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The Truth About Liability Insurance

The legal team at Erskine & McMahon, LLP would like to discuss some things about liability insurance. Did you know that if you are hurt in a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana, you are allowed by state law to sue the at-fault driver's liability insurance company directly? You do not have to sue the at-fault driver to pursue compensation.

Unfortunately, if you have an identical wreck in Texas, the law will not allow you to sue the at-fault driver’s liability insurance company. Instead, you must sue the at-fault driver. That driver’s liability insurance company will hire an attorney for the driver and pay any verdict on judgment.

It is important to understand these details about liability insurance because, if you are called to serve on a jury in a case involving a vehicle crash, you should know that, in all likelihood, the defendant’s liability insurance company is paying for the attorney on the case and will also pay the verdict on judgment so that the defendant will not have to.

Furthermore, the law in Texas does not allow the mention of liability insurance during a trial. In other words, the jury is not informed as to who will end up paying the verdict.

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. You do not have to suffer for another person’s mistakes.

Discuss the Details of Your Accident with One of Our Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorneys!

Being injured in an accident is not only painful, but it is also incredibly overwhelming. In the aftermath, you may be facing steep medical costs, lost wages, and even emotional distress. At Erskine & McMahon, LLP, our personal injury team is prepared to fight on your behalf to ensure the responsible party is held accountable and you have the money you need to get back on your feet. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience on our side, you can feel confident in our ability to represent you and secure the best possible results for your case.

Reach out to our legal team today at (903) 500-2490 to set up a free initial case evaluation with one of our attorneys to get started.

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