Louisiana motorists filing auto accident lawsuits must follow stricter rules in order to receive compensation. The provisions are contained in a new law, endorsed by the state’s business lobby, which comes into effect on Friday. The hope of the supporters will lower the state’s high insurance premiums. The new law is the best known of two dozen laws that will come into effect in the new year. The aim is to reduce the money people can get from insurance companies and companies in auto wreck lawsuits. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards, the GOP legislature and corporate lobbyists reached an agreement on the changes to civil processes in a special session in June but set the start date for Friday.

Louisiana motorists filing auto accident lawsuits must follow stricter rules in order to receive compensation.

The provisions are contained in a new law, endorsed by the state’s business lobby, which comes into effect on Friday. The hope of the supporters will lower the state’s high insurance premiums.

The new law is the best known of two dozen laws that will come into effect in the new year.

The aim is to reduce the money people can get from insurance companies and companies in auto wreck lawsuits.

Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards, the GOP legislature and corporate lobbyists reached an agreement on the changes to civil processes in a special session in June but set the start date for Friday.