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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  • Is It Possible A Wrongful Death Case Will Settle Out Of Court?

    Yes.  Just like any personal injury case, it is possible that a wrongful death case may be settled, either before having to file a lawsuit, or, if a lawsuit is filed, prior to going to trial before a judge or jury.  While every case is different, whether a case may be settled “out of Court” depends on many factors, including the value of the case and the willingness of the insurance company to be reasonable.  At our firm, we prepare every case as if we are going to trial.  Also, our clients are kept up to date every step of the way so that they are well-informed and feel comfortable when making decisions regarding the direction of their cases.  

    Has Your Loved One Died Due To The Negligence Of Others?

    If you lost a family member due to a negligent act you need to speak with an experienced Covington area wrongful death attorney 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.

  • I Was Injured In A Covington Truck Accident. How Can I Pay My Bills While Waiting For The Case To Settle?

    Truck accidents can have devastating effects, not just in terms of injuries, but also with regard to medical and other bills.  Sadly, even if someone is so injured that they can’t go to work anymore, that doesn’t mean that bills stop coming.  

    Unfortunately, in Louisiana, the at-fault insurance company is not required to pay your medical bills “as you go.”  Instead, medical bills are included in any resolution, at the end of your case.  In the meantime, there may be several solutions, such as using your own health insurance to cover medical bills.  In some cases, people may even have “medical payment coverage” as part of their own vehicle insurance, which may provide them with funds to pay medical bills.

    Part of our job is working with our clients to find solutions to problems like this. 

  • I Was Hurt In A Covington Area Truck Accident And The Driver’s Insurance Wants To Record My Statement. What Should I Do?

    After a wreck with a big truck, a representative of the truck’s insurance company may call you about the accident. They may tell you that they are investigating the accident and would like to take your recorded statement.  You should not give a statement to the other person’s insurance company.  
     
    Louisiana law does not require you to give a statement to the other person’s insurance company.  In most cases, one of the goals of the insurance adjuster is to get you on a recording saying that your injuries are not that bad.  Insurance adjusters receive lots of training on how to interview victims of truck accidents.  They use leading questions and oftentimes ask you to agree with them that you are not injured or that your injuries are not significant.  

    Have You Been Injured In A Covington Pedestrian Accident?

    If you've been hurt in a pedestrian accident you need to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney 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 clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • How Much Is My Covington Pedestrian Accident Really Worth?

    Every case is different and the answer to this question depends on many factors, including the facts of the case and the extent of the injuries sustained in the pedestrian accident.  

    The first issue we explore is “liability,” that is, who is at fault for causing the pedestrian accident.  In Louisiana, we have what’s known as “comparative fault.”  This means that even if a pedestrian is found partially liable for contributing to their own accident, the other party may still share responsibility, allowing the pedestrian to recover a certain percentage of their damages.    

    The second issue we explore is the amount of our client’s damages, including medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering.  

    The “value” of each personal injury case is very unique.  At our firm, when it is time to resolve our client’s claim, we meticulously examine every aspect of the case, research outcomes of other similar cases, and discuss our findings in detail with our client.  It is important to us that our client feels well-informed and comfortable with any decision they make regarding the value of their case. 

    Have You Been Injured In A Covington Pedestrian Accident?

    If you've been hurt in a pedestrian accident you need to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney 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 clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • I Was Hit And Injured In A Crosswalk. Do I Have A Pedestrian Accident Case?

    Pedestrians usually have the right-of-way while walking in a crosswalk.  In Louisiana, motorists must yield  to pedestrians in a variety of situations.  For instance, when traffic-control signals are not in place, the driver of a vehicle must stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway.  Also, the law requires that vehicle drivers exercise due care in avoiding collisions with pedestrians.  

    Whether you have an accident case depends a lot on the facts of your case.  We offer free and confidential consultations so that we can go over the facts of your case and advise you as to your rights. 

    Have You Been Injured In A Covington Pedestrian Accident?

    If you've been hurt in a pedestrian accident you need to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney 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 clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • I Was Hit By A Car While Riding My Motorcycle. How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

    At our firm, you only pay us if we collect money for you.  Our initial consultation is FREE.  

    We handle ALL personal injury cases on a “contingency” basis.  This means that at the end of your case, we charge a percentage of the total amount we ultimately receive for your personal injury claim.  Any expenses we incur (for instance, police reports, medical records, etc.) are charged, dollar for dollar at the end of the case, ONLY if we obtain money for you. 

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle 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 clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • If I Have Motorcycle Insurance Why Should I Hire A Lawyer To Settle My Claim?

    Handling any personal injury case without the help of an experienced motorcycle injury attorney can get out of hand and become complicated very quickly.  

    Do you have health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or VA Benefits that paid for your injuries?  If so, how much will they expect in reimbursement?  What are your total damages, including future medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering?  Is the insurance company being fair with respect to the damages to your motorcycle?  

    At our firm, we take care of every aspect of your case, allowing you to focus on getting better.  We make sure that the insurance company treats our clients fairly under the law and that all other issues are handled properly.

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle 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 clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • I Was Hurt In A Covington Area Truck Accident And The Driver’s Insurance Wants To Record My Statement. What Should I Do?

    After a wreck with a big truck, a representative of the truck’s insurance company may call you about the accident. They may tell you that they are investigating the accident and would like to take your recorded statement. You should not give a statement to the other person’s insurance company. Louisiana law does not require you to give a statement to the other person’s insurance company. In most cases, one of the goals of the insurance adjuster is to get you on a recording saying that your injuries are not that bad. Insurance adjusters receive lots of training on how to interview victims of truck accidents. They use leading questions and oftentimes ask you to agree with them that you are not injured or that your injuries are not significant.

    Covington Truck Accident Attorney Grady Flattmann

    When we take on a case, we tell our clients that the only thing they have to tell the insurance adjuster is to call us!

    Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Truck Accident?

    If you've been hurt in a semi-truck or large vehicle accident you need to speak with an experienced truck 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 clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

  • How Long Do I Have To File A Wrongful Death Claim In Louisiana?

    Typically, in Louisiana a wrongful death claim must be filed within one year of the date of a person’s death. In very limited circumstances, there may be exceptions to that rule, such as when the cause of death is not known within the year. It is important to note also that only certain family members are allowed to bring a wrongful death claim in Louisiana. Also, some family members may have other claims related to a loved one’s death, known as a “survival” action. It is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help a grieving family navigate through these important issues and to make sure the family’s rights are protected. 

    Has Your Loved One Died Due To The Negligence Of Others?

    If you lost a family member due to a negligent act you need to speak with an experienced Covington area wrongful death attorney 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.

  • I Was Hit By A Car While Riding My Motorcycle. How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

    At our firm, you only pay us if we collect money for you. Our initial consultation is FREE. We handle ALL personal injury cases on a “contingency” basis. This means that at the end of your case, we charge a percentage of the total amount we ultimately receive for your personal injury claim. Any expenses we incur (for instance, police reports, medical records, etc.) are charged, dollar for dollar at the end of the case, ONLY if we obtain money for you.

    Covington Motorcycle Accident Attorney Grady Flattmann

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Motorcycle Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle 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 clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.