There are many causes of auto accidents in Lake Charles. When a driver makes a wrong turn, does not account for the diminishing speed of vehicles ahead of them, operates the vehicle at excessive speeds, is reckless or makes other mistakes in judgment or poor decisions, there can be a car crash. Any auto accident can result in injuries and fatalities. Those who have suffered injuries in an accident should remember that a legal filing can help with recovering compensation for all that was lost.

A crash resulted from a driver failing to stop for slow traffic. The driver was trying to leave the interstate but failed to stop for backed up traffic on the exit ramp. The car struck another car in front of it and caused that vehicle to flip over. The vehicle that flipped hit another vehicle and a fourth vehicle was hit by debris. Two drivers were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver who rear-ended the first vehicle was given a citation for careless operation.

Whether the injuries are serious or minor, it is important to remember that there can be long-term damage from an auto accident. People who might have thought they were not severely hurt could find themselves suffering pain they did not initially realize they had. Lost wages, an extended stay in the hospital, the inability to contribute to a family as before – all are potential problems after a car accident. Insurance companies might make a settlement offer to prevent a victim from pursuing litigation, but it is wise to think about how serious the damage might be in comparison to the offer before accepting. Frequently, these offers are low and designed to prevent a lawsuit.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should consult with a legal professional experienced in car accidents, who can help you take the necessary steps to move forward with a lawsuit.