Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans takes great pride in being a walkable, pedestrian city. We have beautiful neighborhoods, which are close enough to each other to make walking a practical way to travel through the city. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur more often in New Orleans than in other major cities, and are especially common in the Central Business District and the French Quarter.

What should I do after a pedestrian accident?

There are several things that you should do directly after a pedestrian accident. While you will likely need immediate medical attention, you should call on family and friends to take care of important details.

It is crucial to make sure you take care of the following:

  • Collect contact information and statements from any witnesses
  • Call the police to ensure an accident report is prepared
  • Obtain the driver's insurance information
  • Call a pedestrian accident attorney

It is very important to obtain contact information and statements from any witnesses that can testify that you were in the cross walk when the accident happened and also comment on the driver's misconduct in roadway. Also, contacting the police will ensure that the other driver's contact information and insurance information will be produced in the accident report. An accident report can also reveal any traffic violations committed by the driver and any citations issued by the police.

If you do not have a police report for your accident, the driver's insurance company may deny your claim outright. To ensure that your rights are protected in a pedestrian auto accident, contact a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.

What can I recover for my pedestrian accident injuries?

Under Louisiana law, if you were struck by a vehicle that failed to exercise reasonable care then you are entitled to recover financial compensation.

Our attorney may be able to help you recover the following:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical scarring

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that motorists are held to higher standard than pedestrians in avoiding a car accident because of the obvious harm and serious injuries that a pedestrian will likely suffer if struck.

Don't wait any longer to pursue assistance from a New Orleans pedestrian accident attorney–be sure to contact our office today.