Protecting The Rights Of Car Accident Victims

Car accidents can change your life in the blink of an eye. Even what seemed at the time like a minor accident could actually be a broken bone, herniated disk or severe whiplash that leaves you out of work and facing a mountain of medical bills.

At Perkins & Dupré of Zachary, Louisiana, our experienced attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries and lost wages. We have experience dealing with car accidents involving:

  • Drunk drivers
  • Texting while driving
  • Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles

What You Should Do After A Car Accident

The aftermath of an accident will be a confusing time. However, there are several steps you can take to make sure you have a strong claim for compensation. As soon as possible after the accident (and if you are able), you should:

  • Call the police to report and have official documentation of the accident
  • See a doctor and follow the recommended course of treatment to prove the extent of your injuries
  • Document the accident by taking pictures of the damaged vehicles and any skid marks on the road
  • Get the names and contact information of witnesses if you can
  • Call an attorney

If another driver is responsible for your injuries, it is likely that his or her insurance company will contact you. Even if the adjuster says that they want to work something out, you should not give a recorded statement without first consulting with a lawyer. This statement could be used later to limit the compensation owed to you. Our lawyers can speak to the insurance companies on your behalf to protect your rights and options for seeking maximum compensation.

Don't Wait; Get Help Today By Calling Perkins & Dupré

The best strategy for pursuing the compensation that you need to aid in your recovery is to go on the offense. To learn more about your rights and options, call our law firm in Zachary today at 225-286-3836 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation. We accept all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will owe no fees if we do not recover compensation on your behalf.