The issue is that you have to prove what they did to cause the accident. Car accident evidence is not always easy to gather, especially because you may be dealing with injuries at the scene.
An experienced attorney can get to work immediately, gathering the evidence that you need to prove liability. They can handle the details and all the tasks that you cannot, both because you are injured and do not know the car accident legal system.
Your Damages in a Louisiana Car Accident
Louisiana car crashes can be expensive. Not only are there prohibitive medical bills, but you also have other economic and non-economic costs. These damages do not even account for the experience that you have endured since the accident. One 2010 study placed the average per person cost of moderate car accident injuries at $123,000 per person. For accidents with severe injuries, the cost goes well beyond $400,000. These figures do not account for lost of quality of life, and they also do not factor in a decade’s worth of inflation.
In any car accident case, you are entitled to the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death damages for your family (if your loved one died in the accident)
Insurance Companies Will Make Your Life More Difficult
The insurance company does not want to pay you for the full value of your damages. What makes things even more complicated is that many Louisiana drivers carry the minimum amount of insurance since policies are so expensive in the state. Therefore, you may need to deal with your own auto insurance company using your underinsured motorist coverage (assuming you have it). Your own insurance company will not be any fairer with you than the other driver’s insurer. Customer service does not extend to fully and fairly paying claims.
You Can Always Reject a Low Settlement Offer
You have the legal right to say no to a settlement offer that does not fully pay for your damages. You can always continue to negotiate with the insurance company. If you cannot reach a settlement, you can always have your day in court, where a judge or jury will decide your case. At Egenberg Trial Lawyers, we will work for you to obtain the highest possible settlement or award after your car accident. These funds are money that you need to pay your bills and compensate you for the harm caused to you by someone else’s carelessness.
Contact a New Orleans Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you need a sensible and determined attorney. At Egenberg Trial Lawyers, we will handle your case with care and compassion while we fight for you against anyone who would try to cut your compensation. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us today at (504) 229-5700 or contact us online. Do not delay in calling a lawyer because it can hurt your legal case.