Louisiana law allows you to hire an attorney to pursue compensation for your damages when another driver injures you. While no law states that you need a lawyer for a car accident settlement, having a legal team in your corner can be beneficial. Specifically, a lawyer who understands Louisiana personal injury law can handle your entire case while you recover from your injuries.
For example, our attorneys can:
- Gather evidence related to the collision and your injuries
- Hire expert witnesses to testify about your damages
- Demonstrate the value of your case
- Handle all legal deadlines, communications, and paperwork for you
Further, our firm will represent you on a contingency fee basis with no advanced payment required.
The Benefits of Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer After a Crash
Trying to handle a complicated injury case on your own can be challenging if you have limited resources, time, or mobility. In addition, regardless of the circumstances of your accident or how clear-cut your case may seem, navigating the legal system can be challenging.
For example, you may experience some resistance when filing your claim with the liable driver’s insurance company. The at-fault party may deny responsibility, or their insurer may reject your claim or offer a low settlement and refuse to negotiate.
When you hire a car accident lawyer from our firm, we will take on any snags in your case, protect your right to seek financial recovery, and fight for a fair settlement. Below, we’ve outlined a few of the legal services our attorneys will provide while you recover:
Our Attorneys Investigate Accident Claims
As a car accident victim, you may not be aware of all the details of your case, which is why we take steps to uncover them. Our accident lawyers investigate a collision to determine what happened, who is at fault, and how the other person’s negligence led to your injuries.
Along the way, we will gather evidence to help us prove fault and liability, such as:
- Photos and videos and nearby surveillance and traffic cameras
- Witness statements from those who saw the accident and the moments leading up to it
- Medical records outlining your injuries, prognosis, and treatment
- A police report explaining where and when the accident occurred, as well as other relevant information
We can also tap into our network of experts to review the evidence we collect. These individuals could offer insight to support your claim and even take the stand on your behalf at trial. Examples of such experts include:
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Medical professionals and specialists
- Industry experts
We Build Compelling Car Accident Cases for Our Clients
Once we collect various forms of evidence, our team must piece them together into a strong argument for your right to compensation. In any car accident case, our goal is generally to prove that:
- The driver owed you a certain level of care (e.g., the law obligates them to follow traffic laws).
- The driver failed to provide that level of care by speeding, drinking and driving, or committing other dangerous actions.
- An accident resulted from these actions.
- You suffered injuries, financial damages, and other losses because of the collision.
- Our lawyers know what it takes to demonstrate these factors to an insurance company and in court so that you won’t have to.
- Our team calculates collision damages
In a car accident case, you may be able to claim economic and non-economic damages under Louisiana’s personal injury laws. Our attorney can document the financial and personal losses that you incurred due to the accident, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Working with an attorney can give you a clearer picture of what your claim may be worth. Estimating the exact value of your case requires an investigation – we use the evidence to draw a correlation between the accident and your damages, establishing a range where a fair settlement would fall.
This information lets you know when a settlement offer is just and when the insurer is low-balling you. The final decision to accept an agreement is up to you, but our team will offer advice and guidance.
Our Lawyers Communicate with Insurers
When you hire us, our car accident lawyer will engage with the insurance company on your behalf. This service includes submitting all paperwork, answering an adjuster’s questions, and negotiating for a settlement. Allowing an attorney to speak on your behalf can prevent you from making any mistakes that could hurt your case.
Insurance companies, even your own, are not on the victim’s side. They generally want to pay out as little as possible, even if it means you do not receive fair compensation.
You should not give an insurer a recorded statement or accept an offer until you get a free case review with an attorney. If you decide to work with our personal injury law firm, we can protect your rights. We understand the legal process and know how to negotiate a settlement.
We Can Represent You in Civil Court
If the insurance company rejects your claim or offers you a low settlement, you have a right to take your case to trial and allow a jury to decide. Our lawyers will represent you in both settlement negotiations and during a civil trial.
Laborde Earles injury was great for me they took care of me very fast and professional. If for any reason I need legal help they will be who I use.Client
Our Team Protects Accident Victims’ Rights
Having a lawyer on your side for a car accident settlement can take the pressure and stress of coordinating a case off your shoulders. For example, we can keep an eye on the statute of limitations to protect your right to sue. CC Art. 3492 likely imposes a one-year time limit on your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana.
In addition, our law firm offers representation on a contingency basis with no upfront payments required. This arrangement means that accident victims do not pay any attorney’s fees unless and until they recover compensation in a settlement offer or verdict.
I thank God for Digger & David. I don’t know what we would have done if it hadn’t have been for them.Rick Smith | Client
Speak with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers About Your Case for Free
Do not delay in connecting with our team. If you were injured in a car accident in Louisiana, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you. Our law firm consists of lawyers and a supplementary legal team that can perform all clerical duties, engage with all parties, and formulate a legal strategy while you attend doctor visits, undergo treatment, and heal from your injuries.
We provide these services to clients throughout the state. To discuss your case in a free consultation with one of our personal injury team members, call us at (337) 777-7777.