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Car Accidents

When dealing with car accidents states have two types of laws that apply, no-fault or at-fault. In a no-fault state, each driver’s insurance company covers the accident costs of the respective buyer. Louisiana is an at-fault state in car accidents, meaning that liability lies with the person who is at fault in the accident. Determining who is at fault in a car accident may be complicated which is why we often see the courts being used to make these determinations. In fact, fault doesn’t always lie completely with either party in a car accident. This why it is often necessary to seek the help of our car accident lawyers in Lake Charles.

Lake Charles car accident

car accident / auto accident

According to DMV.ORG these are the things you should do immediately after an accident in Louisiana:

  • Stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible. (do not leave the scene as this is against the law)
  • Move vehicles to the nearest shoulder to avoid disruption to other drivers.
  • Call 911 to report the accident. If you have people injured tell them to send an ambulance immediately.
  • Report the accident to your insurance company even if it is a minor accident.
  • Get a crash report from the police officer(s) who worked the accident.
  • Hire a Louisiana personal injury attorney.

Pay attention to your body after a car accident. Immediately after a car accident your adrenaline can be pumping, and you may not realize you have injuries. Even if you know you have injuries you may not realize the extent of your injuries. It is best to get checked out by a physician after an accident.
If you have been in a car accident give our law offices a call at (337) 480-0101. Sudduth and Associates law firm will give you the individualized attention your case deserves to determine the best possible outcome. Let us provide the legal help you need while you focus on recovery. We don’t just cover car accidents in Lake Charles. We cover the entire state of Louisiana including Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Shreveport, New Orleans, Monroe, and West Monroe.

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