Bart Bernard coined the phrase “Hit hard with Bart Bernard!™” to compliment his heavy hitting style. Insurance companies will often make low-ball offers of settlements prior to trial if they believe the deck is stacked in their favor. But Bart does not suffer bullies, especially those that seek only to undermine the recovery of plaintiffs who are already suffering. To Bart, these tactics are unacceptable, and so he is willing to take his cases to trial if necessary.
Bart Bernard is among Louisiana’s most reputable personal injury lawyers. Known for his hard-hitting negotiating style and willingness to go to trial, Bart is absolutely committed to helping victims of negligence receive maximum compensation for serious injuries.
Be Smart. Get Bart.™
Navigating the legal process without legal counsel is never a wise decision. The smallest misstep whether it’s making an uninformed statement to an insurance adjuster, or giving improper notice to certain defendants, or failure to file within the statute of limitations- any number of rookie mistakes could cost you the right to file a lawsuit in Louisiana. You know better than that! You’re Smart. Get Bart.™
A record of leadership in Louisiana
Bart Bernard is on the board of Louisiana State Bar and is also a member of the:
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Elite Lawyers of America
- American Association of Justice (AAJ)
- Louisiana Trial Lawyers (Louisiana Association of Justice)
Bart Bernard developed notoriety for aggressively taking on big defendants – and winning. For instance, in the case of Trenton Broussard vs. LA Farm Bureau, Bart Bernard was able to recover over $2 million for his client, who was rear-ended by an uninsured motorist and denied coverage under the uninsured motorist part of the policy. LA Farm Bureau ultimately lost their appeal in court.
In another landmark case, Ron Warren vs. Teleflex, a jury in state district court of Louisiana awarded $23 million in punitive damages to a man whose son was killed in a Prien Lake boating accident. The jury found that Teleflex was negligent in the design and safety testing of their boat steering system. Fifteen years of internal testing showed that problems could arise when hydraulic fluid leaked out, but they sold the systems without warning.
“It’s important to win these victories for the people against big insurance and manufacturing companies, because it tells these entities that they do not have supreme power,” Bart Bernard says. “Insurers have a legal mandate to hold up their end of a written coverage agreement. Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to warn people about known risks that can harm people. They can’t build their profits off the backs of the people.”
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Are you ready to hit hard with Bart Bernard? Call 900-9000 any time, day or night, for more information about pursuing a legal claim for your personal injury. All legal counsel is on a contingency basis only, so you pay nothing unless he wins compensation on your behalf.