Your Baton Rouge Automobile Accident Checklist
As Louisiana residents, we all know that Baton Rouge roads leave something to be desired. Rampant road deterioration, heavy traffic, and aggressive drivers are all the norm in Baton Rouge. There’s no question why we see over 50 car accidents per day on average in East Baton Rouge Parish. That’s over 18,000 automobile accidents in Baton Rouge per year. In 2018, there were over 8,500 auto-related injuries, and around 60 of those were fatal.
It’s an unfortunate fact we have to face—these types of accidents happen. But that doesn’t mean we should sit on our hands. It’s important to know what to do in these situations. If you’re injured in a Baton Rouge automobile accident, the lawyers at WCW are here to help. We’ve compiled some information to help guide you in case you find yourself in a Baton Rouge automobile accident.
At The Scene
If you’ve found yourself in a car accident, the first thing to do is to not panic. Calmly check yourself and your passengers for any injuries or bodily harm. Next, check if anyone needs emergency care. Promptly call 911 and standby for an ambulance if someone’s been hurt. Either way, contact the police so they can make a police report for your insurance company. If you are okay enough to get out of the car, inspect your car for damages and don’t move your car until the police arrive.
It’s important to restrict your conversation about the accident with the other party involved. Absolutely do not discuss who was at fault or admit fault for the accident. Once you claim responsibility, the case is over. Limit conversation about the accident with only the police, medical professionals, and your insurance representative.
It’s easy to get lost in the commotion of everything, so be sure you get all the facts about your accident. This means items like the names, address, and phone number of everyone involved in the automobile accident. Be sure you also notate the actual vehicle identification number (VIN), not just the make and model of the car. Don’t assume the license plate number is enough, as some insurance companies do not keep that information on file. After you’ve taken note of all relevant information, be sure you also have a copy of the police report. Only until then is it okay to leave the site of the accident.
Arm Yourself With Knowledge
If you’ve found that you need a lawyer to help mitigate the cost of your Baton Rouge automobile accident, get the help you need today from the professionals at WCW. It doesn’t matter what you drive—our lawyers are experts at helping get you exactly what you need.
If you’ve recently been in a Baton Rouge automobile accident, contact WCW as soon as possible for legal protection. If you have any questions call us at 225-383-4010 or email us at email@example.com to speak to one of our attorneys. You can also fill out this form and receive a FREE and confidential consultation for your case. Let’s work together on your case.