New Orleans Rear-end Car Accident Lawyer
An unexpected car accident can have a major impact on your life. Rear-end collisions are common and may result in serious injuries or fatalities in addition to causing property damage. If you are injured in a rear-end collision, you may have legal rights. Getting help from a New Orleans rear end car accident lawyer at our law firm may help you to recover a greater amount of compensation than you might otherwise be able to recover on your own. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you to recover the compensation to which you should be entitled.
What Is A Rear-End Car Accident?
A rear-end collision is a type of accident that happens when a vehicle that is following another car collides into its rear end. These accidents often happen when the rear drivers are following too closely and do not have time to stop when traffic ahead slows down. They also might happen when drivers are distracted and fail to notice that traffic has slowed. Our attorneys are experienced in investigating rear-end collisions so that they can determine the cause of your accident and prove the liability of the driver who collided with you.
Frequency Of Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end accidents are among the most common types of accidents in the U.S. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, an estimated 1.7 million rear-end collisions happen each year in the nation. The Louisiana Crash Data Reports for 2017 reveals that 16,940 injury accidents, 79 fatal accidents, and 42,107 property damage only rear-end collisions occurred during the year.
Types of Damages In Rear-End Accidents
If you are involved in a rear-end collision, you might have several different types of expenses. You may have medical bills and ongoing treatment costs. You may also have rehabilitation expenses. In a personal injury lawsuit, you might be able to recover damages for your losses. There is not one specific amount that you might expect to receive because every case is individual. The types of damages that you might be able to recover include the following:
- Past and future anticipated medical costs
- Past and future anticipated income losses
- Emotional distress
- Physical pain and suffering
- Reductions in the quality of your life
- Property losses
These damages are called compensatory damages because they are meant to compensate you for your economic and noneconomic losses. Punitive damages, which are damages in excess of your losses that are meant to punish the defendant, are only available in cases in which the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious and are less likely to be recovered in your accident.
What To Do After Being Involved In A Rear-End Collision
After you have been involved in a rear-end collision, you should contact the police and stay at the accident scene until help arrives. It is important for you to get a medical examination immediately after your accident even if you are uncertain if you have been hurt. Some common rear-end accident injuries such as whiplash may not show symptoms immediately. Promptly getting medical care can help you to recover faster while also helping you to prove that your injuries were caused by your accident.
After you get medical treatment, you should contact a New Orleans rear end car accident lawyer at our law firm. We can give you a free case evaluation. If we agree to accept your case, our attorneys can handle your claim for you so that you can concentrate on getting better. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Contact Our Committed Rear End Accident Lawyers Today
With more than 30 years of experience and a history of helping clients to recover more than $100 million in compensation, Broussard & Hart, L.L.C. has built a strong reputation for successful client advocacy after injuries. Call today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys can help you.
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