During Mardi Gras, the city of New Orleans hosts visitors from all over the world. Unfortunately, many of these travelers leave with serious injuries or wind up in the hospital. From car accidents to instances of negligent security, the dangers that exist in our everyday lives are amplified during large events and celebrations. If a driver fails to party responsibly, for example, they could drive under the influence and cause a serious accident. Similarly, intoxicated people may be more likely to start fights or behave violently.
At The Voorhies Law Firm, we not only represent New Orleans residents who have been injured but also victims who live out of state. Our attorneys are deeply familiar with the laws at the state and local level and can help you resolve your claim – no matter where you are coming from.
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Mardi Gras can and should be a fun time for all. With all the floats, ladders, beads, and alcohol, however, you should be extra careful and stay aware of your surroundings. Further, many of the worst accidents in New Orleans at this time are car crashes.
Although the tips below can be helpful, nothing can prevent you from being harmed by the negligent behavior of someone else.
Nevertheless, we recommend:
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You should handle a Mardi Gras car accident exactly like you would any other collision. Check yourself and your passengers for injuries, make sure your vehicle isn’t in the way of oncoming traffic, and call the police (or 911 if someone is injured). From there, gather as much evidence as possible, take pictures, talk to witnesses, and exchange contact information with the other driver. When the police arrive, talk about the facts of the accident and avoid speculation. Be sure to get the officer’s badge number and ask for a copy of the police report. If you need medical attention, seek it right away.
People from out of town may not be familiar with local insurance policies and Louisiana law. This is where The Voorhies Law Firm comes into play.
The city of New Orleans is filled with people during Mardi Gras, and many of these people are tourists. Sometimes, hotels can fall into disrepair and allow hazardous conditions on their premises. Bars and restaurants may also be ill-prepared for the influx of visitors and business owners may fail to address dangers on their properties.
While the Mardi Gras parade is secured by local law enforcement, some venues may not take steps to prevent potential acts of violence.