If another driver failed to obey traffic signals and caused your New Orleans car accident, you have the right to pursue a case against them. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to negotiate an insurance settlement or recover a court award to help with your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A New Orleans failure to obey traffic signals lawyer with Morris Bart, LLC, can review your case for free today. Call (800) 537-8185 now to discuss your case with a member of our team.
Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Creates a Dangerous Situation
Failure to obey traffic signals can lead to almost any type of auto accident, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. Obeying traffic signals is a cornerstone of safe driving. Louisiana law clearly explains what traffic signals mean and how drivers should react to them. Failure to obey traffic signals and signs could include:
- Running a red light
- Running or rolling through a stop sign
- Failure to use caution through a blinking yellow light
- Failure to yield when turning right on red
- Failure to yield when turning left on green
- Ignoring no U-turn signs
- Passing in a no-passing zone
These rules are common sense for many experienced drivers. Instead of being unaware of what to do, failure to obey traffic signals is often a crime of careless or reckless behavior. Drivers may ignore traffic signs and signals when they are driving while:
- Drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Distracted (as defined by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission)
If you sustained injuries in an accident caused by a motorist who failed to obey traffic signals, a car accident lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC, may be able to help. Even in complex traffic accident cases, our lawyers may be able to produce evidence that proves that you were not at fault, and help you hold the responsible parties liable. We handle cases in New Orleans, including Orleans Parish and New Orleans East. Call (800) 537-8185 today for your free consultation with a member of our New Orleans failure to obey traffic signals legal team.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Let Us Pursue Compensation in Your New Orleans Car Accident Case
Failure to obey traffic signals is a fairly common cause of traffic accidents. When a negligent driver fails to obey a red light, stop sign, or other traffic signal or sign, it puts other motorists directly in harm’s way. To recover an insurance settlement or a court award in a car accident case in New Orleans, you need to prove negligence and liability. In the case of a car accident, this means we need to provide evidence that:
- The other driver had an obligation to take a certain action, such as stop at a red light.
- The driver failed to uphold that obligation, usually by breaking a traffic law.
- The driver’s negligent action caused your accident.
- You sustained injuries and economic losses as a result of the accident.
When we take on your case, we will go to work securing evidence to support your claim and demonstrate the other driver’s liability. We may be able to produce evidence in your defense from:
- Police records
- Witness statements
- Video footage of the accident
- Testimony from traffic accident experts
We will also document your expenses and losses related to the accident. If the at-fault driver’s insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement or refuses to negotiate, the lawyers at Morris Bart, LLC are not afraid to take your case to court. Contact our New Orleans car accident legal team by calling (800) 537-8185. We are standing by to discuss your case today.
Recoverable Damages in a New Orleans Failure to Obey Traffic Signals Accident
The compensation you may be able to recover through an insurance claim or civil suit could cover some or all of the damages you endured as a result of the accident. This includes a wide range of economic expenses and non-economic losses. Some examples include:
- Current and future medical treatment and related care
- Current and future loss of wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
In some cases, a driver’s failure to obey traffic signals tragically results in the death of another road user. If your loved one passed away as a result of a New Orleans car accident, your family may be eligible to recover wrongful death damages. To learn more about a wrongful death claim, contact our legal team today at (800) 537-8185.
You Only Have One Year to File a New Orleans Car Accident Suit
Under Louisiana state law, car accident victims in New Orleans have a limited time to file a civil lawsuit against the parties responsible for the accident. Although a few exceptions exist, you generally have one year from the date of the accident to take legal action. This is true no matter how careless or blatant the responsible driver was. If your one-year deadline is getting near, we encourage you to contact our legal team to discuss your options. Even if this timeframe has passed, we may be able to help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Talk to a New Orleans Legal Team Today
If you suffered injuries in a New Orleans car accident because another driver failed to obey a traffic signal or sign, you may be able to recover compensation for your accident-related expenses and losses. Call (800) 537-8185 now to discuss your case with the New Orleans personal injury legal team at Morris Bart, LLC.
to find a Morris Bart office near you.