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How Much Will I Get for a Car Accident Injury?

No two car accident claims are alike, and your final compensation will depend on a variety of factors including your injuries, who is liable, and more. An experienced trial lawyer would be able to give you a general range of compensation that you can expect when you meet with them. We base the value of…

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Should I Get a Car Wreck Lawyer?

Any time you’re faced with a legal situation and are unsure of your rights, you should get a lawyer. For example, if you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident or a car wreck, what should you do when insurance contacts you? You might not know all of your legal rights. It’s very important,…

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Do I Need a Car Wreck Attorney?

In short, yes, you should always consult a car accident lawyer after being involved in a crash. In all cases, insurance companies are out to do one thing: deny or diminish your claim. Hiring a personal injury attorney will help you advocate for your interests, rather than the insurance company’s. A personal injury attorney will…

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How Much Will It Cost Me to Hire a Car Wreck Attorney?

Most personal injury attorneys will handle your case for free. Upfront, you don’t have to pay any money. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we have a contingency fee contract, which means the attorney doesn’t get paid unless you recover money. In other words, our recovery is contingent upon your recovery. At our law firm, we…

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What If I Felt Fine After My Car Accident and Noticed an Injury Later?

Any time you’re involved in a car accident, there’s the possibility that your injuries or your pain symptoms may take some time to develop. You want to be careful, though, that you do not compromise or lower the value of your claim before you know the full extent of your injuries. Insurance companies may try…

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How Hard Is It to Pursue a Car Wreck Claim?

Pursuing a car accident injury claim is a complex and difficult process for individuals. Insurance companies make it as hard as possible to get the money you deserve in compensation because they’re not looking out for you, but for their bottom line. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced car accident lawyer to help…

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What Types of Damages Can Occur in a Car Accident?

In the event that you’re seeking compensation after a car accident, the law breaks down damages into two broad categories: Special damages: damages you can calculate with an actual calculator, such as a medical bill for $1,000 doctor’s visit and physical therapy for $500 each lost wages totaling $1,000 General damages: damages that cannot be…

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What Compensation Can I Get After A Car Accident?

There are a wide variety of losses you could recover related to your car accident injuries. These could be awarded based on a settlement agreement with the other driver’s insurance, or if your case goes to trial, based on the judge and jury’s ruling. Car accident victims may receive compensation for: Medical expenses for ambulance…

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Do I Have to Report a Car Accident to the Police?

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In most cases, yes. If you’ve been in a car accident anywhere in Louisiana, you must immediately report it to local authorities if anyone is injured, dead, or at least $500 of property damage occurred. In Louisiana, failure to follow these accident reporting requirements can result in up to a $100 fine and up to…

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Do I Have To Go To The Doctor After A Car Accident?

patient at doctor office

Yes! After a car accident, go to the doctor as soon as possible to get checked for common injuries, even if you feel fine. Some car accident victims choose to deny treatment by paramedics and avoid going to the hospital at all, thinking that if they feel okay, they must have suffered only minor injuries.…

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