At any given moment you may find yourself in an unusual legal situation. There are many challenges trying to protect yourself, your property, or your family, without proper legal knowledge . For this reason, Ron Austin Law Firm is committed to helping our clients throughout their entire legal battle. Our attorneys are ready for any case whether they are fighting an insurance company or multinational corporation. Our experienced attorneys have won a wide range of cases and are not determined to get the results you need. Know that the legal team at Ron Austin Law has the confidence and proper resources to fight for you.
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Ron Austin Law Firm is highly experienced in the litigation process. Whether your case requires you to go to court or reach a settlement our law firm is more than prepared to help you throughout the process. You can put your mind at ease trusting our law firm to get you the results you deserve. We handle a variety of litigations nationwide with a particular concentration in the New Orleans area. Give us a call today for a free case evaluation!
If you are looking for an accident attorney near you our team is committed to helping you get real results! We are effective and experienced personal injury attorneys and we make sure our clients are happy once their case has settled. And if you are worried about our lawyer fees, worry no more! There are no fees until we win you money!
The best way to determine whether you have a valid case is to talk to an attorney specializing in representing claimants. This consultation is free, and you are not obligated to hire us. We can then advise what we believe your best course of action is. Our attorneys are highly experienced in a variety of different practices areas and we will formulate a strategic plan that is guaranteed to get the results you need.
You have several options available to you to stay informed. First, your attorney should be contacting you on a periodic basis, or when something significant takes place. You can also call or email your attorney with any questions. As a client, you have every right to expect to be updated throughout the process.
A person should consider hiring an attorney if he or she has an active claim because insurance companies will always try to discount anything it pays to an unrepresented client. Additionally, insurance companies use computer programs to determine a claim’s worth (which is always low), and we, plaintiff attorneys, have knowledge and expertise of these programs that allow us to obtain better settlements for a claimant.
Several different types of awards are available in a personal injury claim. Some examples include past and future pain and suffering (physical pain), past and future mental anguish, past and future loss of wages, loss of earnings capacity (inability to make more money in the future), loss of enjoyment of life (an award for enjoyable activities you can no longer participate). If you are married, your spouse could receive an award for loss of consortium (love and affection) and services (jobs spouse must perform or that you have to hire someone to do for you).
If an accident, let's say a fall, takes place while you are at work or performing duties for your employer, you still have rights. You are entitled to workers’ compensation. Under state law, an injured employee is entitled to weekly indemnity benefits (to replace lost income) and medical care. If your employer does not institute such benefits, you have the option of filing a workers’ compensation suit in a specialized court. You should know that you cannot file a regular tort suit for a workplace injury unless the employer intentionally caused the accident. This is a specialized area of the law, and it is best to hire an attorney familiar with the law and practice of workers’ compensation courts.
If you are going to hire an attorney, the best time to do so is early on. That way you and the attorney can develop a case strategy, and the attorney can gauge your expectations. Hiring an attorney early in the case allows that person to ensure the necessary documentation, evidence and interviews are obtained so that the case can be more fully developed.
If your insurer, whether it be auto or medical, pays your medical bills, that company is entitled to be reimbursed when someone else is at fault for your injuries. The insurer is only reimbursed if you obtain a settlement or win at trial.
Most personal injury claims/cases are taken on a contingent basis; therefore, you have no out-of-pocket costs. The attorney is entitled to a return of expenses, but only if you obtain a settlement or win at trial.
In a plaintiff case, you would not usually have out-of-pocket expenses (at least in the respect of an attorney. The costs of any case are unique to that case. In general, the longer a case goes on, the more costs it accrues. You do not owe these amounts unless we obtain a settlement or win at trial.
Before speaking with an attorney, you should gather as much information as possible about your case. For example, if you are in an auto accident, you should bring any documents or photos in your possession about that accident. You should also bring with you documents that identify any necessary reports or other claim information. You should also bring any medical records you have. It is very important that you provide your attorney with names of witnesses, the other party and any other relevant information. It is better to come with too much information and documents rather than not enough.
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