The Importance Of Contacting A Car Accident Attorney As Soon As Possible

Grady Flattmann
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Local Covington, Louisiana attorney focusing 100% on personal injury matters.

Car accident claims, especially those with significant or catastrophic injuries, can get complicated very quickly.  The longer a car accident victim waits to hire an experienced car accident attorney, the more likely it is that their claim will not be properly valued.  In some cases, an injured person may even unknowingly get themself into trouble by failing to take third-party reimbursement interests into account.  

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It is easy to get frustrated during the claims process.  Sometimes it feels like you are just spinning your wheels and wasting time on the phone just trying to figure out what prompt you need to press to get a real live person on the phone.  Insurance companies know this.  They understand that the more complicated and drawn-out the process becomes, the more likely a car accident victim is to give up on their claim.  

A Few Of The Many Reasons To Contact A Car Accident Attorney

Your job is to get better.  We take care of the rest.

The claims process is stressful, especially when the victim of a car wreck is also trying to recover from their injuries.  That’s where we come in.  Once we are hired, our clients don’t have to deal with the insurance company again.  We manage all aspects of the claim and keep our clients informed every step of the way.  

In Louisiana, the clock is ticking to resolve your claim.  

In Louisiana, a car accident victim has one year within which to resolve their personal injury claim or file a lawsuit.  If the claim is not resolved within the year and a lawsuit has not been properly filed to preserve the victim’s rights, the claim is abandoned as if it never existed.  

At Grady J. Flattmann, Attorneys at Law, we always keep our eye on the clock.  If we are approaching the one-year deadline and our client is still receiving medical treatment or if the insurance company is not being reasonable, we make sure to preserve our clients’ claims by filing suit.  Of course, suit is never filed without our client knowing exactly what is happening and with their full understanding and permission.  

You have the burden of proving your claim.

Our clients often come to us frustrated that the at-fault insurance company isn’t doing anything to resolve their car accident claim.  But guess what?  The burden of proving your claim is on you.  That is, the injury victim must come up with evidence that the other driver was at fault for causing the accident.  Second, the injury victim is required to provide evidence of their injuries, medical treatment, and other damages, such as lost wages, disability, etc.  

At our firm, we gather evidence to show who is at fault for causing the car wreck.  We do this by collecting the police report, victim statements, photographs of the accident scene, and even by engaging experts in the field of accident reconstruction.  

Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Car Accident?

If you'be been hurt in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help families throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

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