Q&A with a Houma Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are considering whether or not to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you probably have several questions running through your mind. At Waitz & Downer, we want to help address some of those questions and concerns you may have.
Personal Injury Q&A
- What should I do after I have been injured?
As with any injury, the first thing you should do is simply recover. While we at Waitz & Downer advise this because we do not want you to be in pain longer than necessary, we also advise it because the law requires it. As an injured person, you are legally required to “mitigate your damages” – which is a fancy term for do what is required to recover. You should not do anything to slow your healing process. Seek medical help. Follow the doctor’s orders. Focus on getting well.
- How do I know if I have a case?
We, as U.S. citizens, have the legal duty to behave prudently and treat each other with reasonable care. When an individual acts negligently and causes an injury to another person, they have breached this expected duty. If an injury that has resulted from this negligence can be remedied with monetary compensation, you have grounds for a personal injury case.
- What can I recover for a Personal Injury claim?
Your personal injury claim entitles you to compensation. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages. It also includes compensation for out-of-pocket expenses related to additional help, the gas used to go to and from appointments, and pain and suffering.
- How long do I have to file my claim?
In Houma, LA, different types of personal injuries are associated with differing statutes of limitations. For most, however, a claim must be filed within one year of the resulting injury.
- When will my claim be settled?
Personal injury cases are often complex. Because each case is different, it is hard to give an exact timeline from filing to settlement. When you hire a Houma personal injury lawyer with Waitz & Downer, you can rest assured you have representation that will continue to push for your case and continually strive for progress.
- Should I hire a lawyer?
Get Help from a Houma Personal Injury Lawyer
Waitz & Downer offer clients quality representation. When you hire a Houma personal injury lawyer with Waitz & Downer, you are in the right hands. With years of experience and a personal interest in helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Waitz & Downer today if you are interested in learning more about our personal injury representation.