Foot traffic is a vital aspect of New Orleans culture, and our region is generally pedestrian friendly. However, each year pedestrians and bicyclists in New Orleans suffer injuries in collisions with cars and trucks. Such a crash can change a person's life forever.
At the Kambur Law Firm, we represent clients who have been injured in pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Because pedestrians and bicyclists have little protection against serious injuries in collisions with motor vehicles, injured parties in these cases often need to obtain significant compensation to cover medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation and other costs. Such compensation is not automatic, however, and a victim must bring a strong injury claim to reach a settlement that covers all of the costs resulting from the accident.
To maximize compensation, a personal injury attorney can investigate the crash and assess the full extent of your injuries, taking into account the costs now and in the future. The Kambur Law Firm works with experts in accident reconstruction to determine exactly why the accident happened. Common factors that lead to pedestrian and bicycle accidents include driver intoxication, texting while driving and failure to yield the right of way.
Unfortunately, being in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk may not protect a pedestrian from a negligent driver. In many other cases, motorists claim they simply didn't see people walking or riding their bikes. Not seeing a pedestrian or bicyclist, however, is not an excuse for injuring that person.
People who have been hurt by a negligent driver are generally not in a position to investigate the accident on their own and bring a claim for the maximum amount of compensation. To learn more about these matters, please visit our Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident overview.