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Personal Injury

Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. If an accident has impacted your life, you will want to consult with an experienced attorney to see if you should pursue a lawsuit.

Personal Injury representationAny injury to you or your loved one can pose a multitude of problems. After an auto accident, you must immediately seek medical treatment, arrange for repairs to be made to your vehicle, and possibly deal with lost income from your inability to work.

 

During this difficult time, it is important to remember that insurance companies are businesses that profit by limiting their financial responsibility. Insurance adjusters do not work for you, and are actually evaluated on how little they pay out for injury claims.

 

If you are injured in a car accident, or any accident through no fault of your own, our office will immediately put your mind at ease by dealing directly with the insurance companies. In most circumstances, we can advance the costs for your medical treatment, as well as assist in scheduling and providing transportation to and from doctors’ appointments. We will fight to compensate you for your damages as provided by Louisiana law, and most importantly, we promise that you will always be able to speak with your attorney if you have any questions.

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents involving motor vehicles

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tens of thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are injured or killed annually in crashes involving motor vehicles. Personal injury attorneys representing victims in these cases face an uphill battle in obtaining recovery for their clients due to the perception held by many, including insurance companies, that bicyclists and pedestrians often ignore safety laws, such as failing to use turn signals or entering intersections before the traffic light turns green.
Personal injury counsel must identify all potential claims and sources of recovery, from the automobile driver that crashed into the bicyclist or pedestrian to the governmental entity responsible for maintaining traffic signals or painting street lines. Counsel in bike crash cases must also become familiar with the dynamics of bicycling, including what is reasonable with regard to speed and hazard perception.

 

Other unique challenges counsel face include collecting and preserving evidence, including social media evidence, using experts and overcoming affirmative defenses. Further, because children are frequently victims of bicycle accidents, counsel must ensure the proper ethical treatment of young clients. Practitioners must also understand effective approaches to negotiating with insurance companies in these cases.