Your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit depend on the amount and quality of evidence supporting your case. The more evidence you have pointing to the defendant’s negligence and liability, the stronger your case for financial recovery may be.
When you hire a lawyer from our firm, we will take steps to help minimize risk, such as seeking out testimony from eyewitnesses and relevant experts. We could also attempt to negotiate a settlement to avoid the risk of going to trial entirely. A member of our team can discuss your options after an initial review of the case.
Why Seek a Settlement?
Seeking a settlement can be a “win” for your case, as it may offer a higher chance of winning your personal injury lawsuit than going to trial does. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), both parties often agree to a settlement. They may do so because a settlement:
- Produces a financial exchange that all parties agree is fair
- Prevents all parties from experiencing an unacceptable outcome
- Allows all parties to avoid court costs
It’s possible to receive fair compensation through a settlement. If you do not receive a fair offer, you do not have to settle. In that case, we will go to court.
What Happens if Your Case Goes to Court?
We try to avoid court if possible to minimize legal costs and additional stress for you and your family. However, if necessary, we are not afraid to present your case at trial. Our firm will:
- Guide you through the trial process
- Prepare exhibits and other case-related materials
- Make all necessary appearances
- Keep you abreast of important dates and times
- Make oral arguments
- Conduct cross-examinations
- Advocate for your financial recovery to the judge or jury
We will fight to protect your rights throughout the legal process.
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Are You Eligible to Bring a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
We generally consider negligence as the standard for a personal injury lawsuit; you may be eligible to file if another party caused your injury.
When determining your eligibility for compensation, we use this four-part test:
- Did the at-fault party owe you a duty of care?
- Did that person violate their duty of care?
- Did the person’s breach of duty of care cause your injury?
- Did the person’s actions cause your losses?
These questions can help us determine if the other party in your case acted negligently. If the answer to each question is “yes,” you are eligible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Who Covers Your Losses?
The person whose negligence caused your injuries may be financially responsible for them. For example, in car accident cases, a driver may be at fault. In medical malpractice cases, a medical professional is generally liable. We will determine who caused your losses and take steps to hold them accountable.
In some cases, the negligent party’s employer may be responsible for your injuries. As the Legal Information Institute (LII) explains, this standard of liability is called vicarious liability.
How do We Value Your Losses?
A successful lawsuit can cover various losses related to an injury. The value of your losses may depend on:
- The severity of your injuries
- Your period of recovery
- Whether you have permanent disabilities
- Your medical care costs
- Whether your injuries prevent you from working, and for how long
Our team can seek coverage of present and future losses. Your lawsuit may be your only opportunity to obtain coverage. We aim to have you pay nothing out-of-pocket for your damages.
Which Losses Can You Receive Coverage for?
You may receive coverage for any injury-related loss, which may include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Diminished earning power
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Accidents can affect victims differently, even if they suffer similar injuries. If you hire us for your case, we will review how your injuries have impacted you psychologically, physically, and otherwise. We seek awards for every eligible loss.
What Duties does Our Firm Fandle?
As your representatives, our team handles every duty required to complete your case. In the early stages of this process, we:
- Record your account of the accident
- Obtain documentation of your losses
- Gather evidence
- Speak with witnesses
- Communicate with insurance companies
- Draft and file your case
Our duties evolve as your case unfolds, and we decide how to pursue compensation based on initial settlement talks. If those talks are successful, we may obtain fair compensation through a settlement. As we negotiate, we will:
- Make an oral argument on your behalf
- Hire experts to support your case
- Explain how we calculated your losses
- Reject unfair offers
- Remain steadfast in seeking fair awards
We work to maximize your compensation.
What is Our Legal Fee?
We receive a portion of any settlement or judgment that we secure. If we do not win your case, we take no fee. This is a contingency fee arrangement, which limits the financial risk of hiring a lawyer. If you do not win, you do not pay.
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Our team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has recovered more than $200 million for our clients. If you hire us, we will review your case and proceed with an eligible claim or lawsuit. We will fight until your case is complete, seeking the awards that you deserve.
Reach out to Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation. Do not wait, as Louisiana imposes statutes of limitations that could limit your window for justice.