If you were injured in a car accident caused by another motorist, Louisiana law may allow you to hold that individual liable for your related expenses and losses. If you have a valid case to take legal action and pursue damages in civil court, a Shreveport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you through the process.
To learn more about your legal options based on what happened in your accident, call (318) 553-5470 to discuss the details with a member of the legal team from the Morris Bart law office in Shreveport. We will evaluate the merits of your case at no cost to you or your family.
Louisiana Law Mandates Liability Coverage in Auto Insurance Policies
It may be possible to recover a just settlement and hold the at-fault driver responsible in your Caddo Parish or Bossier Parish accident without going to court. The Louisiana mandatory car insurance laws make it possible to file an insurance claim and negotiate a settlement agreement in some instances.
According to the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI), mandatory auto insurance in the state includes liability coverage that pays for both property damages and injuries suffered in an accident the policyholder causes, up to the limits of the policy. This is known as 15/30/25 coverage because the state requires a policy to include:
- Up to $15,000 for bodily injury for one victim;
- Up to $30,000 for bodily injury to all victims; and
- Up to $25,000 coverage for property damage in an accident.
This does not mean we believe you should try to reach a settlement on your own with the liable driver’s insurance carrier, however. It is very important that we have a good understanding of the value of your case before we enter into negotiations. Failing to calculate the fair settlement value based on your losses could result in a settlement agreement that does not compensate you for your expenses.
For a free legal consultation with a Passenger Vehicle Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call (318) 553-5470
Putting a Value on Your Passenger Vehicle Accident-Related Damages
After accepting a passenger vehicle accident case, our law firm begins an investigation into what happened. As a part of this investigation, we also collect evidence to show the damages our client experienced. This includes:
- Current expenses
- Likely future expenses
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages, such as intangible losses
Some examples of potentially recoverable damages could include:
- Treatment and care required for your personal injuries
- Lost wages, benefits, and other income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages, such as vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages
To learn more about how the Morris Bart law office in Shreveport helps accident victims with their claim, contact us today. We have team members standing by to provide a free consultation.
How Our Passenger Vehicle Accident Attorneys Can Help Your Case
Our legal team helps accident victims who meet the legal standards to file suit to seek the financial recovery they need to cover their accident-related expenses. We cannot accept every accident case, but we may be able to represent you if you qualify. The best way to find out is by reaching out to our Shreveport office for a free consultation.
When we take on a case, we navigate the entire process for our client. This includes:
- Building a case by gathering evidence
- Working with experts who help us prove the facts of the case
- Determining cause and liability
- Analyzing the available insurance coverage
- Estimating a fair settlement range
- Filing claim paperwork
- Communicating with the insurance carriers
- Protecting your rights
- Negotiations for a just settlement agreement
- Drawing up settlement paperwork
- Accepting payment and dispersing funds
Alternatively, we also represent clients in court when necessary. Our Shreveport personal injury attorneys know how accident and injury law works in Louisiana and can provide you with representation and support during this process. We present the evidence we collected and argue for a just award, asking the judge and jury to fairly compensate you for your losses.
Because we only accept cases based on a contingent fee, you will not need to pay us attorney fees unless we recover a settlement agreement or court order for payment in your case. After we reach a conclusion in your case, we will receive the payment. Only then will we take our percentage before forwarding on the remainder of your financial recovery to you.
To learn more about how a Shreveport passenger vehicle accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you and to learn if you qualify to hold the other driver financially accountable in your passenger vehicle accident, contact us today. Call (318) 553-5470 to speak with a member of our Shreveport office.
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The Statute of Limitations in Louisiana Limits Your Time to Begin Legal Action Against the At-Fault Party
Louisiana has a strict statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, including car accident lawsuits. Under Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, victims of collisions generally only have one year from the day they were injured to file the necessary paperwork and begin legal action.
We will need to know about your case and begin our investigation into what happened well in advance of this date. Contact us as soon as your injuries allow and learn if you can pursue a settlement or court award in your case.
Get Help from the Office of a Passenger Vehicle Accident Attorney Today
A Shreveport passenger vehicle accident lawyer may be able to represent your interests and seek monetary damages on your behalf after your injury accident. To learn if you qualify, call (318) 553-5470 today to speak with a member of our team about your collision, including details of the accident and the injuries you suffered. We may be able to get started on your case right away.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 offices across the Gulf South, including our Shreveport office. Our legal team serves accident victims throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
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