Is it necessary to hire a personal injury attorney?

After an accident, there are many issues to consider:

Medical Bills: How much will your medical bills be? Will you require future medical treatment for broken bones, disc injuries and other injuries? How will you pay for these expenses?

Lost Income: How much income have you already lost since your accident? How much more time will your injury require you to be out of work? Is your injury so severe that it may force you to give up your current employment? How will you make ends meet?

These are just a few issues that often come up in personal injury cases. But there are others, such as, who is responsible for your injuries?

It’s only natural to be overwhelmed after an accident, but speaking with an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney can help.

Brent Cueria is a Louisiana personal injury attorney who has over two decades of experience. He is available to speak to you today about these issues and the many others that you may have considered—along with many more that you may not have considered, but might be very important to your case.

If you have been injured, please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710.

Why should I contact a Louisiana personal injury lawyer?

As a victim of an accident, it is not uncommon to feel uncertain and confused about how to seek your rightful compensation. Many times it may seem like it is too much of a hassle to even fight for the compensation that you deserve. Or maybe you are simply uncertain of your rights and the compensation that is appropriate for your accident and injury.

A Louisiana personal injury lawyer is in the best position to offer you advice and advocate for you at this time.

Brent Cueria is a Louisiana personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience. He has the knowledge to advise you of your rights under Louisiana law, as well as to help you recover significantly more than you could have on your own. He is well-versed in Louisiana liability and negligence laws, and he will aggressively pursue your claim with the insurance company and any other responsible parties. He has handled cases throughout Louisiana including Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Metairie and New Orleans.

If you have been injured, please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710.

Is there a time limit to file my Louisiana personal injury claim?

Generally, the time limit to file a personal injury claim in Louisiana is one year from the date of your accident. This time limit is very important since most personal injury lawsuits filed past this deadline are denied. This site is not meant to offer a legal opinion on your specific legal need. Please consult an attorney immediately on important case issues.

That’s why it is of utmost importance that you contact Louisiana personal injury attorney, Brent Cueria, today—even if you think the time limit may have expired on your claim.

There are many factors that may affect your time limit to file a personal injury suit. For example, cases involving delayed injuries from a defective drug, defective product, or medical malpractice may result in a longer time limit. However, cases against a governmental entity will have a shorter time limit.

Please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710 so that our Louisiana personal injury attorney may begin evaluating your case today.

What damages can I recover through my personal injury claim?

When most people think about damages they can recover in their personal injury lawsuit, they think of what are termed “economic damages.” These include: past and future medical expenses related to the injury, lost income from not being able to work due to the injury, and the cost of repairs to your car or other property that may have been damaged in an accident.

However, there are also “non-economic damages” you can recover in your personal injury claim. These include: pain and suffering and loss of consortium (including loss of love, companionship, affection, society, comfort, support, sexual relations, and/or services).

It is important that you contact a skilled personal injury attorney who is familiar with Louisiana injury law so that you can be truly informed of the damages you are entitled to. Brent Cueria is a personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience in maximizing his clients’ claims. Please call today for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710.

Will I have to go to court if I file a personal injury lawsuit?

Most basic personal injury suits can be settled without going to court through what is called an out of court settlement. Louisiana personal injury attorney Brent Cueria has over two decades of experience in reaching fair settlements with insurance companies without having to go to court. However, as an aggressive advocate, he has also tried many cases in which the responsible parties failed to offer fair compensation for his clients’ injuries.

The benefit of contacting Louisiana personal injury attorney Brent Cueria today is that he can assess your claim as early as possible to determine if the insurance company has proposed a fair offer, or if they are trying to “low ball” you. From there, he can skillfully negotiate a more appropriate settlement figure for your injuries. And finally, if need be, he will bring your case to trial in order to represent your best interests.

Please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710 so that our Louisiana personal injury attorney may begin evaluating your case today.

What is an out of court settlement?

Most basic personal injury suits can be settled without going to court through what is called an out of court settlement. Louisiana personal injury attorney Brent Cueria has over two decades of experience in reaching fair settlements with insurance companies without having to go to court. However, as an aggressive advocate, he has also tried many cases in which the responsible parties failed to offer fair compensation for his clients’ injuries.

The benefit of contacting Louisiana personal injury attorney Brent Cueria today is that he can assess your claim as early as possible to determine if the insurance company has proposed a fair offer, or if they are trying to “low ball” you. From there, he can skillfully negotiate a more appropriate settlement figure for your injuries. And finally, if need be, he will bring your case to trial in order to represent your best interests. At trial, we can demonstrate your pain and suffering, broken bones, herniated disc injuries if appropriate and other damages.

Please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710 so that our Louisiana personal injury attorney may begin evaluating your case today.

How long will it take to receive a personal injury settlement?

The length of time to receive a personal injury settlement ranges from a few weeks to years. Every case is different. Some factors that may affect the length of time in your personal injury settlement are: the amount of evidence, the analysis of the evidence, testimony and witnesses, and the court schedule.

Most cases are settled out of court before ever arriving at trial. This is the ideal situation—to arrive at a settlement offer that is appropriate for your injuries without the hassle of litigating the case all the way through trial and appeals.

An experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney can—and should—review your initial settlement offer from an insurance company before you accept it. Many times insurance companies offer a low settlement in order to “nip your case in the bud.” However, an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney can advise you of what a fair and adequate settlement would look like in your case, as well as demand that the insurance company increase its settlement offer. In the event that the parties cannot reach an agreement, your Louisiana personal injury attorney will take your case to court.

Please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710 so that our Louisiana personal injury attorney may begin evaluating your case today.