What Laws Apply to Auto Accidents in Louisiana

Learn what law applies to auto accidents in Louisiana from experienced Lafayette personal injury attorney, Bennett Boyd Anderson, Jr., of Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman.


"Boyd Anderson: Hi, I'm Boyd Anderson, a lawyer in Lafayette, Louisiana. We're often asked, what law applies in Louisiana to auto accidents. In Louisiana, you're entitled to a recover if you're injured through the fault of another. You're entitled to recover both general damages, which consist of pain and suffering, mental anguish, past, present, and future, as well as special damages, which includes past and future medical expenses as well as lost wages.

Importantly, in order to recover damages, you have to be totally in the right. What I mean by that is, in the event that you are at fault, let's say 50%, then your recovery is reduced by 50%. In Louisiana, you need experienced personal injury lawyers if you're involved in an 18-wheeler or auto accident.

Please contact my firm, Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman. We've been doing this type of work for over 90 years. "