Louisiana Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Financial Retribution on Behalf of Accident Victims
The development of motor vehicles have contributed to the fast-paced and productive world we live in today. These vehicles afford us the ability to get to work, stay connected with family and friends, and see parts of the country that we wouldn’t see without them. Not all of the aspects of motor vehicle transportation are positive, though. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 35,092 fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in 2015. Not even including the number of injured passengers, this is a staggering figure.
Transportation is still one of the most dangerous aspects of modern life, and many people are injured and killed through no fault of their own. At Arnold & Itkin, our Louisiana vehicle accident attorneys work hard to reciprocate the damage accident victims suffer by fighting for coverage of medical and other expenses.
Common Motor Vehicle Accidents We Can Help With
There are many more ways than one to get around these days, but no matter the location or purpose of a motor vehicle, you are still susceptible to injuries while driving them. Whether your accident occurred on an ATV or boat, our accident injury attorneys can investigate the cause of the crash and begin building an argument for your financial compensation.
Below are common types of motor vehicle accidents:
Most people travel by car daily. This means a higher likelihood of injury or death. Negligent driving occurs all of the time, whether drivers are doing so under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or texting while driving.
Though motorcycles have their traffic and size advantages, they are also incredibly unsafe. Two wheels cut stability in half, and if a motorcycle driver does fall, immediate injuries can include brain damage and even death.
Public transportation is a significantly safer alternative to individual driving but it still has its dangers. Busses carry large quantities of people and are heavy themselves. When an accident does occur, more people may be injured than in normal accidents. This can include the passengers in the bus as well as those in the surrounding cars on the road.
ATVs afford the ability to travel quickly on back roads and in the swamplands of Louisiana, but similar to motorcycles, leave accident victims exposed to the elements. Accidents can occur as a result of faulty equipment or by the carelessness of another party.
Though it may not appear so, boat accidents occur often. Boat drivers do not have the same turning and braking abilities as automobiles and are subject to the possibility of drowning once emitted from the boat into a lake or the Gulf.
The long hours commercial truck drivers work and the long distances they travel subject them to fatigue and less attentive driving. Regulations are put in place to promote alertness and responsibility in truck drivers, but often they fail to meet those regulations, resulting in the injury or death of innocent, neighboring drivers.
Drivers for ridesharing services are not professional drivers, nor are they necessarily tied to their company if involved in an accident. These drivers are independent contractors, which makes the process of determining liability more intricate than usual. Our team can easily navigate the insurance policies of these companies and find who is responsible for your injuries.
Starting Your Louisiana Motor Vehicle Injury Claim
If you were injured in an accident involving any vehicle and feel as though it was not your fault, contact our legal firm today to begin the process of seeking retribution for your medical expenses, pain, and suffering. The Arnold & Itkin team has extensive experience and success in personal injury cases such as these, winning billions of dollars in the last 5 years of practice alone.