Everyday Lafayette residents hear about the terrible car accidents that happen on Louisiana roads throughout the state. Sometimes those accidents result in catastrophic injury to the driver or passengers. This can result in extensive medical bills, lost wages and a loss of quality of life. If any of this sounds familiar to you or a loved one, it may be in the best interests of the injured to seek compensation from the negligent driver that caused the collision.
Determining liability is at the heart of the issue of receiving compensation. If an accident is due to the negligence of another driver, it could be because of distracted driving, intoxication, reckless driving or other dangerous factors. Intoxicated driving is a serious problem in Louisiana, specifically because alcohol use was involved in 9.2 percent of injury crashes in 2008.
That means almost 1 in 10 Louisiana crashes resulting in injuries may have been avoided had alcohol not been a factor in the crash. Whatever the reason for car accident injuries, it is important to investigate the accident in order to help pinpoint liability. Whether another driver is wholly or partially responsible for car accident injuries, Garr Law Firm has extensive experience representing injured clients. Injured victims who have suffered at the hands of a negligent party, in our opinion, should recover compensation for his or her losses.
While many people will never completely recover from the injuries and damages they incur in a catastrophic car accident, financial compensation can help. When injured parties receive compensation for injuries, he or she will likely be able to cover expenses related to medical care, future medical treatment, lost wages and other related losses.
To learn more, check out our law firm's car accident website. Negligent drivers are everywhere and while their intent isn't to injure, that may very well have been the outcome. Injured parties deserve reparations in Louisiana.