Louisiana personal injury attorneys note a July 2015 report on Louisiana traffic accidents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in which the agency reported that speed was the cause in 27 percent of Louisiana traffic deaths in 2013. Although total traffic deaths in the state have been declining since 2007, road safety officials are still concerned over speeding and the lack of seat belt use on Louisiana roadways.
If you or a loved one was involved in a traffic accident, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today to learn more about your options. We provide free, no-obligation consultations. We can answer your questions, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Louisiana car wreck attorney who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Lack Of Seat Belt Use A Concern
According to a news report, Louisiana had 703 traffic fatalities in 2013, and 193 of those deaths stemmed in part from speeding. The lack of seat belt usage was also a key factor in Louisiana speed-related deaths according to the safety agency. Nationally, 9,600 people died in speed-related crashes in 2013, down seven percent from 2012.
A representative of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission stated that males between the ages of 15-24, were most likely to be involved in traffic accidents. The Commission member added that:
“Our highway fatality rates have declined significantly since 2007, but we are still losing precious lives here and throughout the country, and speed is a major factor.”
Injured Drivers and Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Driver and passengers who are injured in traffic accidents caused by someone else’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
If someone is killed in a traffic accident caused by another person’s negligence, the family members of that person may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, which may include:
- Funeral expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship with a loved one
Traffic accidents often present complicated issues, such as determining all potential responsible parties, and negotiating fair and reasonable compensation for injuries and other damages is likewise often difficult. People who have been injured in a traffic accident are advised to seek the counsel of a Louisiana car accident attorney.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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