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After a Wreck, Our Team Can Help
Getting into a car accident is bad. Not knowing how to pursue compensation afterward will only make matters worse. If you’ve been in a wreck in Monroe, then please dial (318) 221-1508 to connect with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers and our car accident lawyers. We can help walk you through the claims process from start to finish, so you can pursue the most compensation owed to you with a minimal amount of stress. This is what we’ve done for countless other clients throughout the years. Let us put our experiences to good work for you, too!
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Contact our Monroe car accident attorneys to arrange a no-cost consultation about your crash.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

To begin your car accident claim, we will want to ask one question: “Why did the crash happen?” Figuring out the cause of your car accident is a crucial step in uncovering liability, which determines who we should name as the defendant in your claim or lawsuit. Investigating the scene of the crash and analyzing available evidence can help us uncover the cause and progress your case.

Several common causes of car accidents include:

Traffic jam
Car crash accident on street. Damaged automobiles

Will Your Car Accident Claim Settle?

When we determine who caused your car accident and how, we will file against their relevant insurance policies to demand compensation in your name.

The damages that you could be owed in your car accident claim include:

To get these damages, we might be better off negotiating with the insurance company for a settlement. Although trials make for good television, the truth is that most injury cases end with settlements because they tend to benefit all parties involved. For you, as the claimant, a settlement can be beneficial because it puts money in your pocket sooner than later, and it cannot be appealed.

What Happens When You Caused the Car Accident?

Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state. Under this system of liability rules, you can sue another driver involved in your car accident, even if that driver was just 1% at fault. In other words, you could sue if your mistake primarily caused the car accident.

However, there is usually little reason to pursue a claim if you were mostly at fault for your crash because you will probably owe more money to the other drivers than what you could collect from them. When we are working on your case, we will try to minimize your liability with convincing evidence as much as we can, hopefully down to 0% or something close.

When Should You Get an Attorney for a Car Accident?

Hiring a car accident attorney is technically optional because you can represent yourself in your claim. Self-representation is not recommended if your case is serious, though.

You should at least talk to a car accident attorney if:


if you aren’t familiar with Louisiana’s liability laws or you don’t know how to interact with an insurance company, then you can benefit from a car accident lawyer’s help. At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we offer FREE consultations to help you uncover your options and decide if you want to hire an attorney without paying anything first.

We Pursue Compensation For Your Injuries

We can pursue compensation for a variety of expenses, such as:

Legal Help in Monroe is One Call Away

Our Monroe car accident attorneys have decades of collective experience as attorneys and trial lawyers. If your case needs the attention of a legal professional, like it probably does, then we invite you to contact us at any time. We’re known for making cases easy on our clients while also achieving incredible case results.
Call us at (318) 221-1508 for more information.

Car Accident FAQ

You are not legally required to hire a car accident attorney after a crash—but it is highly advised that you do. If you suffered a serious injury, your car was total, the other driver is denying liability, or the other insurance company has told you to settle already, then you can benefit from hiring a lawyer. You can let your lawyer act on your behalf throughout the entire case, so you don’t need to feel stressed about legal rules, negotiations, litigation, etc.

>Hiring a car accident attorney from Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers costs you nothing upfront due to our free initial consultations and contingency fee agreements. Working for a contingency fee means that we aren’t paid any attorney fees unless we end your case in your favor, such as with a settlement or award. The amount we are paid if we win is equal to a percentage of your winnings, too, so it never exceeds what you can afford.

When you file a car accident claim, you will get a response from the other driver’s insurance company, usually within 30 days or less. The response will say if they accept your claim, or if they reject it and want to negotiate. Most of the time, insurance companies reject a claim initially in hopes that the claimant gives up. At that point, our lawyers will continue to gather evidence, construct arguments, and prepare for negotiations, mediation, litigation, or all three.

In a best-case scenario, it might take a car accident case a few months to settle. There is always some back-and-forth and waiting for response deadlines, which is why it is rare for a case to take less than 90 days. If your case is complicated or has a high damage value, then you should expect it to take much longer. It is not unusual for complex cases to take 12 months or longer to settle.

The value of a car accident claim is completely dependent on the unique facts of the crash and resulting injuries. Some cases might be worth $10,000, and others could be worth $10,000,000. To ensure that the value of your case has been fairly calculated, you should let our attorneys handle things.

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