What to Know if You Get Injured While Visiting New Orleans

Chris Aug 06, 2018

New Orleans is known as The City of Festivals, and with good reason. No matter what you are seeking, you will find it – from creepy ghost and swamp tours to wild parties and endless fun. Not only is it home to Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street, but also to delicious beignets, spicy gumbo and copious amounts of colorful beaded necklaces. For these reasons and more, millions of people visit NOLA every year in search of an unforgettable experience.

There is no doubt any fun-seekers definitely get the thrill and excitement they so desire by visiting New Orleans. Unfortunately, vacationing in New Orleans isn’t always a smooth ride. You should always be prepared in case you are hurt while visiting, so keep reading for what to know if you get injured while visiting New Orleans.

Be Aware of the Different Types of Injuries

When visiting a place as eclectic as New Orleans, you are bound to experience all sorts of adventures and delve into different activities. That being said, it is very possible to get injured while having some touristy fun. Be cognizant of the various injuries and accidents you can experience while vacationing in New Orleans. The more aware you are, the more likely it is you will avoid them:

  • Biking accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Getting robbed
  • Being scammed
  • Casino injuries
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Hotel injuries
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Swimming accidents

Although you may know of the different injuries you can sustain while visiting New Orleans and try your best to evade them, it is still possible that they may occur. If you do get injured as a tourist in New Orleans, make sure you seek the best legal counsel from Schwartz Law Firm’s experienced personal injury attorneys.

Document All Evidence

Like any other injury or accident case, it is beyond important that you document as much evidence as possible. Make sure to take as many photos and videos that you can. For example, if you were in a car accident, take photos of the damaged vehicles, where they were on the road, as well as all scratches and dents. In accidents that happen with other people around, get the names and contact information of any witnesses.

If your hotel room is robbed, make sure not to touch anything that was ransacked as to not mess with any fingerprints. Document the room’s condition when you first enter, taking photos of open drawers, broken items, and taking note of anything that was stolen.

Get Medical Help

If you were severely injured, do not hesitate to go to a hospital or urgent care center to be immediately taken care of. You want to make sure no injuries worsen or that you are putting yourself in even more danger by not seeking the proper help you need. Make sure to write down the names and any contact information for of the medical providers who tended to your injuries. On top of this, don’t forget to keep records of any treatments that you received.

Seek an Experienced New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are a tourist who is injured visiting New Orleans, don’t wait to seek help. The seasoned and trusted New Orleans tourist injury lawyers at Schwartz Law Firm LLC will take care of everything for you, from the first phone call until your case is over. We have two locations in Louisiana, one in Metairie and another in Baton Rouge. Feel free to call us at 504-837-2263.

About Author: Chris

Legal Support and Marketing Director

Schwartz Law Firm was founded by Christopher Schwartz in 1997. After obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Christopher Schwartz served as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster. This experience gave him a view of the system from the inside and inspired him to begin his own practice. Christopher Schwartz has successfully represented many injured employees in Longshore claims, Jones Act claims, and Personal Injury claims. He is a tough negotiator, whose track record includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Chris has also authored a book titled “The Road to Justice”. In his book, Chris outlines how he and his colleagues fight for public safety and what role his clients can play in winning their own personal injury cases. Chris is a native of New Orleans and has practiced law in Louisiana for 14 years. As a result, he understands local laws and feels a special loyalty to local people. He takes every case personally. Chris is available to represent clients anywhere in Louisiana and Maritime clients anywhere in the Gulf South. But he is also qualified to represent Defense Base Act clients anywhere in the world outside the U.S. He also focuses on auto accidents, semi-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents and slip & fall accidents.