At Ben Brown Law Group, I want to make sure my clients have a thorough understanding of their claim and what to expect down the line. Below, I have included some common questions from my clients. If you have a concern that is not answered below, please feel free to contact me for answers. I’m always just a phone call away and ready to discuss the details of your claim with you.
How do I pay for my legal services?
I handle your case on a contingency fee basis. At Ben Brown Law Group, you pay zero costs unless I win compensation for you.
Is going to court necessary?
If the insurance company refuses to pay what we believe is fair compensation for your injuries, then together we will take the insurance company to court. Most personal injury cases, however, are resolved before trial through tough negotiations. I work with you to determine a fair amount of compensation for your case.
How is a fair settlement determined?
A fair settlement fully assesses the present and future costs for all your injury-related expenses. These expenses include the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs. I will evaluate the insurance company’s proposed compensation and help you determine whether this amount is fair and acceptable to you. Depending on your injury, there are a variety of other types of damages.
In Louisiana, you are entitled to compensation for “general damages”, which can include costs for future mental anguish, future pain and suffering, permanent disability, and past and future loss of the enjoyment of life. Also under Louisiana law, you are entitled to recover “special damages”, including rental expenses, past and future medical costs, loss of wages, loss of earning ability, and property damage.
How long does it take to get compensation for my injuries?
If we take the insurance company to court before a judge and jury, the case can be resolved in a day, or it can take several weeks to complete the litigation. Depending on the particular case circumstances, out of court settlements often take weeks or months to resolve. More complex cases can sometimes take a year or longer. Whatever the circumstances of your case, as a tough negotiator, I will fight the insurance companies for fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
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