Car Accident FAQ

In more than 20 years of experience, attorney James Arruebarrena has helped hundreds of clients understand their rights and options after car accidents. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from clients and their answers.

It is important to keep in mind that every accident is unique. When in doubt, it is always wise to contact a personal injury lawyer if you have specific questions.

What should I do after a vehicle accident?

Your well-being is the most important thing. Seek medical attention to ensure you get proper treatment and begin documenting your injuries. If possible, try to collect the names and contact information of any witnesses and give police a brief, accurate statement without assigning blame to yourself or other motorists.

How will I pay my medical bills if I was hurt in an accident?

The responsible driver's insurance company should cover your medical expenses stemming from the accident. Too often, however, insurers try to protect their bottom line at the expense of injury victims by underpaying claims. If you have concerns about recovering adequate compensation, Mr. Arruebarrena can help.

What should I do if I am contacted by an insurance company?

You are required to cooperate with your insurer's investigation of an accident, but you do not need to give an extensive statement. It is best to speak with an attorney before talking to insurers, as the statements you make could be used to undermine your claim.

How much is my case worth?

The value of a case depends on many factors, including the severity of your injuries, the source and cause of the accident, and how the case is handled. During your free initial consultation, we can develop a rough estimate of the damages that may be available to you.

More Questions? Contact James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C.

Mr. Arruebarrena is an attorney you can talk to. With more than 20 years of demonstrated commitment representing injury victims and virtually unmatched accessibility, he will speak with clients frequently about the progress of your case.

For more information about what to do after a car crash, we encourage you to contact us and arrange a free, confidential consultation. We will take the time to explain your rights and options so you can make the best decision for your case. You may fill out our online contact form on this page or call 504-322-1272 to reach our office in New Orleans, Louisiana.