At times, pedestrians are forced to put themselves in harm's way. Even if they are careful, the unpredictability of vehicles and their drivers on Louisiana roadways makes it difficult to avoid every hazard. Pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accidents often result in the victims suffering catastrophic injuries, particularly since they are virtually unprotected.
In Dec. 2014, a man filed a personal injury claim in a Louisiana court against the driver a vehicle, its owner and an insurance company. He claims he suffered catastrophic injuries when an "unskilled" driver slammed into him. The nature and extent of his injuries was not reported.
Maintaining control of a vehicle is the primary objective of every Louisiana driver on the road. When a person is unable to perform this function adequately, a car accident can result. Depending on the severity of the crash, lives can be lost and injuries suffered.
Car accidents can cause property damage along with physical injuries. A Louisiana man was involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run driver approximately one year ago. The incident caused property damage and a significant amount of injuries. The man recently filed a lawsuit with the Louisiana court system against his own insurance company claiming that it refused to cover damages associated with the accident.