Fighting For The Injured And The Accused Since 1999

Skilled Personal Injury Representation From A Trusted, Trial-Tested Attorney

When you have been injured by the negligence of others, that person or entity may be liable for your losses and suffering. The Law Office of Alan Stegall has proudly and vigorously represented the injured for more than 20 years in Shreveport, Bossier City and surrounding communities of Louisiana and Texas.

I am attorney Alan Stegall. I personally handle your personal injury case, and I am committed to maximizing your compensation through diligent legwork and skilled lawyering. Please reach out for a free consultation to discuss what happened to you and how I can help you get justice.

An Advocate For The Injured For More Than 20 Years

I have helped hundreds of clients secure compensation for a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including:

In a personal injury accident, the lawyer’s role is to (a) identify the liable party or parties, (b) establish the negligence or willful act that caused injury and (c) calculate the monetary damages. Those damages may include medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, future medical care, permanent disability or disfigurement, and compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress or loss of enjoyment of life.

The More Serious Your Injuries, The More You Need A Real Trial Lawyer

I welcome cases big and small, but I have had great results in cases of serious and catastrophic personal injury, such as traumatic brain injuries, loss of limb, spinal injuries resulting in paralyzation, multiple broken bones, and ultimately fatal injuries resulting in lawsuits for wrongful death.

I have been named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list and recognized every year since 2010 by SB Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Shreveport-Bossier area in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. The insurance companies and defense firms know that I thoroughly investigate and prepare my cases and that I will go to trial if they will not negotiate a fair settlement that covers the losses.

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

Below I answer some common questions that clients have about vehicle accidents and personal injury matters.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

It should not cost you anything out of pocket. Most injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency fee – if you don’t get paid, the attorneys don’t get paid. The fee is a fixed percentage of your recovery, depending on whether your case is settled out of court or has to be litigated.

What damages can I get in a personal injury lawsuit?

You are entitled to seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and anticipated medical expenses, plus the property damage to your vehicle. Noneconomic damages refers to pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and compensation for disfigurement or a permanent impairment.

Does Louisiana require auto insurance?

Yes, but Louisiana has the lowest minimum requirement for car accident insurance. Every Louisiana motorist is required by law to carry at least 15/30/25 insurance in case they cause a wreck: $15,000 in bodily injury coverage (with a maximum of $30,000 per accident) plus up to $25,000 in property damage per accident.

By comparison, the minimum in Texas is 30/60/25 or twice as much injury coverage. In the event of a serious accident, that $15,000 is quickly burned up by the ambulance ride, hospital care and lost wages. And despite our state’s low minimum, there are thousands of Louisiana drivers motoring around without any insurance.

What is uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM)?

When you are injured in an accident, the at-fault driver is responsible for your losses. But what happens if that driver only has the minimum coverage or no insurance at all? This is a very common scenario in Louisiana. Uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist, or UM/UIM, is optional insurance under your policy. If your damages exceed the other driver’s coverage limits, your insurance company pays the difference. If the other driver is not insured at all, your insurance covers all your losses (up to you policy limits).

We definitely recommended paying for UM/UIM protection in case you are the victim of a wreck; you never know what coverage the other driver may have. We also highly recommend you carry more than the 15/30/25 minimum liability insurance in case you are sued for causing an accident.

What is med pay coverage?

Medical payments coverage, or “med pay” is another optional insurance. If you have med pay, it automatically pays your medical bills from an auto accident regardless of fault. It also covers all members of your family if they are injured as passengers in someone else’s vehicle.

What is a wrongful death?

A wrongful death action is a civil lawsuit that alleges that another person or entity caused or contributed to a fatal accident. The wrongful act could be carelessness or negligence (like texting while driving or allowing a powerful dog to roam free), or it could be reckless or intentional behavior like driving drunk or assaulting someone.

Contact An Experienced Shreveport Personal Injury Attorney Today For A Free Consultation

It’s important that you feel comfortable that your attorney genuinely cares about you and getting a good result. You will work directly with me from start to finish. Give me a call today at 318-386-4371 or contact me online. You will pay no attorney fees unless I recover compensation.