At the law office of DB&A, we encourage our clients and those looking for consultations to ask questions. We’re attorneys – we love questions. In fact, we would prefer our clients to ask questions, because sometimes asking a question can allow our team to get ahead of any potential issues or roadblocks within a given case.
If you do not see your question listed below, please feel free to contact us to learn more or to start your Free Consultation.
1. HOW DO THE ATTORNEYS AT DARRYL BREAUX & ASSOCIATES GET PAID?
We don’t get paid until you do. The attorneys of Darryl Breaux & Associates have what is known as a contingency fee arrangement with each and every one of their clients. A contingency fee arrangement means that the attorney’s fee is taken out of the total amount of money recovered for the client, once the client’s case is settled. OF COURSE, the attorneys at Darryl Breaux & Associates are happy to meet with you FOR FREE to discuss your case, to answer any questions you may have, and to let you know if they think you have a good case.
2. DOES IT MATTER IF THE CAR I WAS IN HAD INSURANCE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT?
The short answer is, YES. If you are the owner or the driver of the motor vehicle you are in at the time of the accident AND neither you nor the vehicle you are driving has automobile insurance, than the adverse insurance company will get a credit for the first $15,000.00 in damages that they would have otherwise OWED YOU! If you are a passenger in a vehicle where neither it nor its driver has insurance, YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO RECOVER because you are not the owner nor the operator of the uninsured vehicle. The attorneys at Darryl Breaux & Associates make sure they stay informed on all laws involving insurance and the other legal areas they practice; see below.
“There shall be no recovery for the first fifteen thousand dollars of bodily injury and no recovery for the first twenty-five thousand dollars of property damage based on any cause or right of action arising out of a motor vehicle accident, for such injury or damages occasioned by an owner or operator of a motor vehicle involved in such accident who fails to own or maintain compulsory motor vehicle liability security.
La. Stat. Ann. § 32:866
3. WHICH GEOGRAPHIC AREAS DOES THE LAW OFFICE OF DARRYL BREAUX & ASSOCIATES SERVE?
Darryl Breaux & Associates is licensed to practice law throughout the state of Louisiana. However, DB&A, in conjunction with other respected attorneys, has also represented clients from many other states including: Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, California, and more.
4. WHAT ARE THE OFFICE HOURS OF DARRYL BREAUX & ASSOCIATES?
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, excluding holidays. Of course, you can always reach us at our 24-HOUR PHONE LINE: (504) 914-7779.
5. WHAT IF THE CASE DOESN’T WORK OUT? DO I OWE ANYTHING TO THE LAWYERS?
NO, YOU DO NOT. We don’t get paid until you do. The vast majority of the time, the conscientious attorneys at Darryl Breaux & Associates will be able to let you know if your case is likely to succeed at the FREE initial consultation. If the case does not work out, you owe us nothing and we will bear our own costs.
6. HOW LONG DO I HAVE AFTER AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT TO BRING IN A CASE?
In Louisiana, you have ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE ACCIDENT to file a lawsuit to recover damages due to an accident; this concept is known as prescription. Once your accident occurs, the clock starts ticking. The attorneys at Darryl Breaux & Associates make sure to stay informed on all laws involving injury law, as well as the other legal areas they practice. See below.
“Delictual actions are subject to a liberative prescription of one year. This prescription commences to run from the day injury or damage is sustained.”
La. Civ. Code Ann. art. 3492
7. CAN I STILL RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE FOR MY INJURIES IF I DON’T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?
YES, the law office of Darryl Breaux & Associates works with all types of medical providers and will assist you in obtaining the medical care that you need for your injuries.
8. HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY PROPERTY DAMAGE?
There are several ways to take care of your property damage after an accident. The most common way is to make a claim against the liable insurance company which covered the at-fault party at the time of the accident. After making a claim against the liable insurance company, the liable insurance company is supposed to appraise the damage to your vehicle by sending an appraiser to inspect the vehicle wherever it is located. Within a reasonable time, the liable insurance company is supposed to make a liability determination. If the insurance company accepts liability, they will put you in a rental car and arrange for your vehicle to be repaired. You are entitled to a rental car, paid for by the liable insurance company, until your car is fixed and ready for you to pick up. The liability insurance company must adjust the property damage within thirty (30) days of their receiving a satisfactory proof of loss. The attorneys at Darryl Breaux & Associates make sure to stay informed on all laws involving insurance and the other legal areas they practice. See below.
“All insurers shall make a written offer to settle any property damage claim, including a third-party claim, within thirty days after receipt of satisfactory proofs of loss of that claim.”
La. Stat. Ann. § 22:1892