Proving car accident negligence is key to winning your personal injury case. This means that the other driver did not act as reasonably careful driver would have acted under similar circumstances.
Louisiana driving and other transportation laws provide one way to prove that the other driver was negligent. All drivers are required to follow state driving laws. If you can prove that the other driver violated Louisiana law, for example, by running a stop sign and crashing into you while you had the right of way, this will go a long way to help prove your negligence claim.
Since most serious accidents are investigated by the police, the police report can be an important part of your case. Many times the testimony of the investigating officer is necessary to prove what happened in an accident.
If you are able to show that the other driver was negligent, and is therefore at fault for causing your injuries, you then must show that you are entitled to compensation. The amount of your compensation generally depends on the nature, seriousness, duration and extent of your injuries. Your damages should include compensation for the medical treatment you receive, lost wages, and various other damage items allowed by Louisiana law.
If you have been injured in a car crash, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana car collision lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.