Recourse For Tourists Injured In New Orleans

On behalf of James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C. posted in Injuries on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Throughout the year, there are many reasons to visit New Orleans, including events like Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that draw tourists from throughout the United States and all around the world.

The city of New Orleans works hard to keep visitors safe. Unfortunately, despite the city's efforts, accidents happen. All too many of these accidents are the result of someone else's negligence. In these cases, the victim may be able to pursue compensation with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Were You Injured While Walking Around New Orleans?

The best way to take in the city is by traveling on foot. Many tourists walk along Bourbon Street at night, visiting bars and restaurants. Walking tours are common and often involve the French Quarter and other popular areas. Drivers must be diligent and watch for foot traffic. When they fail to watch and cause a pedestrian accident, they should be held accountable for the injuries suffered.

Were You Hurt In A Car Accident?

People who are not used to the roads of New Orleans are particularly vulnerable to motor vehicle accidents. When those accidents are caused by a careless driver, the victim may file a personal injury claim to seek compensation. Accidents caused by drunk drivers, tour buses, shuttle buses and more can cause serious injuries.

Were You Hurt While On An Organized Tour?

Tour operators have a responsibility to keep travelers safe, whether touring the French Quarter and the historic sites within the city or the swamps outside of the city. Victims who were hurt while riding tour buses or vans, on tour boats or airboats, on foot or elsewhere because of the negligence of a tourism company may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Were You Injured While Staying At A Hotel?

Hotels and motels are responsible for the safety of guests. If a guest is injured in a slip-and-fall accident or trip-and-fall accident on the premises, the guest may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation. Similarly, if a guest is assaulted or hurt in a crime that could have been prevented had the hotel or motel employed proper safety measures, the victim may be able to pursue compensation.

An Experienced Lawyer Can Help

Attorney James Arruebarrena is based in New Orleans and has 20-plus years of experience pursuing compensation for visitors injured in and around the city. Free consultations are available in all cases.