Our firm has over 100 years of experience in handling insurance claims and personal injury law in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. After over a century of dealing with automobile accidents, we know how to anticipate and handle the strategies employed by large corporations and insurance companies. As a preferred car accident lawyer in New Orleans, we make sure you get the recovery you deserve if someone injures you in a car accident, either by representing you for an insurance settlement or suing the other driver for damages. Today we’ve got some more tips on questions to ask your auto injury lawyer, whether you go with us or someone else.
1. While this may seem obvious in some cases, you should ask whom should be named as the defendant. While it may seem that the defendant should be the person driving, that person may not have sufficient insurance or assets to cover your losses. Plus, in some cases there may be additional defendants who are responsible, too. For example, if the person who caused the accident was doing work-related tasks when the accident occurred, that person may have been acting as an “agent” of his or her employer.
2. Make sure you’re aware of how long you have to file your lawsuit if you want to move forward with it. There is a statute of limitations in most if not all cases and it’s important to know when this deadline is.
3. Make sure you know the extent of your recovery options. You may be able to recover not only for medical bills and lost wages, but also for pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Were you recently in a car accident? Do you need an auto injury lawyer? Call Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers today!