Negligence is defined as an individual’s careless action or reckless behavior that endangers another individual. In the case of auto accidents, someone who causes an accident is usually guilty of negligent driving.
Have you or someone that you know been involved in a car accident that was caused by a negligent driver?
Did you know that the injury victim may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit that claims financial compensation for any losses or injuries that may be associated with the incident?
At the law offices of Simien & Simien, our auto accident attorneys understand the struggles that take place after being injured by a negligent driver, and believe that these individuals must be held accountable for their actions and pay for all losses and damages they have caused.
Our team of highly trained attorneys will fight for the maximum compensation available to each of our clients and work relentlessly for you - as if a member of our own family has been injured.
We proudly offer injury victims 100% case reviews to help determine the merits of their claim and we only get paid when we win.
To begin exploring your legal options, simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form located on this page.
Types of Negligent Driving Behaviors
The metropolitan area surrounding Greater Baton Rouge has a total population of 802,484 people as of the 2010 census, while the urban area has around 450,000 inhabitants.
Furthermore, as Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, there tends to be an increased amount of traffic as commuters travel in and out of our city. Associated with this increased traffic is also the increased likelihood of negligent driving.
Some types of negligent driving behaviors include:
- Adjusting the stereo
- Applying makeup
- Driving aggressively
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to indicate turns
- Following too closely
- Improper lane changing
- Improper merging
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
- Passenger distractions
- Road rage
- Talking on the phone
While there are several other common forms of driver delinquency, these are the most common forms associated with accidents across our Baton Rouge roadways.
Types of Accidents Caused by Negligent Drivers
In many instances, a driver may lose control of their automobile, or may never possess control of the vehicle, thus causing an accident. These actions will often cause severe damages, injuries, and possible death to any occupants, or innocent pedestrians in the surrounding areas.
Some common negligent driver accidents include:
- Fixed object collisions
- Highway accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Opposite direction accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Pedi-cycle accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Same direction accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Truck accidents
- Under-ride accidents
Due to the great variety of accidents, they often lead to many different forms of injuries depending on a variety of factors.
Types of Injuries
When an accident occurs due to a driver not paying attention, it tends to lead to severe injuries. This is due to the fact that the automobile may not have been adjusted in attempt to avoid a collision from occurring, thus causing the accident to be extremely severe and causing injuries.
Some common inattentive driver injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Facial injuries
- Fractured bones
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
Following any type of accident, one should seek immediate medical attention whether injuries are evident or not. This will ensure everything is properly cared for and no further harm is done.
It will also provide the victim with the necessary documentation needed for an attorney to formulate a robust case against the negligent and injury causing individual.
Contact Our Baton Rouge Lawyers Today
Our attorneys at Simien & Simien understand how traumatic the aftermath of a car accident may be and offer a helping hand to all injured victims. Our attorneys have achieved millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients and will seek the maximum compensation benefits available in your specific case.
With locations in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our lawyers are able to assist client’s thought the entire state and elsewhere needed.
Some of the local Baton Rouge areas our lawyers serve include:
- Mid City North
- Mid City South
- South Baton Rouge
Of course, our lawyers also serve the surrounding cities, towns, and suburbs of these areas, all while operating on a contingency fee basis. This allows us to serve clients without requiring them to pay for our services until a successful verdict or settlement has been achieved.
Begin exploring your legal rights by completing the Free Case Evaluation form at the top of this page, or simply give us a call at (800) 374-8422, where a helpful member of our team is standing by 24/7 to assist clients in need of our immediate assistance.
At the law offices of Simien & Simien, we only get paid when we win.