The value of your injury claim after an accident will depend largely on factors such as the nature and severity of the injuries you sustained, the type of treatment required and whether or not the injury causes a disability that impair your function, quality of life and ability to work.
Your first priority should be taking care of yourself. Get the medical care you need immediately following an accident and get settled back at home. Then, if you believe the other party was responsible, you can get in touch with a personal injury attorney. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury [...]
The time it takes to process, negotiate and settle your claim can vary. In personal injury actions, the severity of the injury is a key factor in determining the value of your claim and how long it will take to resolve the case. Each case is unique and the time to resolve the claim may [...]
If you were injured in the accident, no! The insurance company hires skilled adjustors whose sole function is to minimize your damages and undermine your case. You should contact an attorney who has litigation experience against trucking companies.
Damages can included compensation for lost wages, as well as lost future earning capacity. The former is simple to figure out based on how much time at work you missed. The latter will depend primarily on what your doctors expect your maximum medical improvement (MMI) to be, and the kind of treatment and therapy you [...]
18 wheeler drivers and owners are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. These regulations impose additional safeguards to protect motorists from the dangers that these huge rigs pose on the road. You want a lawyer that is knowledgeable and familiar with the FMCSA rules and regulations and is experienced in 18 [...]
Absolutely, if you want to recover a fair amount for all of the damages owed to you. Insurance companies employ adjustors who are trained and supervised to minimize the amount they pay on claims. Their loyalty is to their employer and shareholders. They look out for their best interest, not yours. For example, did you [...]
Redhibition is unique to Louisiana. Under Louisiana “redhibition” laws a seller warrants to you that the vehicle is free from defects and vices. A defect is redhibitory when it renders the vehicle useless or so inconvenient that you would not have purchased the vehicle had you know of the defect at the time of sale.
Depending upon the nature and the severity of the defect, you may be entitled to: Rescission of the sale, which would include the purchase price, interest and costs to maintain the vehicle; or Reduction of purchase price which is the difference in the amount you paid for the vehicle and what a reasonable person would [...]
What is the minimum number of repairs or days out of service for me to pursue a “Redhibition” case against the seller and manufacturer of my vehicle?
None! Unlike the “lemon law”, in order recover under “Redhibition” you need only show that a defect existed at the time of sale that rendered the vehicle useless or so inconvenient that a reasonable person who not have purchased the vehicle had they known of the defect or would have purchased for a reduced price.