If you were injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. A New Orleans slip and fall injury lawyer can help you determine who was liable so that you can pursue the damages to which you may be entitled.
To learn more about your legal options, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777 for your free, no-obligation consultation.
Things You Should Know About Pursuing Compensation
In personal injury cases like this, there are multiple factors to be considered when your fair compensation is being calculated. Your settlement should help make up for the financial hardships that you and your family experienced as a result of this slip and fall accident. You can sue for multiple types of damages, including but not limited to:
Medical damages: A slip and fall injury can easily result in hefty medical bills. Even with insurance, these bills can begin to add up and cause a financial burden for any family. Your compensation can help cover the cost of your medical bills and alleviate that financial hardship.
Lost wages: If your injury requires a long recovery, you may end up missing work for an extended period of time. Your compensation can help make up for any lost wages that were the result of time you missed at work because of your accident.
Lost earning potential: An injury that leaves lasting effects may also affect your ability to work in the future. If a slip and fall injury prevents you from advancing in your career, working in the same field, working for the same number of hours per week, or working at all, it is going to create financial problems for your family. That should be considered when your compensation is calculated.
Loss of enjoyment: If an injury prevents you from taking part in an activity that you once enjoyed, like a hobby or sport, this loss of enjoyment should be considered as a part of your compensation.
Wrongful death: If your loved one passes away due to injuries suffered in a slip and fall, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages. Surviving spouses and children have first priority in the state of Louisiana.
Pain and suffering: These damages cover any other pain and suffering resulting from this slip and fall.
The team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can explain this further when you call us for your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
Why You Should Act Fast
There are many reasons to act quickly when you suffer injury in a slip and fall. Reasons to begin the legal process quickly include:
The Statute of Limitations
In accordance with CC Art. 3492, you have just one year to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Louisiana. The same limit applies to wrongful death suits. If you do not act quickly, you may not get the chance to pursue damages.
A Need to Gather Evidence
To make your case, you need evidence. Gathering that evidence is easier if you act quickly. The memories of eyewitnesses can fade. Security footage from the scene can be deleted or lost. It is in your best interest to quickly begin the process so that you can make the best possible legal argument for why you deserve compensation.
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What a Lawyer Can Do for You
While a New Orleans slip and fall injury lawyer cannot guarantee a specific outcome, you can be sure of one thing. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will fight for you and act as your advocate. We will do the legal work while you focus on healing and getting your life back. We will:
Handle all legal aspects of your case: Your lawyer will promptly get the legal process started so that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue damages. Once the process begins, we will make sure all deadlines are met while we keep you up-to-date on all new developments.
Name liable parties: Your attorney will name liable parties and show how their negligence led to your slip and fall. Whether it is a property owner or someone in charge of maintaining the property, your lawyer will show that one or more of these parties should be held responsible for your injuries.
Interview witnesses and gather evidence: We will also help to gather any evidence that could help you make your case.
Speak with medical care providers: We will take the time to learn more about your injuries and what your recovery looks like. If there are going to be lasting effects, that should be known and factored in when compensation is being decided upon.
Determine fair compensation: Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will take into account your economic hardship and pain and suffering to calculate fair compensation. Then we will fight for that compensation and the best possible legal outcome, in court if necessary.
If you were injured in a slip and fall, a free consultation with a member of our team will show you how Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help.
Call Us Today for Your Free Consultation
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident and would like to know more about your legal options, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777.
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