Although liability questions are common in a personal injury claim, sometimes one person is undoubtedly at fault. For example, in a drunk driving accident, rear-end accident, or left-turn accident, determining fault is generally a straightforward process. While these types of cases can seem simpler on the surface, there several reasons why you should still consult an attorney for a no-doubt liability claim.
There May Be Arguments Over the Extent of Your Injuries
If you’ve been seriously hurt, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is going to look for any reason possible to deny your claim. They might:
- Claim your injuries are a preexisting condition not caused by the accident
- Suggest you’re faking the seriousness of your injuries
- Argue that specific forms of medical care are not needed
- Dispute anticipated future medical costs if you’ve been left seriously disabled
An experienced personal injury attorney can advocate for your interests, gather relevant medical evidence, and find experts to testify on your behalf.
You May Have Trouble Accurately Calculating Your Lost Wages
Calculating lost wages is fairly easy for a salaried employee, but hourly workers, those with variable work schedules, or people who have more than one job need to take special steps to make sure they are fairly compensated. Self-employed business owners must gather extra documentation to prove their losses, while those who’ve been left with a permanent disability will need expert testimony to establish their loss of future earning potential.
The Driver May Have Insufficient Insurance
Unfortunately, a large number of Louisiana drivers are driving with no valid auto insurance policy or policy limits that are too low to adequately cover the expenses from a serious car accident. When you’re hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, your attorney can investigate alternative sources of compensation, such as filing a claim under your own insurance or seeking a settlement from the driver’s personal assets.
You’ve Already Got a Lot on Your Plate
Dealing with a car accident claim can be time-consuming work. If you’re injured, your first priority should be your health. When you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can be assured that all the necessary paperwork will be completed accurately and by the appropriate deadlines. Your rights will be protected, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about on the road to recovery.
Have You Been Injured in a Louisiana Car Accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a Louisiana car accident, you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please contact us online or call our Alexandria office directly at 318.541.8188 to schedule a free consultation.