Recommendations From A New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney

This attorney has represented hundreds of people in the New Orleans area to obtain the money damages that they are entitled to for injuries and financial damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident. If you are looking for legal answers and have never been involved in an injury accident before, visit to arrange a free consultation.

These are some helpful suggestions to follow. As soon as possible at the scene of the accident, notify the police. Call 911 and give specific details about your location and any injuries that might have occurred. Make sure you and your party remain together while waiting for the police to arrive, safe from traffic. Do not discuss the accident with anybody at the scene. Do not offer any type of apology for the accident which may be taken as an admission of fault. If there are eyewitnesses, do what you can to make sure they do not leave before the police arrive.

When the police arrive, it is important that every injured person receive the medical attention required. When you talk to the police, make sure that you are speaking privately. Give complete and accurate statements. Give the facts as you recall them, Under no circumstances, make no admission of fault or responsibility for the accident.  Request the other driver’s insurance information. After speaking with the police, exchange insurance, and contact information with the other driver. Request contact information from all passengers in the vehicles involved, as well as eyewitnesses.

Even if you do not think you were injured, get a check-up by a doctor. Many types of injuries, including serious brain injuries, do not show symptoms for several days following the accident. Even if you did not hit your head or other parts of your body, sudden deceleration can cause serious internal damage.

Report the accident to your insurance company Give your insurance company the full record of the individual’s name, his or her insurance company’s information and other information you recorded at the scene. Do not speak with your insurance adjuster about a possible settlement for your injuries. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney before you talk with an insurance company agent about accepting a settlement. Simply say that you are not prepared to discuss a settlement.  This attorney will advise you whether you have a case for pursuing a higher settlement or jury verdict than what the insurance company is prepared to offer.

Cueria Law Firm, LLC
700 Camp St #316
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-5211