Fletcher & Roy

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WHY SHOULD I HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

Picture this. You have the misfortune of getting into an auto accident. You file a claim with the insurance company and begin treatment. The property claim seems to go very well, so you decide not to hire an attorney. Months later, you have stacks of medical bills and a claim from your health insurance company […]

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The five things not to do when you are in a car accident

Being involved in a car accident is scary and it is often difficult to think straight. You may also be dealing with an adrenaline rush and pain from injuries suffered in the crash. A confrontation with the other driver can only make things worse. It is important that you get the medical attention you need […]

HELP! I WAS INVOLVED IN A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT

It is a crime to leave the scene of an accident. A driver is required to stop when a wreck occurs to determine if anyone is injured and to exchange identification and insurance information. Unfortunately, hit and run accidents happen all too often in Louisiana. If you or a loved one is the victim of a […]

THE MOST IMPORTANT INSURANCE COVERAGE TO BUY: UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED COVERAGE

This is important for everyone to know regarding your auto insurance in Louisiana. We recently worked with a client who was involved in a car accident. His vehicle was violently hit head-on by a negligent driver that did not have liability insurance. The driver of the other vehicle was 100% at fault. Our client thought […]

A FAMILY MEMBER DIES IN AN ACCIDENT: WHO RECOVERS?

Few tragedies affect families more than the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. Many families worry about how they can move forward. They are left to cope with conflicting emotions that range from grief and anguish over the victim’s loss to worry and anxiety over the loss of support needed to […]

THE INSURANCE COMPANY SAYS MY INJURIES WERE FROM A PREVIOUS ACCIDNET: WHAT DO I DO?

Most people will be involved in a car accident more than once in their lifetime. In fact  auto insurance industry data shows the average person files a claim relating to a traffic accident about once every 17.9 years, which for most drivers means they will be in three or four accidents. Since car accidents are among the […]

HOW DO I RECOVER FOR INJURIES IF I AM A PASSENGER IN A CAR WRECK?

The simple answer is that you recover from the person who is at fault. Of course, with nearly 50 years of combined Louisiana auto accident practice, we know that there’s no such thing as a simple answer.   In Louisiana’s fault-based system of insurance:   Drivers must carry liability coverage of at least $15,000 per person and […]

WHY LIABILITY CAR INSURANCE COVERAGE IN LOUISIANA IS NOT ENOUGH

Following a serious motor vehicle accident, liability car insurance can provide a lifeline. If a negligent driver is responsible for your injuries, their insurance company is obligated to provide compensation for your losses. While most states, including Louisiana, require drivers to carry liability insurance, many don’t fully understand what it covers. According to a 2010 […]

WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT IN LOUISIANA?

Following a serious motor vehicle accident, liability car insurance can provide a lifeline. If a negligent driver is responsible for your injuries, their insurance company is obligated to provide compensation for your losses. While most states, including Louisiana, require drivers to carry liability insurance, many don’t fully understand what it covers. According to a 2010 survey […]

WERE YOU A PASSENGER IN A VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

If you were injured in a car accident as a passenger, the at-fault driver may not be the one in the other vehicle.  Many times it is the driver sitting next to you. In Louisiana, when a passenger is injured due to the negligence of the vehicle’s driver, the passenger has a right to recover […]