Our Personal Injury FAQ

Why won’t the insurance company pay me what I'm owed? If the other driver was at fault, why do I have to pay my own medical bills? Who pays for my rental car after my car was totaled? We answer questions like these and many more in our personal injury FAQs. If your question is not covered here, give us a call.

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  • I'm worried about losing my job as a result of a car wreck. What should I do?

    Your lost wages, time you miss to go to the doctor, and inability to continue working may form part of your claim against the at-fault party. It is important to document any time you miss from work. While we can't control your employer's actions, we can provide them with information from your doctor concerning your limitations and request proof from them regarding your lost wages. If you have short-term or long-term disability insurance, we can help you navigate through the process of filing a claim. Each person's situation is unique. We can help you through this process.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • Should I speak to the insurance adjuster calling me after an accident?

    We do not recommend that our clients speak directly with the adjuster for the other party's insurance company following an accident. Insurance adjusters are typically trained to ask you questions which benefits the insurance company and not you.  Any statement you make may be recorded and may use against you later.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • Why Choose Grady J. Flattmann, Attorneys at Law, LLC?

    Speak with an attorney, every time. Our clients know what's going on in their case, from start to finish. Our clients are given the respect and dignity they deserve. Competence, Diligence, Communication, Professionalism.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • Do I have a deadline for filing a claim for my personal injury case?

    In Louisiana, an individual has one (1) year from the date of injury or damage within which to file suit against the responsible parties in a personal injury case. If a claim is not fully resolved before that time, a lawsuit must be filed in order to preserve the claims of the injured party.  Otherwise, your claim is lost forever.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • I don't know if I have a claim. What should I do?

    An experienced attorney can evaluate your claim and let you know if you have a case.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • I've been in a car wreck. What should I do?

    Make sure to:

    • Call the Police (Dial 911);
    • Seek immediate medical treatment if you are injured;
    • Obtain the other driver's name and contact information;
    • Take pictures and video of the damage to both vehicles and of the accident scene;
    • Get the name of the other driver's insurance company and policy number;
    • Get the item number of the police report and the identity of the police who respond (State Trooper, Parish Sheriff, City police);
    • Get the contact information of any witnesses; and
    • Take pictures of your injuries.

    We can help you with your car wreck case, from start to finish.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • Does the insurance company have to provide me with a rental car?

    Yes. If the other person is at fault and they have insurance, you are entitled to a rental car if your car will require a certain number of days to repair. We can help you through this process.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • What do you charge in a personal injury case?

    For personal injury cases, we charge Attorney's fees based on a percentage of the gross amount recovered on your behalf. Our costs are also charged out of the gross amount recovered. If you don't get compensated, we don't get paid.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • I want to schedule a consultation. What do you charge?

    Consultations are always FREE and 100% confidential.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!

  • If I hire an attorney, does that mean I'm filing a lawsuit?

    No. In a majority of cases, claims may be resolved without having to file a lawsuit. Whether or not you have to file a lawsuit depends on your individual case. We never file a lawsuit without the knowledge and consent of our client.

    Contact us today or call us at (985) 590-6182 for a free and confidential consultation from our office located in Covington and serving all areas of the Northshore including St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parish (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Slidell, Hammond) and the New Orleans metro!