Office InformationAddress Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers
736 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
When injuries are the result of negligent conduct or failure to take safety precautions, the injured party may be able to recover compensation from those who caused them harm. It does not matter whether someone intended to do you or your loved one harm— the very fact that their negligence caused your injuries may make them financially responsible for some portion of your losses in a personal injury case.
If another party’s negligence injured you, a New Orleans personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you. We handle insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits for a variety of accidents, include:
- Car or truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability accidents
- Medical malpractice
- And more
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at 504-777-7777. We take many cases on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Preventable Injuries Are a Reality
Injuries can happen in all walks of your life, but when preventable injuries occur because of another party’s negligence, you may have justification to file a personal injury lawsuit against them.
The typical elements for a personal injury lawsuit include:
- That a person or organization owed you a duty of care
- That person or entity took negligent actions that violated their duty of care to you
- That this violation caused your accident and your injuries
A duty of care requires someone to act in a reasonably prudent manner, which may generally mean that they should take every measure possible to prevent causing you harm.
For example, a driver has a duty of care to obey traffic laws. A store owner has a duty of care to take certain safety measures on their premises, such as removing hazards that they are aware of.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
Scenarios that May Trigger a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Every situation that leads to an injury is completely unique. With this in mind, there may be several general circumstances that are the basis for many personal injury lawsuits. These may include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Animal attacks, including but not limited to dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Other injuries caused by dangerous premises
- Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- And more
If you believe that another party’s negligent actions caused your injuries, in these or any other scenario, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at 504-777-7777. A representative from our firm can discuss your accident, your legal options, and our services as part of a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
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Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Case
The circumstances of your case may determine the standard for liability that Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers uses as we pursue compensation on your behalf. For example:
- In a car accident case, we may try to establish liability by showing that a negligent driver violated a traffic law and caused your accident.
- In a premises liability case, we may attempt to show that a negligent store owner’s failure to remove a spill on the floor caused your slip and fall accident and injuries.
- In a medical malpractice case, we may recruit a medical expert to testify that the care you received fell below a reasonable medical standard and that another doctor in the same situation would have acted differently.
Keep in mind that, per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2323, accident victims may still be able to recover compensation for their damages if they were partially at fault for the accident. However, their payout may be reduced based on their percentage of fault. For example, if a judge determines that a plaintiff is 10% at fault for an accident and that their damages are worth $100,000, the plaintiff may have their payout reduced by 10% to $90,000.
In regard to this law, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can collect evidence of the full extent of the responsible party’s liability when we represent you.
Working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on Your Case
In addition to building an argument for why negligent or otherwise liable parties may owe you compensation, a New Orleans personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may also be able to:
- Gather evidence related to the event that caused you injury
- Document your damages and calculate their value
- Determine what share of responsibility certain defendants have for your losses
- File your lawsuit and all other necessary paperwork
- Conduct all lawsuit-related communications and affairs
- Negotiate for a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can handle as much of your lawsuit as possible. This may allow you the freedom to focus on your recovery or other matters that are important to you.
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Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
If we are able to successfully negotiate a settlement or win a judgment through a trial, then you may collect compensation for your damages. In general, the potentially recoverable damages in a personal injury case include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income for the time when your injuries prevented you from going to work
- Reduced earning capability
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- And more
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
A New Orleans personal injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. In this arrangement, we do not collect attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.
To get started with a free consultation on your case, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at 504-777-7777.
Do not delay, as CC §3492 sets a general one-year statute of limitations, or legal time limit, on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. Waiting too long and allowing this time limit to expire before you take legal action could result in the dismissal of your lawsuit.