A car accident is an unfortunate incident that happens frequently on American roads. This mishap leads to serious injuries, loss of property, severe damage to automobiles, and even loss of life. The victim may suffer financially owing to hospitalization, post rehab expenses, loss of income, surgery etc.
When you land in such a situation, there is going to be a lot of confusion as to whether you can claim compensation and how you must go about it. This is where a car accident attorney comes to your aid. With their expertise in federal and state laws, a team of lawyers can make your life easier after a car accident by taking care of the entire paper work and building a solid case in your favor to get you the compensation you deserve from the concerned insurance company.
Causes of Car Accidents:
Distracted drivers, over speeding, driving under the influence of drugs, jumping red lights etc. are some of the causes that may lead to tragic consequences. Let’s learn more about them.
It may seem surprising but distracted drivers are one of the major reasons of car accidents. As per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most of the accidents occur due to distracted driving.
Some of the common instances of a driver driving distractedly include the following:
- Talking on cell phone
- Sending text messages
- Reaching out for an object inside the vehicle
- Eating food
- Applying makeup
Approximately one-third of all automobile accidents is caused by speeding. The faster a car driver drives, the lesser time they have to apply brakes or slow down in order to avoid a collision. High speeds lead to graver injuries as the impact of the collision is much greater. As a result, personal injuries are worse in high-speed car accidents.
Driving under influence of drugs:
Driving under the influence of drugs alters a driver’s perception, attention, balance, coordination, reflexes and various other qualities that are required for safe driving. Surprisingly, even prescription drugs induce drowsiness and produce other negative side effects that are detrimental to safe driving.
Jumping red lights:
A large number of drivers have a habit of jumping red lights, thereby putting their and others’ lives in danger. Drivers that cross red lights run the risk of causing severe injuries or even wrongful death because they are often responsible for high-speed, side-impact collisions.
Even though it is highly advisable to be careful around red lights, still an unbelievable number of drivers end up behaving negligently that leads to major accidents.
Defective automobile parts:
The law requires car manufacturing companies to adhere to strict safety standards. But even after this, issues with the design and functionality of cars become one of the top causes of car accidents on roads. At any point of time, an automobile component because of wrong usage or manufacturing defect can lead to an accident.
Malfunctioning auto parts can involve:
- Brake Failures
- Defective Tires
- Poor Steering & Suspension
Why hire us?
At L. Clayton Burgess, we are committed to get you the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are highly experienced in dealing with insurance companies and taking care of documentation and they are well versed in State and Federal laws and can build a solid case on your behalf in a court of law and win you a worthy settlement.
Our team of seasoned attorneys is conversant with and expert in taking care of various types of personal injury claims related to trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, brain injuries, and wrongful death.
Our lawyers have always been acknowledged by the residents of Louisiana because our car accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to get you the settlement you deserve.
Contact a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney
Our car accident attorneys at the offices of L. Clayton Burgess are vastly experienced, knowledgeable, and professional. We offer personal injury assistance anywhere in Louisiana and you can visit any of our offices in eight locations to receive free initial consultation. You can call on our toll-free number 877-234-7573 or drop us an email.