New Orleans Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Help For Injuries After Being Hit By A Car, Bus, Truck or Streetcar
New Orleans is almost uniquely designed for pedestrian traffic. Our entertainment districts draw tourists on foot by the thousands, and the city’s colleges make it simple for their students to hop on and off streetcars rather than brave the traffic hassles of driving.
Our climate, size, and layout make it easy to get around without a vehicle, and while most of us welcome the simplicity that allows, there are risks in any environment where people, cars, buses, streetcars, and other hazards come together.
Pedestrians face particular risks because unlike drivers, they have no structure protecting them, and unlike cyclists, they tend not to wear helmets or other protective gear.
A pedestrian struck by a car may face a long recovery from a constellation of injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, internal injuries, soft tissue injuries, and the damage may never completely heal.
You or your loved ones may be left wondering how to pay for expensive hospital treatments and even specialists.
Health insurance companies do their best to minimize what they have to pay, which can leave you with huge out-of-pocket costs for an ambulance ride, emergency room treatment, and even surgeries.
What Can I Recover For My Injuries After Being Hit By A Car, Bus or Streetcar?
When you’ve been hurt by a driver or in any kind of pedestrian accident, you are entitled to collect compensation to pay for the bills related to the accident, as well expenses you may accrue in the future. Those include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Future healthcare costs
- Pain and suffering
- Other injuries or losses from the accident.
The potential for future medical costs is particularly important if you’ve sustained a head or spinal cord injury, or soft tissue damage.
The long term effect of these kinds of injuries can be significant, and symptoms of chronic pain or neurological issues like altered personality or mood may not be immediately apparent.
It’s very easy to write off problems like difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, or heightened anxiety as the byproduct of stress from dealing with the accident, when in truth, those should be investigated by your doctor to determine whether they’re related to physical trauma.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we have been helping people in New Orleans recover from injuries they’ve sustained in the normal course of living their lives for more than 35 years.
In that time, we’ve recovered more than $100 million in damages for our clients by vigorously and zealously advocating for them.
We are a contingency fee practice, which means that if we don’t win your case, you pay us nothing. You can rest assured that your call to us is always free, and that when we take a case, it’s because we really believe we can win it for you.
Don’t let important deadlines pass. Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced New Orleans accident and injury attorney.