Head-on collisions can be fatal and may leave victims with serious injuries, even if those injuries are not life-threatening. These kinds of collisions can result from driver distraction, intoxication, and other types of negligence.
You or a loved one may be able to pursue compensation for losses from a head-on collision. Whether it is the driver who struck you, an employer, another party, or a combination of parties, those responsible for your accident and its outcomes could be ordered to compensate you for your losses.
A New Orleans head-on collisions lawyer might be able to help you obtain compensation. They could bring a lawsuit or an insurance claim to pursue such financial awards on your behalf. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation.
Drunk Driving in New Orleans
New Orleans is a unique U.S. city, and therefore, presents a unique set of hazards, some of which may contribute to head-on collisions. Drunk driving is one issue that may be particularly pertinent to New Orleans, a city known for welcoming visitors and locals to have a good time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reinforces that Louisiana, compared with national averages, has abnormally high rates of drunk driving-related deaths.
As a whole, New Orleans may have similar rates, and it could even have higher rates of drunk driving, considering its well-earned reputation as a city where many visitors come intending to drink and be merry.
Those who make unsafe drinking and driving choices may be particularly at risk in New Orleans, where drive-through daiquiri shops are legal. Those who drink and drive may experience several symptoms of intoxication that could contribute to a head-on collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the symptoms of drunk driving as:
- Impaired judgment
- Losing control of physical coordination
- Diminished hand-eye coordination
- Poor memory and concentration
- Decline in numerous characteristics that would contribute to a driver’s attentiveness and abilities
One must consider the possibility of intoxication as the cause of a head-on collision in New Orleans. However, it is not the only possible cause.
Other factors a head-on collision could involve are:
- Poor road conditions (The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) acknowledges that potholes are among the potential threats to drivers in the city.)
- Driver distraction
- A driver’s drug or alcohol use
Any driver who causes a head-on collision could be held responsible for causing the accident—the matter of your case may be this straightforward. The driver, however, may not be the only one liable for a head-on collision. They could be one of multiple parties responsible for a collision.
You or a loved one can speak with the Ben Crump Law, PLLC, team to learn how a New Orleans head-on collisions lawyer can work to determine who is liable for your accident. Call us today to discuss your accident during a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a head-on collisions lawyer serving Orleans, call (800) 598-7557
Reasons Why You May Hire a Lawyer
The potential benefits of working with a lawyer may encourage you to hire one to represent you. One of the benefits of hiring a lawyer is that they will handle as large a share of completing your lawsuit or insurance claim as they possibly can.
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A Lawyer Can Negotiate an Insurance Settlement
If an insurance claim is a route you and your lawyer choose to take after a head-on collision occurs, a lawyer could draft, file, and follow through on your claim. Some of the duties they may handle regarding an insurance claim include:
- Speaking with insurance representatives for the companies involved in your post-accident insurance matters
- Identifying the cost of your covered losses
- Obtaining and organizing the documentation that supports the existence and value of your covered losses
- Negotiating an insurance settlement
A lawyer can provide their opinion on whether the best settlement offer you receive from the insurance company is fair—if you receive one. If the best offer you receive is not fair to you, your lawyer could move forward with filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
A Lawyer Can Complete a Lawsuit
If you or a lawyer choose to pursue a lawsuit, your lawyer will do what is necessary to complete your lawsuit. They can take care of things on your behalf and update you on your case’s progress.
Some of the aspects of a lawsuit that your lawyer may complete are:
- Determining who is responsible for your accident
- Determining whether one or more parties aside from the driver are liable for your accident-related losses
- Gathering evidence to support your lawsuit
- Gathering documentary support for your losses
- Negotiating a pretrial compensation settlement
- Going to trial on your behalf
Several other tasks may be required to complete your lawsuit, but your lawyer may be able to complete those tasks without your help. While your lawyer handles your lawsuit, you may be able to:
- Take the time to rest and recover from your accident
- Engage in physical therapy to improve your health and the state of your injuries
- Engage in your everyday routine as much as possible
If you lost a loved one in a head-on collision in New Orleans, then hiring a lawyer could help you take care of legal matters while you take the time to grieve and arrange for your loved one’s funeral and burial.
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Hire a Lawyer Serving New Orleans Today
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, wants to ensure you suffer no further harm because of your accident. During your free consultation, a team member will explain how working with a New Orleans head-on collisions lawyer may help you. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 to schedule your free consultation.