Over the years, we have assisted numerous Louisianians in recovering the compensation they need in various types of cases including insurance disputes, personal injury claims, and business disputes.
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LOUISIANA INSURANCE DISPUTES
Louisiana’s history with major weather events heightens the role of insurance in safeguarding our property and communities. In response to the insurance industry’s unwillingness to pay claims following Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Legislature enacted stiffer penalties for bad faith insurance tactics. These penalties can range from 50% to 200% of your damages as additional payment plus attorney’s fees, costs, and consequential damages.
Our more recent experience in handling Hurricane Laura cases has shown that these protections often are not enough. Numerous of our clients whose properties were devastated by Hurricane Laura received a fraction of the cost to properly restore their properties. We were fortunate enough to in many cases recover multiples times over the insurance company’s original offer. Still, this experience demonstrates the need for both better protections and advocacy for policyholders in Louisiana.
It is important to realize that each insurance dispute is unique. Whether you are dealing with property damage, disability, life insurance, or injury claim, you need a gameplan to help you recover money that is rightfully owed to you. In cases where your insurer has delayed, denied, or underpaid your claim, the assistance of a team of advocates can make the difference.
When representing people or businesses with an insurance dispute, our goal is to place the insurance company on the defensive by aggressively escalating your case in a strategic way. We compile the reports needed to show that the insurer must pay your properly. If the insurance company refuses, your claim is in the best position to claim that the insurer treated you in bad faith by failing to honor the policy.
If you have a Louisiana insurance claim, review the articles below for more information about your rights:
- Louisiana Hurricane Damage Attorney – Information about how we help homeowners and insureds recovery the money needed to rebuild following a hurricane.
- Louisiana Flood Insurance Claims – Information about making a flood insurance claim and how you can maxmize your recovery.
- New Orleans Bad Faith Insurance Attorney – Information about what consistutes insurance bad faith in Louisiana and the types of damages and attorney’s fees available.
- Examinations Under Oath
- Louisiana Property Damage Lawyer – Information about property damage claims including how to assess damage.
- Louisiana Fire Insurance Claims – Information about fire insurance claims including common problems with insurance company payments and adjustment of the claim.
- Louisiana Property Insurance Appraisals: Information about how property insurance appraisals work including potential pitfalls.
- Hurricane Business Interruption Claims
- Life Insurance Claims
- Life Insurance Beneficiary Disputes
- Long Term Disability Claims
LOUISIANA PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
Dealing with a personal injury can be tough, especially when medical bills and lost income mount up. We have had great success recovering substantial rewards for the victims of personal injuries. Our approach to personal injury is different. The person or business that caused your injury likely has some form of insurance. We have a keen understanding about the insurance company’s role in handling, evaluating, and paying out injury cases. Even in injury cases, an insurance company is obligated to settle claims where warranted. When an insurance company does not pay reasonable compensation for your injury, it may be in bad faith and subject to penalties and attorney’s fees.
It is also important to remember that Louisiana has the shortest period to file a lawsuit in the United States – one year. This means, except in rare circumstances, you only have one-year from the date of injury to file a lawsuit.
If you have been injured from no fault of your own, please contact us to discuss your options. In the meantime, here are other personal injury articles that may help you in your present situation.
LOUISIANA LITIGATION ATTORNEY
We are trial attorneys who fight hard to protect our clients’ rights. While the largest part of our practice is handling cases against insurance companies, we have been called on to represent clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including Louisiana Unfair Trade Practice cases, property damage claims., litigation against financial institutions, construction defects, home warranty claims, and business disputes. Below are articles that we hope you find can provide information and guidance to your particular legal issue.