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Will my personal injury case go to trial?

The vast majority of personal injury cases do not go to trial, and are instead settled out of court. Court records have shown that less than 10% of claims go to a full trial. If your case does make it that far, however, you can trust the personal injury lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys—we…

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How do I pay for a personal injury lawyer?

Most personal injury lawyers in the United States work under what’s called a contingency fee basis: that is, they don’t charge clients their fee until they’ve won the case. Gordon McKernan does the same, but with an extra feature for our clients: The G Guarantee. No fee unless we win. I’ll win your case or…

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Do I need a lawyer if I’ve suffered a personal injury?

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The short answer is yes, you absolutely need a personal injury lawyer if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer, like those on staff of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, will have the experience and skill to find the evidence to prove your case. Even if your health insurance is offering…

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How long do I have to file my claim?

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Louisiana law stipulates a statute of limitations of one (1) year for most personal injury cases. A statute of limitations is like a legal time limit on filing your case. This means that if you wait longer than a year from the date of your accident to file a claim, your case will likely not…

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How long will it take to settle my claim?

Because every case is different, there’s no hard-and-fast rule as to how long a case can take. Simpler cases, such as those involving minor injuries, can resolve six to eight months, whereas more complex or serious injury cases can take several years.

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How much is my personal injury case worth?

The amount you might expect from a personal injury claim can vary based on a number of factors, including the type and degree of harm suffered the cost to treat your injuries the cost of necessary repairs and other variables Each case is unique, so it’s hard to know exactly what your case is worth…

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What damages are available in a personal injury case?

Louisiana law divides the types of damages you can seek in a personal injury case into two broad categories: general damages and special damages. Their differences are outlined below: General damages Injuries and damages for which exact dollar amounts cannot be calculated, including Pain and suffering, in the past, present, and future Mental anguish Disability…

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What do I do after an accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, your first priority should be to get medical attention. Even if you feel fine in the moment, you could be experiencing shock or have an injury that won’t become symptomatic until later. In addition to medical attention, calling first responders will get a police officer out to take…

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