William Barousse, New Orleans Streetcar and Trolley Accident lawyer
Trolley cars have been a staple in New Orleans since the beginning of the 19th Century. Every day both tourists and residents use them to get around New Orleans instead of walking. Like all vehicles on the road, streetcars and trolleys are involved in accidents and can cause serious injuries.
If a New Orleans Trolley has injured you or a loved one, contact William Barousse immediately. As New Orleans’s top Streetcar attorney, Mr. Barousse can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Streetcars of New Orleans
Five trolleys run throughout New Orleans. These five are:
St. Charles Street: The oldest street car line in the world goes through the Central Business district and Loyola and Tulane universities.
Canal Streetcar: This trolley covers a five-and-a-half-mile route from Canal Street, the business district, and the Mid-City area of New Orleans.
Riverfront Streetcar: This streetcar can take you from the Riverwalk right up to Harrah’s Casino.
Loyola Avenue/Union Passenger: Running through Canal Street, this trolley ends in the French Quarter.
Rampart/St. Claude Streetcar: The newest trolley runs through the St. Claude Arts District.
New Orleans Attorney William Barousse extensive experience with insurance companies and Streetcar injury cases help to get the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Mr. Barousse’s trial experience helps his clients because other lawyers know that William is always ready and able to take a streetcar accident case to trial in Louisiana.
Mr. Barousse’s career has focused on trolley accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, and car or truck accidents. His experience in these areas will help you in your own case.
Recovering for Trolley Accidents
A variety of things cause trolley accidents. Typically, these accidents involve the negligence of the trolley operator, another motorist, or a third party. To prove negligence, the plaintiff must establish:
The defendant owed them a duty
The defendant breached that duty
The breach resulted in the injury
The defendant’s negligence caused damages
The driver of a vehicle has a duty to drive in a reasonable manner that avoids causing injury. The driver’s actions are judged based on what a reasonable person would have done in similar circumstances. When the driver’s actions are unreasonable, they breached their duty.
In New Orleans, Trolley cars have the right-of-way. Therefore, if you are on or in front of streetcar tracks, you must move out of the way of the vehicle. Failure to move out of the way of a trolley car can result in the plaintiff being found wholly or partially at fault for the accident.
When the plaintiff is at fault in the Trolley accident, their damages are reduced proportionately to their fault. Therefore, if they are 50 percent at fault, they only recover 50 percent of their injuries total worth.
When a driver breaches their duties and causes an injury, the plaintiff must establish they suffered damages. The plaintiff is eligible to recover both economic and non-economic damages suffered due to the trolley accident.
Economic damages provide monetary compensation for all financial losses suffered as a result of the accident. These include past and future lost wages, medical expenses, and all out-of-pocket costs. The plaintiff is also able to recover damages for pain and suffering. Mr. Barousse can help you establish your right to recover damages as a result of the trolley accident.
Contact New Orleans Streetcar & Trolley Accident Attorney William Barousse
William Barousse has the litigation experience you need to help you recover damages for a brain injury. For a case evaluation, contact Mr. Barousse today. New Orleans Top Attorney William Barousse could help you recover damages for your injury.
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Mr. Barousse has significant experiences in personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, brain injuries, and more. Contact William Barousse today for an evaluation of your case.