Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Baton Rouge, LA

If you think you might have a personal injury case, we know you probably have questions. It's important to us that you feel comfortable with the attorney you hire, and these frequently asked questions may help.

Do I have a personal injury case?

If you've been injured at work or as a result of someone else's negligence, you may have a case.

Do I really need a personal injury attorney?

Attorneys fully understand the complicated aspects of a personal injury claim.  It is important to make sure your rights are protected. At Smith Shanklin Sosa, you can meet with an attorney for a FREE consultation and go over your case with them.  We will evaluate your case in that consultation and if your claim can be handled without an attorney, we will let you know.  

How much does an attorney cost?

At Smith Shanklin Sosa, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means the client pays nothing unless a settlement/judgment is reached. This means if we are unable to obtain a settlement or judgment in your case, you owe us nothing. 

What should I look for in a personal injury attorney?

When choosing an attorney to represent you, experience and reputation matter. Our accomplished team has the educational background, professional application, and track record to provide our clients with trusted representation and legal resources. When you choose Smith Shanklin Sosa, all three attorneys will work on your case at no extra charge.

What should I expect when I meet with you?

At your first meeting with Smith Shanklin Sosa, we will answer all of your questions, go over all the important details of your potential case, and explain what to expect moving forward.

What do I do about my medical bills while I have a pending claim?

If health insurance doesn't cover the bills associated with your injury, we can help so that there is no financial hardship on you and your family.  At Smith Shanklin Sosa, we can arrange all medical care at no out of pocket cost to you.

How long does a claim take to be resolved?

Every case is unique, the length of the case depends on several factors, including liability, your injury or injuries, and potential complications. At Smith Shanklin Sosa, we will evaluate those factors and go over how they affect the length of your case.

How much is my case worth?

Just like expected length, the value of the case is determined by several factors. We may not be able to estimate your reward, but we will educate you on all these factors and the affect they will have on your total recovery.

Do I have to go to court, too?

The majority of cases settle before you have to go to trial.  At Smith Shanklin Sosa, we prepare every case for trial because we are of the belief that if you prepare a case for trial, it will settle, and if you prepare a case to settle, it is more likely to go to trial. 

When should I contact you?

In order to begin the process within the statute of limitations, it's important to call us as soon as possible.

At Smith Shanklin Sosa, we want you to feel confident with your personal injury representation. If you think you might have a case, contact us today at 225-223-6333 to schedule your free consultation.