From vehicle collisions on I-49 to medical malpractice, it’s common for accidents to result in a variety of injuries. And if you were hurt in an accident due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained. To obtain that compensation, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side. Filing a personal injury suit can be complex, and you will need an experienced attorney to guide you. In Shreveport, you can count on the experience of Bart Bernard Personal Injury Lawyers.
Steps in a Personal Injury Suit
Before you consider an injury suit, it is vital that you first seek medical attention for your injuries. Your health is important, and you will still have the opportunity to file suit after your initial treatment is completed. It is also essential to keep records of any treatment you receive for the injuries you suffered in your accident.
The next step is to hire a Shreveport personal injury lawyer. While a personal injury lawsuit may seem daunting, our attorneys will be able to guide you on filing the necessary pleadings and meeting all of the deadlines required by the court.
The next phase of your injury case is known as discovery. Lawyers from both sides will investigate the facts of the case. You may be required to answer some written inquiries from the other attorney. You may also be required to sit down and answer questions from the attorney during a deposition.
It is possible during any phase of the suit that your attorney will negotiate with the other side in order to settle your case. While some cases settle early, many others only settle on the eve of the trial, if at all. Once discovery is completed and the possibility of settlement has been explored, it is time for trial. There, your attorney will make your case to a jury of your peers. If they agree with you, an order may be entered awarding you some or all of the damages you sought.
Injured in an accident? Time is of the Essence
While it is critical you seek treatment for your injuries right away, it may be necessary for you to file your lawsuit before you have completed treatment. You have a short window under Louisiana law to file a personal injury suit. In most cases, a Louisiana state law known as the statute of limitations requires you to file your lawsuit within one year of the date of your accidents If you don’t, your claim could be barred forever. Keeping track of these critical court deadlines is just one benefit of engaging a personal injury attorney like Bart Bernard.
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There is no risk in discussing your case with attorney Bart Bernard. Your consultation will always be free, and you will never be charged a fee up-front to pursue your case. Our firm only collects a fee if your claim is successful, which means call today to so we can Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™