What to do After a Personal Injury Accident

July 13, 2016 | J. Price McNamara
What to do After a Personal Injury Accident

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If you have sustained a personal injury because of the negligence of another you are entitled to financial compensation for ALL losses you have incurred as a result. While it is true that money cannot completely compensate you for the injuries you or your loved one has sustained, it can certainly ease some of the inconvenience. To obtain the full compensation due to you contact a Baton Rouge, Louisiana personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

What to Do After an Accident

Various accidents can lead to personal injuries. Apart from motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slipping and falling on wet floors, construction site accidents, tripping and falling down stairs all fall under the category of personal injuries. It is your responsibility to make sure you are safe but sometimes this ability is taken from you. What if you slip on a floor that you did not know was wet? What if you pull open a door that is not hinged properly and the door falls on you? What if you are walking by a construction site and hit and severely injured by a falling object? These are just some of the random occurrences that happen to people every day as they progress through their lives, or attempt too. These types of accidents may not happen very often because we are usually able to avoid them. But we do not have the strength or the speed to avoid all hazards that may confront us due to the fault or negligence of others. Any person with a sound mind and with all of their senses working properly can avoid most hazards but sometimes we cannot, because of other people’s carelessness and disregard for someone else’s safety. Injuries can affect wages, and can create medical expenses and a loss of our ability to enjoy life for months, or even permanently.

Make the Call

While some personal injuries are minor, some can be severe and lead to paralysis and even death. The best way to rule out long-term effects of injuries is to see a doctor as soon as possible. In the event that the doctor suspects severe consequences, contact a Baton Rouge, Louisiana personal injury lawyer immediately. Even if the doctor does not, if the injury is only minor but still no fault of your own, you should contact a personal injury attorney because you should be compensated for your pain and suffering as well as other losses regardless.

Common Reasoning

While insurance companies typically pay the damages for non-injury accidents, when a personal injury is involved, they try to reduce the compensation. A Baton Rouge, Louisiana personal injury lawyer with experience in evaluating the true value of your losseswill be best-able to obtain a fair settlement for you.

Accident Statistics

In the U.S. one person sustains injuries because of a car accident every 14 seconds. This means that almost every family is likely to know of someone who has sustained personal injuries because of a car accident. In 2008, 86 fatal crashes involving motor cycles occurred in Louisiana. About 50 percent of car accidents that lead to fatalities in Louisiana were caused by alcohol consumption. When the accident that caused the injury or wrongful death was because of the negligence of another party, you need to contact a Baton Rouge, Louisiana personal injury lawyer to obtain sufficient compensation.  
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Losing my own brother, then my father and sister after long, disabling illnesses just a few months apart drove a career change for me. Before that experience, I never truly understood the place you’re in. I never understood the dramatic impact that receiving (or not receiving) the disability and life insurance benefits you paid for and counted on can have on your life especially when you need to focus on family and healing. What I experienced with my own family now drives the way I view my clients and my work, and I will never forget it!

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