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Auto Accident Injury Law
Nobody expects to be in a serious New Orleans car accident. The number of car accidents in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana is on the rise, however. The rise in auto accident crashes New Orleans roads continue to cause serious personal injuries. At the law firm of Arnona Rose, we have helped many clients who have suffered serious personal injuries in auto accidents. We have earned a reputation as a leading auto accident law firm within the New Orleans community.
If You Have Suffered a Car Accident in New Orleans, You Need an Experienced Lawyer
Recovering from a serious New Orleans car accident is never easy. The stress of your medical treatment along with the emotional stress of being in a traumatic car accident can be extremely challenging. Many of our clients face mounting medical bills from hospitalizations and treatment caused by their car accidents. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our law firm as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation.
New Orleans Car Accidents are on the Rise
Every year, 40,000 people die in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The roads of New Orleans are more dangerous than ever. Additionally, the number of people who suffer injuries in Louisiana is higher than the nationwide average. The frequency of car accidents in Louisiana is also higher than the countrywide average.
In Louisiana, a fatal car accident happens once every 11 hours, 21 minutes, and 42 seconds. Most of the victims in New Orleans car accidents are drivers, but the total number includes bicyclists and pedestrians.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents in New Orleans
When a driver’s negligence causes a car accident, the victims of that car accident might be entitled to damages under Louisiana law. Injured plaintiffs will need to prove that the other driver’s negligence caused their car accident. Below are a few of the most common causes of New Orleans car accidents
Distracted Driving Car Accidents
New Orleans drivers are more distracted than ever. Now that most people have cell phones with an internet connection, drivers are constantly tempted with checking their phones, answering emails, or looking down to read a text message. Any type of distracted driving takes a driver’s attention away from the road and increases the chance of a car accident. Distracted driving can also involve daydreaming, eating while driving, or not focusing on the road closely enough.
Teen Driver Car Accidents
Teen drivers often do not have enough driving experience to safely navigate the roads of New Orleans. Teen drivers often over-correct or fail to yield the right of way. They might also be more likely to engage in super risky behaviors such as texting and speeding. Most of the car accidents caused by teenagers occur when teenagers are talking, texting, or are distracted in some other way.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Driving while intoxicated is another common cause of New Orleans car accidents, especially during holidays. Many people in the New Orleans area drink and drive on Saint Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, and other holidays. When a drunk driver caused your car accident, you will likely have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking damages from the drunk driver. At the law firm of Arnona Rose, we will thoroughly investigate your car accident and determine who was at fault. We will then help you develop a winning strategy to pursue compensation.
Proving Negligence in a New Orleans Car Accident Lawsuit
You will need to prove that the driver who caused the car accident was negligent or reckless in order to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit. Under Louisiana law, negligence happens when a driver does not use reasonable care under the circumstances to ensure safe driving. In other words, you will need to prove that the at-fault driver was not driving in a careful manner.
New Orleans driving laws require every driver on the road to follow regulations and rules. If you are able to prove that the other driver violated state laws, proving that the driver was negligent is much easier. For example, if you can prove that the other driver ran through a stop sign, was using excessive speed, or was driving while intoxicated, you will be able to more easily win your lawsuit.
Damages Available in New Orleans Car Accident Lawsuits
Successful New Orleans car accident plaintiffs will be able to recover compensatory damages. Compensatory damages provide compensation for the economic injuries caused by the car accident. Car accident damages include the following:
- Compensation for medical expenses including estimated future costs of medical care
- Lost wages due to the victim not being able to return to work. This could include a reduction in wages if the party needs to take a lower-paying job
- Compensation for pain and suffering and the discomfort of going through the accident
- Compensation for emotional distress or mental anguish
- Compensation for disfigurement that limits the victim’s ability to live a normal life
Plaintiffs are also entitled to non-economic damages for the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma caused by their injuries. In New Orleans, some plaintiffs can request punitive damages. Punitive damages punish the defendant for his or her outrageous conduct. You must prove that the plaintiff was engaged in extremely bad behavior at the time of the accident. This could include driving while intoxicated, or an intentional accident caused by road rage.
You Can Trust Our New Orleans Car Accident Lawyers
At Arnona Rose, we understand how important it is for our clients to recover compensation for their injuries. Many of our clients have difficulty paying their bills due to their injuries. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, our experienced New Orleans car accident lawyers have the skill necessary to fight for your right to compensation and help you get your life right on track. Contact our New Orleans personal injury law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Common personal injury cases we handle include:
Remember, when making a legal claim against a business or insurance company they have lawyers who are intimately familiar with the laws that govern their business, while the common citizen rarely has an understanding of legal procedures or their rights in certain situations. At Arnona Rose, our experienced personal injury attorneys know the laws intimately as well and will communicate with you to extensively ensure you know what is happening and what to expect. You won’t be left in the dark, you will know what is happening at every step of the process.
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