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Prien Personal Injury Attorneys
Unfortunately, accidents do happen. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by risky or negligent behavior from someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC understand that you likely are experiencing a financial, emotional, and physical burden after a severe injury.
Filling out insurance claims or filing personal injury lawsuits can be intimidating. If you do not receive fair compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company, you may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, according to Louisiana’s statute of limitations, you must file this lawsuit within one year of having been injured.
It could take several months to negotiate with an insurance company and several more months to prepare a personal injury lawsuit. It is vital that you contact a Prien personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the injury so the statute of limitations does not run before you have time to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation. If a lawsuit is not filed in enough time, you cannot recover damages for your injuries through the court system.
Call the Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC at 337-800-8800 or contact us online for your free consultation. We will review your case and offer you advice on your next best steps.
How Working With an Experienced Attorney Helps Your Case
After an accident, it can be challenging to choose the right attorney. Like other professionals, attorneys have varying levels of experience, success, and ability. Your selection can have an impact on the outcome of your case.
If you are considering negotiating with the insurance company’s adjuster on your own, you should know that these professionals are skilled negotiators. They represent the financial interest of the insurance company and not you. You should have someone representing your financial interests as well.
Insurance adjusters may approach you within days after the accident to ask questions and potentially offer you an initial settlement. When they know you have limited resources and knowledge of the law, they may deliberately delay settling your claim or offer you an amount much lower than they would if you were represented by an attorney.
The longer negotiations are delayed, the higher the chance you will be discouraged and the greater the potential you will run out the clock on filing a personal injury lawsuit. Your Prien injury attorney can advise you on the evidence that needs to be collected to support your claim.
They can help negotiate with the insurance company to avoid litigation and they will advise you about strategies that can increase your potential for success. Do not let an unexpected accident or injury destroy the life you’ve built for yourself and your family.
Personal injury insurance claims and lawsuits may be filed after a wide variety of accidents. We understand that accidents happen under different circumstances and your situation is unique to you. Our legal team has the experience and skills you need, whatever the cause of your injury. Here’s an example of the types of cases that we handle:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Bicycle accident
- Airplane or helicopter crash
- Wrongful death
- Motorcycle accident
- Burn injury
- Brain or spinal cord injury
- Boating accident
- Chemical exposure
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injury
- Maritime injury
- Failure to diagnose
- Orthopedic injury
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
Accidents can result in many different types of injuries. You may experience a physical, mental, emotional, or psychological injury following a traumatic event. They can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injury
- Heart attack
- Internal injuries
- Kidney damage
- Neck or back injury
- Nerve damage
- Psychological injury, including PTSD
- Spinal cord injury
- Torn or ruptured ligaments and tendons
- Traumatic amputation (loss of limb)
What Kind of Compensation is Available?
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover the following types of damages:
Medical expenses: This includes all medical bills that are related to your injury. For example, you could be compensated for doctor visits, imaging studies, physical therapy, medical specialists, or prescription medication.
Lost wages: After an injury, you may not be able to return to work. You could recover damages to cover your lost wages as part of your compensation for your injuries.
Property damage: You may be awarded money to cover the cost of property damaged during the accident. This can include a vehicle, valuable property inside the vehicle, or property you own that was damaged by someone else’s negligence.
Wrongful death: No amount of money can compensate you for the loss of a loved one. After an accident that takes the life of someone you love, you may be entitled to compensation that will help cover medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages if they were the primary breadwinner.
Pain and suffering: The law allows you to receive compensation for pain and suffering associated with an injury that is caused by someone else’s risky or negligent behavior.
Reclaim Your Life After an Injury
An injury can turn your life upside down. The experienced and compassionate legal team at Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC understands that no amount of compensation can make up for the mental, emotional, and physical injuries you may have experienced.
However, compensation can help pay for your expenses and make your recovery just a little easier. A serious injury can sideline you from work and your daily activities for a long period of time. Unfortunately, some people aren’t able to return to their previous level of functioning.
The accident can leave you with emotional and mental scars that aren’t visible from the outside. You may feel as though your life is out of control. Yet, you can reclaim control and have a significant impact on your future when you work with an experienced injury lawyer to obtain the compensation you need to put your life back together.
Trust Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC With Your Case
The skilled and compassionate team of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC recognizes that you have a unique case, and we are ready to hear the details. We have the experience and tenacity to protect your rights and fight for fair compensation for you. It is important that you remember that you are not alone.
Our team is concerned about your case and your recovery. This is reflected in the professionalism and customer service you’ll experience from our staff and attorneys. We will use our knowledge and experience to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at 337-800-8800 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.