Personal Injury Car Accident
Car crashes are a fact of life in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna and anywhere else. From minor fender benders in a parking lot, to serious fatalities on the freeway, odds are high that you - or someone you know - have been involved in at least one car crash.
When personal injuries or property damage occur in a car accident, however, things can get messy. Who is responsible? Whose insurance policy covers what damage?
Things can get even more complicated when the car crash involves hitting someone on a bicycle, or driving a motorcycle, or simply walking along the road or crossing the street. Bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents often mean serious personal injuries to those victims. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are common here.
Car accidents with 18-wheelers or other big-rigs and commercial trucks can mean serious physical injuries to the victims. Truck accidents are widely known for their fatality rates.
How Bloom Legal Accident Attorneys Can Help
Bloom Legal represents clients in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna, and Harvey who have suffered personal injury or property damage in a car crash or automobile accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any motor vehicle accident involving a bicycle or a pedestrian. Bloom Legal helps clients injured in the typical accident or collision, as well as those hurt in hit and runs, drunk driving accidents and situations involving uninsured or under-insured motorists.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a car accident, you know how traumatic these events can be. It is possible to suffer permanent injuries from burns or bruises from an airbag as well as whiplash; broken and dislocated bones; nerve damage; the complete loss of a limb, and even death. Crashes involving motorcycles and bicycles are well-known for causing both traumatic brain injuries as well as spinal cord injuries, either of which results in permanent disability and oftentimes, death.
Bloom Legal is aware of the upsetting nature of these types of accidents as they not only cause bodily injury, but they hamper the client’s need for transportation, her ability to work, and result in very high medical, auto and insurance bills. Even the most minor of car accidents can have a devastating impact on your daily activities and livelihood.
At Bloom Legal, we’ve handled hundreds of car accident cases. We know how to fight with insurance companies and other parties to make sure that you are compensated as fairly and as quickly as possible. Please call us at 504.599.9997 to schedule your free car accident consultation with an experienced New Orleans accident attorney.
Ten Things You Should Do If You Witness A Car Accident
What should you do if you are at the scene of a car crash, where there are victims who are seriously injured?
- Call 911 immediately. Keep the operator on the line.
- Turn on your headlights, lift car hoods, use flares if you have them — do something to protect yourself and the crash victims from another collision. If there are several of you, have someone flag traffic around the site until help arrives.
- Approach the car carefully; watch for debris and especially for gas leaking from the gas tank. What do you smell? Can you smell gas fumes? The slightest spark can cause an explosion. Think of all the warnings that are posted at the gas pumps. Abide by them.
- Check to see if the passengers are conscious. If they are, then evaluate whether to get them out of the vehicle. They will be suffering shock soon, if not already. The danger of being in a car that can blow up must be weighed against possibly exacerbating injuries they’ve already sustained. Will pulling them out of the car cause that fractured rib to puncture a lung? Ask them where they hurt. Stay calm and be smart. Ask the 911 operator what to do.
- Shock causes chills, confusion, and low blood pressure. Get blankets or coats to cover the victims.
- Check the unconscious victims for a pulse. Perform CPR if needed.
- Talk to the conscious victims, tell them that Everything is Going to Be Okay. (Tell them this even if you don’t really believe it.)
- Get out of the way for the paramedics when they arrive.
- Give your name and phone number to the police. Leave when they ask you to do so.
- Don’t be a weasel -- so afraid to be involved that you drive by and leave people unassisted. That’s just plain wrong.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your car accident, Bloom Legal is here to help. Call us today at 504-599-9997 or fill out the Contact form at the top left of the page to discuss how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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