Baton Rouge Car Accident Attorney

A car accident can be one of the most traumatic events a person experiences. For your free consultation, call (225) 307-0087

The Experienced & Aggressive Car Accident Lawyer in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation reports that last year in the city of Baton Rouge alone, there were nearly 3,500 accidents in which an injury was reported. If you’re looking to find a car accident lawyer then you’ve likely been through some trauma in such an accident – either directly or through harm to a loved one. The physical forces involved in a car accident are often extreme, leading to severe and sometimes permanent injuries or death.

Even if the injuries are not disabling, the financial cost can be crippling: medical expenses, vehicle repairs, rental cars, rising insurance rates, lost time at work, and more can all take a heavy burden on one’s finances.

Long after the crash is over, victims may still feel overwhelmed by the fallout. The Russell Law Firm is here to help our clients emerge from the aftermath of a traffic accident with the financial wherewithal they need to get on with their lives. Danny Russell is an auto accident lawyer serving the Baton Rouge area with not only years of professional experience on his side but also personal experience that informs his approach to obtaining justice for his clients.

What’s a Contingency Fee?

Many people assume that they can’t afford a car accident attorney in the wake of an injury or possible wrongful death, but in many cases, they actually can’t not afford to have one.

The Russell Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis – which means that we don’t earn a cent until our personal injury clients have been compensated. That’s important because insurance companies and other deep-pocketed parties hire first-rate attorneys who earn their money by reducing payouts to victims in every way the law allows.

Working on a contingency fee basis makes it possible to even the playing field without having to pay the expensive retainers that few accident victims can afford.

At the Russell Law Firm, we know how to stay ahead of the insurance companies by asking the right questions on your behalf and fighting for fair compensation that accident victims and their families deserve. The job of a car accident attorney is to make sure that clients always know their rights and what to expect.

Finally, we understand that many people are intimidated by the thought of speaking with an attorney. We always treat prospective clients with the sensitivity they deserve. Additionally, we offer free, no-obligation consultations for accident victims and their loved ones.

Types of Compensation for Car Accidents

The Russell Law Firm will fight against insurance companies and defendants to get you the compensation you are entitled to in a number of areas, including:

  • Loss of wages.
  • Emotional trauma.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Present and future medical bills, including hospitalization costs.

We are here to make sure that insurance companies and their lawyers do not get the better of our clients and pay full compensation whenever possible. Doing so takes years of experience and an in-depth understanding of the law as an auto accident attorney. We make sure that guilty parties and their insurers live up to their responsibilities to fairly compensate victims.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Baton Rouge

If you are involved in an accident, it is your responsibility to move your vehicle to a safe location as close as possible to the original site of the accident and render assistance to anyone injured – including yourself. This may often involve calling 911 if injuries appear potentially serious.

Next, you should contact a law firm that handles car accident victims as quickly as possible so you can receive real-time guidance on how to proceed in order to best protect any rights to compensation. Our team at the Russell Law Firm will know exactly what to do to ensure that your rights are protected in every step of the process.

It is important that you do not exchange more than your information with the other parties involved, and do NOT attempt to apologize as anything you say may be twisted and used to prevent you from obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Lastly, you need to contact your auto insurance agency to report the accident. Take photographs of the scene of the accident, and any injuries and damage done to the vehicles involved to include in your claim.

Beware of Insurance Agents after a Car Wreck

One thing you can expect in the aftermath of a car accident is getting a call from an insurance agent who represents the other driver in the accident. While he or she may sound friendly enough over the phone and they may ask for your recounting of the accident followed by offering what may seem like a large sum of money if you agree to settle the case, you can’t afford to trust them.

You absolutely need to remember that this person does not represent you and does not have your best interests at heart. Second, much like being arrested, anything you say to this agent can be twisted and used against you in order to reduce the money you could be owed or denied outright. DO NOT use phrases like “I’m feeling fine” or discuss your injuries or who was at fault for the accident.

Agreeing to settle with an insurance agent will mean losing out on the chance to pursue a claim against the driver and their insurer. Hang up the phone and speak with Russell Law Firm right away to protect your rights.

Not Just Any Personal Injury Law Firm

The Russell Law Firm’s beginnings go back to the personal experience of our chief attorney, Danny Russell, whose devotion to his clients has earned him a listing in Best Attorneys of America. As a college student, he accepted an insurance adjuster’s settlement that he later learned was a fraction of what he was actually entitled to.

Since then, Danny has dedicated himself to ensuring that the rights of accident victims are fully protected. We take a more personal approach because we understand our clients’ situations better than most.

Get Started with a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident that may have been the fault of another party, it’s important to know that Russell Law Firm offers free first-time consultations to anyone in this situation.