If you were in an accident caused by another person’s reckless or careless actions, they might owe you compensation for your damages. A Mandeville personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you fight for awards to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
We are a contingency fee firm, meaning our clients pay us nothing upfront. Our attorney’s fees come out of our client’s settlement or court award if and when they win their case.
You Should Not Have to Pay For Injuries That Are Not Your Fault
Severe injuries can change your life. You may be facing thousands of dollars or more in medical bills, and you may be unable to work. Your injuries may prevent you from living your life in the same way as before your accident.
If your accident was because of someone else’s negligence, they might be obligated to pay for your damages. Our personal injury lawyers can help you seek compensation for your monetary, physical, and emotional losses. We will help you fight for:
These awards compensate you for your out-of-pocket expenses. Economic damages may include your past medical treatment and future care needs. You may also recover costs related to personal property damages, such as expenses related to vehicle repairs.
If you cannot work because of your injuries, economic damages may include back pay and compensation for your lost earning capacity.
These awards compensate victims for their physical pain, emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. You might qualify for non-economic damages if your accident caused a significant and permanent injury, depression, anxiety, trauma, or mental anguish.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Has Helped Clients Win More Than $200 Million
Every personal injury case is different. While we cannot guarantee a settlement, we can promise to fight for the maximum amount of compensation that may be available for your case. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys have helped clients recover:
- $23 million in a wrongful death judgment
- $5.5 million for an injured maritime worker
- $5.25 for an automobile accident resulting in a brain injury
- $1.8 million for a large truck accident victim
- $400,000 for a case involving a surgical error
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Can Help You With
Personal injury is a broad area of the law involving many types of cases. A Mandeville personal injury lawyer from our firm can assist with:
We can help with vehicle accident claims involving:
- Passenger vehicles
- Large trucks
We can also help with head-on collisions, side-impact collisions, single-vehicle accidents, rollovers, and rear-end collisions. We can help you prove your crash was the fault of a negligent driver, dangerous roadway, or vehicle defect.
These types of cases help you seek compensation for injuries that occur on another party’s property. Examples of premises liability claims include:
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Injuries related to harmful chemicals and fumes
- Assaults due to negligent security
These cases deal with injuries caused by dangerous or faulty products. They could include a dangerous drug, defective medical device, or a product with design, manufacturing, or warning defects.
We can help if you suffered injuries because of medical negligence. This may include:
- Botched surgeries
- Unnecessary or wrong-site surgeries
- Medication errors
- Wrong diagnosis
You can seek personal injury damages on behalf of a deceased loved one with a wrongful death lawsuit. You can sue for your family member’s injury-related medical care, final expenses, and other awards. You may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of your loved one’s financial support and companionship.
Personal injury cases are not limited to those mentioned above. If another person’s negligence caused you harm, reach out to Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal options.
Contact a Lawyer Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
In Louisiana, plaintiffs have one year to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to CC §3492. The clock on the statute of limitations starts running at the time your injuries occurred or were discovered. You have one year from the time of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to CC §2315.2.
Another statute that may affect your personal injury case is CC §2323, which outlines the state’s comparative fault law. Under this statute, plaintiffs can still seek damages from another party even if their own actions played a role in causing their accident. The court will assign involved parties a fault percentage and reduce your verdict by this amount.
Our team may be able to settle many types of personal injury cases outside of court via an automobile, homeowners, or business liability insurance claim.
While there is no statute of limitations on insurance claims, letting the statute of limitations expire and losing your right to sue could also mean that you lose leverage to negotiate for an insurance settlement. Comparative fault may also enter into insurance negotiations. Whatever route we pursue, we will work hard on your behalf.
We Take Cases On Contingency
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we want to help victims get justice. A Mandeville personal injury lawyer from our firm can seek financial awards at no initial cost to you. Our fees come from your settlement or verdict. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers offers professional attorneys with knowledge of Louisiana personal injury laws. To learn more about our services and how we can help you get back on your feet, call (337) 777-7777. Your initial consultation with a member of our team is free.