When you have suffered a significant injury caused by someone else, you may feel overwhelmed. You may have to deal with trying to recover from your injuries at the same time as you are seeing big medical bills and a lack of income because you may be unable to work.
On top of that, you may be hearing from the insurance company for the party that is responsible for your injuries. The insurer may be pressuring you to make decisions about your future and trying to get you to settle so you can receive your payment now.
Although this may be tempting, the initial settlement offer may not truly compensate you for your injuries, especially over the long term. A Slidell personal injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to step in and take over negotiations for you. We can also investigate your case, gather evidence of your damages, and evaluate a settlement offer for fairness. If we believe you deserve more, we can negotiate or file a personal injury lawsuit.
To learn more, call the Morris Bart law firm at (504) 613-4771 today for a free case review with a member of our team.
Qualifications of a Personal Injury Case
Multiple types of accidents could end up in a personal injury case. If you have suffered a significant injury caused by someone else, you have the right to file a case to try to recover your medical expenses and other damages.
You just need to be able to show that the other party acted in a negligent manner, resulting in your injuries. In a case like this, the negligence does not have to involve a purposeful act to qualify. You only have to show that the other party should have taken a different action to create a scenario in which you did not suffer an injury.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Some of the more common occurrences that could end up as personal injury lawsuits include:
- Car accidents
- DWI and DUI accidents
- Defective product accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Offshore accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- And more
In a worst-case scenario, your loved one may have died as a result of his or her injuries from the accident. If this happened, you may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party.
According to the Louisiana state legislature’s CC 2315.1, the surviving spouse, child, father, mother, brother, sister, grandmother, or grandfather may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal accident involving a loved one where another party acted in a negligent manner.
If you have questions about whether your injury accident rises to the level of a personal injury lawsuit, call the Morris Bart law firm at (504) 613-4771 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Slidell, call 800-537-8185
How an Attorney Can Help with Your Personal Injury Case
A Slidell personal injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can perform a range of tasks to help you deal with the aftermath of the accident. When we take on your case, you may have more time to heal from your injuries and to focus on your family. Ways we can help with your case may include:
- Investigating the case: we can study the facts in the case, interview witnesses, and hire accident recreation experts to show that the other party behaved in a negligent manner.
- Negotiating with the insurer: we can help you make a reasonable calculation about your future medical bills and future lost wages, which are key figures to understand as we attempt to determine a fair settlement amount to request.
- Helping you understand your rights: we can use the facts that are unique to your case to help you understand what rights you have to try to receive compensation.
- Representing you in court: if the insurance company refuses to come to a fair settlement amount, we can be ready to represent your interests to trial.
In some personal injury cases, it can be easy to understand which party is at fault based on the police report and the straightforward facts in the case.
Other times, though, it may not be so clear as to which party is to blame for the accident and for your injuries. By presenting evidence of the responsible party’s liability, we can argue that you deserve compensation.
Adhering to Statutes of Limitations
When filing a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Louisiana, you have to adhere to state law for the deadline for starting the process of the lawsuit. According to CC 3492, victims generally have just one year from the time of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you wait too long and let this deadline pass, your case may be dismissed by the court.
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Let Morris Bart, LLC Fight for Your Compensation
Personal injury cases can be tough on families. Even though you may have been severely injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may find that the insurance company is questioning the severity of your injuries and is trying to convince you to accept a lower settlement than you believe you deserve.
If you are facing this situation, a Slidell personal injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent your interests. We can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, working to achieve a settlement to cover your accident-related expenses. If the insurer fails to negotiate fairly, we can take your case to trial.
Contact the Morris Bart law firm today at (504) 613-4771 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
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