Serious Automobile Accident Litigation
It is important to have legal protection when involved in any type of serious automobile accident. If a car accident has led to personal injury or has caused damage to your car, you may be considering taking legal action to get the compensation that you deserve. After consulting with you, a lawyer at Clary | Suba | Neale will draft a Petition for Damages, which is a detailed, factual account of the events leading up to and immediately following an automobile accident. Starting with the prompt assimilation of records, Clary | Suba | Neale will gather all of the relevant information, assimilate it into an official report, and then establish contact with an insurance company. Depending on the case, it might end in litigation, at which point a petition is filed and the matter is tried in court.
A Few Important Things to Know About Serious Automobile Accident Litigation
Often, the insurance company will not reimburse the plaintiff adequately – yet, the plaintiff still has to pay for medical expenses and automobile repairs in addition to the money that was foregone due to missing work because of injuries from the accident.
Many states have a prescriptive period or “statute of limitations” that restricts the time frame in which the plaintiff can take legal action. In Louisiana, a plaintiff or injured party has one year from the date of an automobile accident to bring a claim or lawsuit, so prompt attention to these matters is critical. If you are considering suing due to a car accident, make sure that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that you are aware of any restrictions that may inhibit your ability to take legal action.