Jefferson Parish 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. There were 64 head-on accidents, with three resulting in one or more deaths. 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. Being involved in a car accident can be a jarring experience, both physically and emotionally.
Most of us already have hectic lives; now, in the blink of an eye—through no fault of your own—you find yourself injured, perhaps unable to work, facing a very uncertain future, both health-wise and financially. You may be unsure of what you need to do next to protect your future and ensure the at-fault driver is held responsible for your injuries and other damages. This is a time when you need a strong legal advocate in your corner—someone who really cares about you, your family, your injuries, and your future.
You need a highly skilled Jefferson Parish car accident attorney. You need attorney Peter Diiorio as your advocate. Peter has been helping people just like you for over 15 years. Peter has the experience, skill, and knowledge to take on a big insurance company, going toe-to-toe with them on your behalf while remaining compassionate regarding your injuries. The goal of attorney Peter Diiorio is to help those in need when they feel despair over their situation following a car accident.
Peter never asks a client to come in with money—just come to him with a problem. Peter and his legal team will finance your case, helping you out at every turn. They will do everything in their power to secure a fair settlement, get you the medical treatments you need, and help solve your problem in the best way possible. Whether you were “T-boned,” hit head-on, rear-ended, involved in a rollover accident, or any other type of Jefferson Parish car accident, Peter J. Diiorio is waiting here to help.
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Jefferson Parish is a parish in the state of Louisiana with a population of about 441,000. The largest community within Jefferson Parish is Metairie, and the Parish seat is Gretna. Jefferson Parish includes Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, and Harvey, among others.
What Are the Usual Damages Following a Car Accident?
If you have been involved in a car accident that is not your fault, you may be entitled to damages. Damages can include “special” or “economic” damages, as well as “general” or “non-economic” damages. Special damages are those that are easily quantified, such as medical expenses and lost wages. You can place an exact monetary value on both medical expenses and lost wages. You are entitled to be reimbursed for all your medical expenses up to this point that you have paid out of pocket.
You are also entitled to an amount determined by having your treating physician detail the medical treatments you will need in the future and the length of time you will need those treatments. Lost wages are determined similarly—the lost wages you have incurred up to this point and what you can expect for future lost wages because of your inability to work due to your injuries. Pain and suffering damages are for physical pain and emotional pain and suffering, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
These damages are harder to place a monetary figure on because they are relatively subjective. Your attorney may have experts testify as to the things you can no longer do or no longer enjoy as a result of your pain and trauma. Other damages can include property damage to your vehicle, along with punitive damages (rarely). Punitive damages are awarded when a defendant acted in a particularly malicious or willful manner to cause your injuries and are meant to punish the defendant.
Is It Worth Getting a Jefferson Parish Car Accident Attorney?
Many people injured in a car accident may wonder whether it is worth the effort to hire a Jefferson Parish car accident attorney. If you had only a very minor bump-in and have no real injuries and no lost wages, then certainly, you can handle this on your own. If, however, you have serious injuries from your car accident, you should know a couple of things. First, insurance companies immediately gain respect for a plaintiff who is well represented legally. They take you and your injuries much more seriously because they know your attorney will not allow you to be taken advantage of.
The “usual” tricks of insurance companies (delay, deny, undervalue) simply will not fly when you have an experienced attorney. Attorney Peter Diiorio will make sure you receive a fair settlement—one that fully covers your damages—in a timely manner. You pay nothing upfront and nothing at all unless we settle your claim. By hiring Peter Diiorio, you are able to take the time you need to heal from your injuries while Peter handles the negotiations, legal issues, paperwork, and deadlines.
When Should I Hire a Jefferson Parish Car Accident Attorney?
The answer to this question is: “As soon as possible following your Jefferson Parish car accident.” The sooner you have a knowledgeable attorney on your case, the less likely you are to be taken advantage of or “tricked” into admitting partial fault. The sooner you hire attorney Peter J. Diiorio, the sooner he and his legal team can begin investigating your accident and building a solid case on your behalf. It is always easier to find witnesses immediately following an accident and not so easy later on. Do not wait! Attorney Peter J. Diiorio is waiting to help you solve your problems related to your car accident in the easiest, most efficient manner possible.
How a Jefferson Parish Car Accident from New Orleans Legal Can Help
Unfortunately, we cannot take you back to the day before your accident and make it like it never happened. We can, however, get you the compensation you need and deserve. The American legal system gives attorney Peter J. Diiorio and his legal team the opportunity to help people—people who really need the help. We get our clients compensation for their damages, working hard to ensure you get the medical treatments you need—and are able to pay for those treatments. While Peter is a highly-skilled, experienced negotiator, he is also an aggressive litigator, when warranted, and is never afraid to take your case to trial to ensure a fair settlement. Contact attorney Peter J. Diiorio from New Orleans Legal today!