There are countless reasons why the other driver collided with the side of your car, among them are:
- Speeding/reckless driving
- Driving distracted
- Highway hypnosis
- Faulty brakes
You may be entitled to compensation as long as there is substantial evidence proving the other driver was at fault for the collision.
There is no concrete equation — despite other sources you may have come across on the internet — that can tell you how much money you will be receiving in your car accident settlement. Each court, attorney, and collision is different, so deciding on a number will take time and effort for everyone involved. Contact me to schedule a free consultation if you would like to get started with your case. That being said, the party at fault will need to be determined before a compensation agreement can be reached.
Fault Regarding Car Accidents in Louisiana
Louisiana is an at-fault state, meaning whoever is found responsible for the wreck — you, the other driver, or both — is responsible for property damage and medical bills. Who crashed into who doesn’t automatically assign guilt or fault. For example, if you ran into the other person on a Monroe roadway because they failed to make sure the road was clear before turning, they would be responsible. If you were hit because the other driver ran a red light, they’d be responsible in that situation as well.
Taking plenty of pictures and gathering information from witnesses or traffic cameras are strategies to prove guilt on the other party. However, acquiring this evidence can prove difficult without the help of an attorney.