Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Lawyers in New Orleans
If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, or have been injured, then having an experienced attorney representing you in court or to negotiate your settlement is the best way to seek justice.
Criminal Lawyer in New Orleans
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, then you will need a criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. These are serious charges and mounting the best defense is only possible with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in New Orleans.
Legal Fees in Criminal Defense
Every case is different. Some will require more time than others. Criminal defense cases are not handled the same way as personal injury cases, which are generally charged on a contingency fee. To learn more about fees for Criminal Defense, please check out our FAQ Page.
Burden of Proof
If you are being accused of a crime, such as a robbery, the burden of proof lies with the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. However, if an individual is suing you, then it is up to them to provide it.
One of two ways a criminal defense attorney to approach these cases is to provide evidence that contradicts or undermines the prosecution’s, or by arguing against the prosecution’s evidence. One possible defense is to show that you were coerced into committing a crime that you would have otherwise not committed had a great threat not been placed on you. If you were under threat of serious injury or death, then you want to speak with your attorney about what happened to ensure you get justice, rather than stuck with a criminal record you do not deserve.
Personal Injury Lawyers in New Orleans
In addition to Criminal Defense law, The Burrell Firm LLC also practices personal injury law. When you’ve been injured in any kind of accident or due to the negligence of another party, then you have a right to sue for damages and to make the responsible party pay for your care and compensation.
What Are Damages
Damages come in two types: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are what you ask the party at fault for the accident or negligence to compensate you for that can be quantified, such as the total cost of medical care. If any property was damaged that needs to be replaced, then that can also be calculated. The loss of wages and the wages you would have expected to earn if you were able to keep working are another type of economic damage you can file a claim for. You must be able to place a value on the financial losses because the judge is expecting it, not approximations or estimates. This can get complicated when continual care is needed, but the client has medical bills that are piling up and should pursue receiving damages
Non-economic damages are much harder to quantify, include pain and suffering. Examples of mental and physical anguish you experience as a result of your injury include:
- Being restricted from participating in activities that give you meaning, such as being unable to participate in family or religious events, or a profession you worked hard all your life to be in that your injury precludes you from taking a part in.
- Humiliation or embarrassment
- The shortening of your life
- Psychological reactions such as depression and PTSD
Nobody has the right to take that away from you, your New Orleans personal injury attorney will fight to get you justice.
How Soon Should I File My Claim
You want to get started as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk the insurance company arguing that you weren’t actually injured that badly in the accident, or were injured in another accident instead. They will want you to answer for the delay in seeking medical treatment.
A statute is a time frame set by each state that limits how long you have to file criminal charges. The statute of limitations in the State of Louisiana to file a personal injury claim is one year from the date of the accident.
A New Orleans personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve while also ensuring that your future care needs are met. More information can be found on our FAQ Page and you can call to talk to one of our New Orleans personal injury attorneys about your specific case.
Our Recent Results
Plaintiff who suffered neck, back and knee injuries, undergoing a knee surgery and four injection procedures.
Plaintiff who treated for back and neck injuries as a result of an 18 wheeler crash was able to secure a settlement of $390,000.
Plaintiff who treated for a fractured ankle and aggravation injuries to both the neck and back was able to secure a settlement in a very conservative jurisdiction of $400,000.
A 34-year old woman was injured as a result of an 18-wheeler running into her causing injuries to her neck, back, shoulder and head. Less than three months before trial, in the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the defendants offered their full policy limits of $1,000,000 minus what was previously paid.
Free case evaluation
The Burrell Firm LLC pride ourselves in providing representation in the areas of Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, and Traffic Ticket matters. You can view the different subcategories to see if your case would fall into one of our specific practice areas.
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OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Lousiana Brain Injury Attorney
If an auto accident has caused you to have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), then call Burrell.
Lousiana Serious Neck Injury Attorneys
Because of the severity of serious neck injuries, victims can file an injury claim against the at-fault individual.
Lousiana Serious Back Injury Attorneys
Serious back injuries can include anything from a disc bulge, disc herniation, spinal stenosis and some other.
Lousiana Pedestrian Injury Attorneys
If you or your loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident in Louisiana, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
Lousiana 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or has been killed as result of the negligence of a truck driver, The Burrell Firm LLC can help.
Lousiana Wrongful Death Attorneys
When the loss of life is the result of someone else’s reckless or negligent actions,the law refers to them as wrongful death.