Have you been injured in a New Orleans car accident? Are you struggling to pay bills while you are out of work? Has the doctor told you that you need long-term medical care? Is the insurance company for the other driver telling you that you do not need any attorney to settle? Are you having a difficult time trying to understand Louisiana personal injury laws for New Orleans car accidents?
If you have more questions than answers, we can help. Our New Orleans car accident attorneys assist accident victims in every step of the personal injury claim process. We not only answer all of your questions but we ask a few more: “Is there anything else we can do to help? How are you feeling today? Are the medical treatments helping? How is your family? Does your family need any help?”
We care about you and what you are going through; therefore, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about New Orleans car accidents. Once you have read over this information, we urge you to contact our office for a free consultation. We do not charge to give you our legal opinion and we will not charge attorney’s fees for our services until we win a settlement for you.
How Do You Prove Fault in New Orleans Car Accidents?
As soon as you hire our attorneys, we begin a car accident investigation. This includes investigating the scene of the accident, talking to witnesses, obtaining a copy of the police report, and examining the automobiles involved in the crash. We do this so that we can uncover evidence to be used to establish who caused the accident. This is the first step in proving fault in New Orleans car accidents.
To hold the other driver responsible for your damages, you must prove:
- The accident was caused by the other driver;
- As a direct result of the accident, you suffered injuries; and,
- You suffered financial and/or non-economic damages as the result of your injuries.
Proving fault for a car accident is not always easy. Insurance companies want to blame the other driver. We put a stop to that by identifying evidence early in the case that proves the other driver was at fault.
Insurance Companies Are Not Working For You
Even if you are dealing with your own automobile insurance carrier, insurance companies are not working for your best interest. Insurance companies are in business to make money not spend money on accident claims. Therefore, the insurance company is working for itself and it will protect its interests whenever possible by paying the lowest amount for your car accident claim. Our New Orleans car accidents lawyers understand how insurance companies work so let us deal with the company while you focus on your health.
One of the most important things to know about insurance companies is to NEVER sign a medical release or any other release until your attorney has reviewed the document. You should NEVER provide a written or recorded statement for the insurance company before you consult with an attorney. To do so may hurt your accident claim.
You Only Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Lawsuit
In addition to knowing what not to provide to an insurance company, it is essential you understand that you have time limits to file a lawsuit for a Louisiana car accident. The Louisiana State of Limitations sets strict time limits for filing a car accident lawsuit. If you wait too long, you may not be able to collect any compensation for your damages. Call our office NOW to protect your right to receive compensation from the at-fault driver.
The Olinde Firm – New Orleans Car Accident Attorney Working for You
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, talk to one of our New Orleans Injury Attorneys before you sign anything. Contact our office for a free case evaluation. Call (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to speak with a friendly, knowledge staff member now.