Automobile accidents can be devastating. They can destroy property, change futures, and even take lives. If you travel the road regularly, odds are good that somewhere, at some point in your life, you’ll be involved in some kind of automobile accident.
There are a number of types of car accidents and a number of types of vehicles in which they can occur. Many accidents are caused by distracted driving, and the intensity of their repercussions varies depending on factors like vehicle type, speed, and weather. The lack of physical protection for the driver means that motorcycle accidents are often particularly disastrous. The nature of “big rigs” and 18-wheelers make truck accidents even more destructive.
When it comes to accidents, the state of Louisiana is a fault state that employs a “comparative fault” rule. This means that after an accident, the evidence is reviewed and a percentage of fault is assigned to each person involved. For instance, if you’re making an illegal turn into an intersection and are struck by someone who has run the red light across from you, it might be determined that you are each 50 percent responsible for the accident and its cost.
But say you’re waiting in line at a red light, with your car stopped and foot on the brake. The driver coming up behind you isn’t paying attention and rear-ends you at 40 m.p.h. Your car is either badly damaged or totaled. Your neck and head have been thrown forward at incredible speed; you’re sore and in shock. The other driver is obviously 100 percent liable, but questions start filling your head. Will I get the compensation I’m entitled to? Who will make sure he pays? Does he even have insurance?
Don’t go through this alone! You don’t have to, not with E around. E Eric Guirard Injury Lawyers are experienced in representing victims of accidents. Getting in touch with us as soon as possible after an accident can make the process infinitely easier on you. Don’t hesitate and don’t wait. If you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, fill out the contact form below or give us a call at 1-844-833-3003.