Destrehan Personal Injury Lawyers

A personal injury can unexpectedly sideline anyone, but it pays to be prepared for the unexpected. Our firm’s Destrehan personal injury lawyers help those injured by someone else’s negligence to recover the financial compensation needed to get back on track after an injury. The time to file a claim is limited, so it is crucial to take the right steps from the beginning. Contact personal injury attorney Bart Bernard today for maximum money compensation.

Tips to maximize your personal injury claim settlement

When you are faced with responding to and recovering from a personal injury, the first steps can have a big impact on the claim. Here are some things to know at the outset.

  1. Preserve evidence. This includes at the time of the accident and in the future. If you are able, take photos at the scene or as soon as possible after. Obtain contact information for witnesses. Keep a file of all paperwork including medical bills and summaries.
  2. Be prepared to fight for the full amount. Insurance companies make it their goal to hold onto as much of their money as possible. Expect the insurance company to look for every justification to lower your payout.
  3. Understand what future treatment you may need. Once you settle your case, you cannot go back and ask for more money. Destrehan personal injury attorneys work with medical and financial experts to determine the full cost of your injury, past, present and future.
  4. Do not be too chatty. Opposing counsel will ask who you told about the accident and possibly question them. The defendant’s lawyers may even obtain copies of anything you posted on your social media accounts. Try not to discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer or professionals involved in your treatment.
  5. Know that your attorney may be able to negotiate with medical providers. After your personal injury settlement, you will likely still have medical bills to pay. This can take a chunk out of the funds you would otherwise receive, but attorneys can often work to reduce the amount owed in cases where the medical provider is cooperative

Be proactive with a personal injury attorney

Following a personal injury, a lot of things are outside your control. You do not have a choice in whether you suffer an injury, incur medical bills, or lose the ability to earn an income. But you can control which personal injury lawyer you choose to represent your interests.

Your attorney will wear lots of hats – confidante, counselor, advocate, and champion. Bart Bernard will help you avoid the pitfalls that can entrap those not familiar with the insurance claims or court litigation process. He can help you understand the full value of your claim and fight to obtain that amount despite blowback from insurance companies. Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™. Call today for a free consultation and find out how much your case is worth.