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Personal Injury Attorneys Protect Your Rights

Louisiana personal injury lawyer , Jim Lambert has been helping clients find solutions to their legal problems since 1976, earning his firm the highest "AV" rating for their legal ability and integrity.

If you are injured in a serious auto accident, you need to pursue every possible legal option to obtain the monetary settlement you need to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and other financial losses.

If the auto accident occurred in the state of Louisiana, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that Louisiana is a direct action state, which means that injured parties may name an insurance company in the lawsuit. Most states do not have this provision.

The advantage to naming an insurance company in the lawsuit is that juries will see that there is a third party with deep pockets that can cover the award. Since juries sympathize with individuals or small businesses that will experience financial hardship paying damages to the party they injured, they tend to be more generous when they see that a wealthy insurance company is there to foot the bill.

Understanding Louisiana injury laws

Under Louisiana law, specifically Louisiana Civil Code Article 2315, every driver is responsible for the consequences resulting from his or her negligence or failure to act properly. Also, Louisiana is a comparative negligence state, which means that people injured in auto accidents may still recover partial damages even if they were partially to blame.

The bad news is that Louisiana has a one-year statute of limitations for automobile accident cases and other types of personal injuries.  Many other states allow at least two years to take legal action for personal injuries.

Consult an injury attorney in Lafayette to meet the lawsuit deadline

If the lawsuit is not initiated in the year immediately following the accident, the injured party loses the right to seek financial compensation forever. To protect your legal rights, seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your claim or lawsuit is initiated before the statute of limitations deadline expires.

Another downside is that Louisiana has lower insurance coverage requirements compared to most other states. The required minimum of only $10,000 for bodily injury is often insufficient to cover physical and emotional injuries caused by serious accidents. This limits the recovery the injured party can receive from the party responsible for the accident.

Contact us

If you or a loved one is looking for a Lafayette personal injury lawyer to help you, please contact the Jim Lambert Law Firm at (337) 261-3737.

Fallgatter Farmand & Catlin
200 East Forsyth Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-5800

Louisiana has lower insurance coverage requirements compared to most other states. The required minimum of only $10,000 for bodily injury is often insufficient to cover physical and emotional injuries caused by serious accidents. This limits the recovery the injured party can receive from the party responsible for the accident. If the lawsuit is not initiated in the year immediately following the accident, the injured party loses the right to seek financial compensation forever.

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