If a person gets injured due to someone else’s negligent conduct, they may be left with damages. If this happened to you, a Ledoux personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers is ready to fight for compensation on your behalf.
Personal injury cases can arise from various accidents or situations. For instance, if you were in a car accident recently and suspected the driver was negligent or acted intentionally to hurt you, a personal injury claim can be used to fight for compensation from the at-fault driver. According to the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation, about 44,600 motor vehicle accidents caused injuries in Louisiana back in 2019.
Aside from car accidents, personal injury claims may also deal with:
- Truck accidents
- Maritime injuries
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective devices
- Mass torts
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Accidents that led to a wrongful death
If you were injured recently and are looking for legal recourse help, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation. From here, a Ledoux personal injury lawyer can begin to fight for your justice and compensation.
You May Be Entitled to Recover Multiple Types of Damages
If you want to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to collect, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you do so by monetizing your damages.
The losses you faced due to the opposing party will help determine the value of your case. Your damages may include:
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Lost wages, both current and future
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can tally up the costs of your damages by collecting evidence that supports your claims. Evidence of your damages can include medical documentation, medical bills, auto repair bills, income history, tax returns, and other related invoices.
However, if you have not sought medical attention yet and plan on filing a personal injury claim, it is important that you do so soon. Without medical evidence, it will be difficult to prove that you have suffered real injuries caused by the defendant.
Another important factor that determines the value of your damages is fault. According to Louisiana Civil Code § 2323, a judge and jury will determine the percentage of fault placed upon all parties involved if your personal injury claim reaches court.
When you file a personal injury lawsuit, the court will investigate your claim to determine if each party shares fault for injuries, losses, or even death. If you are found partially liable for the accident, your recoverable damages will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault.
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
Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Several Legal Services
Aside from helping you determine the value of your case and investigating fault, our team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can also help your case in a variety of other ways.
If you decide to work with our team, we offer the following services:
Negotiate on Your Behalf
Settlement negotiations will likely begin out of court since many opposing parties try to avoid having a lawsuit get filed. However, your lawyer will file a lawsuit if they are unable to reach a settlement that covers your damages out of court.
Investigate Your Accident
Our legal team may also conduct our own investigation into your accident when necessary. This can help you learn more about your accident to see if the opposing party was completely at fault or if another party’s negligence was involved.
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), “a person is liable if he or she was negligent in causing the accident.” Our team will work to help you prove the opposing party was negligent and, therefore, liable for your damages.
Handle Communications With Opposing Parties
Your lawyer can handle communications with the opposing party’s attorney and their insurance representative. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, your lawyer can manage all communications with your insurance or the opposing party’s insurance after your initial call to report the claim. In many ways, this is a safe option for you, as it can work to prevent you from mistakenly providing a statement of fault to the insurance companies.
If an opposing legal team tries to contact you, your lawyer can also handle these communications.
During the discovery phase of your personal injury claim, our team may request evidence that proves the defendant was at fault, negligent, or intentionally harmful toward you. The evidence we may try to obtain include:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Surveillance video
- Medical documentation
These are just a handful of ways a Ledoux personal injury lawyer can help build your case. To learn more about working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, call us today at (337) 777-7777. Feel free to explain your accident and injuries to us during a free consultation, and we can tell you about your legal options.
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
You Do Not Have Much Time to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Louisiana
According to the Louisiana Civil Code § 3492, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim in Louisiana is typically one year.
This means that you will only have one year to legally file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you fail to do so, your case may get dismissed. If you attempt to file a claim after the one-year mark, the opposing party of your claim will likely inform the court of this late filing.
The reassurance from Digger and his staff gave me that renewed hope that it’s going to be okay down the road.Client
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today and Explain Your Accident
If you were recently injured in Ledoux and are seeking compensation for your damages, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. You can discuss the details of your case with a member of our team in a free consultation.