Gretna Car Accident Attorney: Peter Diiorio
According to LSU data reports, Jefferson Parish had 3,612 car accidents in 2021 that caused injury and 40 that caused death. Three hundred and forty-nine of these car accidents were “sideswipe” accidents, also known as side-impact and “T-bone” accidents, with one of those accidents resulting in death. Across the state of Louisiana, in the same year, there were 46,633 car accidents that caused injury and 863 that caused one or more deaths. In 2016, New Orleans and surrounding areas ranked sixth as far as the most dangerous cities to drive in—likely due, at least in part, to the number of tourists visiting the city. These same rankings showed New Orleans to have 12.5 fatal car accidents per 100,000 residents.
Having a car accident is something you are unlikely ever to forget. Your life will suddenly become much more complicated, and your injuries may be severe enough to cause you to wonder how you will handle the details. The good news is that you do not have to handle the details independently. When you hire Gretna car accident attorney Peter J. Diiorio, what seemed overwhelming can suddenly be much more manageable. You will have the time to heal from your injuries and get your life back on track while Peter handles negotiations with the insurance company, proving liability for your accident, filing all paperwork in a timely manner, and going to court to argue your case when necessary.
Peter and his team of professionals will step in and help you at every turn. If you need medical treatment but do not know where to go or how to pay for that treatment, Peter can help you find the doctors and treatments you need, explaining to them that they will get paid when the case settles. According to the NSC, your odds of dying in a car accident are one in 101, and your odds of being severely injured in a car accident are vastly more. Contact Gretna car accident attorney Peter J. Diiorio today for the experienced assistance you need during this difficult time.
What Should You Do Immediately Following a Car Accident?
Obtaining medical treatment for all those involved in a Gretna car accident is always the first thing that should be done. Obtaining medical treatment is essential, both for your future health as well as for a future car accident claim against the at-fault party. If you are able, following the accident, take photos of the scene, and obtain any witness contact information. Once you have been checked out by a medical professional and are home, take the time to write down every single detail you can remember about the car accident.
The smallest detail could turn out to be extremely important in allowing your Gretna car accident attorney to prove liability and secure the maximum recovery on your behalf. Contact your own insurance company to let them know about the accident, providing the basic details. Next, contact experienced Gretna car accident attorney, Peter J. Diiorio. The sooner you contact Peter Diiorio, the better outcome for you and your case, as evidence tends to go missing as time passes.
Do You Really Need to Call the Police Following Your Car Accident?
In some cases, the at-fault driver could ask you not to call the police following your Gretna car accident. They may promise to reimburse you for any expenses and may tell you that you do not really “need” to involve the police. Never, ever skip calling the police except for the most minor parking lot bump-in in which there is no resulting damage to the vehicles and no injuries. Otherwise, always call the police following a car accident.
First, the police officer may be able to establish fault, putting this in their report and making it much easier for you to recover damages from the negligent driver. Second, the other driver may be resisting a call to the police because they have no auto insurance, is driving without a valid license, or is impaired. It is simply not a smart move to let yourself be persuaded to skip a call to the police. If you are feeling sorry for the other driver, tune those feelings out and do what needs to be done for you and for your future.
What Damages Are You Entitled to Receive Following Your Car Accident?
Your damages following a Gretna car accident will depend entirely on the extent of your injuries, as well as whether liability for the accident is clear. Even though you may know the other driver caused the accident, you may require proof. This can come through a police report, from the insurance company’s investigation, or through your own attorney’s investigation. The extent of your injuries and how long those injuries will require to resolve is the other component of damages.
You will be entitled to receive reimbursement for any medical expenses you have already paid as well as future medical expenses which will be estimated by your attorney after talking to your doctor. You are also entitled to lost wages if your injuries prevented you from returning to work for days or weeks. If you may not be able to return to work for months, years, or forever, you will also be entitled to receive future lost wages. Lost wages and medical expenses are considered economic damages because a specific monetary value can be placed on them.
Pain and suffering damages are more subjective and are known as non-economic damages. You are entitled to damages for actual physical pain as well as emotional pain and trauma, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. If the accident resulted in scarring and disfigurement, pain and suffering will cover the embarrassment or humiliation of that disfigurement. Additionally, you are entitled to property damages (repairs to your vehicle).
How Long Will It Take to Receive Your Settlement Check?
While every car accident claim is unique in some way, typically though, once your attorney reaches a settlement with the insurance company on your behalf, and you sign off on that settlement, you can expect to receive a check-in approximately six weeks. If your case goes to trial and a jury or judge finds in your favor, you can also expect your check-in about six weeks. Your Gretna car accident attorney can provide additional information regarding when you can expect a check for your damages.
How a Gretna Car Accident Attorney from New Orleans Legal Can Help
Gretna car accident attorney Peter J. Diiorio is a strong advocate for those who find themselves injured, unable to work, and facing financial devastation. Peter will fight for maximum recovery for you and will ensure you receive the medical treatments you need for your injuries. Peter also believes strongly in the power of a team effort, working with other professionals to fully meet your needs. A car accident claim can add layers of stress to your already stressful situation.
Attorney Peter Diiorio will handle that stress for you, taking care of all the legalities, the paperwork, the deadlines, investigating your claim, and proving liability when necessary. The goal is a settlement that comprehensively covers all your damages, and Peter will fight for that goal every step of the way. Remember, we only receive money when your claim is successful—you pay nothing for a comprehensive consultation and nothing throughout the process. We believe you will appreciate the dedication of Gretna car accident attorney Peter J. Diiorio and the New Orleans Legal Team. Contact us today!