Even if you have sustained only minor injuries in a car crash, it is a good idea to contact a personal injury attorney. You could file a claim against an insurance company yourself, but big companies have big legal teams, and you would likely face an uphill battle. Some insurance companies might deny your claim or, at the very least, offer extremely low compensation with a take-it-or-leave-it sort of attitude.
A personal injury attorney experienced in dealing with insurance company lawyers can do all the legwork and the negotiating necessary for putting forth your claim.
Proof of fault
If the at-fault party's insurance company disputes your claim, this is the same as saying their policyholder is not at fault. In fact, they might simply refuse to make a fair settlement. However, your personal injury attorney can overcome this by working with you to provide the necessary proof that the other party caused the accident.
The medical circumstances
Perhaps you only suffered a sore neck and an injured knee in a car accident. In seeking medical attention, you find that you need a brace for the neck and therapy for the knee. You may not be able to return to your job as soon as you thought. As a result of your injuries, you may be facing temporary loss of income in addition to ongoing medical bills you did not expect. You should not tackle issues like these on your own; they require legal expertise.
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations runs out one year after the date of the auto accident in which you suffered an injury, so you will want to get the claim process started as soon as possible. Your personal injury attorney will go right to work on your behalf, ensuring that those who are at fault for your injuries are held accountable and that you receive the compensation you deserve.