A car accident in Louisiana can occur in sometimes the most unlikely situations. Many accidents occur when people are at their most comfortable — driving through their neighborhood, for instance, or on their daily commute to work. Sometimes, too, an accident can occur that involves an unexpected car. Police vehicles, commercial trucks and government cars can all become involved in an accident. In certain situations, this may change the way a legal case plays out.

According to reports, a woman recently filed a lawsuit in Louisiana. The woman claims that a local government vehicle struck hers. She also claims that the accident resulted in personal injury. The lawsuit alleges negligence. According to the claim, the defendant’s vehicle, which was owned by the Louisiana parish, struck the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle.

Allegedly, the accident resulted in injuries to the plaintiff, as well as damage to her car. Among the charges the defendant faces includes negligence through failing to keep a lookout, as well, as failure to apply the brakes in time. Also among the charges is overall reckless driving. The plaintiff is seeking attorney fees and court costs, along with all reasonable sums due.

When a car accident is the result of another driver’s negligence, victims have rights. They may be able to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation from the driver at fault. Although a successful lawsuit can never undo the damage that was done, it may be possible to cover the costs associated with medical expenses and vehicular damages. Attorneys are available to meet with victims to discuss their options and, if appropriate, help build a strong legal case. This often involves collecting evidence and presenting a compelling case in court.

Source: Louisiana Record, “Woman sues Jefferson Parish after car accident,” Carrie Bradon, March 31, 2017