There is no accurate way to determine the “average” settlement for rear-end collisions. Such statistics would be misleading, as your case is completely independent of other rear-end collision cases.
Rather than provide any sort of average, we focus on the particulars of your claim. Our team of personal injury lawyers will:
- Consider every piece of evidence
- Determine the cost of your losses
- Determine the share of fault for your losses, if applicable
- Estimate how much compensation you could receive
With decades of experience handling personal injury and car accident claims in Louisiana, we have established a strong reputation for successful victim representation. In fact, we have recovered more than $600 million for our clients. This includes several results of well over $1 million. Reach out to the car accident attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today to discuss your case. Our legal team will review your case and explain how much compensation you could seek.
We Calculate Your Settlement by Reviewing Your Covered Losses
We do not seek an “average” settlement for your rear-end collision. Instead, we seek a fair settlement that adequately covers all your covered losses. Covered losses are the damages you incurred due to the accident that are included in the appropriate insurance policy or legal statutes.
We will review and document your covered losses, which may include:
- The cost of your accident-related medical care
- Lost income
- Lost earning power (temporary or permanent)
- Lost productivity
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering can cover emotional anguish, conditions such as anxiety, and other non-economic effects of your accident. While difficult to quantify, such losses can be equally injurious to accident victims in the long run. Our attorneys will ascertain your non-economic damages to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
In some cases, such as drunk driving accidents, you may also be able to receive punitive damages under CC 2315.4. Punitive damages are fines assessed by the court that are unrelated to your quantifiable economic and non-economic losses. They are specifically designed to punish the at-fault party for illegal, malicious, or reckless actions.
Our car accident attorneys assign value to each loss using hospital bills, medical records, accident reports, and other documentary evidence. In addition, we may hire an economic expert to place a monetary value on lost income potential, reduced quality of life, and other losses. The total value of your economic and non-economic losses is the amount that we will seek through a settlement.
Settlement Is Our First Option
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that most civil lawsuits end with a settlement. We will likely seek a settlement as our first option. We typically aim to settle because doing so:
- Gives us control over the compensation you receive
- Is generally a quicker resolution than a trial
- May be less costly than a trial
Many insurance companies also see the value of settling out of court, as they also save on legal fees and expenses.
If we cannot reach an agreement, some clients’ cases require a trial. This is particularly common for rear-end collisions where fault is difficult to determine. We will prepare for trial if it becomes necessary in your case and vigorously defend your right to fair compensation before the court. With decades of experience with vehicle accident claims, our attorneys will represent your interests even against large and aggressive insurance companies.
We Will Handle Your Case at No Upfront Cost
We work to ensure that the cost of hiring a lawyer does not prevent you from seeking justice. Because our lawyers work on contingency, you:
- Pay us nothing from your pocket
- Pay us nothing upfront
- Pay us nothing unless we win your case
We are committed to protecting your legal rights, regardless of your current financial situation. Rather than worrying about how to meet legal expenses, you can focus on your recovery.
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We Will Do All We Can to Gather Strong Evidence to Support Your Claim
We’ll handle every part of your insurance claim or lawsuit—each of which can have many moving parts. Upon hiring our firm, our team will:
- Speak with you about your case
- Investigate your collision
- Identify liable parties
- File your claim as quickly as possible
Our goal will be to present the strongest possible case on your behalf. To do this, we may:
- Speak with witnesses to your accident
- Speak with expert witnesses who can offer a professional opinion about your case
- Create exhibits to use during negotiations or at trial
- Obtain as much documentation of your losses as possible
- Consult medical professionals
Lawsuits and insurance claims can require both written and oral arguments. We will prepare both types of arguments so that we can negotiate effectively. In addition, we will compile evidence to support your claim, including photos of the accident site, CCTV or traffic camera footage, medical records, hospital bills, witness statements, and expert opinions. Using this information, we will establish the monetary value of your claim and defend your right to just compensation.
Potential Issues with Handling Your Case by Yourself
There are several benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you. Attorneys with experience handling motorcycle accident cases will have invaluable knowledge and an in-depth understanding of local and state traffic laws, personal injury statutes, and laws that can affect your case.
Just as importantly, there may be several downsides to handling your case outside of a lawyer’s help. Without a lawyer to lead your case, you may:
- Be overwhelmed by the stress of a lawsuit or insurance claim
- Feel you can’t focus on your recovery as you should
- Have little time to acquire legal knowledge
- Commit errors that compromise your case
- Pay out of your pocket for any costs related to your case
Our firm pays the upfront costs of your case, and we will utilize in-house resources to support your financial recovery. Our team of car accident attorneys will manage every aspect of your case so that you can focus on getting better.
We Will Take a Client-First Approach to Your Case
Victims of car accidents in Louisiana know that we stand by them. We put the client first when seeking compensation and aim to obtain a fair settlement for your specific losses. This means we will:
- Handle every responsibility of your case
- Ensure you receive the medical care you need
- Respond to emails and phone calls promptly
- Provide frequent case updates
- Treat you with empathy and understanding
- Work hard for a positive financial outcome
We pride ourselves on protecting the rights of victims like you. If you have been injured in a rear-end car accident due to someone else’s negligent or malicious behavior, you should not have to pay for the losses you sustained as a result. Our car accident lawyers at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will examine your case and help you decide how best to proceed.
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It is important to call our team as soon as you can. CC §3492 generally limits the time you can bring a personal injury case to one year. CC §2315.2 imposes a similar time restriction for most wrongful death cases.
There can be exceptions to these statutes, so call us no matter when your accident happened. We will be able to provide you with a more accurate timeline and ensure you don’t miss your filing deadlines and other important legal limits. Contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.