In 2011, LSU Data Reports revealed that 629 fatal auto accidents occurred in the state of Louisiana. In those accidents, 676 people were killed, including 93 pedestrians, 467 drivers, 79 motorcycle riders and 16 bike riders. An additional 43,321 crashes involved bodily injuries, causing a total of 70,317 people to be harmed in some manner as a result of a car accident.
While these statistics focus on the number of auto accidents in Louisiana, they cannot begin to reveal the financial and emotional devastation experienced by accident victims. Auto accident victims typically face significant medical costs. Victims often miss work after the accident, or find they are unable to support themselves at all. Pain and suffering and emotional distress may linger long after the accident and those who lose loved ones will experience a lasting emotional pain due to the loss of their family member.
The losses and devastation caused by auto accidents can never be reversed. However, in certain cases, Louisiana law provides compensation to auto accident victims and surviving family members of those killed in car accidents. Unfortunately, insurance companies often don’t play fair when paying out accident compensation and the victims of car accidents or their family members are often forced to fight to get the money they deserve.
The New Orleans Personal Injury Attorneys at J.C. Lawrence Can Help
If you or a loved one has been harmed in an auto accident in New Orleans or the surrounding area, the experienced New Orleans personal injury attorneys at J.C. Lawrence and Associates, LLC can help. Our accomplished attorneys have handled hundreds of auto accident cases, including car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian and bus accident cases. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims, including a $6 million settlement for a bus accident victim after a serious crash.
At J.C. Lawrence and Associates, LLC, our knowledgeable New Orleans personal injury attorneys will guide you through all aspects of making an auto accident claim. This process may include:
- Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf. Insurance companies are not your friend and do not look out for your interests. They may try to force you into a quick settlement for less than you should receive under the law. We will review any settlement offer to ensure it is fair before you sign and we will help you negotiate a settlement to obtain the maximum in compensation.
- Helping to build proof of fault in auto accident cases. To recover damages from a car crash, you must show that the other driver was negligent or that his behavior was below the standard of care of an average reasonable driver. You also must prove that the other driver’s carelessness was the cause of the accident. We can coordinate the gathering of evidence showing negligence and proof that the negligence led to the crash. We will obtain accident reports, interview witnesses, work with accident reconstruction experts, take photographs of the accident scene and work with law enforcement who responded to the accident.
- Assisting in proving your case in court. When a fair settlement cannot be reached, we will present your case in front of a judge or jury to help you recover the money you deserve from the person who caused you or your loved one harm.
Contact Our New Orleans Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in New Orleans or the surrounding areas, contact the New Orleans personal injury attorneys at J.C. Lawrence and Associates, LLC today. Do not sign anything or make any statements to the insurance company that could potentially jeopardize your case. Instead, give us a call or contact us using our online form to schedule a free consultation.