Personal Injury Legal Services for Pedestrian Accidents in Greater New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish & the Louisiana Gulf South
What is the difference between Pedestrian Accident laws and other types of law?
Pedestrian accident law is a specialized subset of personal injury law focusing on the rights of pedestrians injured due to the negligence of others. Unlike other areas of law, such as contract or criminal law, pedestrian accident cases primarily deal with tort law principles and are often subject to a range of state and local traffic laws.
Our attorneys are seasoned in both the intricacies of personal injury law and the unique aspects specific to pedestrian accidents.
What are the different types of Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can occur in various scenarios:
Crosswalk Accidents: When drivers fail to yield to pedestrians at marked or unmarked crosswalks.
Traffic Signal Accidents: Drivers running red lights or stop signs, colliding with crossing pedestrians.
Hit and Run: The responsible party leaves the scene without offering assistance or information.
Distracted Driving: Accidents caused by drivers who are texting, talking, or otherwise not paying attention to the road.
Impaired Driving: Accidents resulting from drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
How often do Pedestrian Accidents happen each year?
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that approximately 6,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic-related accidents each year in the United States. In New Orleans, the number of accidents is also alarming, especially during busy tourist heavy events like festivals, sporting events, and celebrations like Mardi Gras.
What are Pedestrian Accident injuries?
Pedestrian accidents encompass a range of incidents where an individual is struck by a vehicle, motorcycle, or bicycle while walking, running, or standing. Injuries can vary from minor abrasions and fractures to severe injuries like spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
When these accidents are caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, they fall under the category of personal injury cases. At Forrest Cressy James, we're committed to providing expert legal services to victims of pedestrian accidents in New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf South region.
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"Forrest Cressy James is an amazing law firm that provides tremendous attention and care to all their clients and their needs.
When I was injured in my accident, Nick was never more than a call away from answering my questions and counseling through the process of rehab, recovery, and gaining restitution. I never once felt as if I was just another customer and instead felt like I was a friend and family member who they were willing to fight for to the end.
FCJ will always be the most trusted firm in my book."
“After trying to handle my personal injury claim on my own, and becoming completely overwhelmed, I reached out to Byron for assistance.
My claim was resolved quickly for well over six figures and most importantly, I had peace-of-mind in knowing that I wasn’t taken advantage of by insurance companies.
If you want a law firm that is professional, efficient, and treats you like a person, not just a “file number,” Forrest Cressy James is your team."
"I have had at least two occasions with accidents where the other drivers were not honest with their insurance company. It’s a situation police don’t always have time for right away, and my city has tourists that will treat it as if it never happened.
I can honestly say I didn’t have any stress in the cases. Not from the insurance companies (mine and theirs) and most importantly no pressure from my attorneys.
There was never a moment I felt alone in this. A+ from start to end. I ended up recovering $150,000 thanks to Byron and Eliza."
Forrest Cressy James is an amazing law firm that provides tremendous attention and care to all their clients and their needs.
When I was injured in my accident, they were never more than a call away from answering my questions and counseling through the process of rehab, recovery, and gaining restitution.
I never once felt as if I was just another customer and instead felt like I was a friend and family member who they were willing to fight for to the end.
FCJ will always be the most trusted firm in my book.
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What's At Stake?
Why Should I Get Legal Help After an Accident?
If you find yourself in a personal injury situation, seeking legal help is crucial because you deserve fair compensation for the harm you've endured. Without legal assistance, you might have to deal with medical bills, lost wages, and pain on your own. Not seeking legal representation can mean missing out on the support you need to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.
What Should I Expect?
No matter what type of accident, we always start with a conversation. When you connect with us, we'll listen to what happened. We'll delve into the specifics of your injury, the incident, and its impact on your life. After that, we’ll present you with your legal options.
If you decide to hire us, we’ll get started on your case and guide you through every phase. In some cases, we can find a fair settlement with the at-fault party via a settlement outside of the courtroom, and in other cases it may require us to pursue action inside the courtroom. Rest assured, no matter which way your particular case goes, we'll meticulously guide you through every step, and you’ll never be alone.
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If you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish, or anywhere in Gulf South Louisiana, rest assured that you are not alone.
Forrest Cressy James brings unparalleled expertise in personal injury law, advocating for the rights and compensation you deserve. Don’t navigate the complexities of this legal landscape alone; our dedicated team is here to guide and represent you every step of the way.
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