Metairie Car Accident Lawyer: Peter Diiorio
According to LSU data reports, Jefferson Parish had 3,612 car accidents in 2021 that caused injury and 40 that caused death. A little more than a third of these accidents were rear-end accidents, often caused by tailgating or distracted drivers. Across the state of Louisiana, in the same year, there were 46,633 car accidents that caused injury and 863 that caused one or more deaths. About 11.7 percent of Louisiana drivers are uninsured, ranking the state at 26—or about in the middle—for uninsured drivers.
If you have been involved in a Metairie car accident, you are likely shaken up, injured (perhaps seriously), possibly unable to work and make a living, and facing an uncertain future. Should you find yourself in such an untenable situation, the right thing you can do for your health, your finances, and your future is to speak to attorney Peter Diiorio. Mr. Diiorio believes that when you are responsible for others, you must be vigilant, compassionate, and a consummate problem solver. Peter fights for individuals against big insurance companies who have little care or compassion for what those injured in a car accident are going through.
If you are suffering from a Metairie car accident caused by the negligence of another, hoping the insurance company will pay you a fair price for your injuries, Peter J. Diiorio will work zealously to make things right for you and your family. Peter believes in looking out for his clients, solving problems they are unable to solve on their own, and making things right for them. Whether you were involved in a head-on collision, a T-bone accident, a rear-end accident, a rollover accident, or any other type of car accident, attorney Peter J. Diiorio can help.
Metairie, LA, is a part of the New Orleans metropolitan area, bordered by New Orleans to the east, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, and the Illinois Central Railroad tracks to the south. The 17th Street Canal forms the border between New Orleans and Metairie. With a population of about 144,000, Metairie is the largest community in Jefferson Parish.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?
In today’s busy world full of multi-taskers, distracted driving has steadily moved up the list as one of the primary causes of car accidents. As a nation, and in Louisiana and Metairie, we eat while driving, text, talk on our cell phones, turn around to check on pets and children, talk to passengers, fiddle with car controls, radios, and GPS devices, look at things happening off the road, and daydream when we should be paying attention to our driving and the other vehicles we share the road with. It’s difficult to get solid numbers regarding how many drivers are distracted at the time of their collision because few people want to admit they were not paying attention to their driving.
Other causes of car accidents include impairment, drowsy drivers, reckless or careless driving behaviors, inclement weather, roadway hazards, and defective car parts. If your Metairie car accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, it is important that you have a legal advocate in your corner who will work hard for your future. Attorney Peter J. Diiorio is that advocate and will fight a big insurance company to ensure they pay you what your claim is worth—an amount that will get you back on your feet.
What is the Average Car Accident Settlement?
There really is no “average” settlement amount following a car accident. Your settlement will depend on the severity of your injuries, whether liability is clear, and how long your doctor believes it will take for you to recover—to the extent you will recover. The starting point will always be your injuries and the cost of your medical treatment. This includes hospital costs, ambulance expenses, surgical costs, physician’s bills, prescription drugs, medical tests, and any rehabilitative therapies your doctor believes you need.
If you are expected to need medical treatments for the coming months, years, or possibly for the rest of your life, these costs will be factored in. You are also eligible for all lost wages due to the accident. If you will not be able to work for months, years, or ever, then you are also entitled to future lost wages. Lost wages and medical expenses are known as “economic” or “special” damages because they are easy to quantify or put a monetary number on. Other damages that are not so easily quantified are pain and suffering. This can include actual physical pain as well as emotional pain and trauma resulting from the accident.
These damages are considered “non-economic” or “general” damages. Non-economic damages are figured using a multiplier, usually from 1.5 to 5, but could be as high as 10, depending on the severity of your injuries. If the total of your medical expenses and lost wages were approximately $300,000 and your multiplier was deemed to be a 5, then your general damages for pain and suffering could be as high as $1.5 million. Your Metairie car accident lawyer will determine what your claim is worth, then negotiate with the insurance company to secure a fair settlement.
How Much Will My Metairie Car Accident Lawyer Charge?
Following a car accident, you may feel entirely overwhelmed. You may hesitate to seek legal assistance because you believe you cannot afford an attorney. Attorney Peter J. Diiorio charges you nothing for your first comprehensive consultation. If you hire Mr. Diiorio, he will charge you nothing throughout the case unless and until he obtains a settlement on your behalf—a fair settlement and one that will fully cover your expenses related to the accident. This means you have one less thing to worry about while you are doing your best to heal from your injuries.
How a Metairie Car Accident from New Orleans Legal Can Help
Attorney Peter J. Diiorio believes deeply in the power of team effort, working with his team of professionals to ensure your needs are fully met. This team includes a wide network of top-notch medical doctors who are ready to treat your injuries immediately, investigators who can help prove liability, and leading experts in the areas of accident reconstruction, life-planning, construction, and insurance. While you certainly have choices when choosing a Metairie car accident lawyer, we hope you will give attorney Peter J. Diiorio and New Orleans Legal a chance to show you what can be done to help you get through this difficult time. Contact us today!
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