New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in New Orleans, or elsewhere in Louisiana then you most certainly have found yourself faced with many concerns. Your medical bills could be stacking up while you face missing out on work while you recover. Meanwhile, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Personal injury includes but is not limited to accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians, such as bus, truck, car, or school bus accidents; slip and fall accidents; canine attacks; and wrongful death. Our skilled New Orleans personal injury attorney is ready to help
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Common Personal Injury Misconceptions
People with insurance don’t need to bother with a personal injury claim.
Personal injury cases take a very long time to settle.
People who file personal injury claims are litigious.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN LOUISIANA?
According to the Louisiana Civil Code section 3492, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Louisiana is only one year. This means you have one year from the date your injury was inflicted to file a personal injury claim, or you risk losing your right to do so all together.
It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this time limit, so it’s crucial you speak to an experienced New Orleans personal injury attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as possible.
Some examples of these exceptions include:
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Typical Injuries That Result from Accidents & Negligence
In a personal injury case, the severity of one’s injuries varies greatly depending on the incident, but typically they include head and neck injuries, joint issues, and pain and suffering—both physical and mental.
Common injuries in personal injury cases include:
Head and neck injuries encompass everything from whiplash to paralysis, concussion to coma. Even if you were involved in a minor accident, it’s important to get checked out by a medical professional, as whiplash and concussions can be particularly dangerous if left untreated, but often have no initial symptoms.
Pain and suffering resulting from an accident or negligent act can include emotional and mental anguish.
If your accident left you unable to enjoy activities with your family, makes it physically impossible for you to continue in a career you found fulfilling, or caused you to suffer from depression or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), then you should talk to your personal injury attorney about these non-economic damages.
ith offices in both New Orleans and Ruston, our personal injury attorneys proudly extend our services to individuals throughout the state of Louisiana.
Our goal is to maximize compensation awards for our clients so that they don’t experience any financial strain as a result of their injuries. As our client, you can rest assured in knowing that we will protect your rights to fair compensation.