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. If you’ve 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 an uninsured or underinsured injures you in an accident, you will be dealing with your own insurance company when it comes to your claim. If you believe a driver who hits you is uninsured or underinsured, you need to let your insurance policy know as soon as possible that you intend to file a claim.
If you and your insurance company disagree on a settlement amount, you cannot sue your insurer but you can ask for an arbitration. This process is similar to a court trial and often requires legal help to represent your rights. Contact us today for more information.
Why do I need an attorney?
In “comparative fault” states, having an attorney is extremely important. “Comparative fault” means the amount you receive depends on how much the other driver is at fault and whether you contributed to causing the accident. A lawyer can help you prove that the other driver was completely 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 experience to truly understand and master. An attorney can organize evidence, gather police reports and proof of lost wages, and advocate for YOUR benefit.
Remember, you will have no legal fees if we do not win your case. There is no reason not to schedule a personal injury consultation immediately after an accident.