Car Accidents

Car Accident Lawyers in Chalmette

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After an auto accident, you may be able to file a claim for your injuries and damages. The process can be complex, but an experienced attorney can help you navigate it. At Tonry & Giraud, we provide skilled legal representation to car accident victims throughout St. Bernard Parish. Our Chalmette car accident lawyers will help you understand the claim process and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Call (504) 470-0738 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation.

What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Running red lights
  • Defective auto parts
  • Bad weather
  • Poor road conditions
  • Drowsy driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to obey traffic signs
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Failure to follow traffic laws

Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can result in a variety of injuries, ranging from mild to severe. 

Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations

What to Do After Being Injured in a Car Accident

After a car accident, it’s important to take the right steps to ensure your safety and protect your right to file a car accident injury claim. 

Here’s what to do:

Get to safety: If you’re able to move, get out of the way of traffic and find a safe place to wait for help.

  • Call 911: Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s important to call the police after a car accident. A police report can help you when you file your car accident injury claim.
  • Seek medical attention: If you’re injured, get medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be apparent right away, so it’s a good idea to see a doctor even if you don’t feel hurt.
  • Don’t say too much to the insurance company: When you report the accident to your insurance company, stick to the basic facts. Don’t give a recorded statement or admit fault.
  • Don’t admit fault: When you speak to the police and the other driver, avoid saying anything that could be interpreted as an admission of fault, even if you think you might have caused the accident.
  • Don’t sign anything: The insurance company may ask you to sign a release or other documents. Don’t sign anything without having your car accident attorney review it first.
  • Don’t settle right away: The insurance company may offer you a settlement right away. Don’t accept it without talking to your car accident lawyer first.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Injury Claim?

After a car accident, it’s important to take action right away. In Louisiana, you generally have one year from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you fail to file your claim within this time frame, you may lose your right to compensation.

However, there are some exceptions to the one-year deadline. If you’re filing a claim against a government entity, you may have as little as 30 days to file your claim. If you’re filing a claim for injuries that weren’t immediately apparent, you may have more than one year to file your claim. An experienced car accident attorney can help you understand the deadline that applies to your case.

Get the experienced legal representation you need. Call (504) 470-0738 or contact us online today for a free consultation.

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Call Tonry & Giraud Today

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be facing a lot of uncertainty. You may also be unable to work and struggling to pay your bills. The good news is, you don’t have to go through this alone. An experienced car accident lawyer in Chalmette can help.

At Tonry & Giraud, we provide skilled legal representation to car accident victims in St. Bernard Parish and the surrounding areas. Our lawyers will fight to protect your rights and will help you understand the process. We’ll answer your questions and will be there to guide you every step of the way.

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