More than 9 million people visit New Orleans every year to enjoy the sights, sounds and food of this popular tourist destination. With that many people, accidents are bound to happen on occasion.
If you or someone you loved was harmed in an accident while vacationing in Louisiana, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Seek legal advice to learn about your options.
Car accidents in Louisiana
Motor vehicle accidents are a common sources of injuries for Louisiana visitors. The highest percentage of vehicle crashes in the state occurs in Orleans Parish, which includes the city of New Orleans, followed by East Baton Rouge Parish.
Frequent causes of car accidents include:
- Speeding, failure to stop and other motor vehicle violations
- Distracted and impaired drivers
- Inattentive or careless pedestrians
Don't be a statistic
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of preventable deaths suffered by travelers. It's easy to get caught up in vacation-mode - especially during Mardi Gras. Staying aware of your surroundings and taking safety precautions when on vacation can help reduce the risk of becoming an accident victim.
If you are an accident victim
If you are injured as a tourist in Louisiana, after seeking medical treatment and contacting your insurance company (if you were in your own or a rental car), call a local personal injury attorney at the Louisiana law firm of Bruno & Bruno. A lawyer will review the details of your case and provide you with legal guidance. Even if your injuries are not permanent, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery for your losses, such as:
- Medical care and future treatment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Find out what your options are before it is too late.