Are you stressed and overwhelmed after being injured in a car accident? Car accidents range from minor bump-ups to catastrophic crashes. It can be difficult to know when you need to hire an attorney. Below are four situations we believe necessitate consulting with our New Orleans car accident attorneys.
Four Reasons You Might Want to Hire a New Orleans Car Accident Attorney
Is the other side denying liability?
To recover money for a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove the other party is liable for your damages. If the other driver denies responsibility for the crash, you need the assistance of an experienced NoLA car accident attorney. Our attorneys understand how to investigate an accident and gather the evidence needed to prove fault and liability for a car accident claim. Remember, the insurance company has a team of professionals working to protect its interest, which means denying your claim or paying as little as possible to settle your claim. Therefore, you deserve a top-notch legal team on your side to protect your interests.
How severe are your injuries?
A minor injury that heals in a few days might not require the assistance of an attorney to file an injury claim. However, if your injury lasts longer than a few days, requires hospitalization or surgery, or you miss work, you should definitely consult an attorney. In many cases, the costs of a car accident are greater than the victim originally anticipated. An attorney can help you gather the information needed to prove the severity of your injuries and the extent of your losses to maximize the amount of money you can receive for your claim.
Did you suffer a permanent disability?
In addition to compensation for your financial damage and other damages through the date of settlement, you can also recover compensation for a permanent disability. If you are paralyzed, lose a limb, suffer scarring, you have a disfigurement, or you suffer another permanent condition, you need an attorney who understands how to value this portion of your car accident claim. It can be difficult to know how much money to demand for a permanent disability caused by a car accident. Our attorneys have experience presenting a convincing case to justify compensation for permanent damages.
Will you have future damages?
In some cases, a victim might be looking at future damages, including the costs of ongoing medical care and personal care. When a victim suffers a permanent disability or condition, there are often future damages. In addition to ongoing medical costs, the victim may be unable to return to work. If the victim does return to work, he or she might have a decreased earning capacity.
We strongly urge you to consult with our attorneys if you are in this position. Future damages can be a substantial portion of a personal injury claim. In most cases, we need to consult financial and medical experts who can project the damages and provide evidence to substantiate the amount we are demanding for settlement.
Call Now for a Free Case Review from a New Orleans Car Accident Attorney
You can contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm by calling (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889. We offer free consultations with a New Orleans accident attorney so that you can get answers to your questions and advice about filing a personal injury claim.