Statistically speaking, driving is one of the most dangerous activities most Americans will do in their lifetime. Due to the advances of modern technology and pervasiveness of new roads and highways throughout the country, vehicular travel has undergone a drastic increase over the past century. Tragically, due to this increase, many more individuals are being injured in motor vehicle accidents than ever before. In the United States, over three million people each year are seriously injured in car accidents. After a car accident, it is important to contact an experienced Lafayette car accident lawyer to learn about your legal rights and to help guide you through the claims process. An auto accident can leave a person critically injured, and in some cases, cause the tragic loss of a loved one. Accident victims also feel blind-sided by the accident and may struggle with shock and post-traumatic stress following the accident.
Broussard & David is one hundred per cent committed to protecting the rights of car accident victims and their families. Based in the Lafayette area, our car accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge required to adequately represent car accident victims and to make sure they receive fair compensation for their injuries and loss.
Most car accident victims are unaware of their legal rights. Many factors can cause an automobile collision.Common Causes of Car Accidents
- Distracted driving, or driving while operating a cell phone, texting or distracted by something or someone in the vehicle.
- Driving at an excessive speed.
- Failing to yield at a stop sign or traffic light.
- Improperly market or maintained roads.
- A malfunctioning traffic light.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In the United States, driver negligence is undoubtedly the leading cause of car accidents. Driver negligence includes speeding, failing to yield, failing to maintain a proper lookout and distracted driving. In fact, a survey of police reports revealed that speeding was the primary cause of U.S. car accidents. Louisiana law requires drivers to exercise caution when operating a vehicle. When a driver carelessly operates a vehicle and seriously injures another, the driver should be held legally responsible for the injury with the assistance of a Lafayette car accident attorney.
In personal injury cases arising out of car accidents, victims of negligence are entitled to receive compensatory damages. The purpose of these damages is to make the victim “whole” again, or in other words, to fully compensate the victim for his or her injury or loss. Sometimes it may be difficult for a victim to place a monetary value on the losses associated with a personal injury. These damages most often include compensation for medical treatment, lost income, property damaged in the accident, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of daily activities and hobbies and loss of consortium or companionship.
At Broussard & David, our knowledgeable attorneys know what it takes to fight for your rights. We strive to obtain justice for our clients and their loved ones. To schedule a complimentary consultation with a car accident attorney in the Lafayette area, contact Broussard & David at 888-337-2323 (toll-free) or 337-233-2323 (local).