Baton Rouge Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA
Walking as a form of recreation or to get to and from work has become an increasingly enjoyable activity across not just Baton Rouge but across the nation. Many people recognize the health benefits of walking, as well as the fact that it may even save them time and money by not using their vehicles. However, being on your feet comes with additional risks that many people fail to even consider. This is due to the fact that drivers of motor vehicles frequently fail to pay attention to pedestrians.
It is common for pedestrians who have been struck by a moving vehicle to experience serious injuries. As such, it is important that they seek medical care right away. If you have been hurt in an accident while you were walking in or near a roadway due to someone else’s negligent actions, reach out to an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at Joubert Law Firm right away. You can reach us at (225) 761-3822 to schedule a free consultation to learn more.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Traffic accidents occur for a variety of reasons, and just as there are a number of potential causes for a traffic accident to occur, there are a variety of things that may be attributable to a pedestrian-car accident. Most often, however, it is the driver’s fault. Driver negligence is typically what it comes down to, but that can look like many different things. For example, the at-fault party may have been reckless driving, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, or disobeying traffic laws when the accident occurred. When a driver acts carelessly when behind the wheel, they can leave one or many accident victims severely injured.
A pedestrian is at a much higher risk of receiving critical injuries in an accident involving a motor vehicle than another driver would be. This is because of the lack of protection between them and the force of the vehicle, which has thousands of pounds and plenty of speed on them. In addition to the direct exposure to the vehicle that’s struck them, they are also at risk of being thrown into oncoming traffic. This, of course, can lead to devastating and catastrophic injuries or even death.
Some of the more severe injuries that pedestrian accident victims might sustain include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Head trauma
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Deep cuts and lacerations
- Permanent scarring
- Wrongful death
What To Do After a Pedestrian Accident
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is call for help. You and/or the other parties involved should call your local police station as well as an ambulance if anyone sustained injuries. When law enforcement officers arrive at the scene, they will need to make a police report. This accident report is critical to your case later on. If possible, be sure to tell the officers exactly how the accident occurred.
At this time, you should also exchange information with the other parties involved. Make sure you receive the driver’s name, license plate number, and insurance coverage information. This includes the name of the driver’s insurance company as well as their policy number.
Then, call the Baton Rouge pedestrian accident lawyers at Joubert Law Firm to get straight to work on your accident claim.
Why Do I Need a Baton Rouge Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
A collision between a car and a pedestrian can change the victim’s life forever. On top of the physical suffering that is likely to occur, injured victims and their families often have to deal with substantial and ever-increasing expenses for things like medical bills as well as the emotional toll that likely follows such an accident. Hiring a skilled personal injury attorney can help lighten this load significantly.
When you obtain the help of our experienced Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers at Joubert Law Firm, we will take the burden of dealing with the financial and legal issues of your case so you can focus all of your energy on recovering. Our injury lawyers will work directly with other investigators and accident reconstruction experts to determine exactly how the accident occurred and work diligently to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligent actions. We will also work to prove the extent of the losses and damages the accident caused to obtain financial compensation for your injuries.
Most pedestrian accident cases will likely settle out of court. In this scenario, your injury lawyer will negotiate with insurance agents to reach a fair settlement on your behalf. If we are not able to obtain the compensation that is appropriate for your losses, we are not afraid to take your case to trial and fight for you there.
What Damages Are Recoverable for Pedestrian Accidents?
Speaking with a knowledgeable Baton Rouge pedestrian accident lawyer at Joubert Law Firm is the first step toward recovering fair compensation so that you can focus on what is important during this difficult time.
A personal injury claim, if successful, would help you recover compensation for all losses and damages that occurred as a result of your injuries. For example, you may not be able to return to work or may have to change your career entirely because the physical aspects of your previous job are too difficult for you after the accident. You may also be looking at expensive and extensive medical treatments like surgery and physical therapy. These are just a few examples.
Some of the most common types of compensation we are able to obtain for our clients include:
- Economic Damages
- Payment for past and future medical bills
- Recovery for current and future lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of use of property
- Economic value of domestic services
- Property damage, if any
- Non-Economic Damages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of society
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Baton Rouge, LA Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
When an accident occurs, especially one as serious as a pedestrian accident, you need the help of an experienced attorney to ensure the at-fault parties are held legally responsible. The legal team at Joubert Law Firm is ready to take on your compensation claim and fight for you to receive fair compensation for your pedestrian injuries.
Your ability to heal and combat the emotional implications of a pedestrian accident relies heavily on your ability to have peace of mind about your legal claim. Here at Joubert Law Firm, our Baton Rouge injury lawyers also handle personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, including 18-wheeler collisions, bicycle accidents, car crashes, and motorcycle accidents, as well as boating accidents, dog bites, and many other personal injury and wrongful death claims in Baton Rouge. To receive a free case evaluation and hopefully develop a formal attorney-client relationship, do not hesitate to reach out to us online or by calling our Baton Rouge, LA office location at (225) 761-3822 today.
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