Several factors can impact the time it takes to settle a personal injury lawsuit. Some lawsuits take months to settle, while others can take years. Most personal injury cases involve several layers of investigation, as issues concerning liability, fault, and local laws often add time to the settlement process.
If you suffered injuries in an accident, you may be entitled to recoverable damages from the responsible party in the form of a settlement. When you become our client, our legal team will advocate for you as we collect details and evidence about the incident that caused your injuries.
What Factors Impact the Length of a Personal Injury Case?
When multiple parties play a role in a case, the process of settling can take longer, as each driver and their insurance company will attend to their individual concerns. In addition, the more parties involved, the more time our team may need to spend collecting evidence to sort out who is responsible. Insurance companies often like to perform their own investigations as well, leading to even lengthier timelines for some cases.
Other factors that can lengthen the settlement process include:
- Severe injuries, as it may take time to understand the treatment you need to reach maximum recovery
- Back-and-forth negotiations, as we will fight for a settlement that addresses your damages appropriately
How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
No two lawsuits are the same, which is why victims often find themselves uncertain about how to proceed after an accident. When another party is responsible for your injury, you may qualify for a settlement that includes various recoverable damages.
Examples of damages you may be eligible to recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation programs
- Emergency medical aid
- Assistive medical devices and equipment
- Examinations and surgeries
How Our Lawyers Will Help You Build a Case and Pursue a Settlement
It is not easy to navigate the legal system while also tending to the health and financial problems that often accompany an injury. Our lawyers are here to advocate for you while you are in a compromised state. As part of our fight for your rights, we will:
- Collect evidence
- Communicate on your behalf
- Negotiate to recover any settlement funds that you may be owed
Once our lawyers begin building your case, we will conduct ourselves in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. We will step in to speak with insurance agents, other parties, and anyone else who plays a role in your case. This means you will not have to worry about encountering the kinds of difficult conversations that often follow an accident resulting in injuries.
For a free legal consultation, call (337) 777-7777
How Much does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Our law firm works on a contingency-fee basis. Rather than collecting a fee up front, we take a percentage when we get a settlement for you. This means you will not have to worry about paying any fees to begin your personal injury case or if we do not recover compensation for you.
Working with the Louisiana Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
As CC Art. 3492 explains, when you suffer a personal injury in Louisiana, you have a limited window within which the state permits you to take legal action. Attempting to build a case outside of this window will leave you with no legal recourse. Therefore, rather than running into trouble with state-specific laws such as these, it can be beneficial to contact our legal team promptly after your involvement in an accident.
Identifying a Liable Party in a Personal Injury Case
Identifying a liable party and holding them to account is one of the central functions of our legal team when we take you on as a client. We may rely on the following types of evidence to do so:
- Statements from you
- Eyewitness testimony
- Video footage
- Assessments of the vehicle damage
- Medical records
- Accident reconstruction
Once our lawyers gather evidence and identify a liable party, we will build your case and fight to retrieve all forms of compensation they may owe you. We will also take care of any required correspondence with other parties connected to your situation, such as insurance agents and law enforcement entities.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Team handles
Our lawyers have experience in dealing with a wide variety of personal injury cases. For example, we handle many car accident cases, as car accidents are one of the most common causes of injury.
Other types of personal injury cases our team handles include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
What Steps Should I take After Suffering a Personal Injury?
After you suffer injuries in a collision, a fall, or any other accident, you should seek medical attention right away. Failing to take care of an injury in the right time frame can leave you facing further health complications.
It is also helpful to hold onto any evidence you may have, including records of your injuries and damage to your vehicle. Any evidence you provide our team can jump-start our investigation and move the process forward.
Get in Touch with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
The time it takes to settle a personal injury lawsuit often varies from case to case, which is why we prefer potential clients to reach out for legal support sooner rather than later.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, our team of attorneys will work to uphold your legal rights after an accident. We will pursue all forms of compensation that you may be eligible to receive for your injuries. For more information and a complimentary case review, call us today at (337) 777-7777.