An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Committed To His Community
The focus of our practice is helping motor vehicle accident victims put the pieces of their life back together. For decades, we have seen the devastation caused by motor vehicle accidents. We know the insurance company is hounding you to sign a settlement agreement as you watch the medical bills come in day after day. The situation can be overwhelming without a strong advocate by your side.
With more than three decades of experience, we can be that advocate. For more than three decades, Stephen T. Collins has been helping accident victims in Shreveport and across northwest Louisiana. His experience gives him special insights into how to navigate the court system for the benefit of his clients.
The Importance Of Acting Quickly After An Accident
The state of Louisiana allows you to file an accident claim up to 12 months after the day of an accident, but waiting even one month to contact a lawyer can greatly diminish your chances of getting a settlement. With each passing day, it becomes more difficult to examine the accident scene, find witnesses and gather information from health care providers. The sooner you retain our services, the better your chances of getting a settlement and the sooner you can start focusing on healing.
The Problem Of Paying Bills While Waiting For A Settlement Check
After a car accident, it’s not unusual for a single medical bill to exceed your policy coverage. No matter who was at fault in your accident, responsibility for paying your medical bills will always fall on you. So what do you do when payment is due on your medical bills, you don’t have enough money, and you haven’t gotten a settlement check yet?
There are a number of options for dealing with health care expenses, but always submit your medical bills to your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid first. We can help you negotiate with insurance companies and health care providers if deductible payments and other expenses are more than you can afford. You are not alone in this situation, and we can help you find ways to deal with medical expenses.