Car Accident

Car Accident Attorneys

Nationwide, 52 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2012 occurred in single-vehicle crashes. The highest proportion of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in single-vehicle crashes occurred in Montana (75 percent).

A total of 32,885 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2011. Another 2.24 million people were injured. It can be easy to find an attorney, but the problem is that it can be hard to find the right attorney for you and your specific case. The lawyer you choose can make all the difference in how your legal case plays out. This is the main reason to make sure you find the right attorney for your case.

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The insurance companies will be working to reduce their liability in your claim, which means you need the best evidence and representation to receive the compensation you need to get back on the road. If you are informed and know what to look for in a lawyer, the process of choosing an experienced legal representative will be less stressful and can often save you time and money.

You’ll need all the help you can get when dealing with the aftermath of a car accident. We’ve earned our reputation through years of experience in protecting families after tragic personal injury and other accidents. Call Fischer & Procell today for a free legal consultation.

Thirty-one percent of all fatal crashes involved alcohol-impaired driving, where the highest blood alcohol concentration (BAC) among drivers involved in the crash was .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher. For fatal crashes occurring from midnight to 3 am, 66 percent involved alcohol-impaired driving

Louisiana State University researchers project 698 fatal car accidents for the year 2017, which is a slight reduction from 2016’s figures at 705 fatal car accidents. The number of fatalities from car accidents in Louisiana has been increasing this century, likely due to the development and proliferation of smartphones, GPS, and other technological distractions. Drivers are now more likely to be impaired from using gadgets than from alcohol – this is a newly developed common threat to drivers at all hours.

Head On Collisions

We are experienced Louisiana car accident attorneys and have seen first hand the devastation a head-on collision can have on an injury victim and his/her family. According to the U.S Census Bureau, head-on collisions are among the most dangerous and deadly of all motor vehicle accidents. The injuries that result from these accidents can often result in lasting disability or death for their victims.

Road Rage

Reckless driving is when someone drives unsafely, with deliberate disregard for safety and with the full knowledge that their driving may cause an accident. A reckless driver could be found reckless, if he or she drives in a threatening or harassing manner out of “road rage” and causes a car accident. Road rage is an assault with one motor vehicle against the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle. Criminal charges will also stem from such behavior. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as a progression of unlawful driving actions such as:

  • Improper or excessive lane changing
  • Failing to signal intent
  • Improper passing
  • Speeding

Get out of the way

Avoid gestures

Avoid eye contact

Report serious aggressive driving

Do not challenge the aggressive driver