Car accidents can cause serious injuries; in fact, roughly three million Americans are injured vehicle accidents each year. What’s more, 98 percent of accidents are caused by negligent drivers and are, in principle, fully preventable. Drivers have a duty of care towards each other to exercise reasonable precaution. In non-legal terms, what taking reasonable precaution means is avoiding distractions, driving safely, and following all traffic laws, no matter how inconvenient they may seem. Breaching the duty of care can result in significant injury or worse. This is exactly what happened in the case of Christian Green, who is being sued for hitting a New Orleans’ nun’s car after allegedly making a left turn against the light.
Negligent Driving and its Consequences
A New Orleans-based nun, Sister Vincent Marie Wilson of the Franciscan Handmaids of Mary, has filed a lawsuit against Green, a Louisiana driver who is accused of making an illegal left turn before colliding into Sister Wilson’s vehicle on August 7 of last year. Claiming to have suffered severe personal injuries as a result of the accident, the plaintiff is seeking compensation for past and future damages, medical expenses, and non-economic costs, including pain and suffering. Green is accused of negligence, including a failure to properly control the vehicle and driving in a careless, reckless manner.
According to the suit, Green made a left turn against the light before hitting Wilson’s car. Green was reportedly arrested at the scene for failing to provide proof of insurance. The suit reports that the collision caused Wilson to suffer from back, neck, shoulder, and pelvic injuries, for which she claims to have undergone medical treatment and physical therapy. Sister Wilson also asserts that the accident caused mental distress, shock, depression, anxiety, and sleeping problems and that directly following the collision she was unable to continue to perform routine daily tasks.
Seeking compensation for personal and physical damages, Sister Wilson has filed a lawsuit against Green, as well as the car’s owner, Jasmine Martin. Also implicated is Martin’s insurance provider, Progressive Security Insurance Company. The case has been assigned to District D Judge Lloyd J. Medley, of the New Orleans Parish Central District Court.
Protect Yourself Against Negligent Drivers
If you have recently been the victim of a negligent driver and have suffered from injuries or damages, you may be entitled to compensation. To successfully fight for the recompense you merit, it’s important to hire an experienced attorney with the know-how to capably represent your interests. Price McNamara is a tried personal injury attorney in the Metairie and Baton Rouge, LA areas who has helped hundreds of clients achieve the results they seek. His devotion to his clients and his passion for law has earned Price McNamara an AV-rating, the highest peer review rating offered for Professional Excellent and Ethical Standards. Schedule your free case review at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara today: (225) 201-8311!