If you have driven on the freeways around New Orleans, you understand how congested with traffic the roads can become, especially during rush hours and special events in New Orleans. Driving on the freeway can be dangerous when traffic is heavy. Common causes of freeway accidents include:
- Reckless driving and speeding
- Tailgating and weaving in and out of traffic
- Distracted driving, including texting, using social media, taking care of children, adjusting vehicle controls, eating, reading, and talking on a cell phone
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Inexperienced drivers, such as teen drivers and some commercial truck drivers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Drugged driving
Freeway accidents can result in traumatic injuries, especially when the collision occurs at a high rate of speed. Amputations, damage to internal organs, paralysis, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can all occur because of an accident on the freeway. The result can be years of medical care and personal care in addition to the loss of income because you are unable to work. Therefore, you want to make sure you can file a claim against the driver who caused the crash.
For that reason, you want to seek the advice of an experienced New Orleans freeway accident attorney. Call our office at 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney to discuss how you can receive money for your injuries and damages
Proving Fault in a Freeway Crash
When a freeway accident occurs, it often can cause a chain reaction of accidents that results in multiple cars, trucks, and motorcycles being involved in the crash. This can make it very difficult to determine fault. In some cases, more than one driver or party may be liable for your damages. This can create a situation in which comparative negligence applies.
To ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries, we may need to employ experts, such as an accident reconstructionist, to recreate the factors that lead to the collision. By looking at these factors, we can determine who caused the crash. If multiple parties were at fault, we can determine the percentage of fault for each party. This is very important in an injury case.
To recover compensation for your damages, you must prove that a party was “at fault” for the crash. In other words, you must prove that the driver did something to cause the collision. If you cannot prove fault, the driver is not liable for your damages.
As you can see, proving fault is crucial in a freeway accident case and when multiple vehicles are involved in the crash, sorting out fault can be tricky. You want to begin gathering evidence as soon as possible after a freeway crash to prove fault. Our attorneys have experience handling complex traffic accidents such as freeway crashes.
Call for Your Free Consultation
We encourage you to act now to protect your legal rights. Your time to file a claim is limited by law. Contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
You will not need to pay attorney fees until we recover money for your claim under a contingency fee basis. Call our office at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to request a free consultation with a New Orleans accident attorney.