Each day, there are 19,936 car crashes in the U.S., leaving 8,614 people injured. In the aftermath of the crash, those involved may face uncertainty, debilitating injuries, and piles of paperwork.
That’s why the attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson step in to make the legal and insurance processes easier—so you and your family can focus on what’s really important: recovery.
Even if you don’t think you can afford a lawyer, give us a call. Our attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis, which means victims don’t pay anything unless we win the case.
Compensation for Accident Victims
Under Louisiana laws, victims have one year from the date of the accident to file a claim for personal injury—we recommend exploring legal options as soon as possible.
In Louisiana, victims can be compensated for both physical and emotional damages. In many cases, there’s no financial limit to the amount you may be entitled to.
Most cases are resolved by settlement rather than trial, but we’re prepared to fight for your rights in court if that’s what it takes to get justice. More importantly, victims only pay for our services if we win.
Compensation for car accident victims may include (but is not limited to):
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and/or loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Our experience spans common accident injuries and a wide range of car crash claims including both physical and emotional injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic head injuries (TBI)
- Neck injuries
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium, and more…
Fault Laws in Louisiana
To win an accident lawsuit in Louisiana, the victim, or plaintiff, must prove the other driver was responsible for causing the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries.
However, victims can still receive compensation, even if they’re found partially at fault for the accident.
Louisiana fault laws operate under the pure comparative fault doctrine. This means that if you’re determined to be partially at fault for the cash, awarded damages are reduced in proportion to the percentage of fault you contributed to the accident.
For example, if $10,000 in potential damage is available but you’re 10 percent at fault, the damages would be reduced by 10 percent or $1,000—the most you could win is $9,000.
In some cases, a judge or a jury may have to determine how fault is distributed, which means the process can be highly subjective and influenced by the presentation of evidence.
It’s never been more important to secure experienced legal counsel. Distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and a host of other challenges have made car accident cases more complicated, which means victims have to work harder to find representation that overcome adversity.
Get the legal representation you deserve! With nearly 50 years of experience, Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson is prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go to get justice.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of injured victims. For proof, check our list of successful settlements (and satisfied clients).
Don’t let greedy insurance adjusters push you into a settlement before you know all the facts or your legal options. With an attorney on your side, you don’t have to negotiate or deal with red tape; instead, you and your family can focus on recovery.
Plus, we’ll simplify the legal process from beginning to end. Consultations are free, and we take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you need Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson.