Baton Rouge Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Slip & Fall and Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, by a dangerous product, by a dog, in a workplace accident or any other event caused by someone else’s actions, you likely have a lot of questions. One of the most significant questions many personal injury victims have is, “How am I going to pay for all this and all my other bills too?”
There are many people across the nation and in Baton Rouge who are struggling to make ends meet after an injury or illness. If you’re barely keeping your head above water and then suffer an injury that saddles you with a ton of extra medical bills while preventing you from being able to continue working, you’re likely dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety.
The personal injury attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga understand your concerns because they’ve helped thousands of clients in situations just like yours. They know how precarious your life feels right now, and they have the compassion and resources to begin easing your mind and getting results.
We would be happy to help you start sleeping better at night right away by giving you a free consultation, during which we can begin formulating a game plan so you can regain a bit of peace of mind about your predicament.
At the beginning of the personal injury process it’s important to not give up hope. There is help for injury victims in Baton Rouge, and we’re ready to give it to you.
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Why Are Personal Injury Cases So Difficult?
Insurance companies aren’t evil. They weren’t founded to get one over on innocent people. They are, however, for-profit businesses and not charities. Although they will compensate people who were injured by their policyholders, they won’t necessarily do so with unlimited generosity. It’s in the insurance company’s financial interest to pay you as little as possible for your injury, medical costs and pain and suffering.
The insurance company’s claims adjusters, lawyers and negotiators have a lot of strategies to help them. They may:
- Convince you to settle for less than what you deserve
- Make the case that you were actually at fault for your injury, not their client
- Try to make you desperate enough to settle for an amount that won’t cover all your costs
You may not be able to return to work right after your accident, but that doesn’t stop your cable, electric, phone, water or rent bills from coming in like normal. Plus, you may have a bunch of extra medical bills to pay as well, and you may have a huge deductible to hit before your health insurance kicks in.
The insurance company knows all this, so they approach you while you’re desperate for any money and offer you a lowball settlement. Far too many injury victims are desperate enough for any compensation to help defray their ever-increasing medical debt that they jump at the initial offer, not realizing that if they had held out and contacted an attorney, they could have won far more compensation.
The other reason the insurance companies try to get you to settle early is you don’t yet know the full extent and cost of your injuries. This is especially true for people with severe injuries or auto accident injuries.
You may end up requiring extensive corrective surgeries, accessibility equipment or even home modifications to accommodate your limited mobility due to accident-related disabilities. Your future medical costs or your living costs may end up being much higher than what you imagine they will be at the beginning of your accident injury treatment.
At the very beginning of this process, you may not fully understand what all these costs will be. It’s not uncommon for people to accept the initial offer from the insurance company only to find out the settlement doesn’t scratch the surface of all the health care costs they eventually have to pay out of pocket.
Evidence and Investigation Are Key
The most important part of any personal injury case is effective investigation and evidence gathering. Our investigators and attorneys will gather police reports, video and photographic evidence of the accident, witness testimony and medical records to build a case that clearly proves that the negligent parties’ actions resulted in your injury.
We’ll then work with medical professionals to develop an accurate estimate of what your future looks like, including any mobility and accessibility equipment you’ll need to purchase for your accident-related disability, any future cosmetic or corrective surgeries you’ll need due to your injury and any other care costs you may have down the road because of your accident.
We’ll take this information into negotiations with the opposing attorneys and insurance company representatives and attempt to get them to agree to a fair settlement to cover your accident-related costs. If they don’t agree to a fair settlement, our attorneys will already have done a lot of the legwork to build a case for trial, and we won’t hesitate to take your case to court.
Our experienced attorneys in don’t back down from a fight, and they’re ready to aggressively advocate for your interests.