What determines who’s responsible for a Louisiana traffic accident?
When determining who is responsible for your Louisiana car accident, it basically comes down to which party was careless and which party was not complying with Louisiana traffic laws. Louisiana has laws that govern the operation of all automobiles, along with bicycles, motorcycles and even pedestrians. Additionally, there are separate rules that govern how fault is determined in a trucking accident.
When there is a car accident, police officers and insurance adjusters will look at the evidence of your accident – including witness accounts, accident reconstruction, injuries and damage to the vehicles – and compare it to state and local traffic laws to determine who is at fault.
Sometimes it will be clear who is at fault; such as when one car runs a red light or makes an illegal turn. Other times, it won’t be as clear; such as when two cars try to merge into a single lane.
Documenting Your Louisiana Car Accident
If you have been involved in a car accident, you will want to document the accident through pictures, paperwork and witness testimony, whether you are at fault or not. Your Louisiana personal injury attorney can help you to collect evidence and determine liability in your accident.
If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t let your medical bills put you in debt. Get the compensation you deserve by contacting a Louisiana personal injury attorney who can explain your legal rights and help you file a personal injury claim. Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer today at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara – (866) 248-0580.