Accident Attorney Frequently Asked Questions

Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys is a full-service personal injury law firm whose attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in accidents in Baton Rouge and across the state of Louisiana. 

The aftermath of an accident can be a painful, stressful, and confusing time. Here are some of the most common questions that our attorneys get.

I Was Injured in a Vehicle or Big Truck Accident in Baton Rouge. How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

At Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys, we don’t charge hourly rates or any fees at all up front. Instead, we are paid on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that we only get paid if we win your case. This is an ideal arrangement for individuals injured by no fault of their own. It allows injured people to gain access to a quality attorney they might not have otherwise be able to afford.

In car wrecks or big truck accidents, the injured victim is usually up against a sophisticated insurance company who uses cutthroat tactics to save money at your expense. The contingency-fee structure at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys levels the playing field. It gives you access to a firm that has the skills, knowledge, experience, resources and expertise to cut them down to size and help get you back on top.

If you or a loved one were injured in a wreck, contact Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys today for a free, no-risk case evaluation. You can’t and shouldn’t have to fight this battle alone. We don’t settle for less and neither should you!.

Who Will Pay My Medical Bills For My Personal Injuries After a Wreck?

Anyone who is injured in a crash in Louisiana has the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the collision, such as rear-end, t-bone, and side-swipe accidents. That includes negligent drivers and their insurers and a driver’s employer in the event of an accident involving a commercial vehicle.

In certain situations, you may have the option to seek compensation from your own insurer. For example, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is designed to kick in for policyholders involved in an accident caused by a driver who has no or insufficient coverage for bodily injury and property damage resulting from the collision. The law prohibits these insurers from raising your premiums simply because you make an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim. Of course, the decision of whether to pursue compensation from your own insurer, is always left up to you. 

It is essential to understand that insurance companies often go to great lengths to try to minimize or avoid payments. Many skilled insurance adjusters are bonused and otherwise incentivized to save money at your expense. The insurance company is not concerned with your health and well-being. This is why it is essential to have an experienced accident lawyer in your corner.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your case depends on a few key factors: 

  • the circumstances of your accident
  • the severity of your injuries
  • and the amount of available insurance coveragem among other things

The biggest determinant behind case value is how much you could get in “damages”. Damages include: 

  • past medical bills; 
  • future medical bills; 
  • lost wages; 
  • loss of earning capacity; 
  • loss of enjoyment of life; and 
  • pain and suffering.

Some of those considerations might not have a clearly articulated value at first. However, based on our attorneys’ past experience, they could offer an estimated case value after assessing your medical records, police records, statements, and other evidence, such as the progression or regression of your physical and mental state after an accident. The whole picture can provide a window into what to expect from a personal injury case.

What Should I do After Being Involved in a Vehicle Accident in Baton Rouge?

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or anyone else has been injured or if one or more cars cannot be safely moved from oncoming traffic. 

Louisiana law also requires you to report an accident to local police if there are any injuries or at least $500 in vehicle damage resulting from the crash. In addition, some insurance policies require policyholders to notify the police any time they are involved in a crash.

When possible, it is helpful to use your phone to take photos of the crash scene. That includes documenting any damage to your vehicle and others, paint from other vehicles on your car, the surrounding area, traffic signs and lights where the accident happened, and further details.

Make sure you exchange information with the other party (in case the police do not give their information to you). 

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

To obtain compensation for your injuries and damage to your car, you often have to be able to identify those at fault in the crash and prove their liability. 

At Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys, we will thoroughly investigate your case, gathering physical evidence, police reports, witness testimony, medical records, and other proof to build the most robust possible case for money damages. We will also work proactively to ensure that insurance companies provide the full extent of any available coverage.

Although some accident cases go to trial, we have had significant success helping many clients get compensation and move on with their lives without having to go to trial, however, if a trial is needed the lawyers at Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys are well equipped to fight without long and drawn-out court battles.

We are so confident in our ability that we take all cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not get paid unless we get compensation for you.

Speak with a Baton Rouge Accident Attorney 

At Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys, we offer free consultations in which a lawyer will evaluate your case and help you understand your rights and options. 

Our office is conveniently located in Baton Rouge, and we are pleased to serve clients throughout the Louisiana region. Contact us online or call us at 225.999.1111 to schedule an appointment with a Baton Rouge injury attorney today. 

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