Gonzales Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injuries may happen anywhere. The term brings to mind motor vehicle accidents, and while these are a major source of personal injuries, thousands of people find themselves hurt every day in injuries that do not involve cars.

Perhaps you slipped and fell in a shopping center parking lot, badly injuring yourself. Maybe the neighbor’s dog got loose and attacked you. No matter what happened to cause your suffering, the Gonzales personal injury lawyers at our firm work hard so you can receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Types of Personal Injury

Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers focuses on every area of personal injury. Injury victims may suffer short-term or long-term physical or mental impairments. They may lose a significant amount of time from work. In many cases, they can no longer perform the type of job they held before the accident. Some of the most common causes of injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Construction accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Workers’ compensation

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Louisiana is just one year from the date of the incident, less time than many other states. That is why it is imperative to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Time is of the essence when it comes to collecting evidence because cases that are not filed within the one-year deadline cannot move forward.

If a person dies from their injuries, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit within one year of the date of death, not the date of the accident.

Louisiana Personal Injury Damages

In Louisiana, compensation, known as damages, for personal injuries may include:

  • Medical expenses, present and future
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Depending on the accident, an injured person may find the at-fault person insurance company contacting them for a quick settlement. When the injured individual is in such a vulnerable state, the settlement may sound acceptable. Never agree to a settlement with an insurance company without consulting a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies aim to pay little as possible, as that is how they make money.

Once an agreement is made, there is no pursuit of further compensation allowed. Our experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers know the amount of a fair settlement for their client’s injuries because they know the long-term ramifications of serious injuries.

Our attorneys support their clients every step of the way, making sure they understand the process. While most cases are settled, we will head to trial, if necessary.

Call for a Free Consultation

If you were injured because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you need the services of the experienced Gonzales personal injury lawyer, Bart Bernard.

Call us today, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win.