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What To Do After an Accident in Louisiana

Baton Rouge Car Accident Attorney

Full-Service Personal Injury Law Firm Since 1969

It is impossible to predict a car accident. In a matter of seconds, lives can change due to the reckless or careless actions of another motorist on the road.

However, it is important to know what steps to take after an accident to increase your chances of seeking compensation for accident-related expenses.

At Modica - Dowden in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we represent victims of car accidents caused by the negligence of another driver or third party. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, where we can explain your legal options. Otherwise, read on for important information on what to do after an accident:
  • Photograph the accident scene. If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident, the damage to your vehicle and any other vehicles, skid marks, and other evidence.
  • Talk to witnesses. If there were any witnesses to your accident, get their contact information. Their testimony may be used to build your case in the future.
  • Do not make a statement to the insurance company. After an accident, you may be scared, nervous, and an emotional wreck. Now is not the time to make a statement to the insurance company. Do not give away your bargaining chip before talking to a personal injury lawyer.
  • Do not admit fault. The investigation of your accident has not yet begun. Any number of factors may have contributed to your accident.
  • Seek medical attention. Even if you think you were not injured, it is important to get a doctor's opinion. The symptoms of your injury may not be physically or visibly noticeable.
  • Document everything. Keep copies of all records of your accident: the police report, the police officer's name and information, the other driver's contact information, and more.
Your next step should be contacting a personal injury attorney. Our firm can explain your legal options and help you seek the compensation you need and deserve. We have been helping clients from the Baton Rouge area since 1969. Today, we continue providing effective representation to clients who have been injured in car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and hit-and-run accidents.

For car accident legal advice and more information about what to do after an accident, contact our law office today by calling 800-834-3303 or locally at 225-752-1800.

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