New Orleans Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accidents in Louisiana
Few things are as stressful as being involved in a car accident. Unfortunately,
thousands of Louisianans go through this experience every year. According
to Louisiana State University’s
crash data, someone was injured every 8 minutes in a traffic accident in Louisiana
in 2020, with an accident occurring every 3 minutes and 47 seconds.
If you were injured or if
someone you love died in a car accident, it can feel almost impossible to move forward with
your life. But at The Womac Law Firm, we are here to help. Since 1990,
we have earned a reputation as one of the leading
personal injury firms in the New Orleans area. Our team has
recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, including numerous million-dollar case results.
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After a negligent driver causes an accident that leaves you injured, put
the Womac on ‘em! Call
The Womac Law Firm at
(504) 470-3935 to get started with a free consultation.
What Should I Do If I Got in a Car Accident?
As though suffering an accident isn’t bad enough, it can be just
as miserable to deal with the insurance company after the fact. These
massive companies will often do everything they can to avoid paying out
claims. It is important that you take the proper steps to protect your
right to compensation after an accident.
If you’ve been in a car accident, follow these tips and contact an
accident lawyer from The Womac Law Firm as soon as possible:
Do not leave the scene of the accident. In Louisiana, it is against the law to leave the scene of an accident without
stopping, providing your identity, and offering reasonable aid. What’s
more, there can be serious injuries in even a minor accident, so stay
at the scene until police and/or paramedics arrive.
Check for injuries. Check yourself and others for injuries immediately after the accident.
If anyone is injured, do not move them but instead call 911 and request
an ambulance right away. If you do not need emergency attention, you should
still see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
Call the police. Always call the police after a car accident. You are required by law to
report any accident that results in injury, death, and/or property damage
valued at more than $500. Police officers will collect information, investigate
the crash, determine who was at fault, and write an official police report.
This can help your insurance claim and any liability claims.
Get as much information as you can. If possible, get the contact information of other drivers, passengers,
and witnesses. Be sure to write down the license plate numbers and insurance
information of any involved drivers. Take pictures of the accident scene
and your injuries, as well. All of this can be used as evidence in your claim.
Do not admit responsibility. Exchange information and be honest but realize that even a simple apology
can be used against you. You might think you were responsible for the
accident and later learn that the other driver was equally or even more
at fault than you. Always avoid admitting or assigning blame after the accident.
Seek medical attention. Many car accident injuries can show up days or weeks later. Help your recovery
by getting treatment as soon as possible, even if you believe you were
not injured or that your injuries are not serious. Medical records are
also vital to your accident claim, so the sooner you see a doctor after
the accident, the better.
Contact an attorney. If you have been injured in an accident, reach out to an experienced personal
injury lawyer at The Womac Law Firm. Insurance companies often refuse
to pay the full value of injury claims until a lawyer makes them. Our
team of attorneys will fight hard for every dollar you deserve on a no
recovery, no fee basis.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
In recent decades,
distracted driving has become an increasingly serious problem on our nation’s roads.
The rise of GPS devices and cell phones has contributed to the problem,
but these are not the only forms of distracted driving.
In fact, anything that takes a driver’s attention from the road is
considered a distraction—this includes:
- Talking to passengers
- Changing the radio station
- Eating or drinking
- And looking at billboards or accidents along the roadway
Put the Womac on ‘Em!
Talk to our experienced New Orleans car accident attorneys at The Womac
Law Firm to learn about your rights and what we can do to help you seek
compensation if you have been injured in a car accident.
Our accident team handles a variety of motor vehicle accident claims including:
Our team can walk you through the claims process, including our strategies
and what you can expect in the upcoming claims process. We fight to protect
your rights every step of the way!
Why You Should Hire Our Firm
We begin each case by listening to your story and getting to know you,
your struggles, and what you are facing on the long road to recovery.
Our team also diligently prepares each case, carefully investigating your accident
and aggressively negotiating with insurance adjusters. Each client matters
to us, and we work hard to make sure that our clients are justly compensated.
- We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients
- We have been representing clients in New Orleans for over 30 years
- We are available to take your call 24/7
- We offer free consultations and contingency fees
Take time to chat with us about your case and your goals. Our accident
attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay
us NO upfront fees, NO out-of-pocket costs, and NO expenses to start.
Get started today; call us at (504) 470-3935 to schedule your FREE consultation with our New Orleans car accident attorneys.
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