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Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in New Orleans, LA

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According to data gathered by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, one individual suffers severe injuries in a vehicle accident involving an intoxicated driver every two minutes. Unfortunately, many people lose their loved ones due to these negligent, careless, and reckless drivers who choose to drink and get behind the wheel.

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is crucial you seek experienced legal counsel right away. Our New Orleans drunk driving accident attorneys at The Chopin Law Firm LLC can create an effective legal strategy in order to help you pursue financial compensation for your injuries, emotional distresses, lost wages, and other damages you may have acquired as a result.

What Serious Personal Injuries Can Occur in Drunk Driving Accidents?

Alcohol-related accidents often result in personal injuries to the driver or affected parties. There are several types of serious bodily injuries, such as:

  • Internal Bleeding: Hemorrhaging of the internal organs can occur as a result of trauma from a car accident. A dangerous aspect of this type of injury is that the victim may not even realize they are bleeding. Low blood pressure, bleeding externally, rapid heartbeat, organ failure, seizures, or coma may result from this injury.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Car crashes account for 20% of all TBI-related hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An injury of this type occurs when the brain is disrupted by a blow or bump to the head.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Injuries to the spinal cord can occur as a result of a car crash. It is possible to lose sensation or mobility below the site of an injury when the spine is injured. Wheelchairs and other assistive devices are needed by some people with spinal cord injuries.

What Compensation Can Victims of Drunk Driving Crashes Expect

A victim and a victim’s family can experience serious financial and emotional hardships following a drunk driving car accident. For this reason, our legal team works diligently to pursue justice for accident victims and their families. When you choose to work with us, we can pursue compensation for the following:

  • Doctor visits
  • Chiropractic visits
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical pain
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Punitive damages (only applies to limited cases)

Louisiana Does Not Have Dram Shop Laws

Unfortunately, Louisiana does not allow individuals to seek damages from social hosts or alcohol vendors who provided alcohol to the liable driver, even if they serve minors. The only exceptions are if the social host forcibly intoxicated the driver or misrepresented a drink as non-alcoholic when it in fact contained alcohol.

You should talk to a personal injury attorney to determine your sources of compensation and whether you are able to pursue compensation from a social host or another third party.

How Does Louisiana’s Statute of Limitations Impact Your Claim?

After an accident in Louisiana, you have a limited amount of time to pursue compensation. In general, CC 3492 is a one-year statute of limitations. You may lose your right to compensation if you don’t file a claim within one year of the accident.

It is possible for this one-year deadline to be extended in certain circumstances. Get in touch with The Chopin Law firm today if you have questions about your case’s statute of limitations.

Why Hire The Chopin Law Firm LLC?

When you contact our New Orleans car accident lawyers at The Chopin Law Firm LLC, we can immediately examine the details of your case, detail important notes regarding the accident, collect information from witnesses, and contact law enforcement officers in order to begin building a strong case for you. In every case, we pursue the maximum amount of compensation and do everything in our power to make your recovery process as comfortable as possible.

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