Have you been injured in a traffic accident in New Orleans? If so, our New Orleans traffic accident attorneys can help you file your injury claim. The insurance adjuster for the other driver may contact you before you have a chance to discuss your claim with an attorney. We urge you to contact our office for a free consultation before you discuss your claim with the insurance adjuster.
We understand you may have many questions about the claims process. Even though each case is unique, most cases involve at least three of the four steps described below.
Consultation and Case Evaluation.
The first step is the free consultation and case evaluation. Our lawyers meet with you to learn about the details of your accident, so we can advise you of your options for recovering compensation from the party responsible for the crash. In addition, we answer your questions about the claims process so that you feel comfortable with us and with the choice to proceed with an injury claim.
Accident Investigation Stage.
If you choose to retain our firm to handle your claim, our attorneys and legal team begin investigating your accident. We obtain a copy of the police report to review and, in some cases, visit the accident scene to obtain additional evidence. During the investigation, we interview witnesses, communicate with your physician, and identify all parties that are liable for your damages. In addition, we may consult with and employ experts to assist us in proving how the crash occurred and to prove the damages you suffered because of the collision.
Preparing and Forwarding a Settlement Demand.
When you have recovered fully or recovered as much as you will with medical treatment, we prepare a demand for settlement. The written settlement demand sets forth our reasons for requesting the amount in the settlement demand, including the allegations against the driver and a description of the specific damages. We may include evidence of your damages such as copies of your medical records, payroll statements, and other documents.
If the insurance company denies the claim, our attorneys negotiate with the company to arrive at a fair and just settlement. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators; however, the company may refuse to negotiate fairly. In that case, we may move to the next step.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we may advise you to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, filing the lawsuit might be sufficient to force the company to agree to a settlement. However, our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys who are prepared to litigate your case if necessary to protect your rights and your best interests.
Hiring a New Orleans Traffic Accident Attorney
Our attorneys handle traffic-related accidents in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. It is our desire to help accident victims receive the money they deserve for their claim while bringing justice to individuals injured in traffic accidents.
For your free consultation, contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm by calling (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889. We urge you to take advantage of a free case evaluation with a New Orleans accident attorney to learn more about how we can help you fight for your right to a fair and just settlement for your claim.