Broussard Personal Injury Lawyers

A personal injury can be debilitating. Not only are you facing a lengthy recovery process, you’re also likely looking at medical bills in the high numbers. There is also the emotional toll, not just on yourself but on immediate family members who are just as affected. If the injury occurred because of negligence on the part of a third-party, then consider working with a Broussard personal injury lawyer. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.

Personal Injury Statistics

Personal injuries happen in any number of ways. They’re not always the result of automobile collisions, though they certainly make up the majority, comprising 52% of all personal injury litigations, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The rest make up of a combination of workplace accidents, medical malpractice, product liabilities, etc.

The bottom line is that injuries can occur at anyplace at any time. This includes your own home, where we least expect an accident-inducing injury.

Why Is a Personal Injury Lawyer Necessary?

Broussard personal injury lawyers cover many personal injury practice areas. Why do you need a personal injury attorney in the first place? In some instances, the injured person may be able to submit a claim with the insurance company and get approved with minimal hassle. This is the ideal scenario and may not actually require any attorney involvement. Unfortunately, the process doesn’t always go this smoothly. More than likely, the insurance adjuster will cast doubt on your claim. They will point at holes in your version of events in order to deny your claim or present a less-than-adequate monetary offer. It is in such instances that you need a personal injury lawyer.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Assist You?

The first step is the initial consultation, which we provide at no cost. We will hear your case and provide honest feedback. We will be frank with you; if we don’t believe you have a strong basis to file a claim, we will let you know. We never make false promises. On the other hand, if we believe there is sufficient grounds for a litigation case, we will brief you on what will occur and what you need to do.

Do You Have a Strong Case?

A successful litigation case is all about proving liability and establishing a claim for damages. You, the plaintiff, must prove these four elements that constitute an act of negligence as defined under federal and state law.

  • Duty – the defendant had a legal duty to the plaintiff
  • Breach – the defendant violated that duty by behaving in a careless manner
  • Causation – the actions or lack of action of the defendant led to the plaintiff’s injury
  • Damages – the plaintiff incurred bodily harm as a result of those actions/inactions

At Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers, we will assess whether your case satisfies these four elements. If it does, then we’ll collaborate with you to build a case. Unless there is a favorable outcome or settlement, you don’t pay us a dime.