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At Babcock Partners, we realize how a car accident can turn your life upside down – especially if you are left with severe injuries or the loss of a loved one. We want to help you set things right.

While you focus on your health and your family, our accident lawyers aggressively pursue the compensation you are due for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more.

Our Baton Rouge car accident attorneys, Stephen Babcock and Chase Tettleton, know Louisiana’s accident laws inside and out, are both founding members of Trial Masters™ – a national organization comprised solely of lawyers who have tried 35 or more trials to verdict. This means we have the experience you need at the time you need it most.

Insurance companies know we are serious about taking cases to court – and that helps us achieve success for our clients at the negotiation table.

We are committed to seeking maximum fair compensation for car accident victims and their families in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. We can provide a free review of your case today. In that case review, we will discuss Louisiana’s accident laws with you and how your case is impacted by them. We will then give you an assessment based many years of experience of the merits of your claim.

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We are confident that we can make a difference for you. In fact, having an experienced accident lawyer on your side may be the number one factor in your obtaining any recovery at all. That said,  if you don’t obtain a financial recovery, you will pay no attorney’s fee or costs.

And if you are not satisfied with how your case is going, we will return your case file to you within 30 days of being hired as part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with no attorney’s fee or costs owed to us whatsoever.

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What Clients Say About Our Baton Rouge Car Accident Lawyers

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What Steps Should You Take After a Car Wreck in Baton Rouge?

If you have never been in a serious wreck before, it is very easy to make costly mistakes in the aftermath. At Babcock Partners, we want you to put yourself in the best position to collect a full financial recovery.

We suggest that you do the following:

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For the sake of your health, you need to get checked for injuries. You also need to establish a record of those injuries. You can prevent the insurance company from arguing that your injuries are not as severe as you claim or that they are unrelated to your accident.

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This report will play a key role in the accident investigation. You can call the police or sheriff’s office that responded to your crash. You can also go online and get a copy from the Louisiana State Police Statewide Crash Reports website.

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Collect and store all photos you took at the crash scene. You should also gather name and contact information for the other driver involved in the crash and any witnesses. Also, keep copies of your medical bills, receipts and insurance company letters.

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Summarize everything you can recall about the crash. These notes will jog your memory when you need to recall details later on. You should also keep a journal that tracks your recovery from your injuries.

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Your insurance policy probably requires you to report your crash. Comply with the policy and protect your right to file a claim with your owner insurer if it is necessary down the road.

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If the other driver’s insurer calls you, decline to give a recorded statement or to accept any settlement offer until you talk with a lawyer first. The insurer could try to use your statement against you. Also, the settlement offer is likely to be a lot lower than the actual worth of your case.

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Today, insurance companies mine social media sites for information. You should never talk about your crash on Facebook or Twitter. Even seemingly innocent photos you post of yourself with family and friends could be used against you. Until your case is resolved, you should simply stay off social media.

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What Steps Can Our Lawyers Take For You After an Auto Accident in Baton Rouge?

01. Provide a free case review.

We can learn all about your case and answer any questions you may have about your rights, your legal options and the process that goes into pursuing a car accident settlement or verdict.

02. Investigate your accident.

We can visit the crash scene, inspect the vehicles, analyze photos, review your medical records and examine all other evidence of the crash. We will determine why the wreck happened and who should be held responsible.

03. Consult with experts.

We work with highly qualified experts from many fields, including accident reconstruction and life-care planning. They can help us to prove liability and the amount of compensation you will need to move on in life.

04. Deal with the insurance company.

We can use all of the evidence in your case to demand a full and fair settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company. We are skilled negotiators who won’t back down at the negotiation table.

05. File a lawsuit.

Many car accident cases can only be resolved by filing a lawsuit. Filing a complaint in the proper court can spur the insurance company to act and, ultimately, lead to a settlement that fully compensates you.

06. Fight for you in court.

As you can see from our profiles, we are trial lawyers, first and foremost. We thrive in the courtroom. You can trust us to present a solid case on your behalf.

07. Keep you informed.

We will keep you regularly updated about your case’s progress and always be available to take your calls and answer your questions. Steady, open and honest communication is one of the most important services we provide to our clients.


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What Type of Car Accident Were You Involved In?

To recover compensation after a Baton Rouge car accident, you must prove that another person’s fault caused the crash and your injuries. In most of the car accident cases we handle, the fault is another driver’s careless or reckless conduct such as:

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Breaking the speed limit or going too fast for conditions.

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Tailgating, running red lights or failing to yield.

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Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or driving while impaired by a prescription medication or illegal controlled substance.

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Driving while texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, drinking, smoking, fiddling with the radio or interacting with passengers.

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Driving after being on the road for far too long or after an extended period without sleep (a major problem among truck drivers).

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A car’s design can make it prone to rollovers, or the roof may easily collapse in a wreck. Defective parts such as tires, wheels, brakes, ignition switches, steering columns, seat belts or airbags can also cause crashes or make the injuries in a crash worse.

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A government agency may be liable if its failure to properly design or maintain a road (or to set up a safe highway construction zone) caused an accident.

What Type of Car Accident Injuries Did You or Your Loved One Suffer?

We know how car accidents can cause severe injuries to drivers and their passengers, including:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Mental anguish (including post-traumatic stress disorder)

When Babcock Partners takes on your case, we will work hard to obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive for all of your medical treatment.

If you have any trouble paying for your treatment, we can work with your medical care provider to reach an arrangement that allows you to continue your care while your case is pending.

What Compensation Can You Recover After a Louisiana Car Accident?

Never accept a settlement offer from the insurance company until after you speak with a lawyer. At Babcock Partners, we will thoroughly review your case.

We want to make sure that any settlement offer you accept justly compensates you for all for your losses, including:

  • Property damage (typically handled separate from an injury claim)
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium.

If the driver who harmed you was drunk or impaired by drugs, we can also seek punitive damages, which can significantly increase the amount you recover in your car accident settlement or verdict.

Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state. Even though you may be at fault in your car accident, you can still recover damages. However, your recovery would be reduced according to the percentage of fault assigned to you.

Rest assured, your lawyer from Babcock Partners will vigorously challenge any attempt by the insurance company to put undue blame on you. We never back down when facing insurance adjusters. We will fight for you.


How Does Car Insurance Work in a Louisiana Car Accident?

In Louisiana, the availability of auto insurance plays a major role in your financial recovery.

Typically, you file a claim against the party who caused your crash and injuries. You would seek a recovery through the party’s liability insurance policy.

Because Louisiana is a “direct action” state, you can name the insurance company in any car accident lawsuit that you file. In some cases, you can sue the insurance company alone.

In our state, drivers must carry minimum amounts of liability insurance. Those limits are:

  • $15,000 for bodily injury to one person
  • $30,000 for bodily injury to more than person in a single accident
  • $25,000 for property damage.

Of course, in most auto accidents, the medical expenses, lost income and other damages you suffer can quickly exceed those minimum limits. In many cases, you must turn to other types of coverage such as your own underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage.

If the other driver lacked any insurance, or if you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, it may be necessary to file a claim through your own uninsured (UM) motorist coverage.

To maximize your compensation, Babcock Partners will identify all insurance coverage involved in your case and seek a recovery from all available sources of compensation.

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Our Baton Rouge Car Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Help You

At Babcock Partners, we will tirelessly pursue all compensation you are entitled to receive – not just what an insurance company will lead you to believe your case is worth.

Don’t be pressured into a quick settlement. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. GET EVEN. CALL STEPHEN.™

We work with car accident victims and their families in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. We can go to work for you today. Call or reach us online for a free case review.