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Experienced Car Accident Injury Attorneys

Serving South Louisiana Car Accident Victims Since 1969

With no time to prepare, a car accident could change your life in a heartbeat. Seek legal help immediately from an experienced personal injury law firm prepared to hold negligent parities responsible.

Since 1969, the law firm of Modica - Dowden has passionately served accident victims in the Baton Rouge area and South Louisiana. We are an experienced personal injury law firm prepared to help you obtain full and fair compensation to cover your medical needs, hospital bills, lost wages, and future rehabilitative efforts. Contact us today to schedule a free half-hour initial consultation and discuss how we can help you. We are ready to protect your rights. Proving fault and liability in serious car accidents, our lawyers devote the necessary resources to every case. Working to determine fault in serious car accidents, we often work with accident scene reconstructionists to carefully evaluate property damage, skid marks, as well as witness statements and police reports. Our law firm's detailed focus helps us understand the cause of serious car accident, such as:
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Construction hazards
  • Careless operation -  including running red lights
  • Cell phone use -  including texting and talking on the phone
  • Distracted driving - iPod distraction
We will effectively hold all negligent parties responsible. For example, if you were seriously injured in an accident involving poor road conditions and an inattentive driver, we will develop a compelling legal argument seeking compensation from both at-fault parties.

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Seeking Just Compensation for Your Losses

We prepare every personal injury case to be successful in court, complete with medical testimony. The attorneys at our law firm work closely with medical experts to illustrate the extent of injuries associated with the accident, such as:
  • Whiplash
  • Neck injury or spine injury
  • Brain and back injuries
  • Amputation or paralysis
We focus on the person behind the claim to carefully demonstrate how an accident victim's life has dramatically been altered. Insurance companies take us seriously knowing we prepare every case for trial. Our law firm's commitment to accident victims helps us obtain complete, just insurance settlements for soft tissue injuries.

Contact Our Baton Rouge Area Personal Injury Attorneys

Put our experience to work for you. Contact us online or toll free at 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Baton Rouge Distracted Driving Attorneys

Texting and Using Cell Phones While Driving

Full-Service Personal Injury Law Firm Since 1969

We have heard time and time again the dangers of talking on a cell phone or texting while driving. But recent studies reveal that using a cell phone while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving.

At Modica - Dowden in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we understand the dangers of distracted driving. If you are dealing with the aftermath of an accident involving an adult or teen driver who was using a cell phone at the time of the accident, we can help. Contact our law office to learn about your legal options in a free initial consultation.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Many people feel that they cannot live without their cell phones — that they are disconnected if they cannot connect with friends and family via phone and chat. However, this careless attitude puts other drivers on the road at unnecessary risk.

Just over a decade ago, distracted driving accidents involving cell phone use were not a huge issue. Today, it seems as though the majority of drivers occasionally or often use a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Statistics show that the human brain cannot concentrate on driving and cell phone use at the same time.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, it is important to understand your legal rights and options. The attorneys at our firm can meet with you in a free consultation to determine if you have a case. If so, we will work hard to seek maximum compensation on your behalf, and hold the distracted driver responsible for his or her negligent and reckless behavior.

Contact a Baton Rouge Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver who was talking on a cell phone while driving, contact us by calling toll free at 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800

Baton Rouge Underinsured/Uninsured Motorists Attorneys

Louisiana Car Accident Settlement Lawyers

Full-Service Personal Injury Law Firm Since 1969

Have you been injured in an accident involving another driver who was uninsured or underinsured? If so, are you aware of your legal options?
At Modica - Dowden in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we can explain how you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages - even if the responsible driver did not have insurance. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation.

Seeking Compensation in an Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist's Accident

Louisiana state law requires motorists to carry auto insurance. However, there are some people who simply cannot afford coverage, choose not to purchase auto insurance, or purchase an inadequate amount of coverage.

Your own car insurance likely contains coverage for accidents involving uninsured drivers or underinsured drivers. However, this is optional in the state of Louisiana, so the first step is to determine if your insurance plan contains this coverage.

The cost of treating even minor injuries after an accident can be significant. It is important to investigate your full range of legal options to ensure that you have enough money to cover all of your accident-related expenses. After determining whether you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your auto insurance policy, our firm's lawyers can help you explore additional options for seeking compensation after your car accident.

Contact a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney

For more information about obtaining a car accident settlement after an underinsured/uninsured motorist accident, contact our law firm by calling 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800.

Baton Rouge DUI/DWI Accident Lawyers

Experienced Louisiana Personal Injury Attorneys

Injuries resulting from an alcohol-related crash are treated differently than injuries resulting from other motor vehicle accidents. In addition to getting compensation for the actual injures and financial losses, you can get punitive damages. At Modica - Dowden, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we are committed to helping our clients optimize the compensation they receive for injuries resulting from drunk driving accidents.

Effective Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Drunk drivers were responsible for nearly forty percent of all Louisiana traffic fatalities in 2005. This statistic does not include drunk driving accidents that caused serious and catastrophic injuries. The Louisiana Civil Code provides for punitive damages, in addition to general and special damages, when a motor vehicle accident involving injuries was caused by a drunk driver.

At Modica - Dowden, we have the skill and resources necessary to help ensure that victims of drunk drivers maximize the compensation they receive for their injuries. We assist prosecutors pursuing negligent homicide or negligent injury charges related to drunk driving accidents, because we understand that a criminal conviction for drunk driving has the potential to increase your compensation.

Our attorneys take all drunk driving accident cases seriously. We understand that personal injuries have a significant impact on individuals and the families that support them. We offer anyone injured by a drunk driver a free half hour initial consultation. In addition, we handle all our personal injury cases on a contingency basis. If we do not win your case there is no charge for our legal services.

Contact our Baton Rouge, Louisiana Personal Injury Attorneys

Please contact Modica - Dowden if you or a member of your family has been injured or killed by a drunk driver. We can be reached toll free at 800-834-3303, through e-mail, or by filling out the intake form on our Contact page.

Baton Rouge Interstate Accidents Lawyer

Louisiana Freeway Accidents Attorneys

Full-Service Personal Injury Law Firm Since 1969

Accidents that occur on the interstate are often quite serious, due to high speeds, the number of vehicles involved, and other factors.
If you have been injured on I-10, I-12, I-110, Airline Highway (Hwy 61), or Florida Boulevard (Hwy 190), contact a local firm with more than 40 years of experience in personal injury law. Call Modica - Dowden in Baton Rouge toll free at 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800.
Investigating an Interstate Accident

After an interstate accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Conducting an investigation of the accident is a critical component of building a case. We often work with accident reconstruction experts to determine the cause of the accident and responsible parties. We may determine that your interstate accident was caused by any of the following:
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Excessive speeding
  • Driver inexperience
  • Abrupt lane changing
  • Heavy traffic
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Weather conditions
Our law firm handles interstate auto accident cases involving a variety of vehicles, including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
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Contact a Baton Rouge Interstate Accident Lawyer

If you have suffered freeway injuries as the result of an interstate accident in Louisiana, contact our law firm to schedule a free inital consultation.

Baton Rouge Rear End Car Collision Lawyer

Rear-End Car Collision Accident Lawyers in Baton Rouge

Obtaining Full and Fair for South Louisiana Accident Victims Since 1969

Insurance companies often hesitate before making generous settlement offers to people injured in rear-end car collisions. Inexperienced lawyers struggle with illustrating to insurance companies the seriousness of whiplash and other injuries associated with rear-end collisions.

At Modica - Dowden, we are a personal injury law firm with over 40 years of experience. We focus on developing compelling legal arguments complete with medical testimony to highlight the extent of accident victims' injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss how we can help you.

Preparing Every Claim as If It Were Headed for Trial

Insurance companies take us seriously, knowing we prepare every rear-end car collision case to be successful in trial. We devote all the resources necessary, often working with accident scene reconstructionists to evaluate the facts as fully possible, including property damage, skid marks, and witness statements. Our law firm's detailed focus helps us determine the cause of any rear-end car collision, such as:
  • Road construction
  • Inattentive drivers
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Drunk or impaired drivers
We are strong negotiators prepared to seek full, just compensation from all negligent parities. If an inattentive driver rear-ended you on poor road conditions, we will seek as much compensation as possible from both at-fault parities.

Consulting Medical Specialists

Our attorneys make sure every detail is covered, working closely with clients' doctors to clearly illustrate the extent of the injuries associated with the rear-end collision.

Often, the force involved in rear-end collisions can cause significant brain and back injuries resulting in serious damage including memory loss and frequent headaches. We focus on developing strong legal arguments based on your unique situation. If the settlement offer is too low, we will seek the best verdict possible in trial.

Contact Our Baton Rouge Area Personal Injury Attorneys

Put our experience to work for you. Contact us online or toll free at 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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