You can seek financial recovery after a car accident, even if your car was not visibly damaged in the collision. Some accidents, including slow-moving collisions, can result in physical injuries without causing serious damage to the vehicle. In addition, you can still have mental and emotional effects that may warrant compensation.
When our personal injury team represents you, we can explain why you might have a case if there was no damage in a car accident, what financial damages you can expect to recover, and the steps we will take to prove your right to compensation. Then, we make sure your damages are accurately calculated and negotiate with the at-fault driver and their insurance provider on your behalf.
Financial Recovery After a No-Damage Car Accident
After a car accident, you are typically entitled to two types of recoverable damages. If your car had been damaged, it would fall into the economic damages portion of your case. However, other economic damages you could recover include:
- Current and anticipated medical bills for pain medications, doctor’s visits, medical assistive devices, and treatment
- Current and anticipated lost income if you can’t work while recovering
- Required in-home support if there are certain activities you can’t perform while you recover
The other type of damage you can request is non-economic. These damages are harder to quantify, as they include pain and suffering, mental distress, and emotional angst. Our team helps assess and evaluate both types of damages.
We Provide the Insurance Company With Proof of Your Injuries
If you were significantly hurt in the collision, Louisiana law requires that you file an accident report. When law enforcement comes to the scene, an officer will note the accident’s potential cause and contributing factors. In addition, this report will include information on any injuries suffered, as well as the contact and insurance information for other involved drivers.
We can use any information about your injuries noted in the car accident report as evidence. However, some injuries are not fully apparent until a few hours after a collision. An example of this would be whiplash, which takes time to develop. In this case, our attorneys could rely on other types of evidence to prove your injuries and connect them to the accident:
- Medical records and bills: You will want to seek treatment as soon as possible. These documents can link your injuries to the collision, but this gets more difficult the longer you wait to seek medical attention.
- Injury photos: Taking photos can be helpful if you develop visual injuries after the collision, such as bruising.
- Witness statements: Your loved ones may observe you struggling with injuries or pain after the accident.
When our lawyers take on a case, we compile all the available evidence to support your damage claim. We encourage you to provide any evidence you already have, and we’ll take care of the rest.
We Meet Louisiana’s Statute of Limitations
The personal injury statute of limitations in Louisiana is generally one year, according to CC Art. 3492. If you fail to file your lawsuit within a year, your right to recover damages could be compromised. With sufficient notice from you, we make sure the deadline is met when we handle your case.
In addition, the sooner you involve our team in your case, the more time we have to investigate your accident. It will also take time to prepare your evidence file and negotiate a fair financial settlement for you.
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Benefits of Hiring Our Personal Injury Team
You do not have to wait to seek compensation after an accident because we represent clients on a contingency-fee basis. A contingency fee means we do not collect any payment until you are compensated. At no upfront cost to you, we will:
- Gather supporting evidence
- Calculate your recoverable damages
- Update you on any changes in your case
- Locate and interview witnesses
- File all necessary documents
We also handle all case-related communication and correspondence for you and will represent you in court if necessary. If your case does go to court, we will present a well-organized lawsuit on your behalf to help you keep fighting for the compensation you deserve for the at-fault driver’s negligence.
Positive Reviews From Satisfied Clients
When our personal injury team represents you, we handle every aspect of your case. Our past clients say the following about our legal services and support:
- “I highly recommend Laborde Earles law firm to family and friends!” – Kristin Ostro
- “Excellent firm always responsive and made a concerted effort to make sure all of my requests were met.” – Hayden Torres
- “I have had nothing but excellent service with this firm, they keep me updated on my case, are easy to get ahold of and my paralegal Mallory Marsh goes above and beyond for myself and my mother…” – Kori Peeters
We will work as hard for you as we do for every client we represent.
Find Out How We Can Help You Get Compensation
If you were involved in a car accident and there was no damage to your car, you could still have a case for compensation. Our car accident attorneys are here to help. Find out more by calling Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation.