Myles & Associates

Louisiana Car Accident Attorney

In Louisiana, car accidents also referred to as "car wrecks" occur at a much higher frequency than the national average.

Todays motorways are filled with distracted drivers.

Car Accidents have become more frequent and increasingly more dangerous and even have the potential to cause death, due to the now existing smartphone distractions, traffic congestion, and impaired drivers occupying our roadways.  Today distracted drivers are not just talking and texting.  They are surfing the web, engaging on social media, and using other mobile apps.

Car wrecks have the potential to be stressful and traumatic for victims.

They can result in damage to or the total loss of your vehicle and the suffering of debilitating injuries. 

They can affect the lives of victims in ways that they could never imagine to include the inability to work or perform their usual activities of daily life.  We are experienced and equipped with the knowledge and resources to properly assess your damages, whatever they may be and we know how to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.  We also aren't afraid to go against them in court and fight for your rights and maximum compensation for the injuries and damages that you have suffered as the result of your car accident.

Don't Trust the Insurance Company

It is also important to know that when you are a car accident victim, the insurance company is not on your side and its goal is to pay you the least amount possible to compensate you for your injuries and damages.

For that reason, it is always important to have a car accident attorney who knows the law and has the experience and knowledge to negotiate your car wreck case for the maximum recovery that you can receive.  Myles & Associates is your resource for the representation that you need for your car accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are injured in a car accident you may recover the following damages under Louisiana law:

  • Past, Present and Future medical bills;
  • Past, Present and Future pain and suffering;
  • Past, Present and Future Loss Wages;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Mental Anguish;
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life;
  • Loss of Consortium;
  • Wrongful Death
  • Property Damages; and
  • Reimbursement of any out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident

The time that it will take to settle or resolve your case will depend on the nature and extent of the treatment needed to help you to reach maximum medical improvement as well as the timeliness in which the insurance company takes to handle your claim within their office.

In the event your case has to be handled in Court the time will then also depend on the Court's docket and the scheduling order timelines.  All of these factors come into play when assessing the length of time that it will take to resolve your case but most importantly is your health and the time that it takes to resolve your injuries to a point that is manageable for you.  Every case is different and for that reason the timeline is different for every case.

At our firm, no client will ever pay a legal fee unless we win their case for them.  We work on a contingency fee basis which means that in the very likely event that you receive compensation for your case, the attorney's fee is a percentage of the gross recovery and will be paid upon settlement.

It is very important that you never try to settle with the insurance company on your own because they will handle you claim differently when they know that they are negotiating with someone who is inexperienced with negotiating with them.  More than likely they will try to settle your case prior to the completion of your treatment for a lower amount of money than you should be compensated for your injuries.  You should hire a car wreck lawyer to ensure that you have someone who knows the law with the knowledge and experience to handle your case.

That is an answer that cannot be given until the completion of your treatment for your injuries.  When an accident victim suffers injuries it is common that the extent of those injuries is unknown for some time after the accident.  A car accident case cannot be fully excessed without knowing the extent of damages suffered by the victim.  For that reason, an assessment of your damages usually occurs after you have completed treatment for your injuries.

The facts and circumstances of every case is different; so the results and amount of compensation recovered for every case is different as well.

Under Louisiana law, you must formally file a Petition for Damages to assert your claim to damages as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.  Generally, your claim with the insurance company is made within days of your accident in an effort to attempt to settle your claim prior to the one (1) year deadline in which you have to formally file your claim in court.  In the event that your Petition for Damages is not filed in court within one (1) year of your accident.  Your claims and right to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages will be lost.