Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Ascension
Car Wreck Attorney
Being the victim of a car wreck is an extremely traumatic event. You are suddenly injured and may no longer have a vehicle. You cannot work, pay your bills or get access to the medical attention you need. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys can help you. Personal injury car wreck cases can be very complex and most of the insurance companies have the necessary resources that are needed to investigate an accident in order to help minimize what they will have to pay. Shouldn’t you have someone working for you to protect your rights? If you hire our team as your attorneys, you will get this protection, and you will pay no money for us to represent you until we win your case for you through trial or settlement.
Our Verdicts & Settlements
We proudly stand by our record of over 45 car wreck settlements and verdicts of at least $1 million dollars as proof that we know exactly what it is we are doing, and that we provide the best care for our clients. If you decide to hire us to be your attorneys, all you have to do is focus on healing from your injuries, and our team will handle everything else. It does not matter what type of accident you may have been involved in, because the lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys will fight for you! We invite you to read more about the different types of motor vehicle cases we handle, contact one of our lawyers online or call 225.888.8888 for your free consultation. Our expert team has helped hundreds of Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, and Gonzales car wreck victims. We are ready to go to work for you. We have dealt with all types of accident injury cases including:
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Texting and cell phone related accidents
- Interstate / Highway
- Alcohol Related Accidents
Alcohol Related Accidents
According to National statistics, every half-hour someone passes away because of an alcohol-related vehicle crash. If you or someone you know has been injured because of an intoxicated driver’s reckless actions, our team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys understands the drastic affect this can have on your life, and wants to help you every step of the way. You might be suffering from debilitating injuries, incurring huge medical expenses, lost wages and sometimes even surgeries. Thankfully, you do not have to go through this alone. Our caring team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are fully aware of the physical, emotional, and financial damages that are caused by individuals who consume alcohol and operate a vehicle. All you need an aggressive and experienced team that will fight for you while you worry about getting the necessary medical attention you require and focus on getting healthy again. Recent Louisiana statistics claim that there were a total of 226 alcohol impaired driving fatalities and 65% of them involved those individuals that were impaired with high blood alcohol content (BAC) reported for 2011. If you have been a victim of a drunk driving crash, all you have to do is call the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys and you will receive a free consultation to talk about your case. Our caring and hardworking team will investigate your accident and fight to recover the most for your suffering and pain. All you will have to do is focus on getting healthy again while our team fights to get you everything you deserve!
Rear-End Accident Attorneys
You are stopped at a red-light patiently waiting for your turn to go when suddenly, you are struck in the rear. A rear-impact collision can be very traumatic. Either the vehicle smashes into you without warning, or you cringe at the sound of the screeching brakes while helplessly watching your rear-view mirror and bracing for impact. Even at low speeds, being hit from behind can cause serious injuries. Attorney Gordon McKernan and his personal injury team have proudly represented thousands of rear-end collision victims in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Gonzales, Shreveport, Denham Springs, Alexandria and all across Louisiana. Our team is very familiar with the common injuries suffered in rear-impact accidents, including:
- Whiplash and soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Herniated disk, neck, and back injuries
- Face and head trauma from the dashboard or air bags
- Chest injuries from the steering wheel
- Carpal tunnel syndrome or broken arms from bracing for impact
- Fatal injuries
Insurance Companies’ Defense Tactics Since fault is usually not a question in a rear-impact collision, insurance companies often resort to another tactic to minimize your case – THE LOW IMPACT DEFENSE. In short, the insurance company will try to claim that the impact was not hard enough to cause the physical injuries you are suffering from. Since most of the time, the insurance company is aware that is was in fact their driver that caused your wreck, they use this tactic to avoid giving you the compensation that is rightfully yours. Fortunately, we have encountered this situation plenty of times and we have yet to lose a case based on this defense tactic. We routinely use the best experts in biomechanics, accident reconstruction and human factors to calculate and demonstrate the forces applied to your body during a rear-impact collision. If You Are Injured, We Are Here for You! Liability is usually clear in a rear-end crash, but compensation can be complicated. Our experienced attorneys have helped clients obtain compensation under every scenario, including hit-and-run accidents, crashes caused by drunk drivers or uninsured drivers and careless texting drivers. We will help you obtain the right medical attention to ensure that you get well.
Head-On Collision Attorneys
One minute you are driving along, and suddenly, there is a car closing in fast in your lane. The seat belt and air bags offer only so much protection from the tremendous impact. You are now facing serious injuries and the financial and personal fallout from a head-on collision. Why Was Their Vehicle on Your Side of the Road? Head-on crashes can be so violent that the next person who comes upon the scene can’t determine how the accident occurred. Law enforcement will investigate, but they might lack the time, skills and training to uncover the real cause of your crash. As a result of pursuing thousands of automobile and truck accident cases, we have the experience to know what clues to follow and what evidence to seek to prove negligence on the part of the driver that collided into you, like:
- Roadway hazards or Road defects
- Intoxicated driving
- Talking on a cell phone or texting while driving
- Unsafe passing or racing
- Falling asleep while driving
- Driving too fast/losing control
- Driving the wrong way (one-way street, entrance ramp)
- Roadway hazards or Road defects
Not only do the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have the necessary experience to determine the best way to prove your case, but we have the financial resources to employ the top professionals who aid us in reconstructing your accident in detail, so a jury can understand exactly what has happened to you. We understand the serious, catastrophic injuries and fatalities that are often suffered in head-on collisions as well as the devastation they can have on your life. Let us help you today.
Vehicle Rollover Accident Attorneys
Accidents known as rollover accidents put the driver and passengers through a forceful vehicle somersault that may result in life-changing and potentially fatal injuries. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, our experience has taught us that accident victims could be potentially paralyzed due to a caved roof, thrown outside of the vehicle, crushed by the air bag or injured by catapulting objects in the vehicle. We know that survivors of roll-over accidents will likely suffer serious physical and emotional injuries that affect them and their loved ones for the rest of their lives. We Know What Rollover Accident Victims are Going Through At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we understand the devastation that our injured clients have endured. We also recognize the continuing struggles our clients will face for the rest of their lives so we strive to make certain that your future needs are met. When serious injuries occur, compensation is more than deserved — it is necessary to alleviate financial strain, providing our clients a much-needed sense of justice. Our attorneys will work relentlessly to secure compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost future earnings, and much more. Relief for Vehicle Rollover Accident Victims In addition to investigating the cause of your accident, we will thoroughly investigate whether the safety systems of your vehicle provided you and your loved ones adequate protection in a roll-over accident. Vehicle rollover accidents are especially dangerous, causing serious head and neck injuries and unfortunately, sometimes wrongful death from poor or inadequate vehicle design that may result in roof collapses, air bag deployment failure and seat belt failure. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we represent people who have been injured in all types of vehicle rollover crashes, including those resulting from T-bone accidents or Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) rollovers. These personal injury and wrongful death cases present many complex issues that our attorneys, experts and investigators will carefully examine, including:
- Possible vehicle design defects
- Potential manufacturing defects on the tires
- Center of gravity, speed, driver and other forces that can cause a rollover
- Highway or road defects
Our car accident attorneys are adept at using expert witnesses knowledgeable in vehicle safety design as well as the most recent accident reconstruction technology to present your case in the most convincing way. Our results speak for themselves. If you have been injured in a rollover crash, we will put our skills and experience to work for you immediately.
Have You Been Injured in a Car Wreck on I-10 or I-12?
The I-10 and I-12 interstates provide important north-south and east-west connections in Louisiana and the greater Baton Rouge area. These routes connect major cities, including Houston, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Mobile and Tallahassee. Both routes are well-traveled, with a great deal of highway construction and a plethora of vehicle accidents. The Mississippi River Bridge (Horace Wilkinson Bridge) in Baton Rouge on I-10 connects East Baton Rouge Parish to West Baton Rouge Parish and River carries over 90,000 vehicles per day, on average, and is the scene of many minor and major accidents. Each day careless drivers cause vehicle accidents by drinking, texting, speeding, and not providing the proper maintenance on their cars. If you have have been the victim of a vehicle accident on one of Louisiana’s highways, you could be entitled to monetary damages for all of your losses. Gordon McKernan and the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are licensed attorneys that are here to represent interstate accident victims in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Alabama.
I have been injured in a highway accident – what should I do now?
It is normal to feel overwhelmed after a car crash with injuries. Now you are facing doctor and hospital bills, as well as lost work time and physical and emotional pain, not to mention damage to your vehicle. It helps to talk to someone who knows Louisiana personal injury law, and understands the pain you are going through. Once we accept your case, we investigate the accident thoroughly. Because we are a larger personal injury law firm, we have a network of trained investigators and consulting experts who are ready to visit any crash scene, any time. Whatever caused your accident, we will get to the bottom of it, and hold the negligent driver accountable. The sooner we begin investigating your car wreck, the stronger your Interstate accidents case will be.