Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that after most car accidents, the damages will be paid by the driver(s) who caused the crash based on their percentage of fault. So, in most cases, if you are injured or your property is damaged in a collision that another driver caused, you will recover compensation from that driver’s insurance company.
As a parent, you probably felt mixed emotions on the day your teen started driving. Although you might not have to chauffeur your child as much as before, there is always the ominous fear that your teenager will be involved in a serious collision.
In 2015, nearly 90,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries in traffic accidents. Even with the proper safety gear, a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries or death. That danger might not deter you from cruising on your two-wheel thrill ride, but it is important that you know what to do in the event of a crash.
Nearly 80 percent of adults experience a back injury at some point. Depending on the severity, type, and location of a back injury, the cost of medical treatment can be exorbitant. If you cannot return to work while you recover, you may be concerned about your family’s financial stability.
4WWL reports on a tragic collision on Interstate 310 that killed one woman and left one man with severe burns. According to authorities, the accident occurred at around 8 a.m. when an 18-wheeler rear-ended a dump truck.
As you may already suspect, a pedestrian accident is likely to end with serious injuries or death. Unfortunately, even if you use crosswalks and follow other traffic laws, all it takes is one drunk or distracted driver to cause a tragedy.
The cost of medical bills can add up quickly after a car accident. This is particularly true when a victim sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Many people mistakenly assume that whiplash is a minor injury that will heal without medical intervention, but if left unaddressed, the symptoms of whiplash can worsen and lead to chronic pain. Victims are often sidelined from work for weeks or even months while they recover, and the costs of medical bills and lost income can add up to a veritable fortune.
Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and commercial drivers are often on the road for 11 hours per day. Although truckers tend to have more experience behind the wheel than the average driver, 18-wheeler accidents are still alarmingly common. In 2014, these collisions killed more than 3,900 people and injured approximately 111,000.
Each state has its own laws that govern liability in personal injury cases. The state of Louisiana has adopted the pure comparative negligence doctrine, which means that if you contributed to your injury, your recovery will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Pursuant to Louisiana Laws Civil Code CC 2323, the only exception to this rule is intentional tort cases.