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A personal injury is any form of physical or mental harm that you suffer through the alleged negligence of another. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common types of personal injury claims in the Greater New Orleans Area, St. John, LaPlace, and the surrounding areas.
How Does Personal Injury Affect You?
Suffering through a personal injury can be overwhelming. Whether you are dealing with a minor injury or very serious injuries, the repercussions can be lasting. Common injuries sustained in car accidents include wrist and ankle bone fractures, trauma to the head and neck that could cause brain injury or whiplash, and lower back injuries. What if you can’t work because of the injury? What if you are unable to pay your bills and get the medical attention you need?
There is also the matter of lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Insurance companies settle cases such as these everyday, so they’re used to working to settle cases like yours for the smallest dollar amount possible.
FAQ's for Personal Injury
How long until I will receive a fair settlement offer?
In the state of Louisiana, personal injury lawsuits can sometimes take weeks or years before you might be offered a fair settlement.
What is the difference between general damages and special damages?
- Special Damages: Special damages are those that an objective dollar value can be determined. This includes loss of earning and medical damages.
- General Damages: General damages cannot be fixed with mathematical certainty. General damages include the categories such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. Any instance that the dollar value cannot be determined will be classified as a general damage.
Will I have to go to court?
If you are happy with what the insurance company offers you, you will not have to go to court. If you feel the settlement is not enough for the damage that has occurred we will fight for you in court to get you the money you deserve.