Car Accidents

The first question that a driver asks
when he or she has been involved in a motor vehicle accident is what do I need to do?  One of the first individuals that come into the picture is an insurance adjuster. This presents the first problem.  This insurance adjuster works for the insurance company.  It is that adjuster’s job to protect his or her company, not the injured driver.  If you are in a car accident, it is vital for you to have an experienced car accident attorney working for you from the beginning.  An experienced attorney will begin work assisting the client in giving this initial statement to the insurance company.

A car accident can occur from a wide variety of reasons.  Inattentiveness, texting, excessive speed, distractions or impairment can all lead to a car accident and an injured victim.  In the event, you have been injured in a car accident you need a lawyer who has an emphasis in these types of cases.

In some cases, actions may be brought against a person other than the driver of an at fault vehicle.  If that at-fault driver is under the age of eighteen (18), a suit may be brought against the minor’s parents, under a respondent superior theory...  In other cases, a suit may be brought against an individual who has entrusted their vehicle to a negligent driver.  This called the permissive user doctrine.  Still, in other cases, a suit may be brought against an employer whose employee is at fault for a car accident.

Our firm represents clients to have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries in an automobile accident, such as a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other injuries such as injuries to the head, neck or back.  In addition, Knight Law Firm represents families of fatal crash victims through the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. Robert Knight is an experienced personal injury attorney who offers support and guidance to his clients following a serious motor vehicle accident, including a car wreck, bus accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or eighteen wheeler accidents.

What To Do After a Car Accident:
1. Seek Medical Attention and Take Care Of Your Injuries.  Your first concern is to receive medical treatment when you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.  Many individuals who are involved in a car accident put off going to see a physician or other medical provider either because they are too busy or believe they have not been seriously injured.  Unfortunately, this delay can be used against you by the insurance company and also acts as a barrier in a full recovery from injury.  It is important to seek medical assistance and follow treatment recommendations. 

2. Talk to an attorney, not an insurance company.  After a car accident, a victim is contacted by an insurance company that first wants to take a recorded statement.  When you have just been involved in an accident, you are not in the best position to be answering the questions posed to you by an insurance adjuster.  Report the accident but talk to a personal injury lawyer immediately.  The personal injury firm of Robert Knight is ready to listen and protect your interests.

3. Act Quickly.  Louisiana has a one (1) year statute of limitations which acts as a time barrier for the injured victim.  The sooner you talk to an auto accident attorney, the better.  The insurance company will quickly move to gather facts and evidence about your case.  You need an attorney experienced in the handling of automobile accident and car wreck cases to act quickly for you.

Contact the car accident attorney, Robert Knight at Knight Law Firm today for your free evaluation of your car accident case.  Often the impact of lost wages, accumulating medical bills, and other expenses can be overwhelming to injured individuals and their families.  Contact Knight Law Firm today for a personal injury attorney committed to you and your case.

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