Mandeville residents know that their lakeside city offers plenty of activities, making it a great place to live and work. Unfortunately, personal injuries can occur practically anywhere or at any time. When an unexpected injury does sideline you or a loved one, Mandeville personal injury lawyers work to hold the at-fault party accountable while fighting for the maximum compensation available.
Understanding your duty as a personal injury plaintiff
Louisiana personal injury claims are controlled and affected by both state laws and regulations specific to the type of injury suffered. Bringing a successful claim requires an understanding of each of these, as well as knowledge of the Louisiana court system.
A personal injury plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant met the type of fault required for legal liability in the situation that caused the injury. Mandeville personal injury lawyers take these issues into consideration when they represent clients in a variety of personal injury cases including”:
Slip and fall – It is usually necessary to prove that the property owner or person in charge of the property knew or should have known about the hazard that caused the fall. Some cases may require an understanding of building codes or local regulations in order to show that the premises were not safe.
Construction accidents – A plaintiff needs to be able to prove that the defendant was at fault and owed a duty to the victim. OSHA rules can play a key factor in the duties at issue. These cases are often complicated by the presence of third parties who may have helped cause the accident or by a worker’s independent contractor status.
Maritime accidents – Maritime accidents may seem similar to other workplace injuries but they require a thorough understanding of a complex set of federal laws. Where and how a maritime worker is injured will affect the controlling law, the claim procedures, and the potential compensation.
Nursing home abuse- Nursing home abuse can arise in multiple ways including abuse or neglect by staff or even abuse by other residents. In any situation, the plaintiff needs to prove that the nursing home was negligent in not preventing it.
Wrongful death – A plaintiff needs to prove the defendant’s negligence but how that is done depends on how and where the death occurred.
Workers compensation – Unlike other personal injury cases, an injured worker does not need to prove negligence. However, employer’s sometimes dispute claims and the worker may need to appear before the Office of Worker’s Compensation Administration to prove how the accident happened and the injuries that resulted. In very rare instances, the employee may be able to file a separate lawsuit against a third party who caused the accident.
Get expert help for your personal injury claim
A personal injury lawsuit may get you the compensation you need to make ends meet and provide for your future. However, if you do not follow the rules, laws, and procedures for your type of claim, it could jeopardize your right to recover.
Rather than take risks with your claim, Get it Done Right™ with a Mandeville personal injury attorney at Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers is here to help you prove your claim so you can obtain the maximum value you are owed. Call today for a free consultation. We never collect a fee unless we win.