If you suffered personal injuries or property damage in a car accident, you may be facing important legal deadlines. Lavis Law Firm will discuss your claim with you immediately. If we agree to handle your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis. No fee or costs are owed if there is no recovery. You only pay if we win your case. For a FREE CASE REVIEW, contact a New Orleans auto accident attorney at 504-834-4000 or complete our online form.
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Click onto the interactive map above and you will see the location of the accident, date the accident was initially reported, if the accident was with initially reported with injury etc.. The map shows reported accidents in New Orleans in 2018. The orange areas are where accidents happen more frequently. If you zoom in and drag your mouse or finger over the orange dots, you will see more detail about each reported accident.
According to the most recent national statistics, the number or car accidents with injuries are on the rise nationally with over 6,296,000 police-reported motor vehicle crashes. In these crashes, over 37,461 people died and over 2,443,000 were injured. In addition to the physical damage and traumatic injuries, these car accidents can be devastating both emotionally and financially. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by some else’s negligence, let Lavis Law Firm deal with the insurance companies and related litigation so you do not have to. We can help you recover your lost wages, hospital and medical bills and funeral costs if the accident involved the death of a loved one.
Charles Lavis Jr and Lavis Law Firm recognize your most immediate problems following an automobile accident with injuries include the following:
Preparing a strong case can be difficult but is very important. You will need to gather and submit all medical, wage, photos, videos and other supporting documents to establish a successful claim and get a fair auto accident settlement. Charles Lavis has over two decades of experience with car accident claims. He will work with your medical providers and the insurance companies so you can focus on your recovery. In evaluating your claim, the insurance company file review will include the following:
The insurance company’s goal is to give you the lowest possible settlement. Therefore, you should hire a car accident lawyer to help! Lavis Law will work to recover for your personal injuries and property damage caused by another person’s negligence.
Lavis Law firm represents clients in New Orleans, on the Westbank in Metairie and Kenner and throughout Louisiana. If your accident involves a car, motorcycle or truck and was caused by someone else’s negligence reach out to us by calling, texting or chatting online. We take cases that include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you suffered personal injuries or property damage in a car accident, you may be facing important legal deadlines. Lavis Law Firm will discuss your claim with you immediately. If we agree to handle your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis. No fee or costs are owed if there is no recovery. You only pay if we win your case. For a FREE CASE REVIEW, contact a New Orleans auto accident attorney at 504-834-4000 or complete our online form
There are Louisiana insurance requirements:
Drivers and their passengers are injured every day on Louisiana roads and highways. You may be a safe driver but you cannot always control for the negligent acts of other drivers.
Unfortunately, according to a 2018 Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Traffic Safety data, in 2017, there were 47,128 injury crashes involving 75,982 injuries and 639 fatal crashes with 697 related fatalities. There were also 117,151 property damage only crashes. The breakdown of Louisiana car accidents by the Parishes in the New Orleans Metropolitan Statistical areas is in the table below:
|Fatal Crashes||Injury Crashes||Property Damage Only Crashes||Total Crashes||Total Injuries|
|St. John the Baptist||7||447||1124||7057||447||7|
|All Louisiana Parishes||639||47128||117151||164918||75982||697|
While cell phone use and texting are the most common distractions, any activity that takes the driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off of driving is a distraction. In the most recent survey, 2,413 accidents happen every year in Louisiana due to distracted cell phone use.
Visual– taking your eyes off the road (cell phones, GPS, looking in the mirror etc)
Manual– taking your hands off the wheel (cell phones, eating and drinking, fiddling with the music or A/C)
Cognitive– taking your mind off what you are doing (cell phones, GPS, talking to passengers, pets in the car, speaking with visible headsets on).
Louisiana law says:
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, call the police and seek immediate medical treatment. Keep in mind that you may be facing important legal deadlines. Lavis Law Firm is available for a free case review for distracted driving accidents.
Louisiana personal injury lawyer Charles Lavis Jr represents people who are injured or have suffered the loss of a family member due to the negligence of another person texting or using social media while driving. Texting and using social media while driving is particularly distracting because it involves all three types of distractions-Visual, Manual and Cognitive. There are hefty Louisiana fines for texting and using social media while driving that range from up to $500 for the first violation and up to $1,000 for each violation thereafter.
What you can do to combat texting and using social media while driving:
If you have been injured because of texting and driving, contact Lavis Law Firm for a free case review. Please be advised that you may be facing important legal deadlines so don’t delay.
In Louisiana motorist on a right of way street is entitled to assume that motorists on the unfavored street approaching a stop sign will obey the traffic signal and will stop, look and yield the right of way to traffic proceeding on the favored street. Bourgeois v. Francois, 245 La. 875, 161 So.2d 750 (1964). However, once a right of way motorist in the exercise of ordinary vigilance sees that another motorist has failed to yield the right of way, a new duty thereafter devolves on the right of way motorist to take reasonable steps to avoid an accident if there is enough time to afford him a reasonable opportunity to do so.
“Hi I was involved in a car accident July 30th 2017 after doing some research I decided to choose attorney Charles, after 6 months my case was already complete. Attorney Charles is one of the best attorneys I have ever picked. he’s very Hands-On and get the job done. He was more than an attorney, he made me feel comfortable and welcome. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and will definitely recommend seeing Attorney Charles. If you want a lawyer thats hands on, that communicates with you no matter what day of the week it is, then this is the attorney for you😊”
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