Get your lawsuit on

Many people don’t realize it, but you only have a limited amount of time to file a civil suit for damages in Louisiana. It’s like the Statute of Limitations, but in Louisiana it’s called the Prescriptive Period. Well, you can file a lawsuit any time you want, but the judge will have to dismiss your case if you miss the filing deadline. Most hurricane-related suits for damages will not be viable if they are filed over a year from whenever the date of your injury occurred. It’s getting to be a year since the flood. That means if you have been screwed over by an insurance company, you need to get your lawsuit going or your claim will be prescribed. If you are not sure, you can always voluntarily dismiss your suit, or a particular defendant, later when the facts become clear.

Loyola Law School’s invaluable Law Clinic is holding free seminars on this subject:

Event: Loyola Law Clinic Seminars on upcoming deadlines to file suit on Katrina-related insurance claims
Dates: July 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Jude Shrine at 411 South Rampart Street
July 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at Loyola Law School Room 308
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Loyola Law Clinic at (504) 861-5590.

1 Comment so far

  1. Adrastos (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 11:14 pm

    Glad you posted this. The Insurance Commissioner is blowing smoke up people’s asses by claiming that he can get the insurance companies to agree to a delay. He doesn’t have the statutory or regulatory authority.

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