Covington Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyer FAQs

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 Was Hit By A Car While Riding My Bicycle. Will I Have To Pay For My Own Medical Bills Before The Claim Is Settled?

    In most cases, the answer is “yes.”  In Louisiana, if you are involved in a bicycle accident, you will be responsible for your own medical bills and then will have to seek reimbursement from the at-fault person and/or their insurance company.  

    If you have health insurance, you should use it to pay for doctor’s visits, even if they relate to the bicycle versus car accident.  You should also understand how much your health insurer has paid, as they will have an interest in being reimbursed once your claim is over.  

    In some cases, a person may have medical payment or “med-pay” coverage under their own auto insurance policy, which would provide money to pay for medical care.  This would apply even if you were on your bicycle, since the accident had to do with a car hitting you.  But be careful, as if the med-pay coverage is used, your auto insurer will also look to be reimbursed from any settlement.

    Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Bicycle Or Pedestrian Accident?

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

  • I Was Knocked Down And Injured While Shopping. Is This Considered A Pedestrian Accident?

    We have handled numerous cases where a person has been knocked down and injured while shopping.  Typically, this occurs when a store employee pushes a cart into the unsuspecting shopper.  

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    These cases are typically called “premises liability.”  Under Louisiana law, a store is responsible for someone’s injuries if they (or their employees) actually caused the hazardous condition or if they knew or should have known of the hazardous condition and didn’t take steps to correct it.  In cases where a shopper is knocked down by a store employee pushing a cart, it falls into the first example, where the store actually caused the incident.  

    If you have suffered severe injuries while shopping in a store, give us a call today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.  Our experienced premises liability attorney will listen to you and let you know if you have a case.      

    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.

  • 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 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.

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    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.