People in New Orleans, like other parts of the country, speak of collisions on the roadways as accidents. In one sense, they are rightly called car accidents because few people would strike another vehicle on purpose. In another respects though, only a handful of collisions are accidents in the sense that no one could have done anything to prevent them.
The vast majority of wrecks, almost 95 percent, can be attributed to human error or omission that could be prevented. In other words, most accidents should not happen if drivers and others exercise the right degree of care.
An average driver will experience a collision once a decade. While, thankfully, most of these are simply a matter of replacing damaged vehicles, all too many of these are worst case scenarios, where someone either dies or leaves the accident with a severe and permanent disability.
Given that, as mentioned, only a miniscule number of accidents are really beyond the control of anyone, a victim of a car accident, or his or her family, should always ask whether someone else's negligence caused the accident. As is the case with other states, the law of Louisiana imposes financial liability on negligent drivers who injure or kill others while driving on the roads in and around New Orleans and other parts of this state.
An injured motorist may be entitled to recover compensation from a negligent driver like medical bills, rehabilitation expenses and lost income. Moreover, a person should remember that, even if it is not easy to quantify, they are also entitled to be compensated for their pain and suffering and emotional injuries as a result of an accident.