How To Start A Personal Injury Claim

One of the biggest questions people have after an accident is, “what do I do now?” It can be very difficult to know where to start when you’re filing a personal injury claim if you’ve never done it before.

This article will help you file a claim by detailing what to do after an accident and what to expect in the days to come. Continue reading “How To Start A Personal Injury Claim”

Maritime Law 101

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a body of law that is both domestic and international. It helps to facilitate commerce and create a common ground by which to judge offenses that occur at sea. Continue reading “Maritime Law 101”

Bike Riding Safety Tips

Motorcycles and bicycles are great ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Riders can explore the open road and enjoy the rush these activities offer.

Our home state is a beautiful place to ride. You can visit the south to enjoy Louisiana’s miles of coastline or head north and take in the beauty of our parks and national forests. But riding doesn’t come without risk. These hobbies require the ability to react quickly in sticky situations.

Wherever you choose to ride, we at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson L.L.C. want you to have fun. To help you stay safe, we’re covering some of the causes of biking injuries. We’ve also come up with some tips for new riders as well as general safety tips. Continue reading “Bike Riding Safety Tips”

Steps to Take After a Car Accident [Infographic]

Car crashes are typically caused by negligent and/or reckless driving. It’s certainly not fair to be the victim of another person’s mistake but if you are, and a crash does occur, there are several steps you should consider taking immediately following the incident:

  1. Of course, the first thing you should do is examine yourself and any others involved in the crash for injuries. If there are serious wounds, or any party is unconscious or not responding, call 911 immediately.
  2. Assuming you are able to walk without further injury, examine the vehicles involved. If they are not already pulled over and are blocking the highway or street, move the vehicles as far off the road as possible. If the cars are too damaged to move, call 911 or your local non-emergency number for assistance. If 911 had been previously contacted due to injury, wait for their arrival.
  3. While you’re waiting for the police or tow truck, swap contact and insurance information with each one of the other drivers. Never leave the scene of a crash without securing each party’s insurance info.
  4. Next, take a few notes on the experience. It’s a good idea to jot down the date, time, location, weather conditions, and any other details you think may be relevant for the following investigation.
  5. If there were any witnesses to the crash, try to collect their contact information and ask if they’d agree to make a statement for the police or insurance companies.
  6. Contact each insurance company involved and file a claim, be prepared to give them the basic details of the crash.
  7. When you speak to police or insurance agents, do not make any statements that accept or place blame on any party. Before you make a potentially detrimental statement, you should speak with a Lake Charles personal injury attorney.
  8. After speaking with the police, if they were called, you’re usually able to return home. Do not drive without knowing that your vehicle can still be operated safely. If it’s not drivable, get in touch with a towing service who can take it to your preferred or insurance approved garage.

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The Basics of Mobility Loss

At one point in your life, you’ve suffered some kind of injury.  It wasn’t a fun experience but you healed and got back to your daily routine in no time.

We hope these are the only kind of injuries we suffer; the kind that doesn’t have a lasting effect on who we are. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

The worst impact an injury can have is stripping someone of their mobility, leaving them unable to move certain parts or walk at all. Continue reading “The Basics of Mobility Loss”