The National Motor Vehicle Safety Administration reports that over 4.5 million people were injured in vehicle accidents in 2020. Even slight accidents or fender benders can leave victims with internal injuries, broken bones, concussions, and burns. More serious accidents result in paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, emergency amputations, and death. We’ve got a serious safety problem on our roads, especially in Louisiana. Always drive carefully, but we understand that sometimes things can be out of your control.
Some injured victims face months or even years of recovery and thousands of dollars in medical expenses, all through no fault of their own. Carelessness when behind the wheel can be deadly. When reckless or irresponsible drivers cause injuries to someone else, they can be held liable for their actions. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have the right to seek compensation for damages, medical expenses, and more.
If you’ve been hurt in an automobile accident, don’t wait. Louisiana law states that victims have one year from the date of the accident to file a claim and waiting can result in lost evidence that could back up your claim in court. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and possibly even punitive damages. Contact the Gabe A. Duhon Law Firm at (337) 893-3423 to schedule your consultation today.
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