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Louisiana Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Louisiana Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
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">Louisi

n

Civil Code<>, the st

tute of limit

tions fo Louisi

n

pe

son

l inju

y l

suit is one ye

. The victim—kno

n

s the “pl

intiff" in

l

suit—h

s one ye to t

ke leg

l

ction.

Pe

son

l inju

y cl

ims

e civil c

ses th

t depend on p

oof of li

bility

nd negligence.

pe

son

l inju

y cl

im is one th

t involves negligence th

t

esults in inju

y to

pe

son o

thei

p

ope

ty. This includes but is not limited to

utomobile

ccidents, f

ud,

ongful de

th, medic

l m

lpctice, p

oduct li

bility,

nd mold exposu

e. P

emises li

bility

ccidents (such

s slip

nd f

ll

ccidents, building coll

pse, elect

ocution, d

o

ning, dog bites, etc.)

e

lso included in this c

tego

y. If the end of the st

tute of limit

tions is looming on the ho

izon,

lye

m

y need to file p

pe

o

k

nd begin the p

ocess of going to cou

t. This p

otects youight to sue, but

emembe

: filing

civil suit does not me

n the c

se

ill definitely go to t

i

l. It simply begins the p

ocess, should going to cou

t be necessy. Good ne

s: most c

ses settle befo

e they m

ke it to cou

t.

ith the

ight

tto

ney, you c

n build

st

ong c

se

nd p

ove the othe

pty’s negligence. The

t-f

ult pty’s insunce comp

ny

ill then negoti

te

ith you

nd you

te

m

nd decide upon

s

tisf

cto

y settlement befo

e eve

stepping foot in

cou

t

oom.

Still, it’s impo

t

nt to

ct f

st! On this p

ge,

e’ll go into mo

e det

il

bout the Louisi

n

st

tute of limit

tions

nd let you kno

ho

you c

n p

otect you

ights.

T

ble of Contents

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    ef=”#st

    tute-of-limit

    tions”>St

    tute of Limit

    tions ><

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  • <
    h

    ef=”#exceptions”>Exceptions ><

    li>

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    ef=”#insu

    nce-comp

    ny-timeline">Insunce comp

    ny ><

    li>

  • <
    h

    ef=”#file-cl

    im">Cl

    im filing timeline ><

    li>

  • <
    h

    ef=”#settlement-timeline”>Settlement check ><

    li>

  • <
    h

    ef=”#cost”>Ho

    much does

    l

    ye

    cost?<><

    li>

  • <
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    ef=”#hi

    e-leg

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    e leg

    l help tod

    y<><

    li>

<

id="st

tute-of-limit

tions"><>

h

t is the St

tute of Limit

tions in Louisi

n

?<

h2>
The st

tute of limit

tions in Louisi

n

fo

pe

son

l inju

y c

ses is ong>one ye

ong> f

om the d

te of the incident. This me

ns the Louisi

n

st

tute of limit

tions fo

c

nd t

uck

ccidents is one ye

f

om the d

y of the c

sh.

ye m

y seem like

long time, but it

ill go by in the blink of

n eye. You

leg

l te

m

ill need

mple time to conduct investig

tions, compile evidence,

nd set you up fo

success. Fo

best

esults, <

h

ef="https:

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yvictims.com

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ct-us

“>

e

ch out no

<>

nd let

Louisi

n

c

ccident l

ye

get stted on building you

c

se!

<

id=”exceptions”> >Exceptions to the St

tute of Limit

tions in Louisi

n

<

h2>
Fo

most pe

son

l inju

y c

ses, the clock stts ticking the moment the

ccident occu

s. Ho

eve

, the

e

e ce

t

in ci

cumst

nces th

t

llo

exceptions

nd extensions to the Louisi

n

st

tute of limit

tions.

n cl

ss=”o

nge”>Mino

Child

en n><

h2>
The st

tute of limit

tions does not

pply to mino

s.

If

child gets hu

t in

n

ccident, the st

tute of limit

tions begins on the child’s 18th bi

thd

y, not on the d

y of the

ccident. This me

ns thei

time to file is up on thei

19th bi

thd

y,

eg

dless of ho

old they

e

e

hen the

ccident occued.

n cl

ss="onge">Multiple

t-F

ult Pties<

sp

n><

h2>

hen

pe

son

l inju

y cl

im involves multiple li

ble pties, victims only h

ve to file suit

g

inst one of them befo

e the st

tute of limit

tions

uns out.

If

n investig

tion uncove

s mo

e evidence, the victim m

y go on to sue othet-f

ult p

ties l

te

. One ex

mple of this is

multi-vehicle

ccident.

n cl

ss="onge">The Discove

y

ule<

sp

n><

h2>
Sometimes it’s e

sy to pinpoint the c

use of

n inju

y you’ve suffe

ed. T

ke

tum

tic c

o

t

uck

ccident, fo

ex

mple. But othe

times, the unde

lying c

use of

n

ccident

l inju

y is not “

e

son

bly discoveble” until much l

te

. In c

ses

he

e inju

y o

d

m

ge is not immedi

tely

pp

ent, the st

tute of limit

tions does not

pply until

victim “kno

s o

should

e

son

bly kno

” of the connection bet

een thei

inju

y

nd the

t-f

ult pe

son o

entity. In othe

o

ds, the clock does not stt ticking until the victim h

s

ctu

lly discove

ed<

em> the issue.

This is kno

n

s “the discove

y

ule,”

nd it commonly

pplies to c

ses involving p

oduct defects, exposu

e to h

z

dous chemic

ls,

nd medic

l m

lp

ctice.

Fo

ex

mple, if you

e

d

n ticle

bout the d

nge

s of

p

oduct you used to use, the p

esc

iptive pe

iod

ould begin on the d

y you lened the info

m

tion. Since

ecove

y times c

n be lengthy

nd medic

l m

lpctice isn’t

l

ys immedi

tely notice

ble, medic

l m

lp

ctice victims c

n file cl

ims up to th

ee yes

fte

the m

lp

ctice took pl

ce—but the cl

ims still must be filed

ithin one ye of discove

ing the p

oblem.

n cl

ss="onge">Othe

Exceptions n><

h2>
In

ddition to

h

t

e’ve cove

ed

bove, the l

m

y

lso

llon extension to the st

tute of limit

tions in Louisi

n

in the follo

ing situ

tions:
  • -level=”1″>The pl

    intiff is deemed ment

    lly incompetent.

  • i

    -level="1">The pl

    intiff is in p

    ison.<

    li>

  • i

    -level="1">The defend

    nt decl

    ed b

    nk

    uptcy.

  • i

    -level="1">The defend

    nt is outside the st

    te o

    county ju

    isdiction.<

    li>

  • i

    -level="1">The t

    o sides

    e still emb

    oiled in settlement negoti

    tions.

Fo

mo

e info

m

tion

nd to len

h

t exceptions m

y

pply to you

c

se, consult

Louisi

n

pe

son

l inju

y

tto

ney tod

y.

<

id="insunce-comp

ny-timeline”> >Ho

Long Does

n Insunce Comp

ny H

ve to Settle

Cl

im in Louisi

n

?<

h2>
Typic

lly

n insu

e

h

s ong>30 d

ys<

st

ong> to submit

itten offe

to settle

n insu

nce cl

im. The 30 d

y pe

iod begins on the d

y they

eceive p

oof of you

losses. You

Louisi

n

pe

son

l inju

y lyeill submit this p

oof to them in

h

t is kno

n

s

“dem

nd p

ck

ge.”

<

id="file-cl

im”> >Ho

Long Do I H

ve to File

ongful De

th Cl

im in Louisi

n

?

Louisi

n

ongful de

th lsuits e subject to the s

me st

tutes of limit

tions

s pe

son

l inju

y c

ses. Ho

eve

,

cco

ding to <

h

ef="https:

/

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spx?d=109371" tget="_bl

nk”

el="noopene

nofollo

">Louisi

n

Civil Code<>, the time limit stts on the d

te of de

th, not the d

te of the

ccident. The

efo

e, if you

loved one died l

tes esult of inju

ies they suffe

ed in the

ccident, you

e still eligible.

ho c

n file

<

h

ef="https:

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yvictims.com

l

ne

-o

le

ns

ongful-de

th-lye

/”>

ongful de

th cl

im > in Louisi

n

?
  • -level=”1″>the dece

    sed's spouse

    nd child

    en<

    li>

  • i

    -level="1">if the

    e

    e no su

    viving spouses o

    child

    en, the dece

    sed’s p

    ents m

    y file<

    li>

  • i

    -level="1">if the

    e

    e no su

    viving pents, the dece

    sed’s siblings m

    y file<

    li>

  • i

    -level="1">if the

    e

    e no su

    viving siblings, the dece

    sed’s g

    ndp

    ents m

    y file<

    li>

This o

depplies to

el

tives

hethe

they e

el

ted by

doption o

by blood. If no one t

kes

ction

ithin one ye

of the victim’s d

te of de

th, the f

mily

ill lose the

ight to file

t

ll.

h

t Is the St

tute of Limit

tions on Collecting Debt in Louisi

n

?<

h2>
The debt collection de

dline in Louisi

n

is 3 yes, except fo

st

te t

x debt,

hich h

s no de

dline.

<

id=”settlement-timeline”> >Ho

Long Does it T

ke to Get

Settlement Check?

By no

you kno

the Louisi

n

st

tute of limit

tions fo

c

ccidents is ong>one ye<

st

ong> f

om the d

y of the

ccident. The soone

you stt the p

ocess, the bette

youesults

ill be.

If you need <

h

ef=”https://c

inju

yvictims.com

settle-ne

-o

le

ns-pe

son

l-inju

y-c

se-timeline

“>medic

l t

e

tments f

om

ccidents<>, you

ill need to complete them

ll befo

e you c

n settle you

cl

im. You

nd you

lyeon't kno

the full imp

ct the

ccident h

s h

d on you

body, you

mind,

nd you

d

ily life until you get

p

ofession

l opinion f

om

docto

o

the

pist.

But once you st

t you

cl

im

nd complete you

t

e

tment, ho

long does it t

ke to get

settlement check f

om

c

ccident? Collecting evidence

nd negoti

ting

ith the insunce comp

ny c

n t

ke

hile, but once you offici

lly

ccept

settlement offe

f

om them, it c

n t

ke ound ong>six

eeks<

st

ong> to

eceive the settlement check.

You

ill

lso need to sign

n

ccident settlement

g

eement befo

e the check is given to you

l

ye

. You

l

ye

ill p

y off

ny medic

l bills o

liens

el

ted to you

c

se, then they’ll deduct thei

leg

l fees befo

e disbu

sing the

est of the settlement to you.

<

id=”cost”> >Ho

Much Does

Louisi

n

ccident Inju

y Lye

Cost?

h

t does

<

h

ef="https:

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yvictims.como

th-getting-l

ye

-fo

-mino

-c-

ccident-louisi

n

/”>Louisi

n

c

ccident

tto

ney cost<>? Most pe

son

l inju

y

tto

neys

o

k fo

<

h

ef="https:

/c

inju

yvictims.com

louisi

n

-c

ccident-lye

s-pe

cent

ge/”>contingency fees in Louisi

n

>. This me

ns thei

success depends on you

success,

nd you p

y them ong>nothing<

st

ong> <

em>up f

ont. If they help you

in you

c

se

nd settle you

cl

im, they’ll deduct thei

fees f

om

po

tion of the settlement money. You

eyes

en’t pl

ying t

icks on you: ong>If you don’t get p

id, neithe

do

e! ong>

<

id=”hi

e-leg

l-help”> >

hen Should I Hi

e

Pe

son

l Inju

y Lye

in Louisi

n

?

S

P! The cl

ims p

ocess c

n be t

icky, but it’s

o

th the effo

t. You could be entitled to compens

tion fo

you

medic

l bills, lost ges, p

in

nd suffe

ing,

nd so much mo

e. <

h

ef=”https://c

inju

yvictims.com

cont

ct-lye

fte

-louisi

n

ccident

“>Cont

cting

l

ye

<> is you

best bet.

Pe

son

l inju

y cl

ims involve t

o key components: bodily inju

y

nd negligence. The success of you

c

se

ests on you

lye

‘s

bility to p

ove you

e

e h

med

s esult of someone else’s negligence. In o

de

to do this, they must investig

te

nd collect evidence such

s:

  • i

    -level="1">eye

    itness testimony

  • i

    -level="1">police

    ccident

    epo

    ts

  • i

    -level="1">photos

    nd su

    veill

    nce videos

  • i

    -level="1">bills, medic

    l

    eco

    ds,

    nd othe

    documents

Louisi

n

c

ccident l

ye

c

n help you dete

mine the v

lue of you

c

se, but they need time to compile

ll the

elev

nt evidence

nd build

st

ong c

se. The soone

you p

tne

ith us, the soone

e c

n help you, the bette

you

esults

ill be! If you’ve been hu

t, cont

ct

n expe

ienced Louisi

n

c

ccident

tto

ney

s soon

s possible fo

he

d stt on you

c

se. Get the money you need,

nd the justice you dese

ve. Ou

loc

l expe

ts

e

v

il

ble 24

7. If you’ve been inju

ed in

n

ccident, c

ll 800-898-4877 o

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ct-us

“>visit ou

cont

ct p

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ee<

st

ong> c

se ev

lu

tion.

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nces. T

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t is

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C

ccident in Louisi

n

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