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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.

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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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