Everything from an insurance policy detail to the severity of an accident can impact the average waiting time for a car accident settlement. In many cases, multiple car insurance companies, legal teams, and other entities have to process information related to the accident before a settlement arrives. Additional details related to subjects of liability, state laws, and other legal considerations can also lengthen the timetable of an investigation and settlement.
Victims who suffer personal injuries in car accidents maintain the right to go after a just outcome and financial compensation after an incident. You may be owed financial compensation for your losses in a car accident. A lawyer who focuses on car accident cases can determine liability and negotiate for any potential settlement amounts on your behalf.
Pursuing a Settlement After a Car Accident May Be Easier with an Attorney
As the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) data shows, adult drivers aged 25-34 were the most likely age group to suffer an injury in a car accident in the state in 2020. Insurance companies often look to age and other demographic factors when setting rates and processing the aftermath of a car accident. Factors like these can also complicate the investigation and claims process, leading to lengthier wait times for those involved.
With a lawyer working on your case, you can expect them to handle all necessary correspondence with insurance representatives and anyone else who plays a role in your case. Your lawyer will seek to recover all potential forms of monetary compensation that you may be owed for the following losses:
- Medical bills
- Emergency medical assistance
- X-rays, surgeries, and exams
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Damaged property
- Psychological pain and suffering
A lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will assist you after a car accident. Our team will support your legal position as we answer your questions, communicate with other parties on your behalf, and go after any forms of financial compensation that you may be owed.
When we take you on as a client, you can expect transparency and honesty throughout your case. Our team understands the challenges that often follow a car accident, and we are here to make things as simple as possible for you while helping you along each step of your journey.
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How a Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Financial Compensation and Justice
As the statute of limitations in CC §3492 shows, victims of accidents in Louisiana have the right to take legal action, but only for a limited amount of time after an accident. If you lost a loved one in a car accident and want to pursue a wrongful death action, the same time limit applies per CC §2315.2.
State and local laws like these can impact the course of your case after a car accident. There may be exceptions to these legal time limits due to the circumstances of your unique case. By getting in touch with a legal team after an accident, you give them the chance to begin building a strong case that supports your side of what happened.
What a Lawyer From Our Firm Can Do for You
Your lawyer will begin by investigating the accident to determine who was at fault. As part of this process, your legal team will often collect various pieces of evidence. They will also speak with other parties related to your case on your behalf. This means you do not have to worry about speaking with anyone involved in your case. Your lawyer will also work to pursue any settlement amounts that you and your loved ones may have the right to collect.
Keep in mind, the sooner you start pursuing justice in your case the better the chances of preserving key evidence. If too much time passes, eyewitness memories can fade, and surveillance video can be erased. If you choose to hire a car accident lawyer from our firm to represent you, we will start collecting evidence to build a solid case on your behalf right away.
Several details affect the average waiting time for a car accident settlement. It can be tough to sit around without progress for some time after a car accident. Trying to address legal and financial roadblocks alone often leads to even greater stresses. With a lawyer from our firm working on your case, you can rest assured that they will work to seek justice for you while also keeping you updated on your case.
Contact the Attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
A lawyer from the team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will stand by your side to pursue justice and financial compensation. We will also take care of any negotiations and conversations with drivers, insurance companies, law enforcement, witnesses, and anyone else connected to your case.
So call our office today to learn more about how a member of our legal team can assist you and your loved ones after an accident.