If you have suffered an injury as a result of recklessness or negligence of another party, a personal injury attorney will help you get your due. Our Bossier City personal injury lawyers not only have the resources to ensure you win your case, but we also work hard to secure maximum compensation. We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, renowned for achieving multi-million-dollar settlements and court verdicts for our clients.
Studies show big gains are reaped by hiring a personal injury attorney
There is much to be gained by hiring a personal injury lawyer. The Insurance Research Council found that plaintiffs with representation achieve 3.5 times what their self-represented counterparts receive in their insurance payouts. What does this translate to in real dollars and cents? Without an attorney, the average insurance payout was $5,237. With a personal injury lawyer, insurance companies paid $19,168 for injuries. For a serious injury like a bone fracture, self-represented plaintiffs missed out on more than $30,000 that could have gone toward their rehabilitation and recovery.
We handle a variety of personal injury claims
Bart Bernard has experience in handling accident claims involving:
Insurance companies admit their objective is to delay, deny, and defend
CNN has investigated common tactics used by insurance companies to get out of paying customers their full due. In one case, a woman’s fender-bender resulted in $25,000 worth of lost wages and medical expenses for a contusion above the eye, spinal cord injury, and whiplash neck injury. The auto insurance company offered her $15,000 to settle. Was it worth hiring a lawyer to fight over $10,000? How much of a cut would the lawyer take, she wondered? Ultimately, she went to court and won a verdict for $167,000. It took her three years to get it, but she was glad she hired legal representation to fight for what her case was truly worth.
According to the media, former insurance industry insiders say they are encouraged to:
In no uncertain terms, the training manuals encourage “smaller walk-away settlements.” They are betting on customers needing the money right away and agreeing out of desperation. With profit margins ranging from 3 to 13 percent, it’s in the insurance company’s best interest to minimize what they pay out on accidents to remain competitive.
There is no substitute for a lawyer’s experience
It can be difficult to determine what a “fair settlement” looks like. Need help finding the best medical care for your recovery and covering the cost of your treatment? Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers can help with all of that, while filing all your paperwork before the deadlines, securing expert witnesses that will make a big difference in your compensation level, and meeting with court officials so you don’t have to secure a babysitter, take time off work, find a ride, or trouble yourself while you’re recovering. Our legal services are provided to clients at no upfront cost, so you only pay us if we win. Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™. Contact us for your free case review, any time day or night, weekend or holiday.