How Quickly Should I Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Louisiana?
In the event you were involved in an auto accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. But, how soon that is may vary on the circumstances of your accident. For instance, if you had an accident and you are at the scene with noticeable or severe injuries, you should obviously seek medical attention before thinking about contacting an attorney. On the other hand, should your injuries be minor or you are only shaken up and not particularly focused on your injuries, you have time to contact an attorney sooner.
Sometimes, clients contact the Cardone Law Firm from the scene of an accident while they are waiting for the police officer to arrive. During this call, I will talk to the victim about how they should discuss the facts of the accident with the police officer. Our attorneys do not tell these victims what to say, but we will tell them how to say it to ensure that they can best protect their rights in the future.
We also suggest that if you are not severely injured and do not require immediate medical attention, you should refrain from taking an ambulance to the hospital to get checked out. Doing so is an awfully expensive way to find out that your injuries are not significant. There is no doubt that the ambulance company will bill you and that expense will be taken out of whatever recovery you obtain.
If you are at the scene and have time, we encourage our clients to take photos of their car as well as the other person's car. These photographs will be helpful in proving how much damage each car received. It is also important to take pictures of the surrounding area and every angle of your vehicle so that we are sure that no evidence is missing. This is due to the fact that it is sometimes difficult to replicate the damages of the vehicle at the time of the accident when the car is repaired.
Also, canvas the area for names of any witnesses who stopped to render assistance. Be sure to get their name, address, and phone number because names alone will not help. Oftentimes, witnesses will leave the scene after they give their names, but those names will not appear in the police report because the police officer has not spoken to them. But, if you collect that information and have it handy, your lawyer will be able to contact that witness when proceeding with your case.
Should you have an accident, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the facts and to get the appropriate medical treatment. The longer you wait, the bigger the chance is of losing valuable evidence. If you have not gotten treatment shortly after the accident, we can send you to doctors who know how to treat your specific injuries in the event of an automobile accident. More importantly, these doctors are ready to assist us if a deposition or court appearance is necessary. They are schooled quite well on how to testify and deliver all of the unique aspects of your injuries.
PHONE CARDONE today so that we may help you in the event of an automobile accident.