New Orleans Personal Injury FAQ

Are you considering filing a personal injury claim against the person or people whose irresponsible decisions or behavior caused you to be injured? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about your case and the process ahead. We’ve addressed some of these concerns below. For more information, contact us today.

Will I have to go to court?

It’s possible. We are usually able to come to an agreement with the other side before heading to court becomes necessary. If the defendant or insurer fails to continue negotiations until we are able to reach a reasonable settlement offer, your best chance of obtaining the most out of your claim may be to proceed to court.

How much does hiring an attorney cost?

At Gray Law Group, you will hire an attorney based on an agreed-upon attorney contingency fee. This fee will come directly out of the winnings you are awarded. If we don’t win, you won’t have to worry about paying a dime.

What are non-economic damages?

Non-economic damages are the hardships your accident has caused that don’t involve money. For example, emotional distress, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the loss of consortium are not monetarily quantifiable damages—as opposed to medical bills or a loss of income.

If I’m partially responsible, can I still file a claim?

Yes, you can. Louisiana uses comparative negligence to establish fault in an accident. This means you are able to file a suit if you are partially responsible for the accident, but your awarded amount will be reduced by the percentage of blame the court determines that you hold.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

The Louisiana statute of limitations states that you will have just one year from the time of the accident or from the date you are diagnosed with an injury or illness that stems from the accident to file your claim.

Reach Out to a New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer

If you would like more information, reach out to a New Orleans personal injury lawyer at Gray Law Group. You can schedule your free, no-obligation claim evaluation by filling out the contact form we’ve provided below or giving us a call at 504-233-7000.