Louisiana, like all states, has a statutory time limit for personal injury claims resulting from a motorcycle accident.
In New Orleans, you have one year in which to file a claim to recover damages or you’ll lose your right to sue.
You can bet that insurance companies involved in the case will work hard to run out the clock on you, and it’s difficult or impossible to convince a judge to extend the statute of limitations in a personal injury case.
In personal injury law, the statute of limitations is often the biggest hurdle in getting a person the compensation they deserve.
Individuals may be hesitant to visit with an attorney about their issue, and insurance companies are good at trying to hurry you into signing off on an agreement that won’t match the bills you’ll face down the road.
It’s extremely important that you don’t sign on to any insurance company settlement after your motorcycle accident until an experienced New Orleans motorcycle accident attorney has reviewed the facts of your case and any proposed settlement.
That doesn’t mean you have to go to court. The vast majority of injury cases are settled out of court, with a satisfactory agreement negotiated by your attorney.
Don’t let these important timelines pass you by. Recognizing the seriousness of injuries from an accident and the future problems they will cause you is difficult, but it’s vital to accept the reality of the situation and take swift action to protect yourself and your family for the long term.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we’ve helped our clients recover more than $100,000,000 in damage awards and settlements after injuries.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 and talk to an experienced New Orleans motorcycle accident attorney for free.