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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  • Can I Fight The Insurance Company On My Own Over My Personal Injury Claim?

    “You may not need to hire an attorney for your car wreck claim.”  That’s something you don’t hear from those big-wig billboard attorneys!  But it’s true.  While hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is a great idea when an accident results in significant injuries and medical bills, “fender benders” can usually be handled without an attorney. 
     
    But even for small accidents, it is important to understand your rights BEFORE speaking with the insurance company.  That’s where our CRASH COURSE comes in.  
     
    Here’s how it works:  Give us a call at (985) 590-6182.  We immediately schedule a 15-minute call to cover key information you should know BEFORE starting your insurance claim.  Completely 
     
    FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
     
    Here are just a few of the topics we will cover:
    How to properly file a claim (what the insurance company will ask you and why);
    Your rights and responsibilities;
    How to get your car repaired and get a rental;
    How medical bills get paid and how to remain compliant with your health insurer; and
    Different insurance coverages you may not know about.

    Have You Been Hurt In A Covington Area Accident?

    If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced personal injury 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!