Negligence can happen in countless ways. Louisiana law defines negligence as conduct by an individual, business or government entity that is unreasonable under the circumstances and that causes harm. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s careless mistake, you have rights.
Negligent conduct causes pedestrian accidents every day. A pedestrian accident can be anything from a vehicle hitting a person to unsafe conditions outside of a building. If you have been injured, call pedestrian accident attorneys in New Orleans to protect your claim.
What Is a Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrian accidents occur when you are injured on foot by a negligent party. Pedestrian accidents can happen if you are hit by a truck or car; but there are also non-vehicular pedestrian accidents. If a negligent property owner injured you because you slipped and fell while you were walking, you have the option of filing a premises liability claim.
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What Should You Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
Never leave the scene of the accident. Even a minor incident can result in a terrible injury. Stay at the scene of the accident so you can gather all of the information you need to make your case.
Call the Police
A police officer will gather information and create a legitimate record of the incident. Make sure to obtain all police reports for your records. The police report can help prove liability in your claim, along with other evidence.
Even though you will have a police report, you’ll want to make sure you’re covering all the bases after a car wreck. Obtain at least the following in the aftermath of a crash:
- Names and contact information from all parties involved
- Driver’s license and license plate numbers from all parties involved
- Names and contact information of any witnesses
Take pictures of your injuries and the location of the accident. You can never have enough photos, because they may reveal details that can help prove fault. You should also take pictures of your vehicle and any injuries you have, along with video footage.
See a Doctor
If you are hurting, a licensed medical practitioner can properly document your injuries. Even relatively minor accidents can cause severe injuries, requiring hospitalization, doctors’ visits, physical therapy, and even surgery.
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What if My Loved One Died in a Pedestrian Accident?
If you had a loved one die in a pedestrian accident, you may not be able to get the evidence you need. A personal injury lawyer is even more important in pedestrian crash cases.
We will do the research necessary, like going to the New Orleans Police Department and obtaining the accident report. Gathering evidence on your own takes a lot of time and know-how, and it is difficult to do while you’re grieving.
What Can I Claim in a Pedestrian Accident?
Compensation isn’t just for the cost of your injuries and property. You may be eligible for other damages like pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses that are related to your injuries.
Your pedestrian accident lawyer will study the evidence and see which types of damages may apply to your situation. You may be able to get more than you think.
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Call Morris Bart for a Free Pedestrian Accident Consultation
You may not be properly compensated for your injuries if you do not involve a legal professional who can act as your advocate when dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. A pedestrian accident attorney will fight for your rights.
Morris Bart, LLC, Attorneys At Law is one of the largest plaintiff personal injury law firms in the country. We have the experience and resources to win your case. Our attorneys offer valuable and necessary legal advice, assist you with your claim, and protect your rights.
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