Fatal Auto Accident Involving Caddo Parish Deputy

According to KALB Channel 5 News, a fatal auto accident involving a Caddo Parish Deputy occurred on July 23rd. Per the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy who has been identified as 82-year-old Lonnie Thacker, was responding to an accident. The crash involved 2 vehicles. Per KALB and local authorities, workers were in the process of cleaning up debris from the crash when Thacker’s vehicle was struck. Lousiana State Police’s investigation stated that Thacker was sitting in his fully marked CPSO 2010 Impala. The vehicle was parked in the right lane with the emergency lights activated. A 2021 Kia Seltorn, driven by Madison Campbell, failed to stop and slammed into the back of Thacker’s vehicle. Campbell was transported to a nearby hospital while Thacker was killed instantly.

Our law firm extends our hearts and prayers to the victims, and their families, of this tragic accident. Summer months provide us with lots of opportunities for fun and family time. Unforutnelty, the summer months also present opportunities for individuals to make poor driving choices, such as drinking and driving. Whether attending a backyard cookout or trying to squeeze in one last blast before the start of school, accidents tend to rise during the summer months. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a car crash, please consider calling a personal injury attorney right away.

The auto accident injury lawyers at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have over 40 years of case results under their belts. Our law firm has won over $10 billion dollars for our clients, and we have over 500 five-star reviews. Most of all, Mr. Richard J. Arsenault has been awarded the level of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest-ranking possible for an attorney. Read below to learn more about our law firm, or call us now at (318) 561-2500.

Understanding Auto Accident Injury Laws 

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may want to consult with an attorney. Understanding the auto accident injury laws in Louisiana is vital to the success of your injury claim. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience. We’ve handled auto accident cases for over 40 years and we know how the laws work in Louisiana. Our job is to protect your rights and to fight to get you the financial compensation you deserve. A lot of what we do stems from the fact that we understand the laws as well as how insurance companies try to “bend” policy rules to make the laws work in their favor. We fight to keep things honest, and most of all, to defend your best interests.

Understanding How Insurance Companies Work 

Aside from understanding the auto accident injury laws in Louisiana, we believe we understand the inner workings of insurance companies. Regardless of what we are “sold” by insurance companies in TV commercials, we are “not” in “good hands”. Insurance companies are not “like a good neighbor”. At least, that’s how it feels when good people are denied legitimate injury claims. See, we are painted a picture that if and when we need help after an auto accident that our insurance providers will step up and bail us out. Sadly, too often injury victims are left “high and dry”. We understand the games insurance companies try to play. Our law firm fights to get insurance companies to step up and honor their commitment to financially “backing you up” after an injury.

Understanding Why Insurance Companies Scrutinize and Deny Injury Claims 

From the FBI to the Insurance Information Institute, it’s very clear that insurance fraud is a real problem. According to Money Geek, billions of dollars a year are lost to auto accident injury fraud alone. This means insurance firms are on the defense, and rightfully so. Just like any business, they need to protect their investors and shareholders from fraud. However, sometimes insurance companies themselves “push the envelope” in our opinion, and in our opinion, sometimes they are the ones committing an unscrupulous act. Denying a real injury claim, simply because of loopholes in their paperwork, is wrong. We fight to protect your rights after an accident injury.

Understanding When to Settle and When to Fight an Injury Claim 

We also believe we know when to settle and when to fight an injury claim. See, sometimes insurance companies “rush” to settle a claim. Too often, they offer a very low dollar amount and almost pressure the victim to settle. While our personal injury lawyers do work to get our clients paid as quickly as possible, we never “rollover” for an insurance company. Sometimes we are able to negotiate with the insurance company to step up and do the right thing outside of court, other times we may advise our clients to take a claim to court. This is one way we believe we stand out against the other injury law firms. We are NOT AFRAID to litigate a claim in court against major insurance companies and global companies.

Louisiana Auto Accident Injury Lawyers 

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an auto accident, call us right away. We service Alexandria, as well as the entire state of Louisiana. The call is free, the case review is free, and we never charge our clients any money upfront. That’s right, we only get paid if we win money for you. For over 40 years the personal injury lawyers at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have fought to protect the rights of injury victims. Car accident injuries cause much more than just physical pain and suffering. The emotional stress of being out of work, recovering, and the financial burden placed upon injury victims can become overwhelming. Let our auto accident injury lawyers fight for your rights today. Call us now to schedule a free consultation.