Car accidents happen every day. Just think of how many times a day you might get in a car to head to work or home, taking the kids to school, going to the grocery store, going to the bank, or any other number of errands that require you to get in the car and get on the road.
While you are driving, you face issues like distracted drivers and poor road conditions. Whether your accident is a result of an uninsured motorist, distracted or drunk driver, cell phone user, or any other offense, involvement in an accident at the hands of another driver’s negligence should involve a plan to take legal action.
Morris Bart can help you recover damages and alleviate costs that result from medical bills, lost wages, and much more. The most important thing is to contact us as soon as possible.
Call us before you call anyone else, and if you have not called us yet – do NOT hesitate. The longer you wait to contact a car accident lawyer after a bad accident, the harder it can be for you to receive monetary compensation.
Car Accident FAQs
Dealing with insurance companies can be incredibly time consuming and confusing, especially after a bad car accident. Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and can protect your rights! If you have been in an accident, there are several important pieces of information that you need to gather immediately from the other party involved.
How long do I have to file an injury lawsuit?
The statute of limitations varies by state. In Louisiana, regardless of the type of injury (whether from a car accident, dog bite, or other type of accident), you have one year to file a lawsuit.
What if the other driver is uninsured or underinsured?
If a driver who carries no insurance or is underinsured causes an accident that injures you, you will be dealing with your own insurance company when it comes to claims. If you believe a driver who hits you does not have insurance or is underinsured, you need to let your insurance policy know as soon as possible that you will intend to file a claim.
Should you and your insurance company disagree on a settlement figure, you cannot sue your insurer. However, you can ask for an arbitration, which is similar to a court trial. Contact us today for more information.
Why do I need an attorney?
In fault states, having an attorney is extremely important. Fault insurance means that the amount you will receive is dependent on how much the other driver was at fault. A lawyer can help you prove in court from a legal standpoint that the other driver was at fault in an accident, resulting in a higher level of compensation for you.
Another important reason you will want an attorney is to bring you peace of mind. The court system is incredibly complex and takes decades of attained expertise to understand and master. An attorney can organize evidence, gather police reports and proof of lost wages, and advocate on your behalf for YOUR benefit.
Remember, your lawyer fee will be zero if we do not win your case. There is no reason not to schedule a personal injury consultation immediately after an accident.