New Orleans Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Protecting Victims of Vehicle Collisions in Orleans Parish & Beyond
Due to the number and state of roads and highways in Orleans Parish, motor vehicle accidents are common. From potholes to reckless drivers—and everything in between—numerous hazards are present on New Orleans roadways every day.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle crash at no fault of your own, the good news is that you may be entitled to receive compensation to cover property damage, medical, and other accident-related costs. At Hammond Law Firm, LLC, our New Orleans motor vehicle accident attorneys are committed to pursuing every potential avenue for compensation on your behalf. We are prepared to hold motorists, insurance companies, government organizations, construction companies, and any other at fault party accountable for your losses—even if it means taking them to court.
Louisiana law can affect any insurance settlement or lawsuit from vehicle accidents in a variety of ways. Being aware of all of these laws can be a daunting task and the experienced Hammond Law Firm in New Orleans, LA can counsel you and represent your interests. Contact us for a free consultation or case review, so that you can be informed on what you may be entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be able to sue the at fault party for damages. However, car accident legal disputes are not always easy—in fact, they can be quite complicated. Drivers can deny fault, insurers could commit bad faith, you may suffer one or more injuries, and other complications may arise. Additionally, automotive accidents are also often caused by manufacturing defects and dangerous weather, which can make determining fault even more difficult.
At Hammond Law Firm, we want to bring to light all of the facts regarding the car accident that caused your injury. What happened and where, and were there any witnesses? Was the other party clearly at fault? Does the liable party have the financial resources to merit a lawsuit against that party?
Along with Baton Rouge, New Orleans is the city with the highest rate of car accident litigation in the state of Louisiana. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to protect your rights in court if you have been hurt in a car wreck.
Some of the most devastating vehicle accidents are those involving 18 wheelers, tour buses, and other heavy commercial vehicles. This is primarily because of these vehicles’ massive size and mass—tractor trailers alone can exceed 80,000 pounds in weight, for instance—which tend to result in significantly higher levels of property damage and personal injury than passenger vehicle wrecks.
Hammond Law Firm in New Orleans, LA can offer expert advice and counsel on accidents involving trucks and other heavy vehicles. Our lawyers are proficient in Louisiana and federal trucking regulations and are happy to represent you regardless of where you are located in the state.
If you or a loved one was involved, injured, or killed in a motorcycle accident, and the other driver is at fault, their insurance provider should compensate you for physical, emotional, and property damages. Accidents involving motorcycles can be catastrophic, resulting in amputation, burns, broken bones, and spinal injuries, amongst other kinds of injuries. Motorcycle accidents may even result in wrongful death.
In two-thirds of motorcycle accidents, the other driver—not the motorcycle rider—is responsible. Only an experienced law firm, such as Hammond Law Firm, LLC, will be well acquainted with motorcycle law, motorcycle defects, insurance carriers, and other aspects of motorcycle accidents litigation. We can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Commercial Transportation Accidents
If you have been injured in a commercial transportation vehicle such as a taxicab, rental car, or rideshare vehicle, you may be entitled to make a claim against that public transportation company. However, the plaintiff must be able to show that the company and its employees did not exercise reasonable precautions in order to make a case.
Public transportation is often held to a higher standard of care for their passengers. Businesses that provide public transportation are also known as “common carriers” and are thus subject to common carrier law.
However, common carriers are often governed by a unique set of rules that can make suing a public transportation company more difficult. For example, there is a strict window of time during which an injured party may file a lawsuit. Hammond Law Firm can help you navigate through your claim and secure the compensation you may be entitled to.
How Hammond Law Firm Can Help You
The success of your lawsuit will come down to the experience of your representation, and our lawyers at Hammond Law Firm are among the most highly practiced in automotive accident litigation. Whether you have been injured in a delivery truck accident, motorcycle crash, or while riding as a passenger in an Uber vehicle, we can help you hold the at fault party accountable and attain just compensation.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, contact Hammond Law Firm in New Orleans, LA for a free case review or consultation today.