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Car accidents may lead to serious injuries or death

Car accidents can easily happen when one driver is careless behind the wheel. For instance, the driver may have been speeding or driving while distracted. When negligence leads to car accidents resulting in injuries or deaths, there may be grounds for civil lawsuits in Louisiana.

Common concerns people have following accidents is how to determine if they can file wrongful death claims if they have lost loved ones in accidents caused by other parties. They may also have questions about how to address damages stemming from low-speed accidents. Other questions often arise after accidents caused by drunk drivers.

Another major area of concern is what to do in an accident case involving an underinsured or uninsured motorist. In fact, Louisiana has a no pay, no play statute that puts limits on the damage amounts people can recover if they were underinsured or uninsured. Questions may also arise about whether a passenger can sue a driver.

Car accidents, ranging from multiple-car pileups to 18-wheeler crashes, can easily lead to injuries, such as broken bones, whiplash or even brain or spinal cord injuries. They can also prevent a person from being able to return to work for an extended period of time. People who are injured in automobile crashes have the right to file personal injury claims against the allegedly at-fault parties and, likewise, surviving loved ones of a deceased car accident victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Liability has to be established in a manner that pleases the civil court hearing the case before claims for damages will be determined.

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