New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney
I maintain a satellite office in New Orleans and routinely litigate personal injury cases in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.
Auto Accidents – Louisiana
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident which occurred in Louisiana, John F. Greene can assist you. I have practiced in New Orleans and the surrounding vicinity since 1984. Louisiana has enacted a traditional tort system, meaning that a person who has been injured due to the negligence of another person, may recover damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses and a loss of earnings directly from the negligent party and their insurance company.
However, the Louisiana Legislature has restricted participation in the automobile tort system to only those drivers who carry liability insurance. The “No Pay – No Play” statute enacted in 1997 provides that there shall be no recovery for the first $10,000 of bodily injury damages and of property damage by an owner or driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident who fails to maintain compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance.
It is very important to consult with an experienced attorney if you have been hurt in an accident in Louisiana. There is a one year statute of limitations. If you do not settle your case or file a lawsuit before the one year anniversary, your claim is forever barred. Contact John F. Greene to discuss your Louisiana case. Contact me online or call (504) 482-9700 to schedule a consultation.
I routinely handle motor vehicle accidents in other states. Alabama has a 2 year statute of limitations and bars recovery for drivers who have in any way contributed to the cause of the accident. Mississippi has a 3 year statute of limitations and recognizes the doctrine of comparative negligence. Georgia has a 2 year statute of limitations. If you fail to timely file your lawsuit in a court of proper jurisdiction, your case maybe forever barred.