When you or your loved one have suffered an injury due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation to help you recover and move forward in Lafayette, LA. Though accidents do happen, you should not be made to pay for the conduct of others, especially when you are forced to take time off of work to recover and bills resulting from your medical care and property damage begin piling up. Further, your injuries can be emotionally taxing on both you and your family – you do not need additional legal and financial worries when you should be concentrating on healing. Precht Law Firm is here to help your case.
What to Do After an Accident in Louisiana
As stated above, it is vital you seek medical care as soon as possible. Make sure your doctor keeps a thorough record of your injuries, including any worsening symptoms, and follow up with their treatment recommendations and additional appointments.
- File a police report, if possible, and gather as much information as possible at the scene of the accident, if it is safe to do so. This includes the name, phone number, and insurance information of the other party, as well as the information of any witnesses, photos of the scene and any damage, and your immediate thoughts and reactions before your memories can fade.
- Report the accident or your injuries to your insurance company but do not admit fault or insert your opinions on the matter.
All of these reports and information can be used by your Lafayette personal injury attorney to help you seek the compensation you deserve. At Precht Law Firm, we work hard to tailor your claim to your specific situation and will use years of experience to pursue every legal avenue to ensure you will be taken care of long into the future.
Contact Precht Law Firm and let our lawyers lift these worries from your shoulders. Schedule your free consultation so we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Louisiana
Any personal injury claim or lawsuit begins with visit to your doctor and a frank discussion with your attorney. It is important to contact our firm as soon as possible after you have sought medical help because Louisiana Civil Code section 3492 sets the prescription period for filing a claim at one year from the date of your injury. If this time limit runs out, you may be barred from seeking compensation in the future.
It is also vital that you seek medical attention and follow your doctor’s advice for treating your injuries. Not only can this help ensure that you do not suffer further physical damage, but your ongoing medical record can be used to build a stronger case for compensation. Once your attorney files a petition to start your lawsuit, we will investigate the evidence in your matter and handle the discovery process to gather all information needed to protect your rights to compensation.
Should the negligent party and their insurance party offer you a lowball settlement offer that will not cover your needs, or if they refuse the settle altogether, we will take your lawsuit to trial to fight for the full and fair compensation you need in front of a judge and jury.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- The cost of medical and rehabilitative care, including assistive devices, prescriptions, and therapy
- Lost wages or a loss of future earning capacity
- The cost of repairing damage to your personal property
- Loss of enjoyment and emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Louisiana Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Precht Law Firm handles a wide range of personal injury matters, including, but not limited to:
- Slip and fall cases
- Premise liability
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Nursing home neglect
- Product liability
The Process of Making a Personal Injury Claim
These cases are reviewed by personal injury lawyers who compare the conduct of these people with that of an ordinary person under similar circumstances. The person responsible for your injury can be made to pay your damages if they failed to uphold their duty of care.
A personal injury can be compensated in two ways:
- The responsible party's insurance company handles your claim
- The defendant is sued in court by you
To obtain the financial compensation you legally deserve in either of these scenarios, you must put in considerable effort. As described above, you must first prove that someone else was negligent in causing your injuries. After that, you must negotiate the settlement, securing compensation that does not fall short of fully compensating you for your injuries.
For client-focused representation, call (337) 201-9119. At Precht Law Firm, we are dedicated to seeing you succeed.
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