What Are The Common Causes Of Car Accidents In Louisiana?
At the Gennusa Firm, we have a long and successful track record of winning auto accident cases. We have represented many clients who have been injured in accidents caused by drunk driving or driving under the influence, following too closely, reckless driving, and drivers not paying attention to traffic laws. These types of accidents can often result in rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, sideswipe collisions, rollovers, head-on collisions, and multiple-party accidents. Other common causes of auto accidents that we handle include negligence, manufacturer liability, and road liability. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, please contact us today for a free consultation.
Negligence – Most car accident claims rely on the concept of negligence. When a person is negligent, it means that they behaved in a thoughtless or careless manner, which has caused harm or injury to another person. A person can be negligent by doing something that they should not have done (for example, running a red light or speeding) or by failing to do something that they should have done (for example, failing to yield, stop for a pedestrian, or turn on lights when driving at night). Another common example of negligence in auto accidents is intoxicated driving.
Manufacturer liability – If you or the other party’s vehicle had a defect that contributed to the auto accident, the manufacturer of the vehicle or one of its parts may be at fault. If the car had a faulty design or a labeling error, the manufacturer could be held responsible regardless of who was responsible for the wreck. Successful lawsuits will require the plaintiff to prove that the defective car or part was “unreasonably dangerous,” the vehicle was being operated as intended, and the vehicle’s performance has not changed since its initial purchase. Examples of manufacturer liability claims include cases of defective seat belts, airbags, accelerators, brakes, and engines.
Road liability – It is the responsibility of State and Federal authorities to provide safe, well-designed roads for citizens. However, in some cases, faulty construction design or maintenance of roads can contribute to accidents. Some common causes include embankments, barriers and guardrails, surfaces, signage, and traffic control. When State and Federal authorities do not provide safe, well-designed roads for citizens, a car accident attorney will look to hold the pertinent government agencies liable.
If you’ve been in a car accident previously, you know how stressful and financially draining it can be. We have personally experienced the stress and financial pressure caused by an accident and the resulting litigation. At the Gennusa Firm, we’re passionate about helping people get the compensation they deserve with as little stress as possible. We’re here to answer all your questions and guide you through every step of the process. When you call us, you’ll always speak directly to an attorney. And if we take on your case, we’ll handle everything from start to finish. For more information on Car Accident Claims, a free initial consultation is your next best step.