It is hard to state how many car accidents occur on any one interstate highway, but there were approximately 500 million miles driven on Louisiana’s roads in 2019, according to data compiled by Louisiana State University. These miles produced roughly 44,000 accidents with injuries and 600 accidents with fatalities. These numbers consider all roads and highways in Louisiana, but it is safe to say that I-10 sees its share of accidents, including those resulting in fatalities and bodily injuries.
If you were involved in a car accident on I-10 or anywhere else in Louisiana, you may be eligible for compensation, and a Louisiana car accident attorney can help you get it. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777,
Accidents on I-10 in Louisiana
Driving a car is one of the most dangerous things most people do on a regular basis. In the country as a whole, we lose between 35,000 and 40,000 people in car accidents every year. According to the Census Bureau, the population of the United States is roughly 350 million, which means you have greater than a 1 in 10,000 chance in any given year of dying in a car accident.
The statistics on car accidents involving injuries and fatalities in Louisiana described above indicate that the state is about average in terms of traffic safety. You are no more or less likely to be killed or seriously injured in a car accident here than anywhere else.
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Accident Chances in Louisiana
The reality is a little more complex than the simplicity of numbers make it look. Not all drivers are created equal, nor do they get in accidents at equal rates. By being conscientious, avoiding careless or reckless behaviors, and always remaining on the lookout for drivers who are not acting so responsibly, you can drastically cut down your chances of getting into an accident on I-10 and elsewhere.
As car accident attorneys in Louisiana, we know people who have been driving for decades and not had so much as a fender-bender. We also have had clients who had multiple accidents. Some accidents, of course, are beyond our control. We are here to defend you when you suffer damages because of someone else’s negligence. But you can remain as safe as possible by engaging in responsible driving behaviors.
What to Do After an Accident on I-10
If you were involved in an accident on I-10, you should get checked out by a doctor afterward. Even if you do not think you are injured, you might have hidden internal injuries that need to be treated. A medical exam also makes it easier to link any injuries, even minor ones, to the crash, giving you a better chance of recovering compensation from the other driver and their insurer.
You should also speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be eligible for major compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages, and a lawyer can help you pursue those damages. Once you have received any medical care you need, speak with our firm about your options. We are prepared to pursue damages to cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Replacement and repair of the property
- Emergency medical treatment
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of income, if a lost loved one was a primary source of income
- Loss of guidance
We may be able to pursue other forms of damages, depending on the specifics of your situation.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for a Free Car Accident Consultation
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we help Louisianans involved in car accidents take on the responsible party and the insurance company and pursue the compensation they deserve. We want to put our winning track record to work for you. We are ready to:
- Gather and analyze evidence
- Keep you updated at every stage of your case
- Represent you in court, if necessary
- Answer any questions you may have
- Offer guidance for your legal options
We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation and never charge a fee until our clients get paid. To speak with a member of our team today, call (337) 777-7777.