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Legal Expenses: Understanding Attorney Fees and Court Costs in Baton Rouge Car Accident Cases

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Going through a car crash can take its toll physically, emotionally, and financially. Many victims don’t realize that their damages may cost much more than what an insurance company initially offers. Their injuries can cause them to miss work, meaning they lose the income that they would have needed to pay for medical bills, physical therapy, and other expenses.

A lawsuit is often the only way to recover the full damages you deserve after a car accident. However, it is essential to understand the costs of a suit so you can make the best decision for your situation. To get a better idea of how much your case would cost and whether bringing a lawsuit is right for you, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer right away.

Our lawyers listen carefully and compassionately to your story and investigate every detail to uncover the truth about what happened in your accident. We will explain your options and offer excellent legal advice based on our three decades of experience. Reach out to our knowledgeable legal team today at 225-263-6194.

How Much Does Hiring a Car Accident Attorney Cost?

The good news is that hiring a car accident attorney costs you nothing unless we win. This means you have nothing to lose when scheduling a consultation with us. You benefit from our experience and knowledge without paying a penny unless you decide to bring a lawsuit. If you win, we collect a reasonable fee from the compensation you are awarded, which is typically larger than the insurance settlement.

Another benefit to hiring an attorney is our ability to negotiate with insurance companies to get you a better settlement offer. We can often get a better offer from the insurer without taking the matter to court at all. We know the many needs car accident victims have, and we will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

What Compensation Can I Recover in a Car Accident Lawsuit?

Successful car accident lawsuits recover damages for victims, including the following:

  •  Past and future medical expenses
  •  Hospital fees
  •  Ambulance and air ambulance charges
  •  Rehabilitation center costs
  •  Specialist visits, including chiropractors
  •  Costs of medical equipment, including home renovations for wheelchair accessibility
  •  Non-economic damages, including disfigurement, catastrophic injury, and emotional distress
  •  Loss of income
  •  Decreased income-earning capacity
  •  Lost vacation and bonuses
  •  Wrongful death
  •  Funeral expenses (within reason)
  •  Punitive damages if the at-fault party engaged in criminal behavior

Bringing a case to court does involve fees charged by the Baton Rouge Civil Courts. Contact our law firm to discuss your case and better understand the costs you may face in bringing a lawsuit.

What Are the Duties of a Car Accident Lawyer?

When seeking justice and full compensation for your injuries, hiring a car accident lawyer is essential. Your lawyer will attend to complex legal processes so you can relax and recover.

Some duties your lawyer will handle include:

  •  Speaking with eyewitnesses
  •  Reviewing surveillance footage and police reports
  •  Consulting accident reconstructionists
  •  Gathering evidence of your injuries
  •  Submitting paperwork on your behalf
  •  Negotiating with insurance companies
  •  Proving you were not at fault for the accident in court

Should You Hire Our Personal Injury Attorneys?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you deserve to recover the full damages you are allowed under Louisiana law. Our lawyers understand Louisiana personal injury laws and will fight aggressively for your rights. We will stand up to insurance companies who make lowball offers and will not back down until you get the compensation you deserve.

Every case is different, and it is impossible to give an online estimate of your expenses and compensation should you bring your case to court. However, we will gladly meet with you and discuss your unique circumstances in a free initial consultation. We will explain the fees associated with filing your claim in court and help you decide if this is the right path for you.

Call immediately to schedule your consultation and benefit from our 30 years of experience helping victims recover from their injuries. You can reach us at 225-263-6194.

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