The moments following a car accident in New Orleans can be overwhelming and confusing. However, the actions you take immediately after can significantly impact any subsequent legal proceedings. At The Burrell Firm, we are here to help you navigate these crucial steps.
Check for Injuries and Call for Help
First, check yourself and others for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Even if injuries are not immediately apparent, it is advisable to seek medical attention as some injuries can manifest later.
Notify the Police
Call the police to report the accident. They will document the scene and prepare an accident report, which can serve as valuable evidence in your case.
Exchange contact and insurance information with the other drivers involved. This includes names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance details.
Document the Scene
Take photos of the accident scene, damage to vehicles, and any visible injuries. Also, write down details of the accident while your memory is fresh.
Speak with Witnesses
If there are witnesses, try to get their contact information. They may be able to provide statements that support your version of events.
Contact a Lawyer
Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They can guide you on next steps, help you avoid potential pitfalls, and start building your case.
Located at 3337 N. Hullen Street Ste. 200 Metairie, LA 70002, The Burrell Firm specializes in car accident cases. Reach out to us at (504) 475-7578 to ensure your rights are protected after a car accident.