Geismar Personal Injury Lawyers

When a serious injury has left you with expensive medical bills and lost quality of life, individualized legal representation can make the difference between “just scraping by” and making a full recovery. Live more comfortably by aligning yourself with Bart Bernard, one of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys,” and “Best Personal Injury Lawyers,” as voted by The Times of Acadiana readers. With localized expertise since 1997, Bart Bernard has a reputation you can trust to represent your claim.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

All clients receive personal attention and respect when they come in for free consultations with Bart Bernard. Whether you were injured in a car accident on I-10, a hospital error leading to further injuries, or a slip-and-fall at a Perkins Rowe business, Bart Bernard has experience in just about every type of personal injury.

Personal injury lawsuits involve:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, and pedestrian collisions
  • Medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, birth injuries, and faulty medical devices
  • Product liability, dangerous household goods, and recalled products
  • Slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall, premises liability, construction site, and workplace accidents
  • Nursing home abuse, neglect, and wrongful death

If you’ve spent time in the hospital, undergone surgery, or have multiple rehabilitation appointments scheduled, a personal injury lawsuit may be necessary to offset the cost of your recovery. Serious injury claims routinely handled by Geismar personal injury lawyers include everything from spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injury, to broken bones and paralysis.

Contingency Fee Personal Injury Attorney

As a highly successful attorney, Bart Bernard is able to offer legal representation for personal injuries on a contingency fee basis only. This means payment for legal services is contingent on a win, so you can focus on getting better. A standard legal fee is about a third of the settlement or jury award. If the case is unsuccessful, clients pay nothing. By eliminating financial risk for clients, the playing field is leveled against well-funded, insured defendants. When Bart Bernard accepts a case, he is confident he can win.

Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Bart Bernard works tirelessly for maximum compensation, leveraging every available resource to build a strong case. Plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits may qualify for compensation that covers:

  • Special Damages – Current/future medical bills, earnings, household expenses, and canceled plans
  • General Damages – Pain and suffering, distress, mental anguish, loss of consortium/companionship
  • Wrongful Death Damages – Funeral expenses, burial costs, end-of-life care, loss of support, and distress
  • Punitive Damages – To punish extremely reckless or negligent behavior and “send a message”

Statute of Limitations in Louisiana Calling Geismar personal injury lawyers on day one is ideal, since the clock for filing a lawsuit in most cases starts ticking the moment the accident occurs. The State of Louisiana has one of the shortest windows to file a personal injury lawsuit. You must file your claim within one year of injury. It may seem cruel to place a deadline on someone’s suffering, but this is done to protect the accused against having to defend claims where memories have faded or evidence has been lost with time. If you are suing a government entity, you may have little as 30 days to initiate a claim. Contact award-winning Geismar personal injury attorney Bart Bernard to fight for the settlement you deserve.