In today’s blog, one of our Alexandria, Louisiana personal injury attorneys talks about the most rewarding case of his career.
Helping injured people is generally rewarding. Whether it’s just providing a sympathetic ear to listen to what they’re going through or intervening when insurance companies play games with their lives, using the skills and knowledge I have gained representing the people of Alexandria has been a very satisfying career. Most personal injury attorneys enjoy helping people, especially when they are being taken advantage of or do not know where to turn.
It’s tough to choose my favorite case, especially when I realize just how many people I’ve helped over the years. How can I narrow it down? It might be easy to say it’s the case where we recovered the most money. That client was injured severely and compensated fairly and appropriately based on those injuries and the at-fault party’s negligence.
However, I think the one that stands out most was the last case I took to trial.
When a Personal Injury Claim Turns Into a Lawsuit
In that case, at every turn, the insurance company was unwilling to do the right thing and pay my client what he deserved. This was ultimately very frustrating for my client because he was in pain through no fault of his own, his medical expenses were sky high, and the situation was so unfair.
At the Morris Bart law office in Alexandria—and all our 15 locations across the Gulf South—we believe accident victims deserve to be compensated for their injuries and other damages. If you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence, that party or their insurer should foot the bill. You should not have to pay for damages you did not cause.
This is why we fight for fair compensation for all of our clients. We will take a case to trial if necessary to have the best chance to secure financial recovery for our clients based on their case’s facts and the value of their losses.
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The Importance of Trusting Your Personal Injury Attorney
My client and I were able to build a relationship wherein he trusted my advice and had confidence in my case plan. I presented my analysis of his options to him, and he decided to go the distance and take the case to trial. There is always some risk when you go to trial rather than settle, but his confidence in me helped him feel comfortable despite the risks he faced.
His decision paid off. The judge recognized the insurance company’s tricks and awarded my client reimbursement for all of his medical expenses and money for pain and suffering, as well as interest.
While most cases don’t go to trial, every case requires a solid attorney-client relationship. There will be times when the frustration, anxiety, and general inconvenience of dealing with the aftermath of a car accident will seem overwhelming, and the client must have someone on their side who can take care of business.
When you have an attorney you can trust, and you’re able to have confidence in their knowledge and experience, it’s rewarding!
You Always Make the Final Decisions About Your Case
It is important to remember that you will always make the decisions about your personal injury case. However, your attorney will offer advice and information to ensure you have sufficient knowledge to make these decisions intelligently. This is why it is vital to trust in your lawyer, their experience, and that they have your best interests in mind.
Your lawyer will present each settlement offer to you, ask you about suing if they believe it may be necessary, and allow you to weigh in about other aspects of your case plan. They will offer you the pros and cons of each step, but you must make the decision.
For example, imagine you were hurt in a New Orleans car accident. You hired our team to represent you. Your attorney investigated what happened and built a strong case against the liable party. You suffered serious injuries that required hospitalization, surgery, and time away from work. We demanded the insurer pay damages that include:
- Medical treatment and care
- Future costs for lasting injuries
- Lost wages and reduced ability to earn
- Car repairs and other property damages
- Pain and suffering damages
We estimated that your case might be worth $250,000. The insurer is offering only $50,000. We would explain why we did not believe this was a fair offer and what consequences you might face if you accepted this offer and then ran out of money to pay for your future care needs. However, you ultimately make the decision.
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