Some car accidents result in catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death. It is easy to understand why an accident victim would contact a New Orleans car accident attorney when the victim suffers a severe injury. The costs associated with traumatic injuries are usually very high. Therefore, you want an attorney to help you file your accident claim so that you can receive a fair settlement.

In most cases, an accident victim would not hesitate to call a personal injury attorney for help. However, what if the accident victim believes he or she only suffered minor injuries in the car accident. Does the person still need to contact a NoLA car accident attorney for help?

Are There Any Minor Car Accidents?

All car accidents are traumatic events, even the accidents that may not result in severe injuries. While so-called “minor” injuries may result in less pain than traumatic injuries, accident victims can still suffer long-term damages from emotional trauma, complications from injuries, property damage, medical costs, lost wages, and significant emotional suffering and physical pain. When a victim suffers any damages, it is a wise choice to seek the advice of an experienced New Orleans car accident attorney.

An attorney can review the case to determine the best course of action for the victim to recover compensation for damages. A victim may be entitled to more money than he or she realizes. The insurance company for the other driver is not going to tell an accident victim he or she should file an injury claim or how much that claim is worth. A victim needs to get accurate information from an attorney who is looking about for the victim’s best interest.

Do Not Wait to Contact an Attorney

Some injuries may be difficult to diagnose because they do not present symptoms immediately after the crash. A victim may not realize he or she is injured for some time. However, the statute of limitations restricts the time a person has to file a claim.  Waiting to contact an attorney could result in a claim being denied. It is best to consult with an attorney as quickly as possible after the crash to discuss legal options for filing an injury claim.

Your First Appointment is Free

Because our attorneys provide free consultations, there is no reason why you cannot get the legal advice you need so that you can make a decision what you need to do to protect your legal rights. When a negligent or reckless driver causes an injury, that driver should be held accountable. Filing an injury claim is the way you protect yourself and hold the driver liable for his or her actions.

Call a New Orleans Car Accident Attorney for Help

Call Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm to learn more about filing an injury claim for your car accident. Contact our office by calling (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to request a free consultation with a New Orleans accident attorney.