Auto Injury, Vehicle Accident, and Car Crash Lawyer in New Orleans.
The trauma of being involved in a car accident weighs heavy on victims and their families for days and weeks after the fact. From physical and emotional distress, to dealing with on-going health issues or medical problems, the idea of delving into paperwork for personal injury or insurances claims can quickly turn everything into an even more challenging, and ultimately scary time. This is where we come in. At the law offices of Michael J. Bourquard LLC, we will help you navigate the New Orleans legal system to get you proper compensation for your personal injuries. Specialists in motor vehicle injuries, our mission is to get you the financial reparations you deserve for the accident you did not expect.
How We Can Help
We are here, first and foremost, to answer your questions. From lawsuits, damages, or compensation for loss of income, we will inform you of your rights as a licensed driver in New Orleans, and how the litigation, arbitration, or settlement processes are specific to motor vehicle accident claims. Here are a few more ways that we can help smooth the aftermath of an accident:
Knowledge: the legal system is much easier to navigate with a certified and practicing lawyer by your side. With years of experience, we understand the ins and outs of legal proceedings, and are able to elaborate on detailed rules and regulations that may be more difficult to understand. Our team is also able to ensure that your all-important documents are completed and neatly filed, correctly and on time.
Negotiation: our team of seasoned legal professionals are, of course, seasoned negotiators. When a settlement offered by another party is not deemed fair to the victim of an accident, trust in the fact that we will approach the situation with an ear to the ground, and do everything within our power to negotiate a proper settlement or claim.
Protection: when it comes to insurance companies, they usually have their own plan or agenda in mind. While most people on the road are insured, it's not a guarantee that a company will come up with a settlement or decision that is in your best interest. Deciding to hire a lawyer is a decision to protect you and your assets - and to ensure that your insurance company is giving you a fair deal.
Representation: even if you have all the necessary evidence needed to bring a case to court, having a lawyer by your side not only legitimizes the process, but also guarantees that the court will not use loopholes to get around paying you the money you are owed.
All of us at the law offices of Michael J. Bourquard, LLC are dedicated to serving the victims of vehicle accidents in and around New Orleans. With an experienced team of legal professionals, trust in the fact that we will do everything in our power to help your case, and to help you get the reparations that you deserve. Give us a call today to find out more.
What to Do in the Event of Vehicle Accident
At the law offices of Michael J. Bourquard, LLC, we are confident in our ability to argue your case and get you a fair settlement after a motor vehicle accident. That said, there are some thing you can do before you contact our legal offices to make your case solid.
Moments after the crash, if you are able to, call 911. Even if there are no injuries apparent, it is important to alert the authorities. Injuries, particularly those from car crashes, have a way of worsening over time, so it is important that you get examined by a medical health professional on the spot.
If there is no one unconscious or experiencing neck or back pain and the vehicle is still operational after the accident, move to a safe location. If you can’t get to a safe location without putting someone at risk, proceed with the collection of all pertinent information, which includes:
- Full names
- License plate numbers
- Drivers’ license numbers
- Insurance information
- Contact information
No matter the circumstances, do not admit fault, as doing so could create liability problems when it comes time for one of our vehicle accident lawyers to argue your case. Collect information from witnesses if there are any. Knowledge is power and our team can sort the useful from the not so useful later.
Always collect evidence after a vehicle accident. If you have a cellphone or a camera on hand, take pictures of injuries and damages. Collect more photographic and documentary evidence than you think you need from as many angles as possible. Show the whole surrounding. If you are too weak or in shock to take photos, ask someone nearby if they could help. Insurance companies and courts will argue that you’re misremembering the events, which is why your ability to document the nature of your injuries, damages to your vehicle and how the surrounding area played a factor in the accident could be the difference between getting the compensation you deserve or not.
Once you have completed documenting and canvasing the scene to the best of your ability or as much as your injuries will allow, contact the law offices of Michael J. Bourquard, LLC. As soon as you get in touch with a member of our team, we’ll be working to protect your best interests.
As a legal firm specializing in vehicle accidents, we have helped more New Orleans residents get their lives back on track after a car accident with sizeable settlements and insurance claims. When you choose us to represent you, we guarantee to do whatever we can to get you the reparations you deserve.
Shortly after you call 911 and have collected the necessary evidence, call (504) 561-6611 and you’ll have the best car accident attorney New Orleans has to offer, providing clients with a custom approach that resolves issues and claims with minimal hassle and wasted time. You have our promise to get you back on the road with something more valuable than money and time: peace of mind.
Do You Have a Case?
After a car accident, it is common for people to be dealing with severe or life-altering injuries. As a result, many people feel overwhelmed and unsure about what they can do to move forward. Even if you don’t have these types of physical injuries, sometimes the psychological trauma can be just as debilitating. A lot of people in Louisiana tend to assume that if they were physically injured or psychologically scarred after a vehicular accident and weren’t at fault, they won’t be responsible for expenses including medical bills, damaged property, rehabilitation and lost wages. After all, what are the justice system and insurance companies for if not to protect people in this very situation?
Sadly, things don’t really work out that way. After an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you will need an experienced vehicle accident lawyer to represent your best interests. We regret to inform you that your insurance company does not have your best interests at heart after an accident. Insurance adjusters make their living by deducting expenses and ensuring that you receive as little as compensation possible after an accident. With this in mind, as long as you have been in an accident, you have a case when you bring it to the Law Offices of Michael J. Bourquard, LLC.
The statutes of limitations are laws that forbid legal action beyond a certain date. The statute of limitations for any type of personal injury case is one year in Louisiana. This means you have exactly one year from the date of your accident to pursue legal action, otherwise you have conceded your right to file a lawsuit. Provided a year hasn’t passed since the accident occurred, we will work with you to build a case to make sure you get what you deserve.
Whether that means suing the party at fault, negotiating with your insurance company or some other type of litigation, no matter what the circumstances of your accident, our vehicle accident lawyers will fight tooth and nail to get you fair compensation.
Just call (504) 561-6611 to schedule your appointment with one of our vehicle accident lawyers today. And when you visit the Law Offices of
Michael J. Bourquard, LLC., bring any and all relevant documentation you have. This might include the police report of the accident, your insurance card, your driver’s license and any notes you have regarding the other party’s information. Another important asset to bring along are any photographs you may have of the scene of the accident. In the event that you are struggling with pain or have been forced to miss work because of an injury, it may be a good idea to find a calendar with blank space on it to keep a record of what complaints you have and the amount of work you have been forced to miss.
Once we have this vital information, we will build your case and do whatever we can to get you the compensation you deserve. So, call us today.