As an auto accident personal injury lawyer located in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, I am frequently asked what we do to help our clients navigate the car insurance claims process. In short, we work hard to minimize your hassle and maximize your financial recovery. That’s our goal. We use our experience to level the playing field between giant insurance companies like State Farm, Allstate, and GEICO, and regular people just like you. To do that, we serve as your adviser and advocate. We protect your interests every step of the way. We watch your back.
Our clients know you can rely on our team for the following:
- To Answer All Your Questions and Guide You Throughout this Difficult Process;
- To Collect and Organize the Information and Documents We Need to Build Your Case;
- To Force the Insurance Companies to Play By the Rules and Treat You Fairly; and
- To Help You Get the Money You Need to Recover and Move Forward.
Below is a brief list of some, but not nearly all, of the functions and tasks an experienced auto accident attorney may perform to accomplish your goals. Of course, each case is different and, depending on the facts involved, not all actions listed below will be necessary or possible in every case, but the list will nevertheless give you an idea of what we can do to help you.
• Interview the client;
• Investigate facts of the case;
• Educate the client about the auto accident claim process;
• Contact insurance companies to initiate claims on client’s behalf;
• Stop insurance companies from directly contacting client;
• Obtain the police accident report, insurance policy information, medical records and bills, photographs and other evidence;
• Review and analyze automobile, medical payments, uninsured motorists, umbrella, and health insurance policies to see whether there is any coverage available to pay for your damages;
• Recommend any necessary changes to client’s insurance policies to ensure future protection;
• Interview accident witnesses, police officers, health care providers, etc.;
• Recognize and analyze legal issues such as tort liability, comparative fault, liens, subrogation, etc.;
• Obtain narrative reports from treating doctors to help explain client’s medical condition and determine its cause;
• Determine whether any money spent by insurers, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. to pay your medical bills must be repaid under the law out of the recovery;
• Decide if and when to file a lawsuit;
• Propound discovery by drafting Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, Subpoenas Duces Tecum, and Requests for Admissions;
• Respond to opposing counsel’s Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, and Requests for Admissions;
• Depose defendants, health care providers, and other witnesses;
• Prepare client for deposition and defend client at deposition;• Conference with court and other counsel;
• File any necessary motions and supportive memoranda with the court and argue motions before judge in open court;
• File briefs in opposition to defendant’s motions and oppose their motions in open court;
• Request the case be set for trial;
• Schedule the case for mediation or settlement conference;
• Prepare the client and other witnesses to testify at trial;
• Organize and prepare medical records, exhibits, and demonstrative aids for trial;
• Try client’s case before a judge or jury; and
• Analyze judge or jury’s verdict to determine if appeal is necessary and likely to succeed.
If you would like more information about your auto accident personal injury case, contact us at 985-467-9525. Our attorney and staff help people like you every day, and we welcome your call.