What to Do After a Car Accident

cardone-auto-accident-checklist-300x200If you have been hurt in a car accident, the experienced Louisiana car accident lawyers of the Cardone Law Firm are here to help you. We understand that in the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may be unsure of what steps you need to take to protect yourself, your health, and your financial stability. You may be facing mounting medical bills, the repair or replacement of your vehicle, and the loss of money from time off of work.  By hiring an experienced attorney from our firm, you can focus on what is most important – your recovery – while our trustworthy team focuses on getting you the compensation you deserve.

We have included this helpful checklist of things to do following an accident to make sure you are protected. If you have questions about your specific situation, please do not hesitate to call us directly to discuss your legal options. With over 40 years of experience, we are a dedicated firm that can get you the results you need to move on with your life following a serious auto accident. Phone Cardone at (504) 522-3333 to discuss your case.

Steps to Take Following an Accident

If you have been involved in an accident, it is essential that you take the following steps immediately:

  1. Seek medical attention – if you are seriously injured in an accident, it is likely that emergency services will take you to a hospital right away. If your injuries are minor, you may still need to seek treatment. Don’t make the mistake of delaying talking to a doctor, since proper diagnosis and medical records are often critical to proving your case if you have a claim against the negligent party that caused you harm.
  2. Document everything – make sure that you obtain and keep copies of all medical records, police accident reports, witness statements, and any bills that you accumulate due to the accident. If possible take pictures of the accident, damage to the vehicles, road conditions, and license plates.
  3. Contact your insurance company – your insurance company needs to be aware of the accident immediately so that they can begin their investigation and contact the other drivers’ insurance companies. Keep in mind that while it is important for you to talk to your insurance company, you are under no obligation to speak with other insurance companies, especially without a lawyer present. Insurance adjusters may look to discredit or diminish your claim by getting you to admit fault for the accident, so do not give them a statement until you’ve spoken with an attorney you trust.
  4. Obtain the services of an attorney you trust – an experienced attorney will look out for your best interests following a serious accident. You should hire an attorney with the resources and track record of successfully handling these types of claims. You may be able to recoup the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, and other costs associated with the accident, as well as financial compensation for pain and suffering.

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For over 40 years, the New Orleans car accident lawyers of the Cardone Law Firm have made it their mission to help injured people get the fair and just compensation they deserve following an accident.

Car accidents happen every day. If you or someone you love has been hurt in one, you deserve to take action against the person responsible for your pain, suffering, and financial loss. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are ready to do the same for you.

Call us today at (504) 522-3333 to schedule your free consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys.