Personal injury accidents happen every day and occur under a wide variety of circumstances. Unfortunately, the sheer prevalence of personal injury accidents makes it likely that you, or someone close to you, will be the victim of one at some point in your life. As a victim, you may initially feel angry, confused, frustrated, and worried. All of these emotions are both common and understandable given the impact a personal injury accident can have on you physically, emotionally, and financially. Because every personal injury accident is unique, it is always best to consult with an experienced Louisiana personal injury accident attorney; however, as the old adage goes “Knowledge is power.” As it applies in this situation, having at least a basic understanding of the most common steps involved in a typical personal injury case may help empower you as a victim.