At every stage of the day, there is potential for an accident to happen. You can be in a car crash and suffer a severe. You can slip and fall on a wet floor at the grocery store and hit your head or trip on a box at work and break an arm. No matter what mishap or accident you have been involved in, there is usually negligence on someone’s behalf at the root, and as a victim you deserve compensation.
Recovering personal injury compensation for a Louisiana accident
Under Louisiana law, you can recover compensation from the party or parties responsible for your injuries, no matter the nature of your accident. But to be certain you receive the amount you deserve, there are a few things you must do to present a strong personal injury claim.
As an accident victim, you can recover compensation by settling with an insurer or taking your personal injury claim to civil court. Either of those two options can yield generous settlements if you have an experienced accident lawyer in Louisiana working on your accident suit.
Get medical attention
The most important thing you can do if you are hurt in a truck accident, workplace accident or another kind of accident is to seek medical attention. In many cases, victims of accidents are taken away by ambulance, but some victims have a choice. Medical costs in the U.S. are sky-high, so some accident victims don’t see a doctor because they don’t think their injuries are severe enough. Sometimes that’s true, but forgoing medical treatment after an accident, regardless of where it occurred, can cause your injuries to get worse.
Below is a list of hospitals in heavily populated areas of Louisiana:
Orleans Parrish Hospital:
New Orleans East Hospital
5620 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127
East Baton Rouge Parish Hospital:
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
3600 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Lafayette Parish Hospital:
Lafayette General Medical Center
Address: 1214 Coolidge St, Lafayette, LA 70503
What’s comes next for accident victims?
Several variables determine how you should resolve your case including the severity of your injuries, how long it takes you to recover from your injuries, how much time you miss from work, and whether your injuries are permanent.
For some accident victims, accepting a settlement from an insurer is the best way to resolve your case and recover compensation quickly. If you decide you would rather settle with an insurer, you should consider retaining a personal injury lawyer to assist you with negotiations.
You can recover compensation for your injuries if you are a victim of a:
Slip and fall accident
Accident in a private property
Nursing home abuse
If a party’s negligence or carelessness resulted in a person’s death, their loved ones have the option of filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death settlement covers the deceased victim’s medical, funeral, and burial expenses and the financial and emotional losses their surviving loved ones endure in the aftermath of a deadly accident.
Contact an attorney
USAttorneys has a knowledgeable team of accident lawyers who serve injury victims in Louisiana. You can depend on our attorneys to stand up for your rights and recover fair and full compensation for your accident.