Recent studies show that auto insurance rates in Louisiana are the second highest in the nation! Our current Insurance Commissioner, Jim Donelon, voiced some of the reasons for the rate increase. He stated it "Goes back to problems we've had with claims to litigation ratio." Louisiana is an at fault state and what that means is that injured motorists have a choice whether to file a claim or file a lawsuit to seek damages. There are many other issues however have you seen any advertisement for person injury lawyers? I can think of multiple slogans off the top of my head...
- "One call, that's all"
- "Before you accept a check - check with me"
- "Put the Womac on 'em"
- "One click, that's it"
A Louisiana personal injury attorney said he disagrees that his industry is behind the increased cost. He believes the advertisement simply separates which lawyers do what. What are your thoughts? There were many different opinions on the matter however Jim Donelon believes change is coming.