Louisiana’s tort system allows for personal injury victims to recover compensation for the damages they suffered due to another person’s negligence. Therefore, if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or any other type of personal injury accident, you may be able to recover monetary relief.
The Maxie personal injury lawyers from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers are committed to helping make you whole after your life was disrupted by someone else’s negligence. We can discuss your legal rights and options during a free consultation. Call us at (337) 777-7777 to get started.
We proudly represent clients throughout Maxie, Lafayette, Alexandria, and surrounding areas who were injured in any of the following accident types:
Truck drivers engaged in interstate commerce travel many miles in vehicles that weigh several tons. This reality can worsen the potential of any accidents that involve these vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the federal regulatory agency that oversees the trucking industry. It publishes regulations that must be followed by all truck drivers, including:
- Rules about how long truck drivers can drive in a day and in between breaks
- How commercial trucks must be maintained
- How cargo must be loaded onto commercial trucks
- When commercial truck drivers must take drug and alcohol tests
- What type of background check employers must conduct before hiring truck drivers
If these rules are disobeyed and a truck accident results, the trucking company (and others involved in the trucking industry) may be found legally liable for the damages you sustained.
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If you were injured by another driver’s negligence, you may have the right to compensation. Examples of negligence in car accidents can include:
- Texting while driving
- Running red lights
- Failing to yield
- Not keeping a proper lookout
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals
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Maritime workers are one of the few groups of workers who are not covered by the traditional workers’ compensation system. Instead, these workers are covered under 46 U.S.C. 30104, better known as the “Jones Act.” Maritime workers must show that their employer was negligent to receive compensation. If an injured maritime worker can establish negligence, they could collect the full value of their lost wages and pain and suffering.
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Dog bites can lead to serious injuries, including:
- Severe cuts that require surgery
- Facial injuries requiring multiple cosmetic surgeries
- Emotional trauma that lasts for years
Children and elderly individuals make up a high proportion of dog bite cases. These parties may be more susceptible to serious injuries caused by dog bites.
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When property owners fail to maintain safe premises and a visitor is injured as a result, the property owner may be responsible for compensating the victim for the injuries he or she sustained.
Some examples of negligent behavior that may make property owners legally responsible for a victim’s injuries include:
- The property owner created a hole in his backyard and did not inform a guest of it and the guest fell in the hole
- The property owner did not install adequate lighting in the parking lot of her store and a customer tripped and fell
- The property owner failed to put a fence around a swimming pool and a child drowned in it
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall cases are a subset of premises liability cases that usually involve the following circumstances:
- A hazard was on the floor, such as spilled food or liquid
- The property owner knew (or should have known) about the hazard had he or she exercised reasonable care
- The property owner failed to correct the hazard or take reasonable care to identify it
- Someone slipped and fell because of the hazard and suffered damages
Manufacturers, designers, and others involved in the distribution and sale of products can be held liable if they sell dangerous products to consumers who are harmed by said products when using the product as part of its normal use.
The failure to properly identify side effects, learn about a possible adverse reaction when combined with another common drug, or to properly warn patients of possible harm can lead to dangerous drugs on the market. Victims can die or face other serious consequences due to these drugs. If you or a loved one was harmed by a dangerous drug, our Maxie personal injury lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Defective medical devices can cause serious injury or death. Sadly, many companies are aware of problems with their products and still sell them to unwitting consumers whose health ends up compromised. We will fight for justice for you and your loved ones.
Mass torts involve a series of similar claims against a common defendant. If you and others were harmed because of one pollutant, oil company, or pharmaceutical manufacturer, you may be able to join together to file a mass tort claim.
If a personal injury resulted in the death of a loved one, CC 2315.2 allows certain surviving family members to pursue compensation for the economic and non-economic losses they and their loved one suffered. However, you only have one year to file this type of claim, so contact us promptly to get started.
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If you or your loved one was harmed because of another person’s negligent behavior, the Maxie personal injury lawyers from Laborde Earles Injury are here to help. Receive your free case consultation by calling us at (337) 777-7777.