When you are injured because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior in New Orleans, you may have a right to sue them for compensation. Under Louisiana law, victims of personal injury accidents caused by another party have the right to sue the at-fault party for monetary damages. Successful plaintiffs can recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to their injuries.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With an Experienced Lawyer
At Arnona Rose, Attorneys at Law, we fight hard to obtain the compensation our clients deserve. After carefully reviewing your case, we will advise you of the best legal strategy. Our skilled personal injury lawyers know what it takes to see justice served. We have successfully obtained significant settlements and verdicts for our clients in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. We will provide the guidance and legal counsel you need to help you seek a fair court award or settlement for your injuries or your loved one’s wrongful death. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation so we can answer any questions you have about claims, settlements, and the lawsuit process.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
There are many different ways New Orleans residents can become injured in personal injury accidents. Personal injury accidents can happen to anyone in nearly any circumstance, from slipping and falling in a grocery store to being seriously injured in a car accident. When you work with our legal team, you can trust that we will be by your side throughout the entire process. Our law firm will ensure that you have all the resources you need to make the best decisions possible. The personal injury lawyers at Arnona Rose, Attorneys at Law represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability cases, including slip and fall accidents
- Workers compensation
- Offshore injury and Jones Act claims
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Bicycle accidents
The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
After being injured in a personal injury accident, you are probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how to proceed. Your medical bills may be piling up, and you may be concerned about how you will pay them when you have to take time off of work to recover from your injuries. One of the best things you can do after being injured is to hire a New Orleans personal injury lawyer.
Insurance companies will frequently begin calling victims immediately after the accident. An insurance adjuster may try to pressure you into giving a recorded statement. It is easy to unintentionally admit that the accident was your fault due to the adrenaline and shock. An attorney can help you communicate effectively with the insurance company while protecting your legal right to compensation.
We can also ensure that the insurance company does not try to offer you a settlement agreement that is too low. We have the resources and professional network to correctly estimate how much your claim is worth over the long-term so we can negotiate for the best settlement possible. We understand all of the tactics used by insurance companies to avoid paying injury victims a fair settlement, and we will advocate aggressively for your interests.
Proving Liability in a Personal Injury Accident
There are two ways to obtain compensation after being injured in an accident. First, the victim can pursue compensation through an insurance policy. For example, if a victim is injured in a truck accident, the victim can seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. The victim also has a right to see compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. One of the benefits of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit involves obtaining a more comprehensive range of damages. Successful personal injury plaintiffs are entitled to the following damages in Louisiana:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost work wages and benefits
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Other types of applicable losses
How Much is My Case Worth?
When we meet with new clients, one of the first questions they typically ask is how much their case is worth. It is difficult to predict the value of each personal injury case accurately. No two cases are exactly alike, and many factors go into how much compensation a victim’s claim may be worth. The severity of the victim’s injuries, the facts of the case, and the preferences and decisions of the insurance companies, lawyers, and judges involved all determine how much compensation you may be able to obtain. In most cases, the more injured the plaintiff, the more compensation he or she can obtain.
For example, when an accident causes a person to become permanently paralyzed from the waist down, that person will likely obtain over $1 million of compensation if successful. We offer our clients a free initial consultation to discuss their potential legal case value without the pressure of paying for the consultation.
Time Limits for Personal Injury Lawsuits
Louisiana has one of the shortest statutes of limitations in the country. Suppose you have been injured in a personal injury accident. In that case, you will probably only have one year from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit under Louisiana law. With very few exceptions, if you do not file your lawsuit before the deadline expires, you may not be able to receive the compensation you deserve. The sooner you discuss your case with a lawyer, the better. Preparing for personal injury lawsuits takes time, and the more time your lawyer has to prepare, the better.
Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident in New Orleans, Arnona Rose, Attorneys at Law, is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.