And it may not even be your fault.
All it takes is another distracted driver or a pedestrian breaking the traffic rules to entirely alter the course of your life. Depending on the accident circumstances, you may be a victim living with pain — or you could be dealing with the courts because a pedestrian is trying to sue you.
In New Orleans, pedestrian accidents are all too common. Louisiana went from the fifth-worst state for pedestrian accidents in 2014 to the fourth-worst state for pedestrian accidents in the country.
So even if you do what you can to take care of your driving, you could still be in harm’s way. And if you’re a pedestrian, watch out. There are legal and medical steps you need to take to protect your life for either party — and it starts with a capable New Orleans auto accident attorney.