Large numbers of people in Orleans Parish have had their lives negatively affected by car crashes. They are a major cause of death and injury, and in many cases they could have been prevented. Car accidents can take a heavy toll on drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike. Both innocent victims and negligent parties can be casualties.
Not too long ago we told you about a tragic auto accident in which one driver was killed and another suffered moderate injuries and had to be hospitalized. The driver of a passenger car was killed when her car crossed the centerline and collided with a sport utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV was the driver who was transported to the hospital with injuries.
Many people find themselves in a situation similar to that of the SUV driver. They suddenly find themselves in the hospital with injuries they suffered through no apparent fault of their own. Doctors, nurses and loved ones will be their company while getting treatment for their injuries. Shortly thereafter, they will probably also be in contact with an insurance company.
Insurance companies will often make an offer to settle the claims of injured parties. The temptation may be to take the offer. But victims may want to consider investigating their options first. Insurance companies generally try to settle claims for as little as possible, while injured parties may be entitled to more compensation than they initially realize.
The Orleans Parish car crash attorneys at Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz Impastato, LLC have extensive experience dealing with this kind of situation. We have faced off against insurance companies and have helped clients get the benefits they deserve. For more information, check out our website.