Mardi Gras Injury Victims May Be Entitled To Compensation

On behalf of James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C. posted in Injuries on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties in the world. Visitors from across the globe join Louisiana residents in New Orleans to have fun, watch parades and, of course, drink alcohol. Unfortunately, this can lead to dangerous situations.

Fat Tuesday and the days leading up to it tend to see a dramatic increase in injuries. Many of those injuries are the result of acts of negligence. In these cases, the victim has the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs by filing a personal injury claim.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Despite police taking extra precautions to prevent them, drunk driving accidents are a common occurrence during Mardi Gras. People party, drink and then get behind the wheel. When they hit another car, a bicyclist or a pedestrian it can cause serious injuries. These tend to be clear cases of negligence and victims can file a car crash claim with the help of an experienced lawyer to seek compensation.

Parade Injuries

One of the biggest Mardi Gras attractions is the parades. Organizers take great care to make these events fun and safe, but accidents still happen. There have been many instances of people being hit by parade floats, suffering eye injuries and other injuries by objects thrown from parade floats, and being hurt in other types of parade accidents. While many of these accidents are not preventable, some are the result of negligence, which means victims may be able to pursue compensation.

Assault Injuries

Criminal activity is a big problem during Mardi Gras. Police are on the streets working hard to prevent it. Hotels and local businesses do their best to keep their patrons safe. Regardless, assaults are common, as are other crimes. In some instances, the victims of these crimes may have recourse beyond filing a police report. If the crime occurred in a hotel or another business and there is reason to believe that negligent security (broken locks, improper lighting, no security cameras, lax guards) played a role in the situation, a premises liability claim may be filed against the establishment to seek compensation for injuries.

An Experienced Attorney Can Help

Whether you were hurt while visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras or you are a local injured during the festivities, an experienced attorney can review your situation and determine if you can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation. Attorney James Arruebarrena offers free case evaluations. Schedule a meeting today.