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Car Accidents are a Fairly Common Experience in Louisiana

Several times a day you get into your car to go to work, head to the grocery, pick up kids from school and countless other errands you may run.

While on the road you face bad road conditions, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, cell phone users, and many other dangerous situations. If you have been in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, it is imperative that you develop a legal plan of action. This plan of action needs to be done in a timely manner because if the negligent drivers insurance company doesn’t satisfy what you think a fair settlement would be, you have one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in the state of Louisiana.

Remy Law Firm can help you recover medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium due to someone else’s negligence. The most important factor is that you act now and call us so that we can get started reviewing your case. The longer you wait to call a New Orleans car accident lawyer, the harder it will be in the long run to collect the money you deserve.


What To Do on the Scene If You’re Involved in an Auto Accident

Call 911

Your health and the health of any other victims is your first priority. Even what might seem to be a minor injury could be or become something much more serious later on. Avoid moving anyone who is experiencing neck or back pain or is unconscious; this is to prevent making their injury even worse. Let the medical professionals do what they are trained to do.


Collect Information

If you or someone else is able to, gather as much information as possible at the scene of the accident. While collecting information about the accident, it is very important that you never admit fault for the accident. Admitting fault at the scene of an accident can and probably will be legally held against you. The list below is the type of information you should be collecting from both witnesses of the accident and from the other people involved in the accident:

  • Full Names

  • License plate numbers

  • Drivers’ license numbers

  • Insurance information

  • Phone numbers

  • If possible, take pictures of the scene and any injuries you may have


Uninsured or Under-Insured Drivers

If you have been in a car accident in which the other driver was negligent and was either driving without insurance or they were under-insured, you will be dealing with your own insurance company provided that you have uninsured motorist (UM) and under-insured motorist (UIM) coverage. This type of coverage lets you tap your own insurance to pay for damage caused by uninsured or under-insured drivers.


Dealing With the Insurance Company

Dealing with insurance companies can be very confusing and can take a lot of time. The insurance company, in many cases, will try to pressure you into giving them a recorded or written statement that might actually hurt any claim you have.  Never let an insurance company record or obtain a written statement from you. Remy Law Firm has over 26 years of experience dealing with insurance companies and they are very familiar with the techniques that they use to either deny your claim or substantially lower it.


Why Do You Need an Attorney?

Louisiana is a fault state which makes having an attorney extremely important.  In a fault state, the amount you receive is dependent on how much the other driver was at fault. A lawyer can help you prove that the other driver was legally at fault in an accident, resulting in a higher compensation level to you.

There are other reasons you will want an attorney to represent you in a personal injury case. An experienced attorney knows the complexities of the Louisiana court system.  They know how to gather, organize, and present the different types of evidence to the court. In short, an experienced attorney will give you the best chance at a good outcome for you.


We can begin your case today.

Call us today for a free personal injury consultation. ​You owe us nothing if we don’t win Your Case.

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