What to Do When Your Mom is Injured in New Orleans
Personal injuries aren’t location-specific. You can have an auto accident or slip and fall anywhere in the world. If a friend or relative – your mother, for example – is injured in New Orleans, what can you do to help? When you or a loved one suffer a personal injury in New Orleans, you need a knowledgeable Louisiana accident lawyer.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
Some types of accidents that cause personal injuries include:
- Animal bite
- Slip & fall
- Trip & fall
Auto accidents are likely the most common incidences for which you may need a Louisiana accident lawyer. Auto crash injuries can be life-threatening and/or require long-term rehabilitation. As a result, some of the common injuries from auto accidents may include:
- Joint/muscle/back/neck injuries
- Bone injuries
- Head/traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Knee damage
- Shoulder/spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash – symptoms due to this soft tissue injury may include:
- Back tenderness/pain
- Neck pain/discomfort
- Ringing in the ears
- Shoulder pain and tightness
- Vision problems
What Can You Do?
To ensure the protection of a loved one – legally and physically – help her or him seek medical attention immediately following a personal injury accident. If the accident is an auto or pedestrian accident, contact the local police department and request an officer prepare a report. If you are with your loved one, try to get names/contact information of any witnesses. Take cellphone-photographs if possible.
If follow-up medical care is needed, please support your loved one or friend in getting the physical or psychological therapy needed. Later, if you need a Louisiana accident lawyer, your expenses may be asserted as part of a personal injury claim.
Caregiving Has No Rules
Your mother or wife can suffer from varying degrees of emotional and/or physical injury following an accident. This could include denials that can mask a lot of pain. Keeping your eyes, ears, and heart open may be one of the best things you can do. Other aspects of caregiving can include:
- Accompanying attorney visits
- Acting as a medical advocate
- Driving to medical appointments/therapy
- Meal preparation
- Medication pick-ups and reminders
- Pet care (feeding, walking)
- Phone calls
In addition, some victims of accidents suffer from grief. They may feel as if it was their fault. Watch for signs of depression. You can also remind your loved one when dealing with any insurance company to be honest but do not accept blame.
When You Need a Louisiana Accident Lawyer
Insurance companies are not “the bad guys”; they’re in business to protect people from the damages and expenses of property damage and personal injury. But, they are also in business to make a profit and some may take advantage of victims.
When you need a Louisiana accident lawyer, you want someone who has experience and a community presence. Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys are successful, local attorneys. We care about our families and communities; that means we care about you.
If you or a loved one experiences an injury in an accident, please call (504) 345-1111
to schedule a free consultation. Or stop by our office to speak in person. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. But, we are always available to take your call, any time of the day or night.
We also have a LiveChat available on our website 24/7, because we understand how personal injury concerns can keep you awake at night! There’s no fee unless we win your case. There’s no harm in examining a personal injury claim but if you wait too long, you could lose the opportunity to be reimbursed for what you’ve lost. Let’s explore your options today.
The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.