What Steps Should I Take To File An Auto Accident Injury Claim In Louisiana?
You only have a limited time to file a claim in Louisiana. If you’ve been in a car accident and are unsure about your next step, contact our experienced Auto Accident Lawyers. We’ll review your claim for free and determine if we’re able to help.
How Long After My Car Wreck Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Louisiana?
The liberative prescription for personal injury claims in Louisiana is one year. You’ll have one year from when your injury or car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident occurred to file a claim if you want the court to hear your case. It’s essential to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you want a chance at recovering compensation.
Can I Recover Financially For My Injuries If An Uninsured Driver Hit Me?
If the at-fault driver was uninsured, then your recovery would depend on whether you have uninsured motorist coverage on your car insurance policy. If you do, then you would be able to recover financially for your injuries, but your recovery would be limited to the amount of coverage you have. We understand that insurance coverages can be confusing. We can review this with you and let you know the best way to recover compensation.
Do I Still Need To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney If The Other Driver Was Clearly At Fault?
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney is recommended since filing a claim after an auto accident isn’t easy to do alone. We’re here to guide you, from ensuring you fulfill the statute of limitations requirements to helping you understand Louisiana insurance requirements. You can count on us to be there every step of the way, and we will also help arrange your vehicle repairs and medical care.
What Information Is Needed To Determine The Viability Of A Personal Injury Claim?
The more information you can provide your attorney, the better. We like to have pictures of the vehicles, photos of the damage to the vehicle, images of the car accident scene, photographs of any injuries, police reports, accident scene reports, any witness information that you may have, medical reports, and car insurance information.
What Information Or Evidence Is Important To Preserve At The Scene Of An Accident?
The actions you take moments after a crash significantly impact the claim you file for compensation. We first recommend calling 911. Police officers and first responders will create an accident report and medical reports to serve as valuable evidence for your claim and provide you with the necessary medical attention. Additional evidence includes exchanging information to get the names, phone numbers, insurance information, driver’s license numbers, and license plate numbers of the other drivers involved in the crash.
Taking photos of the accident scene and your vehicle can serve as evidence for your insurance claims later. We also recommend notifying your insurance company. Most insurance companies require policyholders to inform them of an accident within a set time frame. Make sure you do not miss this critical deadline. All these things are essential but not as important as getting an experienced lawyer on your side.
What Are the Risks Involved In Having Contact With The At-Fault Party’s Insurance Company?
You run the risk of saying the wrong thing to the insurance company. Insurance companies are not on your side. They have one goal in mind: minimizing the compensation paid to you. The nice person you talked to is not your friend; they’re doing their job to reduce your claim, which doesn’t mean they’re bad people. It just means you need someone on your side to help you.
At What Point Should An Injured Party Hire A Personal Injury Attorney In Louisiana?
At the Gennusa Firm, we know that deciding to hire an attorney isn’t always easy. But we also know that insurance companies don’t always pay victims the money they deserve. As profit-driven businesses, insurance companies don’t always put victims’ best interests first. They’re often focused more on making money than treating victims fairly, and they offer lowball settlements that cover only a fraction of their injury-related expenses.
When victims accept an initial settlement offer, they may be unable to collect additional compensation later, even if they discover their injuries require further medical treatment. We don’t think that’s right. That’s why it’s our goal to help victims like you get maximum compensation for what you’ve experienced.
When you hire the Gennusa Firm, we know how to calculate the costs of the current and future injury-related expenses, including your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We’ll fight to help you get the money you deserve, even if that means taking your case to trial. Don’t settle for anything less than what you claim deserves. Instead, call us for a free case review. For more information on Louisiana Auto Accident Injury Claims, a free initial consultation is your next best step.