Being injured in a car accident is something you don’t expect. Suddenly, you are facing weeks or months of medical treatment and lost income in addition to the extreme physical pain you are experiencing. The stress and anxiety can be overwhelming. If the other driver caused the accident, you might be able to receive compensation for these damages.
If you want to pursue a car accident claim, call 1-800-587-1889 for a free appointment with a New Orleans accident attorney.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney for My Car Accident?
The insurance adjuster will tell you that you don’t need an attorney because you can handle the claim yourself. The adjuster may tell you that hiring an attorney will cost you money and he can walk you through the claims process. We urge you not to take the advice of the adjuster because he is working to protect the insurance company’s interest. His job is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. Below are three reasons you need to call our office now to speak with a New Orleans car accident attorney.
You Need Time to Heal.
Dealing with an insurance adjuster can be stressful. The adjuster wants to settle your claim quickly and may put pressure on you by offering you a quick, low settlement. However, your focus should be on your health. You need time to heal from your injuries and allow your doctor to determine if you suffered any permanent injuries. You don’t need to add the stress of dealing with an adjuster on top of what you are dealing with right now. Let our attorneys deal with the adjuster while you focus on your health.
Your Attorney Understands the Law.
An attorney understands the evidence needed to prove “fault” in a car accident case. In order to recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove the other driver was negligent in causing the accident. In some cases, fault may not be clear, or the other side may argue that you are partially at fault. It is important that you have someone with experience investigate the accident and obtain evidence to prove your claim in case the insurance company refuses to pay your claim. Our law firm has experience handling a variety of motor vehicle accident cases, including complex, disputed claims.
An Attorney Values Your Claim for You
You may not realize the types of damages you can receive compensation for in an accident claim. The insurance adjuster is not going to tell you that you are not asking for enough money. He will not tell you that your claim is valued at more money than he is offering. If you accept the settlement and discover later that your claim was worth more or you need additional medical treatments, you cannot go back to the insurance company for more money. Once you accept a settlement, you are barred from trying to recover more compensation.
We have experience calculating the value of a claim to include ALL damages, including your financial damages and non-economic damages (i.e. pain and suffering). We work to maximize the amount of money you can receive for your claim.
Call a NoLA Car Accident Attorney for Help
Contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm by calling (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to request a free consultation with a New Orleans accident attorney.