Overview of Marrero Car Accidents
Located almost nine miles from New Orleans, Marrero had a population of approximately 33,000 in 2020. Marrero is a census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, named in honor of a Louisiana politician and the founder of Marrero Land Company, Louis H. Marrero. According to livestories.com, there were 37 car accident fatalities in 2018 in Jefferson Parish—a number that is actually below the national average for similarly-sized parishes and counties.
WAFB reported that in the entire state of Louisiana there were 997 deaths from car accidents in 2021—a record that surpassed the highest records from 2007. Even so, the state of Louisiana does not fall in the top ten states for the number of car accidents. Drivers who are involved in Marrero car accidents can significantly benefit from having an experienced attorney by their side—an attorney who will zealously pursue justice on their behalf.
Why Choose New Orleans Legal for Your Marrero Car Accident?
Choosing a car accident attorney can feel like one more task you have to do following your Marrero car accident. You may be injured, perhaps unable to work, facing significant financial issues, and feeling as though you have no place to turn. Once you have a Marrero car accident attorney by your side, you are no longer facing the future alone. As a consummate problem solver who is both compassionate and knowledgeable, attorney Peter Diiorio takes his responsibility for his clients seriously.
Peter will fight for your rights to compensation, no matter how big the insurance company. Simply hoping the insurance company will do what’s right and pay you a fair settlement, is not enough. You need a fierce advocate who will not stop until he’s made things right for you and your family. That advocate is attorney Peter Diiorio and his legal team. When you’ve been involved in a Marrero car accident, don’t wait—call New Orleans Legal and speak to attorney Peter Diiorio.
What Should You Do Following a Marrero Car Accident?
Whether you’ve been involved in a minor fender bender or a more serious car accident, it is normal to be shaken up. The adrenaline that floods your body during an accident can prevent you from thinking clearly and can also mask symptoms of an injury. It can be beneficial to have a plan in place before you are actually involved in a car accident. Consider the following list of things you should do after a car accident:
- If you or any other people involved in the accident are still in harm’s way, make sure everyone is safely out of the way. If your car is in a place where it’s likely to cause another accident, and it’s drive-able, move it to the side of the road.
- Determine whether anyone involved in the accident is injured. Everything else can wait—this is the most important task following a car accident. Make sure you and anyone else who is injured receives immediate medical attention.
- Call 911 for the police and emergency medical services. The police officer will make a report about the accident. If fault is clear, this will be noted in the report—which will be important for a future accident claim.
- If you are able, collect important information. This can include taking photographs of the scene of the accident with your phone and collecting contact information from any witnesses. Make sure you take a photo of the other vehicle, including the license plate.
- Exchange information with the other driver. This includes your name and address, as well as your auto insurance information.
- Don’t discuss who was at fault with the other driver. You should even avoid saying “I’m sorry,” to the other driver as this could be misconstrued as taking responsibility for the accident. Never accuse the other driver of causing the accident—even if they did. Emotions can run high following a car accident, particularly if impairment is a factor. Limit your interactions with the other driver while waiting for the police to show up.
- If your vehicle is too damaged to drive, call a tow truck.
- After you’ve been treated for injuries and are home, contact your insurance company. Give them the basic facts about your Marrero car accident, but don’t elaborate.
- Take the time to write down every detail you can remember about your car accident. The smallest detail can be extremely important once you file your car accident claim.
- Contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner you have a knowledgeable car accident attorney in your corner, the more positive the outcome of your insurance claim will be.
What Should You Expect in the Days Following Your Car Accident?
If you were injured in a car accident, you can expect pain stemming from your injuries, visits to your doctor, and possibly specialists and surgeons. In some cases, you may not be able to get the treatments you need. If you are unable to work due to your injuries, then you may be worried about being able to pay your normal monthly bills in addition to worrying about medical expenses.
You may have filed a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and are now dealing with a denial or delays. Or perhaps you have been offered a settlement that will not even begin to pay for your injuries and other damages. Dealing with an insurance company that doesn’t want to pay can seem like more than you can handle, particularly when you are dealing with injuries. Having an attorney who will handle all the legal details, giving you time to heal, is essential.
What Are the Side Effects of a Car Accident?
Even if your injuries are not extremely serious, you may still experience symptoms that can impact your day-to-day activities. Many people experience headaches after a car accident, sometimes as a result of whiplash, neck or back injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injury, or other injuries. Pain in your neck, shoulders, or back is very common following a car accident. If you have broken bones or internal injuries, you could experience pain in those areas as well.
Numbness and tingling are also common following a car accident, particularly in the feet, hands, shoulders, neck, or back. While physical injuries can be difficult to deal with, emotional damages are also common. Many people involved in a car accident experience anxiety, depression, mood swings, and even PTSD. It is important that you are fully compensated for all the physical and emotional effects of your car accident.
How Attorney Peter Diiorio Can Help You Following Your Marrero Car Accident
When you hire Marrero car accident attorney Peter Diiorio, you have taken an important first step toward receiving a fair settlement for your injuries. Peter believes deeply in the firm’s tagline—Solving Problems, Making Things Right—because he truly cares about each and every client. Peter will work hard to understand exactly how he can help you in the ways that will benefit you the most. If you are too severely injured to come to the office, Peter will visit you at your home or while you are in the hospital. Contact attorney Peter Diiorio today for a free, confidential consultation.