If a vehicle hits you, you might have the right to sue. Such incidents are traumatic and often lead to serious injuries or permanent disability. Therefore, understanding your legal rights is crucial for seeking justice and compensation.

Who Can You Sue?

Typically, you would sue the vehicle’s driver in a personal injury lawsuit. However, other parties may also be liable. For example, if the driver was working, their employer might be responsible under “vicarious liability.” Moreover, if the accident involved poor road design or inadequate signage, you might sue local governments or contractors. Consulting a skilled injury lawyer can clarify who might be liable in your case.

Common Injuries Suffered by Pedestrians

Pedestrians struck by vehicles frequently sustain severe injuries. These injuries range from fractures and broken bones to brain and spinal injuries, and sadly, sometimes death. Alarmingly, in 2021, about 7,000 pedestrians died in crashes, a 40-year high, highlighting the preventable nature of these tragedies..

States with Punitive Damages for Drunk Driving Incidents

Many states penalize the severe misconduct of drunk driving by allowing punitive damages. These damages aim to punish the offender and deter future misconduct. They are given in addition to compensatory damages, which cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Louisiana-Specific Remedies

In Louisiana, pedestrian accident victims have multiple avenues for relief. State law permits the recovery of economic and non-economic damages. If the driver was drunk, the law also allows for punitive damages, underscoring the state’s serious stance on drunk driving.

Why Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming. Therefore, consulting a personal injury lawyer is crucial. They will evaluate your case, identify liable parties, and navigate the complex legal process. A dedicated attorney will work to secure the compensation you deserve, allowing you to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, it’s essential to act quickly to protect your rights. Contact a personal injury lawyer today to explore your legal options and start your journey toward justice and compensation.

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After reviewing your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages, we can help you understand what your case is worth and plan a road map going forward.
After reviewing your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages, we can help you understand what your case is worth and plan a road map going forward.

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If you think you may have a claim and need legal help to hold those parties responsible for damage that they have caused, contact an attorney from our firm.

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