Skilled Litigators Advocating For Clients in Louisiana

Car Accident Attorneys With Decades Of Experience

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A number of Louisiana personal injury attorneys who advertise on TV promise quick settlements for parties who are injured in motor vehicle accidents and other incidents. Immediate compensation may be enticing if you have been seriously injured and you’re staring at a mountain of medical bills and other expenses. However, a lawyer who promises you speedy compensation may be thinking of his or her own best interests more than yours.

At The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, we focus on recovering the full amount that an injured party deserves rather than promising compensation in a certain amount of time. We know from experience that it takes time to properly value many personal injury cases. We obtain complete medical information regarding the extent of your injuries in order to properly value the case.

Ready To Litigate Any Type Of Accident Claim

Our car accident attorneys represent injured parties and insurance companies named as defendants in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Car accidents alleging driver negligence (texting while driving, drunk driving, etc.)
  • Semi truck accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries and deaths
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicyclist and pedestrian injuries stemming from collisions with automobiles
  • Commercial vehicle accidents (delivery vans, taxis, buses, etc.)
  • Rideshare accidents (services like Uber and Lyft)

While all of these accidents will involve similar elements, there are also unique factors that are best addressed with the help of an attorney with broad experience in personal injury litigation, like those at our firm.

We Know How To Accurately Value Injury Cases

Whether we are representing an injured party or an insurance company in a personal injury case, we gain a full understanding of the extent of the injuries and the true cost of recovery. Our willingness to litigate if a fair settlement cannot be reached benefits our clients on both sides of these cases.

Whether you are an injured plaintiff or an insurance company, self-insured or corporation named as a defendant in a personal injury case, it is critical to have legal counsel that is prepared to litigate if a fair settlement cannot be reached. Our car accident attorneys have tried nearly 500 cases over more than 26 years. It is highly unusual to see the same lawyers who advertise on TV in any of those courtrooms. We, however, will be with you every step of the way.

Early investigation and the retention of a lawyer to protect your interests are crucial. That is why whether you are injured in an accident or you are a trucking company or a corporation whose driver has been involved in an accident, it is important to consider retaining the legal team at The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, at the outset.

Small Firm With Reputation For Providing Optimal Settlements And Judgments For Our Clients

Our firm isn’t the largest in Louisiana – not even close. We view our nimbleness and meticulous attention to detail as a competitive advantage. The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, has successfully represented clients in numerous cases where the stakes were high, involving the potential for millions of dollars. When that kind of recovery is on the line, time and again, clients turn to The Truitt Law Firm, LLC.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your motor vehicle accident. We work with clients throughout Louisiana from offices in Covington and Metairie. Call 985-273-0900, or use our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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FAQ – Motor Vehicle Accidents

At The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, our experienced injury attorneys have been representing car accident victims and defendants in litigated disputes for nearly 30 years. Our extensive experience on both sides of the courtroom is an advantage to any client we represent, and it is one of the factors responsible for our strong track record of success in and out of the courtroom.

If you are currently filled with questions following a car accident, you are certainly not alone. On this page, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive from clients. After reading, we invite you to ask your own questions during a free initial consultation.

What kinds of evidence should I be collecting at the scene of the crash?
How much do I need to speak to insurance companies after the accident?
Why should I work with a lawyer instead of just taking a settlement?
Do you also represent insurance companies and drivers accused of causing car accidents?
How much does it cost to hire a car accident attorney?

What kinds of evidence should I be collecting at the scene of the crash?

This is an important question because the actions you take immediately after a crash could greatly benefit or weaken your case. We provide an in-depth answer on our auto accident claim tips page.

How much do I need to speak to insurance companies after the accident?

You will need to report that the accident happened (to your own insurer) but are not obligated to speak with the other driver’s insurance company. After reporting the accident, any further communication should be limited until you’ve had time to speak with your own attorney.

When you hire our firm, we can represent you in all communications with insurers, which is helpful for two reasons. First, many clients find talking to insurance adjusters to be stressful, especially when they are trying to recover from the crash.

Second, you don’t want to risk saying anything that could weaken your case. Like all companies, insurers are in business to make a profit, so they look for ways to reduce their own liability. As such, adjusters will be listening carefully to the answers you give. It’s safer to have your lawyer speak on your behalf.

Why should I work with a lawyer instead of just taking a settlement?

It is absolutely your right to take the insurance company’s settlement offer if you so choose. But for the reasons stated above, insurers are likely to make an offer that is far lower than what your case is worth, and it may not be enough to even cover your expenses.

Most of the time, working with a personal injury attorney can help you secure a significantly higher settlement than you would otherwise receive. And if defendants are unwilling to make a reasonable offer, we are more than ready to represent you aggressively in court.

Do you also represent insurance companies and drivers accused of causing car accidents?

Yes, we do. Rather than being a conflict of interest, our experience on both sides of the courtroom is actually an advantage to our clients because we understand how the other side thinks and strategizes. When we represent defendants and insurers, we sometimes focus on entirely disproving liability. However, depending on the facts of the case, our job is sometimes to help clients accept responsibility while keeping financial liability reasonable and limited.

How much does it cost to hire a car accident attorney?

When we represent plaintiffs, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t collect any legal fees until and unless we help you recover money. Then, our fees are paid as a predetermined percentage of however much we help you obtain.

In a defense capacity, we charge nominal hourly fees for representation, which we would be happy to discuss during your initial consultation.

Contact Us For Sound Advice And Knowledgeable Legal Guidance

Our firm has offices in Metairie and Covington. We serve clients in the New Orleans area and throughout Louisiana. To discuss your rights and legal options with one of our skilled and attentive attorneys, contact us to arrange a free initial consultation. You can reach out online or call 985-273-0900. Hablamos español.