The law office of Maurice Hall offers valuable insight to clients who have queries regarding their rights on Personal Injury, Truck Accidents and Auto Accidents.
1. How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in the state of Louisiana?
– You are given one year from the date of the accident to forward your claim. It’s important to contact a Louisiana personal injury lawyer about your personal injury claim as soon as you can.
2. What if am involved in an auto accident and I don’t have auto insurance, can I recover from my damages and injuries?
– Under the Louisiana pay/no play, you are required to have the statutorily authorized minimum amount of the auto insurance coverage. Alternatively, if you require medical treatment of more than $10,000, you can recover your damages without having auto insurance.
3. Is it important to have uninsured motorist coverage in Louisiana?
– There have been a high number of auto accidents where the negligent driver doesn’t have insurance coverage; as a Louisiana auto accident attorney, I cannot overstate the importance of having the uninsured motorist coverage.
4. What is the statute of limitation for filing a wrongful death claim?
– This is the time frame for forwarding an action; for death claims the period is usually one year. If the person died on 1st March 2016, the lawsuit should be brought on or before 1st March 2017.
5. What is a truck accident and how is it different from regular car accidents?
– A truck accident involves a commercial truck or tractor trailer and the difference is usually the size and mass of the vehicle which can cause more serious injuries. You should hire a Louisiana truck accident lawyer who understands the regulations that truck drivers must follow to ensure the safety of all drivers.
6. Are there alternatives other than going to court?
– Most accident cases don’t make it to court, but if need be, we are ready and willing to take the insurance company to court.
7. What if I’m injured by a loved one or a friend’s fault?
– The law office of Maurice Hall understands the nature of such cases; we use ways for you to receive compensation without injuring your loved one.
8. What steps should I take if I lose a loved one in an auto accident?
– If you lose someone close to you, you need to use the services of an experienced lawyer; someone who can take the weight off your shoulders and deal with insurance companies.
9. What is comparative negligence and how is it used in determining who is liable for a traffic accident?
– Comparative negligence means that all the parties involved in an accident are examined to determine the one at fault. The judge or jury examines everyone involved to find out if they have any fault at all.
10. What are the implications of an accident caused by an employee to the employer?
– Yes, if the driver was operating a company vehicle, the employer can be sued for additional compensation.