivers nod off for a few seconds or longer behind the wheel, they often end up causing some of the most serious car crashes on the road. Some of the reasons why include:
- Tired drivers often don’t apply the brakes before crashing into another car.
- Drowsy drivers are often traveling at a high speed, especially if their foot is stuck on the gas pedal.
- Asleep at the wheel drivers often cause head-on collisions, especially on rural roads, where there are no dividers to separate oncoming traffic.
Accident injuries caused by drowsy drivers can often be very serious. Your family may even be dealing with a fatal car accident caused by a drowsy driver. That’s why it’s critical that you take strong legal action to hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side.
How can a lawyer help me with my drowsy driving accident claim?
When you have lawyer working for you, you can take an aggressive approach to your asleep at the wheel accident. This is very important for many different reasons, including:
- The drowsy driver who caused the collision might deny being asleep at the time of the crash.
- The sleeping driver might try to claim you or your loved one somehow caused the accident.
- Tired drivers often have no memory of what happened and may try to use that to their advantage.
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company will likely do everything they can to reduce or deny your accident.
In each case, your attorney can find the facts to build the strongest possible legal case. An experienced lawyer knows how to carefully review accident reports for details to support your claim. Your lawyer can also consult with accident-reconstruction experts, if necessary, to get to better picture of exactly what happened.
Most importantly, your attorney can negotiate for the maximum financial compensation on your behalf. Often, that involves working with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If they refuse to negotiate, your lawyer can then file a car accident lawsuit or take other legal action on your behalf in pursuit of the compensation you deserve. You have options. Your attorney can help you explore them.
Put your trust in a New Orleans accident lawyer who puts your need first
The clock is running after your drowsy driving accident. In Louisiana, you only have one year from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. If you miss that deadline, you could miss out on the financial compensation you need and deserve.