Need an Injury Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in Louisiana?
Fatalities in accidents in Louisiana have been declining in the past few years. In 2005, there were 966 fatal crashes, and by 2012 there were only 722. Traffic accidents happen every day in Louisiana while people are making their way to work, to friend’s houses, or to see the amazing sights of the state. When you have been injured in a serious accident, you may have a personal injury case, which are cases that result from people suffering harm due to the negligence of another. In many accidents, especially ones that happen on our highways, somebody may be legally responsible for your harm. When you have a personal injury case, it could make it to settlement (most likely) or a lawsuit if the settlement doesn’t work in your favor.
There are many things that you may not understand about personal injury cases. For instance, do you know how to win the settlement against the big insurance companies in your case or meet the statute of limitations or filing deadlines in your claim? Do you know how to document your evidence from start to finish? If not, you should always turn to an attorney for help with your case to receive the damages you deserve.
You’ve Experienced an Accident – and We Can Help
Have you received serious injuries stemming from your personal injury case and you aren’t sure where to start in regards to recovering compensation for your injuries and the effects these injuries have had on your life? With insurance companies and attorneys working against you to represent the rights of the negligent party, you may think you don’t stand a chance to recover compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and so much more.
You want to preserve your rights as soon as possible, which is why you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible in your case. We understand the legalities of your specific claim and want to apply our knowledge of these laws to your case to ensure that you are gaining the compensation you deserve. Especially in cases where your injuries have caused you to receive extensive medical bills and have had a huge impact on your life, you should always retain help from an attorney instead of handling your case on your own.
There are 3 rules you should always follow when it pertains to your case: If you have suffered severe injuries, are faced with expensive medical bills, or have a significant loss of income due to your injuries, you don’t want to solve this claim on your own. Have you suffered moderate injuries or long-term injuries that will follow you through life? Turn to us for a variety of accident cases.
Types of Cases We Handle
Auto Accidents: Louisiana has a one-year statute of limitations on automobile accident cases, which means that you have to act quickly when you are hoping to compensate for your injuries. It is different in many ways because it is not only a comparative negligence state but also has very low insurance limits, which means that you may not be covered for every aspect you hope to be in the event of an accident. Every driver on the roadways owes you a duty of care, which is why you must be able to show that a driver was acting negligently in your accident case if you want to hold a party liable in the event of a crash. We can help you preserve evidence in your case and prove that a driver was acting negligently so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Bicycle Accidents: Research shows that Louisiana has the 2nd-most bicycle deaths in the entire country. In fact, the statistics have been steadily increasing for years, from 11 deaths in 2010 to 23 in 2012. Drivers are supposed to keep an eye out for everybody who rides a bicycle on or around the roadways. If a driver was acting negligently by speeding, running a stop sign, or turning without looking and you have been injured, you may be able to receive compensation from a negligent party.
Bus Accidents: Buses fall under common carrier law, which are businesses put in place to take you from point A to point B for a fee. They have a legal duty of care to give passengers the highest duty of care and keep them safe from all harm. This is why, if you have been injured due to a driver’s negligence, you may be able to compensate. However, since many buses are covered by government agencies, you may find difficulties in your case such as a short statute of limitations and filing requirements. We can help.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents: Commercial vehicles include things like flatbed trucks, vans, and many other types of vehicles that transport goods to businesses. Though commercial vehicles make our world go round, many people are injured in these accidents every year. However, one thing you must be able to determine is whether or not a driver is an employee or an independent contractor. This is an important distinction because, if they are an employee, you may be covered – but if not, you may find yourself in a bigger legal battle against only the driver and not a company.
DUI Accidents: If you have been injured in a DUI-related accident, you may have been catastrophically injured by a party that decided to negligently get drunk and goes behind the wheel of their vehicle. This negligence not only leads to criminal penalties but also civil penalties to a driver. If you were lucky enough to walk away from a DUI accident, you may have extensive injuries – and we can help.
Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, especially in Louisiana. According to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian accidents have risen by 11% from just 2015-2016 alone. You are owed the highest duty of care by other drivers, as pedestrians have no protection from the elements. This is why, if you have sustained serious damages, we are here for you. Retain your rights and speak to us as soon as possible if a driver has failed to watch for you on the roadways and you have sustained serious injuries.
Trucking Accidents: Because trucks are heavier than most vehicles on the road, they can bring devastating accidents. Trucks are only responsible for about 3% of all vehicle accidents, but when they do occur, there is a much larger chance of horrific injuries or fatalities. There are many negligent parties in a variety of truck accidents, from the driver themselves to a trucking company or cargo loader. You must know how to protect yourself and hold a company liable for things like hours of service violations, falling asleep at the wheel, drunk driving, and more. We can help
There are many other types of accidents that we cover, from a motorcycle to ridesharing and wrongful death accidents. No matter what, we want you to recover the compensation you deserve from a negligent party so that you can move forward with your life and get back on your feet in your time of need. Louisiana accidents can have a huge impact on your life, but recovery is not impossible. Let us help you with your claim as soon as possible.