Dedicated Louisiana Car Accident Law Firm Delivers Experienced Legal Service after You are Injured
Committed New Orleans attorney fights for compensation on your behalf
Vehicle accidents take place in seconds, but the physical damage can last for a lifetime. If you are injured in a car accident in New Orleans caused by the negligence of others, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC provides skilled legal representation to build a case for you to receive money compensation. Serving individuals and families in Orleans Parish and throughout Louisiana, our firm offers personalized, skilled legal representation when you are hurt in a car or motorcycle accident. With more than a decade serving people who suffer personal injury, we provide seasoned guidance to help you recover physically and financially.
Four important steps to take if you are injured in a car crash in New Orleans
If you are injured in a car or motorcycle accident, here are some steps you can take to help build a case for compensation from the people who caused your injury:
Get medical help: If you are in a car crash, motorcycle accident, or are a pedestrian hit by a vehicle, be sure to get medical help right away. If first responders recommend being checked out at the hospital—be sure to go. Follow the medical advice given to you by your doctor and be sure to keep all follow-up medical, surgery, or physical therapy appointments. If you do not see a doctor for a couple of weeks following the vehicle crash, it could be claimed that your injury was not caused by the crash. When you follow medical advice, you are doing your best to heal. Keep a file of the medical reports, receipts, and other documents given to you by your physician to use with your potential legal claim.
Take pictures: If it is at all possible, take pictures at the scene of the accident, including the position of vehicles, license plates, debris or skid marks on the road, street signs and the flow of traffic at the time of the crash. If the crash has already occurred, take pictures of your damaged vehicle. Take pictures of any medical equipment you use, such as crutches or a wheelchair, to show how your life has been affected by the injury.
Get good legal advice: Contact a responsible, local personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your crash. While you focus on healing, your attorney will follow up on the details of the accidents, obtaining reports and gathering evidence that can be used for your claim.
Do not discuss the crash on social media: While it is fine to tell family and friends you are injured, do not talk about the crash or how it happened on social media like Facebook, Twitter, or even email. In order to be awarded money to help with your injury, a decision will be made about who was at fault for the accident. In Louisiana, the amount of money you receive can be reduced by the amount of fault you are assigned. Things you say on social media can be used by the other party to discredit your story of how the accident happened. Talk only to your attorney about the circumstances of your crash.
Injuries from a vehicle crash can be minor, disabling, or fatal. If you are injured in a motorcycle or car crash in New Orleans, speak with a knowledgeable injury attorney who will fight to achieve the best possible compensation based on the facts of your case.
Highly experienced, trusted personal injury law firm serving Orleans Parish
Being injured in a car crash can leave you with serious impairment and strain your financial resources. With more than a decade of experience successfully serving injured clients and their families in Louisiana, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC delivers strong legal service to help you achieve a satisfying settlement or verdict when you are injured through the negligence of others. Call [ocp_phone] or contact us today to discuss the accident that caused your injury.