Getting into a car accident can be difficult because it can cause emotional and physical trauma. However, there are some steps you can take and some things you should know about getting into a car accident in Louisiana.
If you need more help or information, contact a Culver City car accident lawyer.
After you have been in a car accident, there are some things you should do right away. The best thing to do is get out of the road and check yourself for injuries. You should also check the other party for injuries and make sure they are okay.
After checking for injuries, call law enforcement and inform them of the accident. They will come to the scene of the accident and take photos as well as create documentation and an accident report. This will be important to submit when you are filing car insurance claims or paperwork with the court.
If you need to seek medical care or accrue other damages, the other person’s car insurance company will be in charge of paying your medical expenses and other bills you incurred because of the accident.
If you enter into a lawsuit with the other party, the court and insurance company might be in charge of paying more expenses, based on the damages and problems that arose from the accident.
You don’t always have to partner with a lawyer each time you are in a car accident. However, sometimes it’s a good idea—especially if you are filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for an accident you didn’t cause. Trying to go before the court and jury without a lawyer can be hard and take up a lot of your free time.
You might also need a lawyer to gather and file the right paperwork.
The entire process of a lawsuit can take anywhere from months to years from the time of the accident to the finished process. However, it might not take you that long to receive your compensation after a car accident. Some payments are received in as little as six weeks to a few months.
Call us for details about when you can expect to receive compensation in your specific case and ask for verification of the timeline.
Manard Law, LLC is ready to learn more about your case and to offer you the best possible representation. We want to help you with your car accident claim in Culver City.
Fill out the following contact form, or give us a call at 504-585-7777. A Culver City car accident lawyer is ready to speak with you and get you the information and help you need.