Baton Rouge Car Accidents Attorney

When You Need Help, The Scott Law Firm, LLC Is Here for You

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD), car crashes and fatalities increased by 762 and 828, respectively, in 2021. This increase is quite alarming and speaks to the risks Louisiana residents face on the road. Unfortunately, car accidents are incredibly common. Additionally, they almost always end with someone being seriously injured. So, what do you do when this happens?

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, it is worth reaching out to an experienced car accident attorney to discuss your legal options. At The Scott Law Firm, LLC, we have helped countless clients deal with all types of auto accident cases, and our Baton Rouge car accident lawyer is prepared to help you today.

To discuss your car accident case, call our law firm at (225) 396-5262 or send us a message online. All consultations are confidential.

How to Prevent Car Accidents

Most car accidents are caused by another driver's reckless or negligent behavior. Being aware of your surroundings and the other drivers around you can go a long way in helping you avoid road hazards and potential accidents. While we cannot control the actions of another driver, there is a lot we can do to help decrease the likelihood of being involved in an auto accident. Below we provide a few more tips for improving your road safety.

Tips for preventing car accidents:

  • Always follow traffic laws
  • Always abide by posted traffic signs and warnings
  • Use proper signaling when changing lanes or turning
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good condition with all headlights, brake lights, and signals in working order
  • Don't tailgate
  • Pay attention to vehicles merging on and off the highway
  • Slow for construction zones
  • Avoid driving in bad weather

It is also important that you avoid driving while tired or fatigued and never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription drugs. These things can inhibit your ability to react to changing road conditions and lead to serious accidents and fatalities.

What to Do If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

After an accident, you have a lot on your mind, especially if you are dealing with an injury. If you are in a car accident, you should seek medical treatment and evaluation right away. Even if you initially feel fine, many injuries take time to present themselves, such as soft tissue injuries, and you may not feel pain until the initial swelling goes down. For example, the symptoms of whiplash may take 24 hours to several days to appear and include headaches, neck pain and stiffness, blurred vision, and dizziness.

If you are involved in an accident, you should:

  • Call 911 for emergency medical services if there are injuries
  • Call the police so that the accident can be officially reported
  • Collect the contact information and insurance information of everyone involved in the accident
  • Collect the contact information of any witnesses
  • Take photos and collect license plate information for all vehicles involved in the accident
  • Take additional photos of the scene of the accident, any property damage, and any other pertinent information

Finally, after an auto accident, you should reach out to a seasoned Baton Rouge car accident lawyer like ours at The Scott Law Firm, LCC. Even if you don't end up going to court, your attorney can help with a wide range of needs after an accident, including negotiating with insurance companies and medical care providers.

Our Car Accident Attorneys Are Knowledgeable & Caring

In the days after a car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed. You might also be worried about how you will pay for your medical expenses, especially if you have to take time off of work to recover. In more serious cases, you may be facing a permanent disability that precludes you from working. This can be terrifying as not only is your health and well-being compromised, but your financial stability is also threatened.

If this is something you or a loved one is struggling with, reach out to The Scott Law Firm, LLC for guidance. Our car accident lawyer in Baton Rouge can help you determine if you have grounds to file an injury claim and seek compensation. Compensation can be crucial to ensuring that you receive the care you need after an accident. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages, long-term care costs, and pain and suffering.

The Scott Law Firm, LLC has the resources, skill, and experience needed to handle even the most complex car accident case. Call us at (225) 396-5262 or send us a message online.

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