New Orleans Car Wreck Lawyer
At Palazzo Law Firm, our attorneys fight to get full compensation for victims of:
- Car accidents
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Our goal is to get you all the compensation you deserve. This leads to the question: What is a fair amount of compensation after a car wreck?
Do not expect to get an accurate answer from the insurance company. You may be offered a settlement, and the insurance adjuster may say that it is fair, but keep in mind that the insurance company’s primary concern is its bottom line. These are businesses that thrive by minimizing personal injury claims like yours. You may be entitled to much more than is being offered, and we will let you know exactly how much.
We take great care to calculate damages in car accident claims. We want you to get compensation to cover all medical bills associated with the accident, including future surgeries or physical therapy. We want you to get compensation for the wages you have lost and may continue to lose. We want you to get compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. We are committed to coming up with an amount of money that will leave you in a financially secure position and not struggling over costs related to your accident.
First Steps After Being Hurt In An Accident
If you have been hurt in a car crash or any other type of accident, the steps you take now can make a huge impact on the outcome of your personal injury claim. Here are some of the things to keep in mind after being injured because of someone else’s negligence.
Prioritize Medical Care
After your accident, you may have gone to the emergency room or received some form of medical care. Your treatment cannot end there. You must go to all follow-up appointments. If you were prescribed physical therapy, do not skip sessions. All too often, people skip or delay their follow-up care, sometimes because they are concerned about paying the medical bills. However, this can be used against you if you file a personal injury claim. The insurance company may try to use it as proof that you were not seriously injured.
Preserve Everything You Can
Evidence fades quickly after an accident. Take care to preserve as much as you can. If possible, get pictures of the damage to your vehicle before it is repaired, if you were in a car accident. Take photos of your injuries before they heal. Make notes of things like witnesses to the accidents. You may even want to keep a journal and record your memories of how the accident happened and what you have gone through because of it. This evidence can play a critical role in building your personal injury case.
Be Careful Whom You Talk To
You do not have to talk to the insurance company. In fact, you may want to avoid discussing your case with an insurance adjuster before consulting with an attorney. The adjuster will make note of anything you say that could be used against you or that could diminish the value of your claim. You may even want to use caution when discussing your case with family members, friends and co-workers. Try also to avoid posting details or pictures on Facebook or any other social media. Insurance companies have a history of going to great lengths to find little details that can be used to devalue personal injury claims.
What Caused The Car Wreck?
We must also work hard to prove the type of negligence that caused the car crash. Our lawyers represent people in Gretna, the New Orleans metropolitan area, and throughout the Gulf South region of Louisiana in crashes caused by drunk drivers, drugged drivers, distracted drivers, reckless drivers and more. We thoroughly investigate these cases. When appropriate, we bring in accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to help us build a strong case.
We are trial-ready. We will fight for you in front of a judge and jury if that is what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Consult With A New Orleans Car Wreck Lawyer For Free
At Palazzo Law Firm, we have more than 20 years of experience getting compensation for victims of negligence. We start every case with a free consultation, so there is no risk to you. Furthermore, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you do not need to pay unless we get you compensation. From our law office in Gretna, Louisiana, we represent people in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and throughout the Gulf South region. Call 504-433-1442 or email us.