What You Should Do After An Accident
If you are looking up this page on your smartphone after an accident, feeling confused about how to handle the situation, you are not alone. The truth is, most people are completely ill-prepared and have no idea what to do after an accident.
At Bruno & Bruno, we have been helping clients in all types of motor vehicle accidents for more than 60 years. With offices in New Orleans and Covington, we represent clients in Louisiana’s North Shore and South Shore areas, as well as out-of-state clients injured in Louisiana.
The Steps To Take
- Seek medical attention: Even if your injuries seem minor, it is critical to see a trusted doctor. Some injuries are not easily detectable at first, but can develop into serious complications if not dealt with immediately.
- Get information: If you are able at the scene of the accident, it is important to get contact and insurance information from the other driver, as well as the names and numbers of any witnesses on the scene.
- Do not talk to the insurance company: Insurance agents are extremely aggressive in reaching out to accident victims and making quick offers. The size of these offers are very attractive to victims, but in most cases the money offered will not come close to covering the full extent of medical costs and other damages long term. Don’t tell them anything. Tell the insurance agent that you will be hiring a lawyer to handle the settlement negotiations.
- Call us: You can call any lawyer in the book or on the Internet, but clients choose Bruno & Bruno because of our extensive knowledge and experience, our commitment to superior client service and our track record of successful verdicts and settlements.
Get us involved with your case right away. If we wait too long, evidence can be lost and witnesses become unavailable. The sooner you call us, the more we can do to get you the compensation you need.