Questions to Ask Your Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney

  • It’s easy to be injured in an accident, but it’s not so easy to deal with the aftermath. You are probably suffering with injuries, dealing with physical pain, and missing out on work wages. You are dealing with medical expenses associated with your injury, and you’re trying to figure out how you will pay them.

    In addition, you are probably worried about how you can put this accident behind you and move forward with your life. The option of filing an injury claim might be available to you. The way to find out is to contact a personal injury attorney. How can your attorney help you? What is the injury claim process like? 

    Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney These Questions

    You have a lot of questions for your attorney, but you aren’t sure which ones to ask first. Here are a few questions to get you started so you’ll know what to ask when you talk to a lawyer at our firm during a free case assessment.

    How much time do I have to file an injury claim in Louisiana?

    In Louisiana, injury accident victims have up to one year to file a personal injury claim. The time frame begins on the date of the accident. It’s also important to get started on your claim as soon as possible because you need to interview witnesses, gather evidence, and document your injuries.

    If you wait too long, evidence could be lost, witnesses could lose their memories of the incident, and you could lose track of some of your losses related to your injuries.

    What is the personal injury claim process like?

    The personal injury claim process can be intimidating to injury victims because they don’t know what to expect. The process often starts with an investigation of the accident. You need to figure out what caused the accident and who was responsible. 

    You can investigate, and your lawyer can help you investigate. In some cases, police can also assist with this step. Once you’ve investigated and identified the liable party, you’ll want to put your evidence together and prepare the claim paperwork. You also want to calculate your losses so you’ll know what to demand from the insurance company. 

    Finally, you’ll submit a claim and negotiate a settlement from the insurer. If the insurer is being difficult, it could be necessary to go to court, but court is rare.

    How will I pay my lawyer?

    Many people don’t call a lawyer after they’ve been injured in an accident. This is because they think they can’t afford to pay for one. The good news is that our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. You don’t pay until we’ve won you monetary compensation for your injury.

    Consult with a Baton Rouge Injury Attorney

    Talk to the Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers at our firm about your claim. We will answer your questions during a free case assessment. Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers can be reached by dialing 225-387-2323. You’re also welcome to visit our website to learn more.