As soon as possible after an accident, you should immediately call the police. If anyone is seriously injured, you should inform the police that an ambulance is required at the scene. If you need medical attention, accept help from the emergency medical technicians (ambulance crew), then get to an emergency room if needed.
If your injuries aren't considered serious enough for an ambulance or police ride to the hospital, it is still very important for you to see your doctor as soon as possible. Some types of injuries, such as brain and spine injuries, may not cause pain or symptoms for days following the crash.
I am attorney Paul Tellarico. For nearly a quarter-century, I have been helping people protect their rights and their financial interests following car accidents in central Louisiana. Over the years, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the claims process and what to expect out of insurance companies when an injured party tries to file a claim.
Call my office at 318-787-6603 or contact me by email to arrange a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced Alexandria car crash lawyer. From offices in Alexandria, I represent clients in parishes throughout central Louisiana. I handle all personal injury and insurance litigation cases on a contingency fee basis. You will pay NO attorneys' fees unless I help you recover monetary damages.
The big insurance companies have highly trained insurance adjusters. They are paid to save the insurance company money — not to look out for your interests. It is important to have an experienced accident injury attorney to help protect your rights and maximize your recovery. Don't talk to anyone about how the accident happened except the officer investigating the accident. Don't give a recorded statement to anyone who may call you, especially an insurance adjuster.
Never forget that a passenger injured in a car accident is almost always considered an innocent party. Even if the driver is found to be fully at fault for causing the accident, any injured passengers in the car are typically eligible to sue for damages. If you are concerned about suing someone you know for compensation, ask yourself this: Would your family member or friend want you to suffer devastating financial consequences because of his or her negligence?