Have you been injured in a car accident in New Orleans? If so, you may have many questions about filing an accident claim to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Below are three questions our attorneys believe you need to ask yourself and the answers that we believe can provide you the most benefit when seeking money for your accident claim.
Should I See a Doctor?
Absolutely! If you did not go to the hospital by ambulance after the accident, you definitely need to see a doctor as soon as possible to be checked for injuries. In some cases, an injury sustained in a traffic accident may not be immediately noticeable. The shock of the collision can mask some symptoms. In other cases, the minor aches and pains you believe are simply caused by the impact of the crash could be an indication of a more severe injury.
A delay in medical care can compromise your health and your accident claim. Insurance companies use delays in medical care to argue that any injuries you claim were sustained in the accident were not as severe as you claim, or the injuries were sustained after the crash. It is best not to give the insurance company a reason to delay or deny your claim based on your lack of or delay in seeking medical treatment.
Do I Call My Insurance Company?
Yes, you need to notify your insurance company if you are involved in a car accident, regardless of whether you believe you have any liability for the cause of the crash. When you notify your insurance provider, explain what happened, but avoid admitting fault until you consult with an attorney. If the driver who hit you did not have insurance, you might need to file a claim against your insurance provider. It is always a good idea to discuss your claim with an experienced car accident attorney before providing any statements or signing any releases for an insurance company.
Do I Need an Attorney?
We believe you need to consult an attorney after any traffic accident. Our lawyers are ready to answer your questions and provide a no-obligation case evaluation so that you can learn about your legal rights and options regarding an accident claim. The insurance company has a team of professionals working to ensure that its best interests are protected. Don’t you deserve a legal team of your own to protect your best interests?
Our attorneys want to help you recover compensation for your damages and losses. You might be entitled to receive money for your:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Future damages
You can learn more about filing an accident claim and how we can help you maximize your recovery during a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans car accident lawyer.
Call Now for Your Free Appointment with a New Orleans Car Accident Attorney
Contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm for a free consultation. Because we accept cases on a contingency fee basis, you do not pay our attorney fees until we recover money for your claim. Call our office at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to request a free consultation with a New Orleans accident attorney.