There is no set amount of time between when you send a demand letter to the insurance company and when your case settles. Every case is unique and will vary in how long it takes to resolve.
Our Lawyers will Attempt to Settle Your Case as Quickly as Possible
Our attorneys understand that the sooner you receive compensation for your injuries, the sooner you can start to get your life back on track. We want to help you settle your case as quickly as we can. How long it takes to reach a settlement will depend on several factors, including:
- The complexities of your accident
- The severity of your injuries
- The value of your damages, and
- How long it takes to negotiate an agreement that satisfies all parties
Your lawyer will also need time to collect evidence and build a case proving that another person’s negligence caused your injuries. The entire process can take weeks, months, or even years if your case goes to trial.
Our team will make every effort to settle your case without going to court. However, if we cannot secure the awards you need another way, we can assist you with a lawsuit. Going to trial will increase the time it takes to get compensation, but it may be worth it. Our attorneys can help you learn more about your legal options.
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If You Wish to Take Legal Action, You are Bound by the Statute of Limitations
There is no legal deadline for settling a case through insurance. But if your case goes to court, you must file your lawsuit within the time limit that Louisiana allows. According to CC §3492, you have one year to take action for personal injury. CC §2315.2 allows one year for eligible parties to file a wrongful death case.
In general, you cannot pursue your lawsuit if your window of time runs out. However, there may be exceptions that could extend or reduce the statute. Your lawyer can tell you more and answer any questions you have.
What Can You Win in a Personal Injury Settlement?
You can seek compensation for your accident-related out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering. If your loved one died because of a personal injury, you might be eligible to seek these awards on their behalf in a wrongful death action.
These awards include your past and future medical treatment, rehabilitation services, the cost of medical devices, and travel expenses related to your health care. Economic damages also compensate victims for their lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and the value of their lost household services. You may also seek awards for property damages.
These damages offer victims financial compensation for the ways in which their accident has reduced their quality of life. This includes awards for physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish.
You Can Seek a Settlement for a Variety of Injuries
If another party caused your injuries and resulting losses, you might have grounds for a personal injury case. Personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Assaults due to negligent security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective products and medical devices
- Workplace accidents
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We Have Won $200 Million-Plus in Personal Injury Settlements and Verdicts
Our team has handled many different personal injury cases. Our successful results include:
- $23 million for the wrongful death of a mother
- $5.5 million for an injured maritime worker
- $5 million for a paralyzed driver
- A $2.7 million settlement for an 18-wheeler accident victim
- A $1 million settlement for an auto accident victim
We Want to Help You Get the Most Advantageous Settlement Available for Your Case
Our primary goal is to make sure you get the most compensation possible for your accident. To that end, we will handle your insurance claim from start to finish. We will:
- Draft and send your demand letter
- Review your settlement offers and make counteroffers
- Represent you throughout the negotiation process
- Build your case using all available evidence
- Take your case to court, if necessary
If an insurance agent contacts you, do not accept their initial offer. Do not go into detail about your accident, your injuries, or speculate about the fault. Remain polite and calm but firmly tell them subsequent communications should go through your attorney.
Reach Out to the Attorneys at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can get to work on your settlement. Our services will cost you nothing upfront or out-of-pocket. We only get paid if we achieve compensation for you.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation with a team member. We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience that we are ready to put to work for you.