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A personal injury accident can happen at any time. These accidents can include anything from car accidents to slip and falls to medical malpractice. All valid cases, though, involve someone who broke their duty of care to others and behaved negligently.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in Shreveport as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior, you may have the right to hold that person responsible for their actions.
At Morris Bart, LLC, we handle a variety of personal injury claims. We also work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that if we are not successful with your case, you owe us nothing. For a free, no-risk review of your case, speak with a Shreveport personal injury lawyer from our team today at (318) 553-5470.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are a number of different types of circumstances and negligent behaviors that can lead to personal injury. Some of the most common situations are:
According to the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation at LSU, there were approximately 43,900 injury crashes and 6473 fatal crashes in Louisiana in 2019.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were over 5,000 fatal work injuries in 2018. The majority of these fatalities were the result of transportation incidents. Accidents that involved contact with equipment and objects increased by 13% in 2018.
A Johns Hopkins study reports that 10% of all U.S. deaths are the result of medical error, making medical malpractice the third-highest cause of death in the country.
Dog bites are relatively common, especially with 36% of American households having a dog. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one out of every five people who are bitten require medical attention. While only a handful of the more than 60 types of bacteria in a dog’s mouth are harmful to people, up to 18% of bites become infected.
For the most part, consumers rely on the assumption that the products they buy and use are generally safe. However, when a product is defective, it can result in serious injuries or even death. Products that can cause serious injury include food, drugs, household chemicals, vehicle parts, and children’s products.
Residents of Shreveport frequently spend time on the water fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and swimming. However, just as with car accidents, negligent behavior by boaters can result in serious injuries and even fatalities.
If a property owner does not properly maintain their premises and allows it to remain in a state where an accident occurs that causes injury, the victim may have the right to hold them responsible.
If you or someone you love has been hurt because of one of these types of accidents or any other type of accident that may involve negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries. Contact a Shreveport personal injury attorney with Morris Bart, LLC, now at (318) 553-5470 for a free review of your case.
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Recoverable Damages After a Personal Injury Accident
Because every personal injury accident case is unique, it is difficult to estimate the damages you may be able to recover without first reviewing your case. The most common types of damages victims recover include
- Medical expenses, such as ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgical procedures, doctor’s examinations, medication, and therapies
- Lost wages
- Future wages if your earning capacity is diminished or you have lost your ability to work altogether
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Representation by a Shreveport personal injury lawyer can allow you to focus on recovery from your injuries while the lawyer fights on your behalf.
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If your loved one died because of the severity of her injuries, you may be entitled to damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. Specific damages you may be able to recover include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of support and protection
- Loss of wages and benefits previously provided by the deceased
Representation by a lawyer in a wrongful death case can give your family the space and time you need to grieve.
Laws That May Impact Your Claim
One of the most important laws that you should be aware of in Louisiana is the statute of limitations. Unlike many states that allow several years for filing a lawsuit, Louisiana Civil Code says that you have one year from the date of the accident to file. In some cases, the one-year window begins when the injuries have been discovered. If you do not file your lawsuit within one year, you may be barred from recovering compensation.
Louisiana also abides by the law of comparative fault. This means that if you are found to be partially at fault for causing the accident, your recoverable damages will be reduced by the degree to which you are at fault. For example, if you are rewarded $100,000 in the accident, and you are determined to be 10% at fault, your damages will be reduced by $10,000.
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How a Shreveport Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
The team at Morris Bart, LLC, is here to help. Once you have retained our services, our Shreveport personal injury lawyers can investigate your accident, gather evidence to determine liability, and pursue a fair and just settlement on your behalf. We will not shy away from taking your case to court if we cannot reach a fair settlement with the insurance company. For a free, no-risk review of your case and to speak with a member of our team, call (318) 553-5470 today.
Our Shreveport office serves the parishes of Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, and Webster, including the cities of Shreveport, Bossier City, Mansfield, Minden, and Springhill. We are located downtown in the Regions Tower at the foot of the Texas Street Bridge, just minutes away from the city courthouse, police department and the Shreveport Convention Center.
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