Accidents happen every day in Terrytown. While most don’t result in severe injuries or any significant problems, there are still many that do leave victims with massive damages. As opposed to paying them out of pocket, you can file a claim against the negligent party responsible so you can receive financial compensation.
Morris Bart, LLC has personal injury attorneys in Terrytown that can assist you in filing a claim and fighting for a fair settlement. Allow us to help you take on the insurance company and win a settlement that you rightfully deserve. Learn more about what we can do to help you.
Understanding Personal Injury Law in Terrytown
Before you file a claim for personal injury, you should understand basic personal injury laws as they apply to your case. La. Civ. Code. Art. 2323 states that personal injuries fall under the comparative fault rule. This rule outlines how fault works and how it affects your claim.
Anyone who gets injured due to the negligence of another party has the right to file a claim. However, that doesn’t mean that they instantly receive compensation. Personal injury victims still need to prove their case with solid evidence. Don’t let the insurance company try to blame the accident on you. Always fight for a fair settlement.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Terrytown, call 800-537-8185
Why do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
People assume that lawyers won’t do anything except file paperwork. The reality is that a lawyer can do much more than basic legal tasks. There are several advantages to hiring a lawyer that often get overlooked.
Don’t feel like your case isn’t worth a lawyer’s time. That’s what insurance companies want you to believe. Without strong legal representation, it can be challenging to mount any sort of fight against a powerful insurance company. Instead, you can even the playing field by hiring a personal injury lawyer. It’s an investment that you make to get justice and a fair settlement for your damages.
What Will Your Lawyers do for Me?
Our lawyers can do many things on your behalf. We will ensure that you get top-quality legal services and assist you throughout the entire claims and negotiation process.
Gathering Evidence and Building a Strong Case
An essential part of any personal injury case is the evidence. Without solid evidence, you won’t prove your damages and the negligence of the at-fault party. Our lawyers know how to get crucial evidence from your accident, such as:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Official documentation of the accident
- Witness testimonies
- Experts in accident reconstruction and other fields that can provide supporting testimony
Once we gather evidence pertaining to your case, we will keep it organized and prepare it for use in your claim. Then, when it comes time to negotiate for a settlement, we will use everything at our disposal to fight for the compensation that reflects all of the damages you sustained.
Handling Insurance Companies
Handling insurance companies is no easy task. Insurance companies are often large, powerful, and have tons of money and resources at their disposal. But, unfortunately, instead of using the money and resources they have to pay you a settlement, they often use it to try and pay you less than what you deserve.
We know how insurance companies work. Our Terrytown personal injury lawyers won’t let them trick you into settling for less. More often than not, just hiring a lawyer is enough to get the insurance company to listen to your demands.
Calculating Your Damages Accurately
Calculating damages isn’t as simple as it may seem. There are many formulas and other things to consider when trying to figure out how much your settlement will be. However, the personal injury lawyers at Morris Bart, LLC know how to maximize your settlement and get you the compensation you need.
What Personal Injury Cases Can Your Lawyers Handle?
There are several types of personal injury cases we can handle. While we can’t list all of them, here are several of the most common that our lawyers deal with regularly.
Motor vehicle deaths in 2020 have been the highest we’ve seen in the past 13 years. Car accidents have been at an all-time high and are a significant source of injury not just in Terrytown but all over the U.S. Our lawyers are experts in handling car accident cases. We can help you recover compensation for any damages.
Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injury in the U.S. Doctors and medical staff have years of training under their belt. There’s no excuse for any sort of negligence.
When you entrust your health to another person, they need to exercise an extremely high duty of care for your wellbeing. If you don’t meet that duty of care, you can file a claim against them and recover a settlement.
Whenever you purchase a product, the manufacturer has a duty of care to ensure that their products aren’t dangerous. If a faulty product caused you to suffer an injury, you can file a claim against the product manufacturer to cover any damages.
Workers’ compensation law can be difficult to navigate. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling workers’ compensation claims for clients. We won’t stand for employers or insurance companies cheating their employees out of compensation.
Don’t worry about getting fired if you work with an attorney. The law protects you. If you’re not getting a reasonable settlement or the insurance company continuously downplays your injuries, we can inform you of all your legal options.
How Much Will My Settlement Be Worth?
How much your settlement will be worth is highly dependent on several factors:
- How much your damages have impacted your life.
- The severity of your injuries.
- The scale of your accident.
- The types of damages you sustained.
The average settlement amount for personal injury cases is all over the place. Some personal injury cases settle for around $15,000 to $30,000, while others can settle for millions. It all depends on the context of your case.
To learn more about your case and get an accurate estimate of your total settlement value, you need to get in touch with our personal injury lawyers in Terrytown. Then, when we look over your case, we can begin to assess how much we think you can win in compensation.
What Damages Can I Be Compensated for after a Personal Injury in Terrytown?
You can recover compensation for virtually all damages related to your injury. Unfortunately, these are only a few of the most common that our personal injury lawyers often see.
Medical expenses usually make up the bulk of all personal injury settlements. Hospital bills, emergency room visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, psychological services, and medical equipment can all add up to a hefty fee.
Many people go into financial ruins over just a three-day hospital stay. However, if you need medical care, you don’t have to go broke getting it. Your settlement can reimburse you for all your medical expenses and any future expenses related to your injury.
Lost wages refer to the pay you didn’t receive due to recovery time for your injury. The world doesn’t stop just because you got into an accident, even if it was at no fault of your own. To make up for any missed pay, your claim can reflect all of the lost wages you missed out on while healing from your injuries.
Vehicle Repair and Property Damages
An accident that results in your injury may also cause property or vehicle damages. You can also factor those in as well. For any replacements or repairs you need done or have already done, you can receive compensation for them.
Pain and Suffering
Insurance companies often claim that pain and suffering damages get blown out of proportion. Don’t listen to any of that. Your pain and suffering are just as worthy of compensation as any of your other damages. If your injury causes you physical hardship, you deserve compensation for it.
In addition to physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma and mental anguish also qualify for compensation. For example, an accident can cause you psychological pain and stress. Our lawyers will help you get money to compensate for that.
An accident can also lead to the death of a loved one. While money can’t fix this tragic loss in your life, it can help you cover for things such as:
- Medical expenses leading up to death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Any loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
Our sincere hope is that the compensation you receive can give you the financial means to begin to move on and find closure, knowing that the party responsible for this loss was held liable for their actions.
What Is the Best Time to File a Personal Injury Claim?
While it’s not wise to wait a long time, you should always take steps to prepare properly first.
If you go through an accident that results in an injury, ensure that your injuries are cared for and then try to gather evidence at the scene. Once you get all of your medical treatment in line, speak to our attorneys. We will use all of the information available to assess your case and file your claim.
Should you file before you receive medical treatment and calculate all of your damages properly, you could end up settling for an amount less than what you need. Once a settlement is reached, there’s nothing you can do to receive any further compensation. This is why it’s crucial to file at the proper time.
The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in Louisiana
La. Civ. Code. Art. 3492 provides you with a one-year general statute of limitations for personal injury claims. Always keep in mind that this is just a general rule. There could be certain factors involved in your case that can either shorten or lengthen the amount of time you have to file.
Still, you shouldn’t take the time you have for granted. Many people procrastinate and file too late. Once the statute of limitations expires, you won’t be able to file a claim. Don’t put your settlement at risk with inaction. Always get in touch with a lawyer to learn more about what you can do to win a settlement.
You Can Trust Our Terrytown Personal Injury Lawyers to Fight Hard for Your Case
Our personal injury lawyers in Terrytown never charge anything upfront for their services. You can get a free consultation with zero risk or obligation. In addition, you don’t have to pay us attorneys fees unless we win compensation for you. If we can’t win compensation on your behalf, you don’t have to pay attorneys’ fees.
For more than 40 years, our law firm has earned the trust of the public. With millions of dollars recovered and thousands of successful cases, you can rest easy knowing that dedicated and experienced attorneys are on your side.
Never Settle for Less
Insurance companies may try to offer you a settlement deal right after your accident. Never accept this initial offer. These offers are often extremely low and don’t reflect the actual amount of damages you’ve sustained at all. The insurance company is just trying to save money at the expense of your settlement.
Before you speak to anyone from the insurance company, please get in touch with our lawyers first. Don’t lose out on a fair settlement early by accepting a deal that’s too good to be true.
Get a Free Consultation with a Skilled Terrytown Personal Injury Attorney Today
Morris Bart, LLC has qualified and hard-working personal injury attorneys in Terrytown and the surrounding areas. Let us help you win your settlement against the insurance company. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are available online or over the phone 24/7.
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