If you’ve been involved in an accident, whether it’s an on-the-job accident or an automobile accident, there are a few things you should do right away to protect your legal rights.

Our team of New Orleans personal injury lawyers is here to help clients through the challenges that are always part of these types of life events. Our recommendations include:

If you are involved in a car or truck accident, call 911 immediately. If you think you’re not injured, the reality is your adrenaline rush could be delaying any pain you might experience, and you may not be aware of injuries you can’t see. In the best-case-scenario, injuries are minor or even better, no one is injured. Still, a call to 911 is always the best first step.

Take pictures of the accident scene or defective product. This is important because it provides visual evidence that will be useful in the future and certainly if a case ends up in front of a judge. Memorializing these details can be a determining factor in how a court case unfolds.

Document everything. This is important. You’ll want to ensure you have everyone’s names so that they can recall what they witnessed during an accident. If it’s an automobile accident, be sure to request names, addresses, and insurance carriers. Write down tag numbers if you can. This, along with pictures taken at the scene, are invaluable ways of protecting your rights.

Do not admit fault at the scene of an accident. This may seem like a no-brainer, but remember, your adrenaline will likely be on overdrive and things happen fast. Don’t worry about appearing insensitive, there will be time later to explore those emotions.

Call our team of experienced accident lawyers at (504) 588-9500. We have more than 20 years of experience serving clients across New Orleans and throughout Louisiana in personal injury cases.

Why Hire Cossé Law Firm?

Our skilled trial lawyers are always at the forefront of changing laws and how those laws affect the people of Louisiana. We are licensed throughout the state, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. We have been admitted pro hac vice in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama and have successfully received numerous settlements for our clients totaling more than $1,000,000.00.

With this type of experience, coupled with our reputation, clients come to us because they know we have what it takes to tackle even the most challenging personal injury cases. For us, it’s always more than simply putting together paperwork and then submitting it to a court. It’s about working with our team to ensure all of the details are addressed and taking the time with each and every client so that they know what to expect at every turn and when. This is often a traumatic time for our clients, which is why we make ourselves available around the clock. We work to be part of the solution, not another element of the problem.

Give our personal injury attorneys a call today and let’s see what your legal options are.