Accidents happen all the time and most often are caused by someone being careless. This includes fender benders in all their fascinating variations or slip and fall injuries which can be especially dangerous in certain conditions. It is easy to feel angry, annoyed and frustrated and even despondent after such an incident and may even feel anger toward the party responsible. It is only natural to be met with a floor of disruptive emotions in the aftermath of an accident in which injuries were suffered, but this is not the time to get upset. It is important that you get your head straight so you can focus on healing and recovering your strength. It is also important to take time off your regular work so you can fully recover and gain back your full strength. With all this on your mind, the last thing you should be doing is taking a crash course in dealing with stingy insurance adjusters. Instead contact a Welsh personal injury lawyer at the law offices of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson LLC we will get you the compensation you deserve.
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Should I Try and Negotiate with the Insurance Adjuster?
Insurance adjusters are agents of the insurance company who will be covering the damages sustained in the accident. Their goal in these affairs is simple and straightforward, wrap up this case and make sure it costs the insurance company as little as possible. To this end, they will often make you an immediate offer, which may even sound reasonable, but is always a fraction of what the case may actually be worth.
The only way to know if you are being given a fair shake is by having these negotiations handled by an experienced Welsh personal injury lawyer. Veron, Bice, Palermo, & Wilson LLC, have experience in handling insurance companies and can help you by looking over your case and providing you with a professional guidance.
Who Can Be Named in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
There is a good chance you already know who should be held responsible in a personal injury case, by connecting with our team of personal injury lawyers you can make sure they are held responsible. It may even be the case that there are multiple parties responsible for your accident. Some of the parties we have experience in dealing with include:
- Insurance companies
- Government institutions or cities
- Defective products
Each of the defendants will need to be named in the lawsuit and the process must be handled in a different way. Furthermore, you can expect most if not all of these parties to rely on professional legal counsel. In which case you may find it difficult to face a team of multiple insurance companies. Cases like this tend to get very complicated. In this case, you shouldn’t leave anything to chance. Call the experts at Veron, Bice, Palermo, & Wilson LLC to handle your case and provide you with the compensation you deserve.
Is there a time limit for filing a Personal Injury Claim?
In the state of Louisiana, laws regulate the amount of time that can lapse between the accident and the date the lawsuit is submitted, this is called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana is 2 – 3 years from the date of the accident. If you have any questions about this time frame you should speak with the personal injury experts at Veron, Bice, Palermo, & Wilson LLC.
How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Actually Worth?
It can be difficult to determine the true value of your personal injury case without first reviewing all the details. This is why we offer a free consultation so that we can review these details and provide an approximate value. Some of the more important factors that will determine the value of the case will include.
- Wages and income lost
- Medical expenses
- Injuries suffered
- How the accident happened
- Future medical cost and lost income
- Future results in medical issues
Most often, professional personal injury lawyers will use negotiations to lead to a settlement before the case has to go before court. But, in case things do not follow this regular order, we will prepare the case to go to court where a judge and jury will decide what your case is worth.
How Long Will It Take for My Welsh LA Personal Injury Case to be Settled?
The length a personal injury settlement takes to go through all negotiations and possibly a court case before it can reach a conclusion will be determined by a wide variety of factors. Some of these include the type of accident that occurred and many of the facts pertaining to the case.
For example, if you have been injured in an auto accident, some of the factors that will affect the length of the case will be the type and extent of injuries inflicted as well as the type of accident that occurred. If the accident was a very light fender bender and didn’t result in serious injuries, compensation may be very light. As you might imagine, if the accident was severe and the injuries equally severe, the compensation and value of the case may be especially high. Some of the Important Factors That affect the Duration of your Your Personal Injury Case to Be Settled:
The type of settlement you hope to arrive at can be one point that will lengthen or shorten your personal injury lawsuit period. If you hope to receive to dollar the negotiations may be long, if you are flexible on this point the case could be wrapped up earlier.
As mentioned, the insurance adjuster will typically offer you a low-ball offer that is equal to a mere fraction of the value of your total case. You could accept this right away and the case will be closed quickly. Of course, you may find that what you have agreed to will not fully cover the costs of medical expenses or the wages you lost due to the injuries sustained in this accident.
The insurance company will probably ask for a record of your medical records and expenses before they reach a settlement. It may ask for information seemingly unrelated to the accident and medical records for injuries sustained prior to the accident as well. The reason they ask for this information is to prove that some of the injuries may have been caused by an accident that occurred prior to the accident in question. This is an especially clever technique that allows them to avoid paying out.
In other words, the insurance company will be trying to say that the injuries you are suffering from may have been caused or partially caused by something that had already happened and therefore not caused by this accident. For those injuries that were undeniably from this case, the insurance providers will be trying to determine if you will or will not need medical attention in the future which will increase the value of the case and the amount they will payout.
For this reason, it will be a good idea to have yourself checked out by the proper medical professionals and obtain some proper documentation. It will take time for some of these medical providers to process and provide these important documents. Furthermore, the insurance company will not be able to fully assess the claims until you have reached the period of Maximum Medical Improvement. After which it will still take some time to properly assess the case and draw up all the proper settlement papers.
It is no exaggeration to say that these cases can run on for a few years. But this, of course, depends on the specific circumstances related to your case. Some cases have been known to reach their ideal settlement fairly quickly, but this is usually the exception and not the rule.
To achieve the best possible result in the shortest amount of time, legal guidance is most advantageous. It may be that negotiations will bring about an ideal settlement, but if not, our reputable personal injury lawyers will be able to take the course to trail if needs be. Going to trial is generally looked at as the worst-case scenario for all parties because it is both expensive and drawn out. This is one good reason that all parties will look to settle in negotiations first. But, if no arrangements can be made, a trial may give you the best chance of getting fair judgment.
The length of time it takes for a personal injury case to fully run its course is a unique result of a long list of individual circumstances pertaining to your case. There is also no precise way of determining how long it will take or how much all of these details will affect the value of the case. If you have the patience for the case to run its full course your patience will be rewarded with potentially more favorable outcomes.
Having proper legal counsel at your side during this course of events will be the most important factor in increasing the value of the case and reducing the time it takes to complete. A good Welsh personal injury lawyer will be able to get the lawsuit filed in time and move to expedite the process.
If I’m Partially at Fault, Is It Still Possible to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Welsh LA?
There is still a chance that you can file for a lawsuit if you were partially to blame for the accident. Under Louisiana’s comparative negligence laws, you may still have a right to compensation although these cases will be handled with a bit more professionalism and a good Welsh personal injury lawyer is always a benefit.
Does a Welsh Personal Injury Lawyer Cost A Lot?
Veron, Bice, Palermo, & Wilson LLC we perfectly understand that the wake of an accident can be especially financially straining and we don’t want financial barriers standing between you and the justice you need to get your life in order. To remove financial concerns from your mind, we will not ask for any form of payment for our consultation, review of case or negotiations and court battles, until we have gotten you the compensation you deserve.
It is our extensive experience with individuals just like you that allows us to understand the circumstances around an injury case. Not only is it natural to feel emotionally and mentally impacted, but the physical injuries sustained place a huge concern on your financial and personal future. This is no time to be concerned with how you will be paying for proper financial aid.
For this reason, our team is here to support you and your need for compensation with all the resources skill and experience at our disposal. Our team has made sure that victims of accidents have received compensation of greater value than offered to clients without legal aid.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Welsh, LA are on call to offer this assistance to all who need it not just those who have the cash on hand to retain professional legal counsel. We believe that the rights of everyone should be protected, and that is why we have removed all financial concerns and risks from this process.
For Your Free Consultation and Case Evaluation Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today!
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another’s failure to perform their duty to public safety, you don’t have to face the burden of your injuries and medical expenses alone. Veron, Bice, Palermo, & Wilson LLC have a team of skilled personal injury lawyers with experience taking on all kinds of cases and helping victims recover compensation for their injuries. Contact the personal injury experts at Veron, Bice, Palermo, & Wilson LLC to schedule your free initial consultation. Remember that we will never charge you a thing until we are sure that you are getting the full compensation you need to get your life and health back on track.