Louisiana personal injury law covers lawsuits by individuals who were injured due to the negligent actions or inactions of another party, such as a person, a government entity, or a company. This area of the law gives victims an opportunity to recover their losses through compensation from an at-fault party. Their losses may include property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
A Catahoula personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can review your case and determine if you are eligible to file for compensation. Feel free to call our law firm at (337) 777-7777 for more information.
Personal Injury Law Covers Multiple Situations Where a Person Might Get Hurt
Because a person can get hurt in multiple ways at the fault of another person, personal injury law can be varied and cover a wide range of scenarios. We have served our clients in various personal injury cases involving the practice areas discussed below.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Catahoula, call (337) 777-7777
The impact of a commercial truck collision tends to be bigger than a collision with a standard passenger vehicle because of the difference in size. Because trucks are usually bigger than passenger vehicles, truck accidents are often more severe. They can lead to the loss of loved ones or serious injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Facial lacerations or burn injuries
Our team can help gather evidence of how the truck accident occurred and how it impacted you. We may request evidence like electronic information from the truck, traffic camera footage, cellphone records, and medical records.
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If you were hurt on a water vessel or in the water, you may be surprised to learn that special rules apply under maritime law. Workers on a ship may also be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim against their employer, per the 46 U.S. Code 30104.
Motor vehicle accidents occur every day in Louisiana. According to the Highway Safety Research Group, some common reasons for motor vehicle accidents include:
- Drinking and driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, our team can research your claim and determine which parties might be legally liable for your damages. We can handle communications with the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery.
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Product manufacturers are required to safeguard consumers by releasing products that do not have an unreasonable risk of harm. However, flaws in the design, manufacturing process, or the packaging of the product may lead to consumer injuries when unsuspecting consumers are harmed by using the product in its normal use.
People can get injured by products, such as:
- Defective medical devices
- Dangerous drugs
- Over-the-counter medications
- Defective auto parts
- Vehicles prone to rollover accidents
- Furniture that contains lead paint or other toxins
- Items with small parts that children could choke on
If you or your loved one was harmed by a defective product, contact our team for help with your claim.
Louisiana’s dog bite law is explained in the Louisiana Civil Code § 2321. The statute holds dog owners liable for damages when the following legal elements are proven true:
- The dog owner was aware—or should have been aware had they used reasonable care—that their dog had a history of biting attacks or aggressive behavior
- The dog owner could have taken certain precautions to avoid dog bites from occurring
- The dog owner failed to exercise reasonable care
Dog bites can lead to severe injuries and emotional trauma that could last for years. A dog bite claim can help victims recover damages for their injuries if successful.
Mass tort claims involve many different damages that a diverse group of people has sustained due to common defendants. However, there might not be enough commonalities between the plaintiffs in a mass tort to qualify them as a class within a class-action lawsuit. For example, some victims may have experienced severe injuries, while others experienced more minor injuries.
Mass tort claims may involve:
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective devices
- Product liability
- Environmental claims
Louisianan property owners are expected to keep their property in safe conditions to avoid causing injury to others. Depending on the property and how people interact with it, Louisiana owners may need to regularly inspect the property for possible safety hazards and promptly remedy them. If they fail to meet their legal duty, they may be held responsible for the damages any guests sustain, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If a personal injury caused the death of a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. According to the Louisiana Civil Code § 2315.2, the following individuals may qualify to file a wrongful death suit:
- The surviving spouse and/or children of the decedent
- The surviving parent of the decedent if there is no surviving spouse or child
- The surviving siblings if the decedent if there is no surviving spouse, child, or parent
- The surviving grandparents of the decedent if the preceding family members did not survive the decedent
This type of lawsuit can help surviving family members receive compensation for the losses they suffered due to their loved one’s death. However, they generally only have one year from the date of death to bring forth this suit. You can work with a Catahoula personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury and take legal steps to do so.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers About Your Personal Injury Case
If you or your loved one was injured by another person’s negligence, a Catahoula personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may help you form your claim. We can help investigate your claim, determine potentially liable parties, and file a claim on your behalf.
Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you. We serve clients throughout Catahoula, Alexandria, Lafayette, and surrounding areas in Louisiana. Call us today at (337) 777-7777 for a free case review.