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Accidents happen unexpectedly. However, it’s good to be prepared when an accident happens. Below are a few tips to know when you’re involved in an accident.

  1. Immediately take video and pictures of the scene and the vehicles involved in the accident.
    • Pictures are very useful to show how the vehicles were positioned right after the accident. They can also help tell your side of the story. As time passes, pictures and video will help refresh your memory about facts that occurred during the accident. It is a good habit to take pictures of the damages of each vehicle and the license plate information.  The severity of damages to your vehicle may significantly help with the value of your case. Also, the license plate information can be used to track who the vehicle belongs to in case the other driver flees the scene. After you take pictures and video, you can text them to our firm at (504) 553-3047. We’ll be happy to help you with your accident.
  2.  Call the Police and make a report. 
    • No matter how nice a person may seem, it’s a good idea to call the police and allow the authorities to document the accident. If you leave the scene of the accident without making a report, the other driver may change their story later. It is best to allow the police to document the testimony of each party, along with their observation of the vehicles and the scene, and to collect the insurance information of all parties involved in the accident. 
  3.  Contact our Law Firm
    • The insurance companies will try to give you the run-around and may try to undervalue your case. You need an experienced attorney who can fight to get you the most value for your case. One who will ensure the insurance companies will pay you for your injuries, pain and suffering, and inconvenience. If you want an attentive and experienced attorney to handle your case, call our firm at (504) 553-3047 or (318) 252-3034.