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Slidell Personal Injury Lawyers

Accidents happen, even in East St. Tammany Parish. When serious accidents like workplace injuries, car crashes, maritime mishaps, or slips and falls impair your abilities, or quality of life, residents turn to Slidell personal injury lawyers to protect their rights and fight for full and fair compensation.

When can you sue for a personal injury?

In general, in the state of Louisiana, an injury victim has the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against those whose wrongdoing and negligence caused the accident. The potential defendant may be an individual, a company, or even a government entity. However, if you were the victim, or you are bringing the lawsuit on behalf of a close family member who was injured, you will usually need to prove:

  • The defendant was legally at fault, meaning they had some duty to perform but failed to do so, or they were supposed to refrain from doing something, breached that duty, and the breach caused the accident
  • Time to file a lawsuit has not expired
  • The claimed injuries were caused by the accident and the medical treatment was reasonably related to those injuries

Our Slidell personal injury lawyers investigate the factors and results of an accident to help prove these crucial factors in order to preserve your right to recover compensation.

Overcoming obstacles for personal injury compensation

Not surprisingly, the insurance companies often funding the settlements and court judgments following a personal injury are always on the lookout for a way to lower the payout they make. Some of the common defenses they raise include:

  • Pre-existing injuries – your injuries were caused by something before the accident so the defendant is not responsible
  • Contributory fault – you were partly (or even wholly) to blame for the accident
  • Assumption of the risk – you should not recover because you should have known the danger of the activity
  • Waiver – you may have been participating in an activity in which you had signed a waiver or release of liability; if so, you may need to prove a higher degree of fault by the defendant, but it does not necessarily mean you cannot recover compensation

Get your case started off right with a personal injury attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in Slidell, then let our personal injury lawyers offer it is never too soon to speak with a personal injury lawyer.

Once you have selected an attorney, he can ensure you meet the deadlines to file a claim and begin an investigation. Your attorney will get to work right away to preserve evidence, contact witnesses, and begin an assessment of your damages. Personal injury lawyers also work with professionals like expert witnesses who can offer testimony in support of your claims.

When you are looking for a solution after a personal injury, Get it Done Right™ with Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers. Our Slidell personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the right compensation for our clients.  Call us today, consultations are always free, and we never charge a fee unless we win on your behalf.