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The Answers You Need About Injuries And More

With more than 50 years of experience, The Roach Law Firm has helped thousands of clients in Southwest Louisiana who suffered catastrophic injuries. As a long-standing law firm based in Lake Charles, we regularly answer questions from a variety of prospective clients. Here, you will find just a few of our answers.

What should I do after a serious accident?

These are the general steps you should take after a car crash, premises liability accident, dog bite or any other accident:

  1. Get medical attention immediately.
  2. Contact the police to have them fill out an accident report.
  3. Get the identifying information of the other party involved as well as any witnesses.
  4. Take pictures of the accident scenes and any injuries you have.
  5. Speak with a personal injury lawyer.

If you have the composure to follow these steps, please try to, as doing so can make a significant difference in your financial settlement or award.

What damages could I recover?

Damages refer to the money owed to someone as a result of another party’s harm. Some common damages in injury claims include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering

We can assess your unique circumstances to give you an accurate idea of what to expect from your claim – including the damages you could recover.

Why isn’t my insurance company helping me?

You purchased insurance thinking your policy would cover your damages. However, insurance companies have only one purpose: To make money. Your insurance provider will do anything it can to avoid paying the full value of your claim. You will almost certainly need an attorney who can advocate for your rights, communicate with the insurance company representatives effectively and make sure no one takes advantage of you.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is just one year from the date of an injury. If you do not file your lawsuit by that deadline, you forfeit the right to recover compensation. It is therefore crucial to work with an attorney who can help you approach the injury claim quickly and efficiently.

Is it worth it to hire a lawyer?

Without a doubt, yes. There is extensive evidence that injury survivors who work with an attorney recover significantly more compensation than those who do not. Having a lawyer to handle the legal process also reduces your stress as you focus on your physical healing process.

Set Up A Consultation To Get More Information

For more answers from reliable lawyers, please contact The Roach Law Firm. To set up an initial consultation, please call us toll-free at 866-613-5458, call us locally at 337-240-9760 or send us an email.