Auto
Accidents

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, our team can help. We’ll seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, repairs to your vehicle, and other damages, and help you put the crash behind you.

Auto
Accidents

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, our team can help. We’ll seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, repairs to your vehicle, and other damages, and help you put the crash behind you.
New Orleans drivers

New Orleans
Auto Accident
Lawyers

People in the New Orleans area rely on motor vehicles to get them to and from destinations all over Louisiana. According to NOLA.com, the official website of the Times-Picayune and the New Orleans Advocate, a fatal crash occurred in Louisiana every 11 hours, 21 minutes, and 42 seconds, which translates to at least two every day. Even when car accidents do not result in fatalities, people can still suffer a wide range of possible injuries that could lead to considerable difficulty in recovering. Certain injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBsI) or paralysis can involve lifelong complications and challenges, and such victims will face major difficulties paying for necessary medical care as well as returning to work.

Learn more about
Auto Accidents

TYPES
CAUSES
COMPENSATION
No two motor vehicle accidents are ever the same, as each crash will have its own unique people and factors involved. Some collisions may be limited to just two vehicles while other accidents could be multiple-vehicle wrecks. Common kinds of automobile accidents generally include, but are not limited to:
  • Rear-End Accidents
  • Side Impact (Broadside) Collisions
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Right or Left Turn Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
Most people are driving their own motor vehicles, but some car accidents could involve commercial vehicles or other people operating company cars. There is also the possibility that a negligent driver may be uninsured or underinsured, and you will want to make sure that you have the help of an attorney even when you are dealing with your own insurance company.
One driver’s negligence is usually to blame for causing most car crashes in the New Orleans area, but multiple-vehicle crashes could involve multiple negligent parties. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence include, but are not limited to:
  • Failure to Yield
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Following Too Closely (Tailgating)
  • Aggressive or Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
There can also be automobile accidents that stem to mechanical malfunctions within vehicles, and such cases may involve far more complicated liability than traditional car crash claims. Defective parts could make manufacturers liable in some cases, but maintenance companies could also be held responsible for failure to properly perform certain repairs.
  • A car crash can lead to significant medical bills, lost wages, and other costly and unexpected expenses. The insurance company for the driver responsible should cover all of those tangible costs that are considered economic damages. A jury could also award a person multiple kinds of non-economic damages, which are intended more to compensate for emotional or psychological harm associated with an automobile accident.
  • Economic damages often include awards for the most common kinds of costs, such as medical bills and lost wages, but people can also be compensated for damage to their motor vehicle. People with spinal cord injuries could also be compensated for the costs of full-time care as well the costs of any medical equipment.
  • With non-economic damages, awards are far more subjective and relate more to the extent of a person’s injuries, especially their pain and suffering. Injuries that are particularly long-lasting could result in loss of enjoyment of life or emotional distress awards, and there are also specific disfigurement awards for injuries that dramatically reshape a person’s appearance.
  • Most automobile accident cases will not have to go to trial because the insurance company will typically agree to a settlement. Many cases are settled right as they are set to go to trial and insurers often balk at having to pay to actually go to trial.

Sossaman Law Firm
Can Help You

Over 40 Years of Legal Experience With more than four decades of legal experience, the attorneys at Sossaman Law Firm represent people who have been involved in automobile accidents throughout the greater New Orleans area.
Sossaman provides justice for our clients. Our firm can immediately step in and handle all dealings with insurance companies to negotiate a fair and full settlement to your case, or we can file a lawsuit when it is necessary to get you justice.
Speak with an attorney today! You can have us help you understand all of your legal options as soon as you call 504-455-3100 or contact us by clicking below to schedule a free consultation.
Click the button, fill out the short form, & you’ll be speaking with one of our attorneys asap.
Menu