New Orleans Car Accident Attorneys
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The Womac Law Firm has earned a reputation as one of the leading personal
injury firms in the New Orleans community. Our team has
recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, including million-dollar case results. We
begin each case by listening to your story and getting to know you, your
struggles, and what you are facing on the long road to recovery.
Our team also diligently prepares each case - carefully investigating your
auto accident and aggressively negotiating with adjusters. Each client
matters to us and we work hard to make sure that you are justly compensated.
Why Should You Hire Our Firm?
Millions of dollars recovered for our clients
Representing clients in the New Orleans area for 35 years
Consultations are free
What Can I Seek Compensation for After an Accident?
Many people take advantage of the privilege to drive and cause harm to
others. If you have been injured in a car accident with a
bus, or as a
pedestrian, talk to our experienced New Orleans auto accident attorneys at the
Womac Law Firm to learn about your rights and what we can do to help you seek compensation.
Our team can walk you through the claims process and protect your rights
every step of the way.
We can fight to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages
What Happens If I Settle Without an Attorney?
When you report a car accident to your insurance company, they will begin
calling you and trying to settle your claim. Some insurance companies
will offer you a fair settlement to ensure all your expenses are covered,
including medical bills and physical damages. However, many insurance
companies only care about the bottom line and will do their best to minimize
your claim to avoid a big payout.
We cannot guarantee positive results for every client, but in most cases,
hiring a car accident attorney to handle your claim increases your recovery
amount by 2-3 times! If you haven't settled with your insurance company, call our office
as soon as possible to discuss your case in a free consultation.
No Recovery, No Fee
If you are ready to take the next step, our attorneys are ready for you.
Take time to chat with us about your case and your goals. We can go over
our strategies and what you can expect in the upcoming claims process.
“It's been almost two years since my car accident, and the staff
has made me feel like there was nothing to worry about. I have never
had to call and check up on any updates thus far. My attorney has definitely
gotten the job done in a very professional and timely manner.”
Our New Orleans car accident attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee
basis. You pay us NO upfront fees, NO out-of-pocket costs, and NO expenses to start.
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Proving Liability for a Car Accident
As in most personal injury cases, proving liability is an important element
of your car accident claim. After all, to bring a claim for damages, you
must first establish who you will be bringing the claim against, whether
it is another motorist, the manufacturer of a defective auto part, or
some other entity.
Because Louisiana is
not a no-fault state, you must typically prove liability and bring a personal
injury claim against the at-fault party if you wish to recover compensation
for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic
and non-economic losses. You generally do not have the option of recovering
compensation through your own auto insurance provider after an accident
unless you have elected to have medical payments insurance (MedPay) or
are otherwise covered.
To establish liability in a car accident case in New Orleans, our attorneys
will work to do the following:
- Establish that another person or party owed you a duty of care
- Prove that the other person/party breached the duty of care
- Demonstrate causation by proving how the breach of the duty of care caused
- Prove that you sustained measurable damages
Often, we investigate the cause of the accident to determine exactly what
happened, what actions could have (and should have) been taken to avoid
the accident, and who is to blame for your resulting damages. Our attorneys
work with a team of experts to prove liability and the full extent of
What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents?
The cause of the accident is often an important element in establishing
liability. By determining
how the accident occurred, we can often establish
who is liable.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents, all of which can be attributed
to negligence/wrongful conduct, include:
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Road rage/aggressive driving
- Fatigued driving or falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Failing to obey red lights, stop signs, and other traffic control devices
- Violating traffic laws
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Failing to adjust for poor weather conditions, such as rain
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely (“tailgating”)
While poor driving behaviors account for numerous accidents every year,
other factors may contribute to or cause crashes. These include defective
auto parts or road conditions, unsafe road design or construction, and more.
Our attorneys at Womac Law Firm know how to conduct extensive investigations
to determine how an accident occurred—and who is liable for your
resulting damages. We leave no stone unturned when investigating our clients’
accident claims and are prepared to use all our available resources to
build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Whether they are relatively minor or incredibly serious, car accidents
can—and do—cause a wide variety of injuries. These injuries
range from easy to treat to completely life-altering.
Some of the most common car accident injuries include:
- Accidental amputation
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Burns (road rash, thermal burns, etc.)
- Cuts and lacerations
- Hand, arm, foot, and leg injuries
- Herniated discs
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
In addition to these physical injuries, automobile accidents also may lead
to emotional repercussions. Victims may experience debilitating anxiety
and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the wake of a serious
crash. They may also experience depression and other mental health disorders
due to their physical injuries, the trauma of the accident, and its aftermath.
At Womac Law Firm, we understand the serious nature of most car accident
injuries. We know that your injuries have likely led to extensive physical,
emotional, and financial costs, from mounting medical bills to lost wages
to emotional trauma. With this in mind, we fight hard to secure the maximum
compensation our clients are owed.