If you are hurt in a car accident in Carencro, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help.
While we take care of your injury claim, you can focus on getting better. We are happy to evaluate your case and let you know if you might be eligible to go after money damages for your losses. The initial consultation is at no charge to you. Call our Carencro car accident lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 to get started.
Damages in Carencro Car Accident Injury Cases
We cannot say how much compensation you might collect in your injury claim until we talk to you and investigate your collision. Every case is different, so the amount of money damages you might be able to pursue will depend on the unique facts of your situation.
Some of the categories of compensation people can go after in these cases include:
This category can include wages, salary, self-employment, and other types of income that you missed when you could not work because of the accident and the harm you suffered.
You can go after the reasonable cost of healthcare services you needed to treat your injuries, like the ambulance, emergency room, hospital, surgery, diagnostic testing, doctors, and physical therapy. You can also include necessary items like prescription drugs, crutches, wheelchairs, and other equipment.
Diminished Earning Ability
Sometimes people have to cut back their hours or work a less-demanding and lower-paying job because of the harm they sustained during a car accident. They can pursue compensation for the difference between their previous income and their reduced income.
After catastrophic injuries like spinal cord damage or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a patient might need to go to a specialized care facility for weeks or months. The costs of these centers can be astronomical, but we can add them to your claim.
Many people experience harm that is challenging to measure in dollars because there are no direct invoices or receipts. Nonetheless, depending on the facts of your case, we might be able to seek compensation for these items. Some of the more frequent non-economic losses include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
If your close relative died as a result of injuries from a car accident, we might be able to recover additional damages for the legal beneficiaries.
These are but a few examples of the kinds of compensation we have won for our clients. Your situation might involve other compensable losses.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Carencro, call (337) 777-7777
Things to Avoid After a Car Collision in Carencro
The steps that you take after the Carencro car accident could decrease the amount of money damages you might recover for your injuries. Here are some of the mistakes people make that can devalue their injury claims:
Giving a Recorded Statement
To handle your injury claim, your insurance company will assign a claims adjuster who will contact you, collect information, and either deny your claim or try to get you to agree to resolve your case for the amount he is willing to pay you.
One of the ways that the claims adjuster gets data about what happened is by asking you a series of questions and recording your responses. Your testimony is a recorded statement that may not be for your benefit. The insurer uses the transcript to try to decrease the value of your claim. The adjuster can twist your words into something you did not mean, by taking your words out of context.
If the adjuster asks you to give a recorded statement, you should tell him to talk to your lawyer. This is where a Carencro car accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help.
Missing the Deadline
You only have a short amount of time to take legal action against the person whose carelessness caused the car accident under Louisana Civil Code Article 3492 of the Louisiana Civil Code. If you miss the deadline, you could lose the right to ever pursue compensation for your losses. Of course, the claims adjuster is not going to warn you when the deadline approaches.
One tactic that insurers use is to drag out settlement negotiations, making the injured person think that the case is close to settling. As soon as the time limit passes, however, the adjuster may stop calling you back.
Posting on Social Media
Insurance companies like to scroll through the social media accounts of people with injury claims to look for any reason to pay the injured person less money than he deserves. Accordingly, the best approach is not to post anything on social media until after your injury claim gets resolved.
You can avoid these and other problems that have the potential to decrease the amount of compensation you might receive for your injuries by working with a personal injury lawyer from the beginning. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our Carencro car accident attorneys stand between our clients and the tricks the insurance company might want to pull.
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Getting Legal Help with Your Injury Claim
Our clients get to focus on getting well and rebuilding their lives while we take care of their legal matters. You do not need the stress of trying to navigate the landmine of the insurance company claims process when you are trying to heal.
We will be happy to talk to you and let you know if you might be eligible for money damages for your losses from a Carencro car accident. The initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 so we can get to work on your case as soon as possible.