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I Was in a Car Accident. What Should I Do Now?


After being involved in a car crash, you will likely have substantial damages that should be covered by the person who caused the collision. You can go about recovering your losses in two primary ways: You can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, or you can bring a civil lawsuit against the careless driver.

Either way, you deserve full and fair compensation for every damage you’ve suffered because of an auto accident that wasn’t your fault. Continue reading to learn more about how you can begin to pick up the pieces of your life after your motor vehicle accident.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Attorney

At Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers, we offer prospective clients a free consultation to discuss the details of their cases before officially hiring an attorney. Working with an experienced attorney can make all the difference in the success of your claim for compensation.

Not only will your lawyer conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your collision so we know who to bring your claim against, but we will negotiate with the insurance company for you so you are less likely to be taken advantage of. Insurance companies are infamous for their dishonest tactics, which are meant to minimize the amount they end up having to settle for.

If your case goes to court, your attorney will be responsible for presenting the evidence we’ve gathered, including video footage, photographs, witness statements, expert testimony, medical documentation, and documents proving the total extent of your losses. Then, we’ll argue your side of the story to make sure your voice is heard and justice is served.

Discuss Your Damages with Your Attorney

It will be up to your lawyer to ensure that every single hardship you’ve endured because of your crash is accounted for when calculating how much your claim is actually worth.

We’ll work with your physician to gain an understanding of how your injuries will affect your life in the future. That way, even once your case has been resolved, you’ll be protected from future medical expenses tied to your car crash injuries. Some of the other types of losses we’ll consider in your claim might include the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of companionship and love

These are just a few of the losses that can be included when quantifying your damages. Your attorney will go over all of these damages with you so every way your car accident has affected your life is financially accounted for through your claim.

Get in Touch with Us Today

When you’re ready to begin seeking the compensation you’re entitled to, get in touch with an experienced Baton Rouge car accident lawyer at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers. Our firm will do what it takes to maximize your compensation. You can call our office at 225-387-2323 or fill out the quick contact form below to schedule your free consultation today.