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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

At DSW Law Firm, we understand the challenges you face and are committed to ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

New Orleans Auto Accident Attorney – Get The Compensation You Deserve!

Car accidents are nearly unavoidable in the modern world. On average, drivers can expect to suffer some form of motor vehicle accident once every 10 years. Between distracted drivers in other cars and impatient drivers running red lights or not signaling, the road can be a dangerous place, even if you are a safe driver.

The experienced legal team at DSW Law Firm, in New Orleans is at your disposal if you are injured in a car, truck or train accident. We have spent years representing individuals who have suffered vehicle accidents of all types. Our experience and specialized strategies will assist you in receiving the benefits you are entitled to after a collision.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer After An Accident?

Accident victims often ask why they need an attorney when insurance is prepared to pay them a settlement. The reality is that insurance companies rarely have your best interests in mind after a major accident. Your insurance may be willing to write a check, but it is rarely enough to cover the full cost of vehicle repairs, long-term medical care or your pain and suffering.

Insurance companies often have teams of claims adjusters and lawyers in place to minimize the value of the benefits you will receive. By working with us, you will have a team of professionals on your side who knows the business and the various methods insurance companies use to limit the value of your claim. The lawyers of DSW Law Firm, provide aggressive representation should insurance companies push back.

Our legal team will work with you to learn all the facts of your accident and seek maximum benefits. Do not leave compensation on the table. Let us represent your motor vehicle accident and get you back on the road.

Negotiating Aggressively For Our Clients

The lawyers at DSW Law Firm, are ready to be the legal support you need after an accident. Call our main office at 504-586-1600 or reach out digitally with the specifics of your case.

New Orleans Motor Vehicle Accidents Frequently Asked Questions

Should I pursue my personal injury in New Orleans?
Anytime you suffer an injury due to the negligence of another party, whether it be an individual or an entity, you should consider pursuing a personal injury case. While it is not a requirement, having had to receive medical attention after the accident is a good indicator if a case is worth pursuing. Come speak to us for free, and we will explain your legal options.
Why do I need a lawyer when insurance says I don’t?
Every insurance company must ensure that it only pays valid claims. To do so, insurance companies require certain types of proof before they pay claims. Demonstrating to an insurance company that your claim is one it should pay can be complex and difficult.
If you provide the wrong types of proof or insufficient proof of your claims, an insurance company can deny your claim, even if it is valid. You need to build your claim and provide proof of it to the insurance company — your compensation depends on it. One small error can keep you from your due recovery. Our experienced and savvy lawyers will protect your claims and negotiate best recoveries for you.
How much will this cost?
There is rampant misconception that attorneys’ sole concern is trying to squeeze billable hours from their clients. For personal injury matters, you are not required to pay anything if we do not win your case. Even the initial consultation and evaluation are free, meaning you lose nothing by coming in to see us to discuss your options.
When should I file a lawsuit?
Your lawyers will know when it is time to file a lawsuit. It is a wise decision to file a personal injury lawsuit as soon as you can. Situations can vary, but generally in Louisiana you have a maximum of one year to file a suit before the statute of limitations is up. However, sometimes it takes time to prepare a lawsuit to be filed, so do not hesitate – the earlier you come to see us, the more we will be able to help.
What is the first step I should take?
In addition to calling a lawyer, one of the best first steps you can take to prepare a personal injury case is to see the doctor. Even if you do not feel injured at the time, adrenaline and other factors may be hiding medical issues. Having an indisputable medical record of the injuries caused by your accident will be vital to any personal injury case. If you need help finding the right doctor or scheduling medical appointments, our experienced staff can assist you.
Is this too big of a case to fight?
The thought of filing a lawsuit against major insurance companies, hospitals, trucking companies and other enterprises that boast their own teams of lawyers can be scary. Please do not let that deter you. DSW Law Firm, has a history of filing and winning cases against large entities, like Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America, First Mercury Insurance Co., State Farm Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company and many others, and will make the legal process easy on you.
Will I have to go to court?
Many individuals do not want the stress of appearing in court. Unless the case must be tried to be resolved, your lawyers can make all of the necessary appearances at court to further your claim, up until the trial. We are experienced litigators and are also able to seek the results you need at the negotiating table. Our superb trial record means we are also able to settle cases successfully – large defendants take our ability to win cases seriously. While we regularly try cases before judges and juries for our clients, most of our cases do settle before trial.