Whether it’s pedestrians or vehicles, the streets of New Orleans are often full. It’s a vibrant, energetic community, but it should also be a safe one.
A car crash can be devastating physically, emotionally, and financially, and it’s important that you know your legal rights in the wake of an accident. Morgan & Morgan’s car accident lawyers are committed to helping injured victims understand these rights.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
Louisiana is an “at-fault” car insurance state, which means that automobile accident victims are generally allowed to seek compensation directly from the at-fault party and the at-fault party’s insurance company.
However, insurance companies may attempt to confuse you or compel you into agreeing to a settlement that is insufficient to cover your losses. This is why it’s helpful to have an attorney there on your behalf during negotiations, to help ensure you receive the compensation you need.
Investigating Your Claim
Because the other party’s insurance company will be doing its own investigation into the accident, you’ll need an attorney to perform an even more thorough investigation, collecting and presenting evidence that illustrates that the other party was negligent and therefore responsible for your damages.
During an investigation, your Morgan & Morgan attorney may:
- Review police reports and photographs.
- Interview witness statements.
- Review video footage of the accident, if available.
- Research both parties’ driving records.
- Analyze your medical reports with the help of experts.
- Recreate the scene of the accident.
This can help us determine how much compensation you’re owed in damages, and how much you will request.
If you or a loved one has been badly hurt in a car accident, contact Morgan & Morgan today. The statute of limitation for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana is only one year, so don’t hesitate. Fill out our free case review form.