If you, like many others, have ever found yourself involved in a Louisiana car accident, you may have suffered any number of different types of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to potentially life-threatening head, brain or spinal cord injuries. Car accidents are one of today's leading causes of traumatic brain injury, with Neuro International reporting that, of the 1.4 million brain injuries Americans suffer each year, 280,000 of them result from car crashes.
Louisiana residents who sustain injuries in trucking accidents may be legally entitled to financial compensation. In order to obtain such compensation, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit in civil court. However, victims also have the option of reaching settlement agreements before or during the litigation process. These informal settlements can save both parties money and time.
Anyone involved in an automobile collision is at risk for concussion. Louisiana motorists and passengers should know that bumps or jolts to the head resulting in concussion symptoms can have serious long-term consequences; these incidents should be factored into calculating damages for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
Severe head impact has caused concussions in many Louisiana residents. However, Stanford University researchers have determined that the link between a hit to the head and a concussion is complex.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have collaborated on a study of the major causes of trucking accidents. Called the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, it has produced conclusions that should be of interest to commercial truck drivers in Louisiana.
If you sustained injuries in a car accident, you may be seeking to recover compensatory damages to make up for the financial and other losses you suffer. Louisiana courts consider various factors in deciding amounts for compensatory damages in each particular case.