If you or a loved one is recovering an injury or illness from an accident that another party caused in Carencro, Louisiana, you can seek to hold the liable party accountable for your damages. This includes any medical bills, lost income, property damage, and other losses you took on as a result of your injury.
A Carencro personal injury lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will review your case to determine how you could recover the financial cost of your injuries from the at-fault party. If you are ready to move on to the next steps in your legal journey, we are ready to guide you through the process of seeking financial compensation. We will review your legal options with you during a free consultation today.
We Could Start Working on Your Case as Soon as We Hear from You
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has recovered more than $200 million in cash settlements and verdicts for personal injury cases. Just as we fought for our clients in those cases, we will fight for you. We have handled all kinds of cases, including the tough ones that we don’t back down from. We are always prepared to fight for Louisiana’s injured so that they get the recovery they need.
When it comes to personal injury cases, starting sooner rather than later is ideal. Building a comprehensive and successful claim for a personal injury is complex and can involve a lot of time. Your case may involve compiling a lot of evidence, and that takes time to do. We will take on all tasks in building a solid case for you.
Louisiana Sets One-Year Deadline for Injury Cases
In Louisiana, you have only one year to pursue damages in these cases, per CC Art. 3492. If you lost a loved one in a Carencro accident, please accept our sincerest condolences. We will do everything we can to help you pursue recovery on behalf of your loved one. Under CC Art.2315.2, you also have one year if you are pursuing a wrongful death action on behalf of a deceased loved one.
You can start building your case for recovery if someone else’s carelessness or reckless actions caused your accident today. Our Lafayette office serves residents in nearby Carencro, so you needn’t look far for an attorney who can help you fight for your financial recovery. Our personal injury team will take care of all legal matters on your behalf as we have done for many clients.
We will do all of the following in your case and more:
- Investigate your case and the accident scene
- Collect and review accident evidence to establish your case (e.g., medical records, police report, video, and photos of the accident scene)
- Identify all liable parties and establish fault and negligence
- Assessing all damages in your case and assigning it a dollar value
- Interview witnesses and expert witnesses who can lend support to your case
- Notifying all parties of your legal action to seek damages
- Negotiate with all parties to settle your case for an appropriate award
- Filing your case with the court within Louisiana’s statute of limitations
- Representing you at trial if necessary
- Meeting you wherever it is convenient (including in your hospital room, home, or office)
- Answering any questions or concerns you may have
- Explaining all laws to you as they relate to your case
- Keeping you regularly updated at all stages of your case
We Will Take Care of Everything While You Recover from Your Injuries
A Carencro personal injury lawyer with our firm will manage your entire case from beginning to end. This will save you time that you can spend on yourself and your family as we work on your case. We customize all services we offer to the specifics in your case. To learn more about the steps you will need to take next, we can speak with you during a free consultation.
Laborde Earles injury was great for me they took care of me very fast and professional. If for any reason I need legal help they will be who I use.Client
Damages You Could Pursue in Your Carencro, LA, Injury Case
Whether it was a traffic accident, a slip and fall injury, or medical malpractice, Louisiana law makes it possible for you to hold the individual person or commercial entity responsible when their action or inaction injures you. Do not hesitate to hold the at-fault party responsible for the financial costs that come with your injuries. We will help you prove your case.
Personal injuries vary widely and affect people differently. If you have suffered losses from an accident or incident, you likely will have financial and non-financial damages. When we meet with you, we will hear your side of the story and determine what losses you could request from the liable party. We will consider how severe your injuries are and what your recovery time is. We will also look at the physical and mental pain you endured.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
You could request compensation for damages that cost you out of pocket. These are known as economic damages, which include:
- Medical treatment expenses (including ongoing care and rehabilitation)
- Lost wages, benefits, tips from your job
- Reduced or lost earning ability should your injuries make you change jobs or stop working
- Property damage
Our attorney will also look at damages you have that didn’t cost you money but cost you in other ways, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Disability or disfigurement
- Loss of life enjoyment
We will look at all damages you have, including those that affect your future, and assign a dollar value to your case. This is the figure we will request from the liable party in your accident. It is also the figure that will let you know if any possible settlement offers you get from an insurer will fall short of the award you need to recover.
I thank God for Digger & David. I don’t know what we would have done if it hadn’t have been for them.Rick Smith | Client
Recoverable Losses in a Carencro Wrongful Death Case
Damages in a Louisiana wrongful death action are available to designated family members who lost a loved one in an accident. While money doesn’t replace a family’s beloved relative, this compensation aims to give grieving families some comfort as they try to heal from the loss of their relative. Compensation in a wrongful death case can go toward:
- Funeral and burial or cremation expenses
- Medical expenses for their final care
- Various end-of-life expenses
Our team can explain Louisiana’s wrongful death laws to you and how the process works.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
We Will Prove Negligence and Liability in Your Personal Injury Case
As in every U.S. state, Louisiana has its sets of laws and regulations that govern personal injury cases and can be complex. A lawyer can turn the state’s legal statutes and definitions into plain English and make the varied elements of your compensation claim or lawsuit easier to understand.
In its simplest form, negligence means the other party acted without considering whether their actions might harm another person.
- Strict liability: Strict liability occurs when you use a consumer product correctly but still suffer an injury
- Intentional wrongdoing: Intentional wrong occurs when someone purposely causes you harm, like in a physical assault
Our lawyer handling injury cases from Carencro must prove four elements to show that negligence played a role your accident and injuries:
- Duty of care: The liable party was responsible for keeping you safe from harm.
- Breach of duty of care: They failed to keep their responsibility.
- Causation: Their action or inaction caused your damages.
- Damages: You suffered compensatory damages due to the liable party’s actions.
Proving Liability in Your Case
CC Art. 2315 states, “Every act whatever of man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it.” In simple terms, this law means the person who caused your injuries is required by law to compensate you. However, you must appropriately and correctly assign liability to the right party to be eligible to collect these damages.
Fault can be easier to prove if your injury is the result of a dog attack or truck accident, but more difficult if your injury is the result of a defective consumer product. Our Carencro personal injury lawyer can help you prove the at-fault party caused your injuries.
There may be more than one party responsible for your injury, depending on your situation. For example, in some truck accident cases, the truck companies are liable for training drivers inadequately or encouraging drivers to violate safety regulations. They could be held liable in addition to the driver who hit you.
The Law Also Requires You to Prove the Degree of Fault
Louisiana is a “fault state,” which means you must assign full fault to the person who caused your injuries in order to receive full compensation. Even if the full fault was not theirs, you can still hold them financially responsible for the percentage of the role they did play in your injuries.
We will look at your situation and assess your role in your accident, if any. We will do what we can to prove the other party’s role and how it led to the outcome of events.
Avoid Admitting Fault After an Accident and Other Things You Need to Know
CC Art. 2323 states that if you are found to be 10% responsible for your injuries, the other party will have to bear the other 90% of your injury-related costs. After you are injured, you may want to speak with a lawyer before speaking to anyone else. We advise that you do not admit any portion of fault after an accident.
Do not talk to the other party or their insurer. Your words could later be used against you to discredit your claims or account of events. While you can attempt to negotiate a settlement without a lawyer, meeting with one before you make a decision can prevent you from accepting a settlement award that does not meet your long-term needs.
They treated us like no other people would. Whenever we needed something they were there for us. I put my trust in them and I don’t regret it.Client
Injury Cases We Handle in Carencro and Lafayette Parish, LA
The attorney team at Laborde and Earles will seek legal action on your behalf in any accident or incident that occurred in Carencro or Lafayette, Louisiana, particularly where negligence is involved. We represent clients various kinds of cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective drugs or devices
- Maritime injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Premise liability accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Birth injuries
- Dog bites, animal attacks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective or tainted products
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or losses in any of the types of cases listed above, please reach out to us as soon as you can. We will review your case and advise you of all options you have for financial recovery. You should not shoulder the burden of an accident you did not cause.
Were you or a member of your family injured by another person, an accidental fall in Pelican Park or at Ambassador Row, a car collision, or after using a defective product? Were you physically assaulted in your apartment building or office complex? We will help you seek financial compensation from the person or entity responsible for your pain and suffering.
Call Us Today to Get Started in Your Carencro, LA, Personal Injury Case
Personal injuries can change your way of life in nearly an instant. While the accidents happen quickly, healing from many of them does not, costing victims a great deal of time, money, and pain.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has more than 350 years of combined legal experience. We want to put that experience to work for you. We will help you understand the fullness and complexities of personal injury law in Louisiana, and you can share your questions and concerns with our Carencro personal injury lawyer. You are entitled to pursue compensation that covers your injury-related expenses and losses. Call us today for a free consultation (337) 777-7777.