CAR ACCIDENTS IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
You were driving and were hit by a car or truck. You were following the traffic laws and had the right-of-way. Why should you have to pay for medical expenses, missed work, property damage, mileage, medications, surgery and therapy?
What if you or your child was a passenger in a car or truck and the driver of your vehicle was not obeying the traffic laws? The driver or operator is responsible for the expenses caused to you or your child as a passenger. A tutorship may be necessary for your child.
First, get appropriate medical care. Call 911 if it’s an emergency. Make sure you tell the doctor that you were in a car or truck accident because you want this in your medical records. Keep all records of medical expenses
Second, if it’s not an emergency, call the Sheriff and report the accident. The driver at fault will be issued a ticket or arrested. This creates a record that will be helpful in recovering your medical expenses and personal injury damages.
Third, take pictures of every vehicle involved in the accident.
Fourth, get an attorney experienced in handling car and truck accidents. Don’t deal with the adjuster yourself. The adjuster will tell you that the liability is strong enough to justify a decent offer, the injury isn’t bad enough, your medical expenses are excessive, or that you did not see the right doctor. He will lowball you into a stingy settlement by telling you that you should have gotten medical treatment sooner or gotten more medical treatment to heal faster. His job is to not pay you for any injury or pay you as little insurance money as possible. At Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, you pay nothing for an attorney to fight the adjuster and insurance company’s attorney, until you get paid.
Fifth, take pictures of all your or your child’s injuries.
If the other driver is at fault or if you were a passenger, you are entitled to:
> Your medical expenses including expenses covered by your insurance,
> Lost wages
> Physical therapy expenses,
> Medications including antibiotics, pain medication and anti-anxiety medication,
> Pain and suffering,
> Loss of enjoyment of marital relations.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, has represented drivers and passengers for 23 years in the cities of Amite, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Chalmette, Clinton, Covington, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Franklinton, Gonzales, Greensburg, Gretna, Hammond, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans, St. Francisville and Slidell in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, West Feliciana and Washington Parishes. Call us at 985-892-1955 for a FREE consultation.
We also work with Louisiana’s Most Trusted Personal Injury Attorney –s Frank J. D’Amico, Sr., APLC, of Counsel