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Questions And Answers About Motor Vehicle Accidents

An accident that causes injuries on Louisiana roads can change your world in a mere second. If the other driver was careless, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for damages. The experienced lawyers at The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, are ready to advocate on your behalf. They will study the details and offer trustworthy representation that strives for your most favorable outcome.

How much is my car accident claim worth?

The value of a personal injury claim is variable and can include huge expenses for medical, rehabilitation, property damage values, lost wages and, if applicable, a wrongful death claim. An experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorney can investigate the details and advocate on your behalf. We can secure adjusters and financial professionals if needed, to estimate what total damages are and what we can pursue for you in a court of law.

What types of damages can I include in a motor vehicle claim?

We have represented clients with claims seeking compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Property (vehicle) replacement damage

An at-fault party may be required to pay you some or all of these types of damages depending on your circumstances.

Should I accept the insurance company’s first settlement offer?

No. And never accept an offer without discussing your case with an experienced motor vehicle attorney. We can strive to get you maximum compensation for harm done to you.

We are highly skilled and experienced in negotiating out of court, but we are always prepared to go to trial to get strive for your best results. Remember: It is the insurance company’s goal to try to settle quickly and for as little amount as possible. Having an assertive motor vehicle attorney by your side can help you through the process to pursue rightful damages.

Louisiana is an “at-fault” car accident state. What does that mean?

“At-fault” means that the driver at fault for causing the vehicles to crash is responsible for harm incurred due to the accident. The at-fault person’s automobile insurance company will be responsible for the losses up to the policy’s limits for damages such as car replacement, lost salary, injuries/medical costs and possibly other damages.

Injured In Or the Cause Of An Accident? Call Us Today.

Our motor vehicle accident lawyers are ready to evaluate your case today. Phone us at 985-273-0900 to make an appointment at the Covington or Metairie location of  The Truitt Law Firm, LLC, or send in this quick email request form.