FIND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS BELOW: Q – What types of cases do you handle? A – Personal injury cases including automobile, motorcycle, and 18-wheeler accidents. We also handle medical malpractice, wrongful death, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, dog bites, and other personal injury cases. Q – I was involved in an automobile accident, what should I do? A – Here is a breakdown of steps to take: 1) Get treatment if needed. If you are in pain, go to a doctor, chiropractor, urgent care or ER as soon as possible. Your health is extremely important. 2) Open a claim with your auto insurance carrier and the other driver’s insurance carrier. If the other driver’s insurance company calls wanting a statement—do not give them one. You are not obligated to. If you have been injured, first seek the advice of an attorney before providing a statement to the other person’s insurance company. 3) Finally, call David A. Johnson, Attorney at Law, for a free, no-risk case consultation. Q – Why do I need an attorney? A – If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, whether it be an automobile, motorcycle, or truck accident, you should seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of David A. Johnson provide free, no risk case consultations to injured persons and their families. Q – What if I’ve already taken steps to begin the process? A – Most new clients begin the claims process themselves and find it stressful and burdensome, or simply cannot afford to pay out of pocket for the medical treatment they need, and for that reason they seek our assistance. Once we are retained by a client, we immediately begin gathering necessary information and inform the insurance carriers to direct all communication to our office. It is our goal to alleviate as much stress as we can from our clients so they can concentrate on getting healthy again. Q – Why did the insurance company say I don’t need an attorney? A – It is important to remember that the insurance company’s interest is not necessarily in helping you get healthy again. And while it is illegal for a non-attorney to provide legal advice, they often do, and it usually is not very sound. You should always seek an opinion from a personal injury lawyer to get an unbiased legal opinion regarding your rights. Q – What damages am I entitled to recover? A – This depends on a variety of factors, including the type of case and damages sustained. Past, present, and future medical treatment should be considered, as well as lost wages. It is also possible to be awarded damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or emotional distress. You may also be entitled to recover the damage to your vehicle. Q – Is my case big enough for a lawyer to handle? A – Our office handles cases of all sizes. We are happy to review any case FREE OF CHARGE. Q – Will my case information be confidential? A – Absolutely. The information you share with us is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will remain confidential. This protection will apply even when our legal representation terminates or if you do not retain our firm. This privilege enables us to gain all the information necessary from our clients to provide fair representation with respect to their personal injury claim. Knowing all the facts in a case also keeps us from being caught by surprise by the defense in the middle of representation, which could be detrimental to your case. Q – How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit? A – The time frame in which you have to file a lawsuit is known in Louisiana as the “period of prescription”, commonly referred to as a statute of limitations in other states. If you fail to file a lawsuit before this time expires, your case will be forever barred. Therefore, it is important for you to immediately contact an attorney regarding your injury. Q – Do I have to pay for my initial meeting with your firm? A – No, we never charge for initial consultations. If you feel you have a potential claim, please call our office at 318-473-2523 to set up your free consultation and case evaluation. Q – I don’t want to go to court, can you still represent me? A – Of course. In fact, we try to come to a reasonable settlement before filing a lawsuit or appearing in court. Q – How do I know what my claim is worth? A – There is no clear way to answer that question, as it is based on a number of factors. Our firm has negotiated personal injury claims for more than 25 years and will work with our clients to obtain a maximum recovery.