Many variables impact the average pain and suffering settlement for a car accident. Insurance agents, lawyers, and other parties involved often investigate the incident to determine who was at fault. Liability has a dramatic effect on any potential settlement amounts that victims may collect.
Furthermore, the seriousness of the pain and suffering can impact a final settlement amount after a car accident. The costs and expenses that a victim suffers can either increase or decrease any financial awards that they may be eligible to collect.
Pursuing Recoverable Damages and Financial Compensation After an Accident
Per the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, there were over 40,000 injuries caused by car accidents in the state of Louisiana in 2020. Victims of reckless, careless, and irresponsible driving behaviors often suffer the worst outcomes in car accidents. As data like this shows, injuries and other forms of pain and suffering are common in car accidents both in Louisiana and across the rest of the country.
As a victim, you may be entitled to collect financial compensation for various recoverable damages, such as:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Psychological harm and trauma
- Lost income
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
- Property damage
- Therapy and counseling services
Our legal team will support and defend your rights after a car accident. We will investigate the accident, identify and establish a case against the liable party, and pursue all forms of financial compensation that you and your loved ones may qualify to collect. We will also keep you updated on the details of your case as it progresses and will communicate with any parties related to the case on your behalf.
A Lawyer From Our Firm Can Defend Your Rights and Pursue Justice On Your Behalf
As information put forth in CC §3492 outlines, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action after a car accident in the state of Louisiana. Victims who suffer personal injuries and other forms of loss are often surprised to hear that they cannot simply take legal action any time after an accident.
Those who are proactive in their search for legal help will have the best chance at avoiding some of the potential problems that can arise from state and local laws. Once a legal team takes your side, you can expect a full investigation of the accident and its constituent parts. In this process, your lawyer will gather anything else that can shed some light on the cause and outcomes of the car accident, including:
- Witness reports
- Police records
From here, your lawyer will work on negotiating any settlement amounts that you may be owed while also defending your rights. If it is necessary to communicate with other parties, such as medical professionals and insurance agents, then your lawyer will take care of these discussions on your behalf as well.
We Work On Contingency
The average pain and suffering settlement for a car accident usually varies, as several factors can come into play to change the situation. When you try to tackle these variables alone, it is likely you will face complications. With a lawyer from our firm working on your case, you can instead focus your energy on recovering and returning to your life.
The team is here to defend your rights and build a case that represents your legal interests after a car accident. Our lawyers will work with you to determine your role in the accident and assess your eligibility for a settlement. When we work on your case, we will examine all relevant laws and strive to establish a liable party.
We work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you pay us nothing upfront and out of pocket if you choose to work with us. We only get paid if we secure a settlement or court verdict on your behalf, and we take a portion of your winnings.
Call Our Attorneys for a Free Consultation Today
If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury or another form of pain and suffering in a car accident, you have the right to seek justice and compensation. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we focus on these kinds of cases and will stand by your side to fight for you throughout the process.
We will work hard to go after all forms of financial awards that may be owed to you or your loved ones after an accident. To learn more about all of our services, call our office today.