Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Attorney in New Orleans
If you’ve been injured by a traffic accident in New Orleans, we are here to fight hard for you while you focus on your recovery. Jason Williams and the accident attorneys at Unglesby Williams aggressively represent people harmed and injured in pedestrian and bicycle accidents. The facts of each case can be complicated, but our goal is always simple: to get our clients the maximum compensation possible, while holding the negligent party accountable. Unfortunately, the insurance companies and other large corporations try to take advantage of victims by offering settlements that are far below what you deserve and sometimes not even enough to cover the total cost of your total expenses.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
New Orleans is a vibrant city with a vibrant and bustling street life. With areas open around the clock, it’s common to see people walking, shopping, jogging, and bicycling at any time of day or night. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) still reported over 4,700 pedestrian fatalities per year in 2013.
In Louisiana alone, about 14% of all fatalities are the result of pedestrian accidents. This also means that roughly one out of every seven people who died as the result of traffic accident was a pedestrian. Many more of those injured in traffic accidents suffered from serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car, hit by a truck, or hit by any other type of motor vehicle, contact the accident attorneys of Unglesby Williams. Either fill out a form or call today; the initial phone consultation and appointment are free.
Accidents Involving Pedestrians & Bicycles Typically Cause Serious Injuries
Unlike cars and trucks, bicyclists and pedestrians have little protection between them and the road, elements, surroundings, and other vehicles. Unfortunately, this typically puts pedestrians and people on bicycles at a higher risk for serious injuries from even the most minor of accidents. The medical bills will quickly start to add up, including the initial transportation to the hospital, initial medical treatment, hospitalization, ongoing medical treatment, and rehabilitation.
As well as the initial physical injuries, many injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident report a reduction in their quality of life. These types of accidents typically result in a lengthy recovery, permanent disabilities, and/or prolonged pain and suffering. These are issues that directly contribute to the reduced quality of life.
Where Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
A substantial number of pedestrian accidents happen at intersections. However, the majority of car accidents involving pedestrians occur at other locations. Typically, this happens because of higher vehicle speeds and the fact that drivers are not always expecting to have to stop on city streets or roads. In New Orleans, pedestrians and bicyclists are all over the city in areas like the French Quarter, Central Business District, Garden District, Uptown Universities, etc.
Typical Causes of Pedestrian Accidents & Bicycle Accidents:
- Negligent or Careless Driving
- Distracted Driving or Drowsy Driving
- Reckless Driving, Illegal Turns, Running Stop Signs, and Running Red Lights
- Drunk Driving, Drugged Driving, and Impaired Driving
- Drivers Ignoring Crosswalks and Intersections
- Children Playing Near Roadways
- Biking or Skateboarding Near or On Roadways
- Motorists Hit While Changing Tires or Making Repairs Near Roadways
Serious Injuries from Bicycle Accidents or Pedestrian Accidents in New Orleans
When a pedestrian or person on a bicycle is hit by any type of car, truck or motor vehicle, there is a strong likelihood that the person will be seriously injured or even killed.
The most common injuries suffered by pedestrians and bicyclists include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries and Comas
- Head Injuries and Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia and Tetraplegia
- Back Injuries
- Internal Organ Injuries
- Broken Bones
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident involving another motor vehicle, the injuries can be significant. This means that the medical bills relating to these accidents can be even more significant. In some cases or serious injuries or disabling injuries, medical treatment, ongoing treatment, rehabilitation and personal care may last for years or the rest of your life.
These extensive medical costs may include transportation to the hospital, emergency room bills, hospitalization, extended care bills, rehabilitation costs, medical equipment costs, assistive equipment, adaptive equipment, walkers, wheelchairs, an adapted vehicle or van, and even renovations to the injured person’s home.
A pedestrian or person on a bicycle that is injured in an accident may also find himself or herself out of work or unable to perform the tasks that they once could. Therefore, victims in these accidents can seek compensation and money for lost income, lost wages, and lost opportunity. Moreover, they can seek compensation and money for their pain and suffering, as well as diminished quality of life.
Our legal team can has extensive experience and historic success in investigating and discovering the sources of insurance and benefits that are available to pay you’re your medical bills, costs, and other losses. As we fight for the compensation you deserve through our negotiations and court proceedings, we can remove some of the burdens as you try to focus on your recovery.
Injured? We Take it Personally
At Unglesby Williams, we understand the physical and emotional pain that an accident can have on you and your family. Having years of experience in representing people injured or that lost loved ones gives us the leverage and skills to fight for the compensation that you deserve. During the legal process after your injury, we treat each of our clients as an individual: respect, compassion, and empathy. Although we have successfully achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, we remain committed to focusing on you and your unique situation. If you’ve been injured, we take it personally.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident in New Orleans, contact Jason Williams and the accident lawyers of Unglesby Williams. We’ll be your strongest advocates and fight hard to get you the maximum compensation when you are the most vulnerable. Let us sort out the facts and details of the case and protect your rights, while you focus on your recovery. Remember, Huge Verdicts are No Accident.