New Orleans Car Accident FAQ

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can wreak havoc on your life. If you are prepared to move forward with a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your accident, continue reading to learn more about what you can expect throughout the process.

I was in a single-car crash. Do I have any options?

You will still be able to file a claim if we are able to establish that the accident was caused by the negligence of another individual, business, or government entity. For instance, if a large pothole caused you to swerve, we could hold the local government road authority liable for failure to maintain safe roadways.

What if the other driver was uninsured?

Drivers are required to carry uninsured motorist coverage on their auto insurance policies. This protection will be used to cover a portion of your medical bills and vehicle repairs in the event of a crash with an uninsured driver. The remaining damages that aren’t covered by insurance will likely need to be sought in court through a personal injury claim against the uninsured driver.

Should I give the insurance adjuster a statement?

We do not advise that our clients give statements to insurance adjusters because we do not want to see our clients get taken advantage of. Insurance companies will almost never prioritize the needs of a claimant over those of the company and have been known to unfairly manipulate the statements given to them for their own benefit.

The insurance company made me a low settlement offer. Do I have to accept it?

No. You are not obligated to accept an offer from the insurance company, especially if it’s for anything less than what you deserve. If the insurer made the offer quickly, it’s possible that the company sees how much your claim is really worth and is hoping to settle fast before you realize how much you really deserve.

How much compensation can I expect to receive?

The amount will vary on a case-by-case basis. As a rule, if you have been seriously injured and your injuries will have a serious impact on your life, you can expect to receive a greater settlement than someone who has a broken bone that will heal quickly and have little lasting impact.

Meet with a New Orleans Car Accident Lawyer

Contact a qualified New Orleans car accident lawyer at Gray Law Group today to begin the fight for the compensation you deserve. Schedule your no-cost consultation today by filling out the contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of the page or by calling the office directly at 504-233-7000.