Before your car accident, you had many life plans. Now, because of the recklessness or negligence of another driver, those plans are on hold while you recover from your injuries, and it is possible that some of those plans will never come to fruition because you were hurt.
While you recover, medical bills start piling up and your inability to work means rent or mortgage payments can go unpaid. To some, it can seem like life is spiraling out of control. Do not despair. Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your car accident injuries and losses.
Our Moss Bluff personal injury lawyers fight for every penny you deserve.
Tips on what to do following a car accident
In a serious car crash, there may not be much you can do while waiting for emergency medical attention. However, if possible, take photos or videos of the accident scene and get the names and contact information of all those involved as well as any witnesses.
Even if you do not think you are badly hurt, seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Some injuries are not immediately apparent after an accident, and failure to receive prompt medical care might result in the at-fault driver’s insurer alleging any injuries you suffer did not occur in the accident.
What not to do after a car accident
Not long after the accident, it is likely you will receive a phone call from the other driver’s insurance company. Do not give a statement to the adjuster until you talk with a lawyer. The insurance company wants to pay out as little as possible in a claim – that is how they make their money. What may seem like an innocuous comment in your statement could be used against you by the insurance company. A car accident attorney should review any statement made prior to submission to the insurance company.
Never agree to an accident settlement with an insurance company without consulting an attorney. Once a settlement offer is accepted, there is no re-opening negotiations. Although the amount offered may seem generous, when someone suffers a serious injury their medical and related expenses are often substantial. A car accident lawyer knows a fair settlement amount for the type of injuries you suffered and your medical prognosis.
Louisiana car accident damages
In Louisiana, damages, or compensation, for a car accident may include:
Keep in mind that the statute of limitations in Louisiana for filing a lawsuit after a car accident is very short – just one year from the accident date. Failure to file your claim within this timeframe means the lawsuit cannot go forward in court.
Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™
When you or a loved one are seriously injured in a collision because of another driver’s actions, you need Moss Bluff car accident lawyers with a proven track record of success. Call Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers 24/7, or contact us online, to request a free legal consultation. There are no upfront fees, and we only get paid if you win your claim.