If you were injured around the Iota area due to the fault of another, we may be able to help you collect financial compensation to offset your injuries. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning we only charge clients if we earn them a cash payout.
Insurance agents do not represent your interest, they represent their employers’ interests. They can ascertain facts on their own. Whether you are willing to give them extra evidence is your decision. However, be aware that doing so could hurt your case.
For example, they could use what you say against you in negotiations. Our legal team can explain how this can occur, but it is always in your best interest to simply say nothing at all. Consider speaking with a lawyer before talking to any insurance agents.
The person responsible for the accident and all involved parties’ resulting injuries is referred to as the “at-fault” party. This party may end up paying your damages. These can include:
- Healthcare invoices
- Prescriptions, therapy, other medical costs
- Missed potential bonuses at work
- Lost wages
- Lowered income potential
- Car repair or replacement expenses
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Mobility devices
- Transportation costs while your vehicle is repaired and you need a ride to the doctor or to work
Courts will look to these categories when assigning financial damages after an accident. It is important to note, however, that settlements and court judgments are not taxed as income, since it is viewed as restoring a victim to their original financial state before the accident.
If you were assaulted, you may also be able to pursue a secondary criminal suit against your attacker (in addition to a premises liability lawsuit against a property owner who failed to install lighting for security purposes, perhaps). Call our office today for your free case evaluation at (337) 777-7777. We can explain all of your options.
We can help you regardless of how you were injured. If you suffered the following, speak with us:
- Vehicle crash
- Slip and fall
- Product defect
- Exposure to a toxic substance
- Maritime injury
- Oil field injury
- Other workplace injury
You may not know of all the parties who you could pursue for damages. Even if you bear some of the blame, Iota courts may still assign you a portion of damages.
What You Should Know About Liability and Fault in Louisiana
Per CC 2323, individuals can share fault in damages. Louisiana has no cap on fault share, unlike some other states. Even if you were 90% at fault, you may still be eligible for 10% of the damages. Do not refrain from calling a law firm because you think that you might have contributed to the accident.
How an Iota Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
You do not need a lawyer to pursue damages. You may find that you want to retain one, however—depending on how you feel after the accident. If you are:
- Unsure about how the law applies
- Are too injured to focus on anything except healing and promptly attending doctors’ appointments, arriving prepared for physical therapy, and taking your prescriptions
We can help you manage your injuries and explain how the law applies to your case. We routinely assist injured individuals with time-sensitive tasks relating to their case, such as:
- Collecting eyewitness testimony
- Collecting any video evidence before routine security camera deletions, for example
- Working with accident reconstructionists to illustrate the accident for the jury
- Subpoenaing phone records to see if a vehicle operator was distracted by their phone at the time of the accident
- Start-to-finish case research, strategy, and management
- Negotiating to ensure that you receive a fair settlement
Time is the primary factor working against your case. If there is still evidence out in the field pertaining to your injury, odds are that anyone could pick it up. This includes insurance agents or other adverse parties who may be in disagreement with you about the facts. An Iota personal injury lawyer can visit the scene of the crash to collect such evidence to support your testimony.
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
What to Expect from Your Personal Injury Case
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is referred to as the prescriptive period and is outlined in CC 3492. Per this law, injured people generally only have one year in which to pursue legal claims against other parties for negligence.
You may have been injured by a routinely slippery floor in your workplace, a hazardous gas leak, or a broken step on the private property of a friend.
Regardless of how you suffered an injury, you will need to prove negligence to secure damages—that a responsible authority knew (or should have known) about a hazard. A lawyer can help you do this, though.
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
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Wants to Help You Today
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers represents people hurt in Iota and Acadia Parish via the negligence of another person, party, or company. In this way, we provide one of the last lines of defense against people hurt by the mistreatment of another.
In working on a contingency-fee-basis, we do not charge a penny for what we do unless and until we prevail with our case. This results in financial compensation for our clients, where we do not take our payout until we close the case.
We offer free consultations to the public, where a member of our team will accept your inquiry and be able to answer your questions. If we take you on as a client, you will be able to rest assured that we will stand by your side.
You have rights under the law, and Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help ensure your rights are protected. Call us for your free consultation at (337) 777-7777.