If you were involved in a car accident due to someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Our car accident lawyers can ensure you are fully represented so you can recover every cent you’re owed.
Many people spend a portion of their day commuting to and from work, but car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. You could take all the precautions possible, but you can’t control the actions of others, and with hundreds of other drivers on the road, there’s always a chance for disaster.
When you’re hurt and need compensation to fund your recovery, your Raceland car accident lawyer is here to fight for your justice. Allow a professional to manage your claim so you can focus on your health and returning to normalcy if possible.
Right after a car accident, the first thing you should do is call 911 and receive a medical evaluation. Even when you feel fine, the adrenaline and shock your body is going through can make it difficult to feel pain. Some injuries occur internally and may not show signs, yet can still prove to be fatal. Documenting your injuries immediately also prevents the possibility of scrutiny from an insurer when it’s time to pursue compensation.
A 911 call will also deploy a police officer to the scene who can help secure the accident site and write an official police report. This report can be vital evidence your lawyer can use to support your claim for compensation.
Once everyone is safe and medically evaluated, document everything extensively. Take pictures of your car and the other party’s car, including the license plates, driver’s license, insurance paperwork, the more photo’s and videos the better.
You should also take note of the other party’s name, address, and contact number.
What you can recover varies depending on your losses, their severity, and what you can support with evidence. Car accident settlements usually consist of two categories, economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate victims for their financial loss and hardship. These items usually come with a price tag, for example medical bills, lost income, property repair and replacement, and lost earning capacity, to name a few.
Non-economic damages compensate victims for their intangible loss like physical pain, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment, disfigurement, and there’s plenty more. But how do you quantify the value of an intangible loss?
Your lawyer has the tools and experience required to help you address each and every way the accident has made a negative impact on your life, even the intangible loss you’ve suffered.
Louisiana is an at-fault state. This means after a car accident, the injured party should seek recovery from the party at fault, usually through their insurance company. This process is intended to secure a swift recovery for the benefit of the injured party, but it’s not always the case.
Insurance companies for for-profit businesses and their first interest is to please shareholders, even if that means devoting a lot of resources to denying and diminishing the value of claims they receive.
Insurance companies retain higher profits by making it difficult to receive the compensation you’re entitled to.
One of the ways they do this is by offering a laughable settlement and then dragging their feet in hopes you get desperate enough to accept their low-ball offer.
Another common tactic is attributing the accident to some other cause. In some cases, they can even blame you for the accident, making it much harder to recover.
At Manard Law, LLC, your Raceland car accident lawyer can guide you through each step of the claim from collecting evidence, quantifying the value of your losses, negotiating a settlement, and even taking the case to civil court when necessary to hold an insurer accountable.
Our track record of over 40 years of success for the people of Louisiana shows we understand your struggle, the insurance company’s tactics, and we know what it takes to win.
Call us now to schedule your free consultation by dialing 504-585-7777 or reach us online by filling out the contact form on this page.