Sulphur area residents reach out to personal injury attorneys for help when they experience sudden events that turn their lives upside down. Sulphur personal injury lawyers cannot undo the hurt but they can help secure the monetary compensation that victims and their families need to move forward with their lives after a serious accident.
Personal injury in Louisiana
“Personal injury” refers to harm caused by someone else’s wrongdoing (whether it is intentional or simply careless). Some of the types of accidents that can lead to personal injury include:
Personal injury lawyers are not all the same. Successful lawsuits require knowledge of the type of accident and injury that occurred. So if you or a loved one suffered in, for example, a maritime accident, choose a lawyer who has handled that type of case before.
Personal injury in the workplace
Louisiana is unique in that it ranks among the safest states in terms of non-fatal workplace injuries but among the most dangerous states when it comes to fatal workplace accidents.
One factor may be that many people in Louisiana work in notoriously dangerous fields like oil and gas or maritime trades. State studies of Louisiana workplace deaths show that those most likely to suffer a fatal occupational accident are also most likely to match the population commonly employed in dangerous trades – for example, aged 25 – 54 and overwhelmingly male.
Whether a workplace injury is fatal or non-fatal, there is a complex process to navigate in order to receive fair compensation. It may involve filing a workers compensation claim or a maritime claim, or it could mean going outside these systems to file a civil action against a liable party.
An experienced personal injury lawyer with experience in these types of claims can help you determine the best course of action.
Obtaining full compensation for your losses
Compensation for a personal injury typically comes from either an insurance settlement or a jury verdict, though it could come through a type of no-fault claim, as with some workplace accidents. Each path to compensation will have filing requirements and deadlines that need to be followed carefully; your attorney will guide you through this process to protect your claim.
Your attorney will also examine the evidence and undertake an investigation to build a strong case. This evidence may lead to a more favorable insurance settlement or it may pave the way for a personal injury lawsuit. Your attorney will also determine the full scope of potentially liable parties, engage in the discovery process to build a case, work with necessary experts, advocate for maximum compensation, and if the other parties are not willing to pay full compensation, present your case before a jury.
Speak with a Sulphur personal injury lawyer
If you have suffered an injury and believe someone else is at fault, speak with a Louisiana personal injury lawyer Bart Bernard. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of personal injury victims, and consultations are always free and confidential. Click Bart First, Call Bart First™.