Car Accident Lawyer Covington, LA

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Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been hurt in a car accident in Covington, La, our experienced attorneys at Kervin Law have over twenty years experience helping people when they been hurt in a car wreck.

Why should I hire Kervin Law?

I used to defend insurance claims and now I help people fight them when they refuse to honor a valid personal injury claim.

 

Where is Kervin Law’s office?

Our office is centrally positioned in St. Tammany Parish and easy to find.

Kervin Law, LLC

1978 N. Hwy 190, Suite A

Covington, LA 70433

How will you handle my car accident claim with the insurance company?

The attorneys at Kervin Law will seek compensation for you if you have been hurt in a car crash.

We know the insurance rules, traffic laws and seatbelt ordinances and can help you sort out all these issues if you have been in a car wreck.

If you or your family member have suffered personal injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.

I can advise you of your rights if you have been injured by in a car crash.  You need to know your rights because the at-fault insurance company does not have your best interest at heart.  Their job is to look out for their insured’s interest.

I can help you with the insurance claims process if you qualify, and take steps to preserve your rights so that you can focus on your medical treatment and getting better.

How do you prove my claim?

To establish a case for negligence in a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate the following foundational elements:

1. Lack of Reasonable Care:

The plaintiff is required to show that the defendant failed to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person would have under similar circumstances. If the case involves a car accident, for instance, it would be necessary to evaluate whether the defendant’s driving behavior met the expected standard of a reasonable driver.

2. Causation:

It is essential for the plaintiff to prove that the injuries incurred were directly caused by the defendant’s negligent actions. This means linking the actions of the defendant directly to the injuries or harm.

3. Damages:

The plaintiff must also provide evidence that they suffered actual harm or damage as a result of the accident. This can include physical injuries, emotional or psychological suffering, financial losses due to inability to work, medical expenses, or damage to property.

Proving these elements convincingly is essential for a successful personal injury claim based on negligence.

Do you have experience settling car accident cases?

Yes!  The attorneys at Kervin Law have 20 years of experience in successfully handling car accident claims.

I also have a variety of personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, 18 wheeler wrecks, wrongful death claims and defective product litigation.

If you or your loved one has been hurt by another person’s negligence, it is recommended that you speak to a personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights. Before you accept a quick check from an insurance company, it is recommended that you speak to an attorney with experience in personal injury cases first.

Things to Consider when Hiring an Auto Accident Attorney

We understand and empathize with our injured clients.

Wrongful death cases are particularly troubling because the surviving family is going through extreme emotional distress as a result of the loss of their loved one.

So we understand that it’s never a fun thing to have to search for a personal injury lawyer. People look for lawyers usually when something bad has happened.

Each and every client is a person who we treat with dignity and respect. If you have any questions about your personal injury case, please call us for a free consultation.

What do I tell my insurance company if I have been in a car wreck?

If you’ve been in a car wreck, it’s important to communicate effectively with your insurance company to ensure a smooth claims process. Here’s what you should generally tell your insurance company:

  1. Notify Them Promptly: Contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident to report the incident. Many insurance policies require immediate reporting.
  2. Provide Accurate Information: Be honest and provide accurate details about the accident, including the date, time, location, and a description of what happened. Avoid speculating or making assumptions.

  3. Exchange Information: Provide the names, contact details, and insurance information of the other parties involved in the accident. This includes their insurance company name, policy number, and contact information.
  4. Describe Damages: Explain the damages to your vehicle and any injuries sustained. If there were passengers involved, mention their injuries too.
  5. Share Police Report: If the police were called to the scene, share the details of the police report, including the officer’s name, badge number, and the report number.
  6. Photographic Evidence: If possible, provide photographs of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and any other relevant visuals.
  7. Witness Information: If there were any witnesses, share their contact information. Witnesses can provide valuable accounts of the accident.
  8. Avoid Blame: Refrain from admitting fault or accepting blame for the accident, even if you believe you were partially responsible. Let the insurance companies and authorities determine liability.
  9. Medical Treatment: If you or any passengers suffered injuries, mention the medical treatment received and any ongoing medical needs.
  10. Follow Instructions: Your insurance company will guide you through the claims process. Follow their instructions regarding getting estimates, vehicle repairs, medical evaluations, and any required documentation.
  11. Review Policy: Familiarize yourself with your insurance policy to understand what coverage you have and what procedures you need to follow.
  12. Keep Records: Maintain records of all communication with your insurance company, including dates, times, names of representatives, and summaries of conversations.

 

What evidence do I need to prove my case?

Take pictures of your car and any injuries you suffered.  You will also need the police report, ambulance records, ER medical records and and witness statements that were taken at the crash scene.  We will help you gather all this evidence to prove your case.

Remember that insurance processes can vary, so it’s important to follow the specific guidelines and procedures outlined by your insurance company. If you’re unsure about what to say or how to proceed, consider seeking legal advice or consulting with an attorney who specializes in car accident cases.