What happens if I was injured in a collision caused by an uninsured Louisiana driver?
To find out what happens if you are injured in a collision with an uninsured Louisiana driver, you should consult Louisiana’s uninsured motorist statutes. These statutes state that an individual must knowingly reject uninsured motorist coverage by signing a separate form along with their insurance policy.
This makes it virtually impossible for a motorist to unknowingly decline uninsured motorist coverage. Consequently, there are very few requirements for a Louisiana accident victim to sue in the event they were injured by an uninsured motorist.
Requirements for filing a Louisiana personal injury claim
To file a Louisiana personal injury claim in this type of accident, there is no need to file an accident report through any police department. The person who is filing the personal injury claim does not have to notify the other side (they will be notified after the lawsuit is filed), and no medical examination is required by the other side’s insurance company. An individual may initiate a Louisiana personal injury claim by filing their lawsuit without any pre-requirements, for up to 1 year after their accident.
While filing a Louisiana personal injury claim sounds particularly simple, you will still need to build a winning case with strong supportive evidence in order to receive compensation. To know your rights, investigate your case, and estimate the value of your claim, you may want to get the help of a Louisiana personal injury attorney.
The Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can look at the evidence in your personal injury case, determine liability and help you file your Louisiana personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today to set up a free consultation of your case – (866) 617-6298.