Louisiana allows rear-end accident victims who suffered injuries to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver through it’s comparative fault laws, specifically under Louisiana Statute § 2323 and Louisiana Statute § 9:2800.68. Louisiana Statute § 22:1295 and Louisiana Statute § 22:1266 also allows victims to pursue compensation through an auto liability insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. These laws may allow you to recover compensation to pay for your medical care, time away from work, property damage, and other expenses. A traffic crash report that highlights the details of the collision per the guidelines of Louisiana Statute § 32:398 may play a role in your case. A legal representative from Morris Bart, LLC can review the facts of your case today at no cost to you and give guidance. We can help you pursue compensation for your damages. Call (504) 613-4771 now to learn more or get started today.
Causes of Rear-End Collisions in New Orleans, Louisiana
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. While many are relatively minor, some can cause significant injuries or even loss of life. Whiplash, broken bones, brain damage, and other serious injuries are possible. Distracted driving is, perhaps, the leading cause of rear-end accidents. Almost 87% of rear-end accidents occur as a result of some type of distraction that takes the attention of the driver, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to distracted driving, other actions and situations that cause rear-end accidents include:
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Congested traffic with frequent braking
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or fatigue
- Brake failures and other mechanical problems
- Failure to drive defensively
- Not exercising caution in inclement weather
In most cases, the rear car in a rear-end accident is the liable motorist, although there are some exceptions. For example, if the vehicle in front of you suddenly slammed on their brakes without providing you ample time to react, they may be held responsible for the collision. If you suffered injuries in this type of accident and believe it was caused by another driver’s negligence, reach out to our team. We can review your case and help you understand your legal rights before taking action. An attorney from Morris Bart, LLC can review your New Orleans rear-end accident case today. Call (504) 613-4771 to learn more.
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Pursuing Compensation For New Orleans Rear-End Accidents
If we can gather evidence to prove negligence and liability, we can hold the at-fault motorist accountable for their careless or reckless behavior. Through this process, we may be able to secure financial recovery to pay for many of your accident-related damages. If you partner with us to navigate the claims process, we can:
- Handle all communications with the insurance company
- Protect your right to seek compensation
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- Document your accident-related damages
- File your claim and attempt to negotiate a fair resolution
Our goal is to help you reach a fair settlement agreement without having to go before a judge. However, if we cannot get you the monetary awards you need, we can take your case to court by filing a civil action. Should this happen in your situation, our legal team will keep you updated on the development of your case and help navigate you through its subsequent proceedings. When you work with us, you can trust that we have your best interests in mind.
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Damages Available in a New Orleans Rear-End Collision
We seek financial recovery on behalf of our clients, either by filing an insurance claim or by taking the case to trial and arguing for a court award. The damages we seek to secure during this process include the losses and expenses you endured as a result of the accident and its related aftermath. Examples of economic damages (losses with a specific value) include:
- Current and future medical treatment expenses
- Related care costs, such as physical therapy
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
Additionally, you may be able to seek noneconomic damages through the legal process. These are more abstract items that do not have tangible value. These damages can include:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disfigurement
- Decreased quality of life
Wrongful death damages may be available if a member of your immediate family passed away from the injuries they sustained in a collision. Our attorneys can help you understand how this type of claim works and navigate the process on your behalf if you qualify. Contact us today to learn more.
Louisiana Limits The Time You Have to Act
New Orleans car accident victims have one year from the date of their accident to pursue legal action, mandated by Louisiana Statute § 3492. Some factors may alter this time limit, including the ages of who was involved in the accident. Your New Orleans rear-end collisions lawyer can explain the role that Louisiana’s statute of limitations may have in your case. If you do not file a lawsuit before this deadline arrives, you may be unable to take your case to court. This could limit your ability to recover fair compensation. To avoid this situation, we recommend that you contact one of our legal offices as soon as possible after your injuries stabilize. We may be able to review your case the same day you call. We can work together to implement a plan that promotes the chances of your case’s success.
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Talk to a New Orleans Rear-End Collisions Lawyer
A New Orleans rear-end collisions attorney from Morris Bart, LLC can review the facts of your accident today. We may be able to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, seeking compensation for the damages you suffered. We help many accident victims from other areas of Louisiana or across the Gulf South. We have more than 15 offices to serve our communities in locations such as Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. We will review your case for free and help you take action to recover damages if possible. Call (504) 613-4771 today for your complimentary consultation with a member of our legal team.
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