Fletcher & Roy

Injury Lawyers

The five things not to do when you are in a car accident

Being involved in a car accident is scary and it is often difficult to think straight. You may also be dealing with an adrenaline rush and pain from injuries suffered in the crash. A confrontation with the other driver can only make things worse. It is important that you get the medical attention you need and that the police assess what happened. The following should be avoided:

§  Do not argue about how the accident occurred with the other driver or anyone else arriving on the scene; wait until the police arrive to take statements

§  Do not stand in the roadway outside your car while waiting for the police and ambulance to arrive; remain on the sidewalk or in your car if it is in a safe location

§  Do not move your vehicle following the accident unless it is dangerously blocking traffic or until directed to by police, and first take pictures documenting its location

§  Do not refuse an ambulance if you are in any pain following the accident

§  Do not give any statements at the scene or the days following the accident, other than to the police and medical personnel, until you have consulted with a Louisiana car accident attorney

If you have been injured in an accident, call our office NOW: 888-8000.  You will speak directly to an attorney (Ralph, Richard or Ryan) to learn what you need to do to make the best case against the insurance company.

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