Louisiana’s personal injury laws have unique aspects that directly influence car crash cases. Understanding these laws can play a significant role in the outcome of your case. Here at The Burrell Firm, we’ve compiled some key points to keep in mind.
Statute of Limitations
In Louisiana, you have one year from the date of the car crash to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is known as the ‘prescription period’, and missing this deadline can result in losing your right to sue.
Comparative Fault Rule
Louisiana follows a ‘comparative fault’ rule in car crash cases. This means that if you are partially at fault, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Direct Action State
Louisiana is a ‘Direct Action’ state, which means you can sue the insurance company directly, not just the person who caused the accident.
Louisiana has a damages cap of $500,000 for claims against the state or local government. However, this cap does not apply to most private insurance claims.
The Burrell Firm, located at 3337 N. Hullen Street Ste. 200 Metairie, LA 70002, is ready to help you navigate these personal injury laws. With numerous positive reviews, we’ve proven our commitment to helping car crash victims in Louisiana. Contact us at (504) 475-7578 for expert legal assistance.
Remember, this post is for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for your individual case.