After an Accident: Steps to Avoid Further Injury
Recently, a single-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 55 in Hammond, Louisiana. After the accident, the driver was struck by two vehicles and killed while attempting to cross the Interstate on foot. Gauthier Amedee offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the driver who lost his life in this tragic accident. To read the full article, click here.
Current studies indicate 10 percent of all pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occur on our Interstate highways—where the high rate of speed at which vehicles travel creates an extremely dangerous environment for pedestrians. After an accident, there are several tips we would like to offer to help prevent injury:
- Move Off the Road: If your car is drivable and no injuries prevent you from pulling off the road, do so. Remaining on the roadway could cause additional accidents.
- Stand Away: After safely exiting your vehicle, move far from the roadway. Do not attempt to cross the road or stand close to traffic. Another driver could potentially injure you.
- Call the Police: File an accident report. If injury or death has occurred, such paperwork is important for insurance purposes—or if you seek to take legal action.
- Call an Ambulance: If you or anyone else involved in the accident has been injured, be sure to seek proper medical attention immediately. Time is critical.
Our legal team will examine every detail of your case and provide the experienced, compassionate and dedicated representation you need to secure the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, call the experienced Louisiana Car Accident attorneys at Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.
Don’t delay. Get the help you need today with Gauthier Amedee.April 26th, 2018