Along with the pain you are dealing with after a car accident, there is another feeling just as bad – worry. You worry about whether you will recover completely, when you can go back to work, if you can keep your job after your injuries, and how you are going to pay the medical and household bills that are piling up. A car accident attorney can make those responsible pay for your losses. The Bart Bernard team of Chalmette personal injury lawyers can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Hit Hard. Get Bart Bernard. ™
Car accident injuries
Most car accident victims eventually recover. However, sometimes those injuries are so severe that they result in permanent impairment or disability. These victims may find themselves either unemployable or unable to return to the type of work they did before the accident. They may require specialized care in a nursing home, modifications to their living quarters or special equipment. Examples of serious car accident injuries include:
Statute of limitations
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit relating to a motor vehicle accident is just one year from the date of the crash. Failing to meet that deadline means a lawsuit cannot go forward in court.
When recuperating from a serious accident, you must concentrate on getting well. It is critical, however, that you also hire legal counsel as soon as possible. Not only is the time for filing the lawsuit shorter than in most other jurisdictions, but evidence crucial to the case could disappear. For example, it is possible the accident was picked up on a nearby surveillance camera, but property owners don’t hold onto these videos long-term. Contacting a lawyer soon after the accident means the investigation can begin immediately.
When you are in pain and trying to assess the many ways the accident has changed your life, it may seem easiest to accept the settlement of the at-fault driver’s insurance adjuster. That is a big mistake. Never make a statement to the adjuster or agree to any kind of settlement– even if the amount sounds generous–before speaking to a car accident attorney. Anything said in a statement to the insurer may later be used against you, and the insurer always wants to settle for as little as possible. What sounds like a good amount of money may not pay for the type of injuries you have sustained. The Chalmette personal injury lawyers know the fair amount of a settlement for each client.
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If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of an experienced car accident lawyer at Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win. Click Bart First, Call Bart First™