Persons involved in accidents may experience life-changing injuries. Fortunately, the law provides remedies for persons who suffer injury as a result of certain types of accidents. The law seeks to compensate persons who are injured to provide for their needs and put them back in the position they were prior to the injury. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, our Louisiana personal injury lawyers can help you pursue various legal remedies.
What types of accidents may give rise to a claim for money damages?
Not every injury meets the requirements for a claim for money damages. In general, a claim for damages may be made if the injuries resulted from someone’s negligence or misconduct. Some common examples of accidents that may result in a claim include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Automobile collisions
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
If you have been injured in an accident, our Louisiana personal injury lawyers can answer your questions and help you determine whether a claim for damages would be worth pursuing.
If your situation qualifies for a damages claim, our Louisiana personal injury lawyers will work with insurance claims adjusters to try to reach a fair settlement. In some cases, insurance adjusters will make offers that are sufficient to compensate for the full extent of injuries sustained. In other cases, adjusters only offer amounts that are insufficient, or they otherwise deny liability. In these situations, our Louisiana personal injury lawyers will pursue your claim through the court, or litigation, process.
If your case proceeds to the litigation process, an attorney will file a written complaint with the court, which sets forth the remedies you are seeking. Through the discovery process, an attorney will request information and evidence from the opposing parties. This may include placing witnesses under oath and questioning them through a deposition. Throughout the litigation process, an attorney will work to reach a fair resolution. If a resolution cannot be reached, the case may proceed to trial. At trial, your attorney will present evidence, question witnesses and make an argument on your behalf. They will advocate on your behalf for a just outcome.
What kind of evidence may be needed?
In order to successfully recover money damages in a personal injury case, you must have evidence to prove all of the legal elements. Some examples of evidence that may be useful include:
- Photographs & video recordings
- Medical records
- Eye witness statements
- Police and accident reports
- Earning history (paystubs, tax returns, etc.)
- Expert witnesses
Because all cases are different, it is important that you work closely with our Louisiana personal injury lawyers to identify what evidence is relevant to your particular case. An attorney can help you gather and preserve the evidence.
What should you do if you are injured in an accident?
If you are injured in an accident, you should first seek out immediate medical assistance. Not only will medical providers attend to any urgent issues, but they will also help preserve evidence and information about your accident. In some situations, you should contact law enforcement to document and investigate the accident.
As soon as possible after the accident, contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney will provide legal advice and direction, to help improve your chances of recovering money damages.
The experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyers at the Cueria Law Firm are available to help those who have suffered personal injuries in Louisiana. They will help you understand your options and the possible outcomes. If you have questions about personal injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at the Cueria Law Firm to schedule a consultation.