Help in the Aftermath of a Car Accident

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of commuting on Louisiana motorways. It is difficult to know where to begin in the aftermath of being injured or having a family member killed in a car wreck.

At The Law Offices of Ossie Brown, we are able to provide experienced guidance no matter the circumstances of your car accident. We realize that being involved in any sort of accident is stressful, which is why we provide immediate help and answer any initial questions during the free initial consultations we offer our clients.

Not sure what do after a car accident? Please contact us online or call our Baton Rouge car accident lawyers at 225-424-7388 as soon as possible.

Initial Steps to Take After a Car Crash

Immediately after a car accident, you should:

  • Call an ambulance
  • Contact the police
  • Use your camera phone or any other camera you have with you to take pictures of the damages to your car and the car of the other driver
  • Gather the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident before they leave the scene

After you have received any necessary medical treatment for your injuries, the next question to ask yourself is: do I need a lawyer? The answer is yes - even if you have received only minor injuries. In Louisiana, you have one year from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit. It is important that you speak with an attorney well before that deadline.

What Not to Do After a Car Accident

In the meantime, our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys advise that you:

  • Do not speak to the other driver's insurance company or representative on your own - it is too easy to damage a future lawsuit without realizing it
  • Do not let your own insurance company rush or press you into making quick decisions
  • Do not sign anything
  • Do not accept a settlement offer

Even if the only damages from the car accident were to your car, it is important to speak to an attorney who understands Louisiana's unique laws regarding your rights in the repair of your vehicle after a car crash.

Contact a Baton Rouge Metro Area Personal Injury Lawyer

You might feel fine right away, but suffer complications as your injuries develop. Even with minor injuries, you could suffer financial hardship as you pay for medical treatment and lose pay for missing work to recover. Contact us online or call 225-424-7388 to schedule your appointment at our Baton Rouge law office. Our attorneys take the time to explain your options and work with you to achieve your goals. If you were injured and are unable to travel to our location, we will arrange a time and place to meet at a convenient location, including your home or the hospital.