Covington Truck Accident 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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  • Is My Truck Accident Considered A Criminal Or Civil Case?

    It is important to understand the difference between “criminal” cases and “civil” cases when it comes to truck accidents or any accident.  Criminal charges are typically brought by the District Attorney against the at-fault individual when it is determined that they violated a law and caused harm.  Finding someone guilty in a criminal case results in fines or imprisonment for that person, depending on the case.  

    We handle civil cases involving truck accidents.  That means we seek compensation (money) for our clients as a result of the injuries and damages they suffer.  Winning a lawsuit or settling with an insurance company in a civil case results in the payment of money, but does not subject the at-fault person to fines or imprisonment.  

    Sometimes, a truck accident can result in both criminal and civil cases.  An example is when a truck driver was intoxicated and severely injures or kills someone in a crash.  In that case, the truck driver would be subject to criminal charges and could be sued for civil damages.  

    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.

  • What If I Can’t Afford To Visit A Doctor Following My Motorcycle Accident?

    Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries.  It is important that our clients receive the necessary medical treatment for their injuries and we take pride in assisting them through the recovery process, every step of the way.  

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    Unfortunately, after a motorcycle accident, the at-fault insurance company is not legally required to “pay as you go” to the doctor.  Instead, they want to settle your entire claim in one lump sum.  Sometimes, the insurance adjuster will offer a small amount, knowing that a person cannot afford the medical treatment they really need.  

    We understand that not everyone has health insurance to cover necessary doctor visits.  In such cases, we assist our clients in finding doctors who are dedicated to their recovery and who work with us to make sure our clients receive the treatment they need, even if they don’t have insurance.    

    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.

  • How Can I Battle A Large Trucking Company To Settle My Truck Accident Claim?

    Big trucking companies and their insurance carriers often fight very hard against accident claims.  This is because truck accidents often result in significant injuries.  At our firm, we use several techniques to hold trucking companies responsible for accidents.

    Louisiana Truck Accident Lawyer Flattmann Law

    First, we make sure that the trucking company is put on notice that they should preserve any evidence which may be important to the case, including “black box” data, photographs of damage, toxicology reports, and driving records.  Tracking down the appropriate insurance company for the truck company can also be difficult.  

    Second, we make sure the truck company and their insurance carrier are kept up to date as to the severity of our client’s injuries and their progress or lack of progress during recovery.  

    If the truck company is not accepting responsibility for the wreck, we file a lawsuit against them, uncover more evidence, take depositions, and prepare our client’s case for trial.  

    Big truck accident cases are often complex.  Having an experienced truck accident attorney on your side is important to the outcome of your case.  Call us today for a free and confidential consultation.  

    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 Much Is My Louisiana Truck Accident Claim Really Worth?

    The answer to this question depends on many factors, the most significant being the seriousness of one’s injuries.  Other factors we consider in assessing the value of a claim include the length of medical treatment, the amount of medical bills, future limitations or disabilities, and lost wages.  

    The value of a truck accident claim may also grow over time if a person is continuing to suffer or treat for their injuries.  We take great pride in explaining our valuation process to our clients throughout the course of their case.    

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.