Personal Injury Attorneys
serving the Louisiana Area
Most people have had minor injuries at one time or another, such as bruises, scrapes, or cuts. While annoying, these injuries often do not result in significant medical expenses. More serious injuries, however, can be a different story—potentially one that ends in hospital stays, X-rays or other expensive diagnostic tests, and multiple medical appointments.
A Louisiana personal injury lawyer could assist you with your injury. After assessing your case to see if you might be eligible for legal compensation, they could represent you in court to help you obtain damages and make sure you are fairly compensated for your out-of-pocket expenses.
In Louisiana, any person injured due to the action or inaction of another person may be eligible to file a civil lawsuit for damages. Under Louisiana Civil Code §3492, the statute of limitations for such lawsuits is generally one year. In other words, injury victims usually have one year from the date of their injury to file a claim for compensation. Generally, individuals have a duty of care to avoid exposing others to potentially harmful situations. If a person breaches that duty by way of some irresponsible or reckless act that results in physical injury to another, they may be held civilly liable for their negligence.
Why Choose Us
Plaintiffs who are able to prove negligence may be able to collect various damages for their injuries, including medical expenses and lost wages for missed work. Unlike some other states, Louisiana generally does not cap damages due to negligence or for personal injury lawsuits more broadly. Since negligence often depends on the specific circumstances of a given case, potential plaintiffs may wish to contact a Louisiana personal injury attorney for more information about what kinds of compensation they may be eligible to receive.
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Laborde Earles has recovered over $600 million for our clients through cash settlements and jury verdicts.
Let us put our hard work, experience, and knowledge to use in your personal injury case.