A car accident can be a devastating event in the life of a Louisiana resident. In the best-case scenario, the people involved in the wreck will hopefully walk away with nothing more than bumps and bruises. But, in the worst-case scenarios, people can suffer catastrophic injuries that can require months or even years of medical treatment and rehabilitative care. That treatment is not cheap, but why should an innocent victim be saddled with such a financial burden?
When a car accident is caused due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, Louisiana residents who are injured in such an incident may be able to pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. In doing so, victims can specifically identify the medical costs that they incurred as damages to pursue in the case, as well as potential future medical expenses.
To obtain financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, injured victims will need to show that the alleged party responsible for the crash breached a duty owed to the victim — which, in car accident cases, is the duty to operate a vehicle safely on public roads. When a victim can show that the duty was breached, resulting in injuries and identifiable damages, it may be possible to pursue financial compensation.
At our law firm, we understand that car accident victims have a wide variety of concerns in the immediate aftermath of the incident. We do our best to help our clients understand their legal options, which could lead to financial help. For more information about how we attempt to help Louisiana residents, please visit the car accident overview section of our law firm’s website.