Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer

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With the major ports that are provided by its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, as well as its major tourism industry, Louisiana is a high-traffic state. This, of course, means that the probability of car accidents in that state is increased. If you drive a car or truck regularly, chances are you\'ve come close to having an accident or possibly even been involved in one.

Car accidents can be frightening things; even if no one is hurt and the vehicles involved sustain minimal damage, the accident itself can cause your heart to race and your adrenaline to kick into high gear. The shock of a more serious car accident can last for days or even weeks, particularly if you have been injured. That\'s why it\'s important to keep a cool head in the aftermath of a car accident.

One of the first things you should do is to have a thorough physical examination, either at the emergency room if your injuries merit immediate attention, or with your own personal physician, if you are lucky enough to walk away from the accident scene seemingly unharmed. Complications may arise down the road, or injuries – particularly internal injuries – may only crop up after some time has passed, and it\'s important that you have a record of having sought medical attention after the accident.

Another priority after an accident on the roadways of Louisiana is to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney who specializes in car accident cases. Especially if another party was fully or partially negligent in the accident, you may have a valid lawsuit. An attorney can advise you, and if you do have the grounds for a lawsuit, the attorney will assist you at every step of the process, from filing the necessary paperwork to representing you in a court of law.

The attorney will also handle all communications with the insurance company of the other party, and its representatives, to ensure that you do not say anything may end up being used against you. If you have secured the services of a lawyer, but are nevertheless contacted by an insurance adjuster, do not speak to them. Give them your attorney\'s contact information instead.

Your car accident attorney will also interview witnesses, inspect the scene of the accident, take pictures and document any evidence, and possibly even reconstruct the accident scene to determine negligence as best as possible. All of this evidence and eyewitness testimony needs to be gathered as soon as possible following the accident, so don\'t delay – contact a Louisiana car accident attorney today.

When you hire a Louisiana attorney, he or she will provide you with legal assistance based on contingency. This means that you do not have to pay your lawyer anything before a settlement has been agreed upon. Your first consultation with your lawyer regarding your car accident case is free from charges and fees. When you do receive a settlement, either through negotiation with the other party\'s attorney or as a result of a judgment in a court of law, the attorney will in turn receive a percentage of your award as his or her fee. Working on a contingency basis means that your attorney will fight hard on your behalf.

You may be able to recover monies not only for the damage done to your car and the cost of repairing or replacing it, but also for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and even time lost from work. If you have lost a loved one through a car accident, you may also be entitled to recover damages for loss of consortium by filing a wrongful death suit.

Car accidents can be a minor inconvenience or a devastating, life changing event – seek the services of a Louisiana car accident attorney in either case to make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

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