Accidents happen all the time. Yes, even in the Queen City of Lafourche, and even along “the longest main street in the world.” Whether it’s a car accident, slip and fall, or a dog bite, these accidents can result in injuries to you and/or your loved ones, ranging from nagging to debilitating to deadly. The cause of these accidents is often the negligence of others. In the blink of an eye, your life can change forever.
Know your rights and maximize your recovery
If something like this happens, you need someone on your side that you can trust. Someone with decades of experience fighting for the rights of Louisianans just like you; fighting for justice and against the insurance companies. Someone who has secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for many clients. You need Bart Bernard.
Insurance companies will take advantage of innocent victims who don’t know their rights and don’t have anyone on their side who knows how to fight for their rights. These companies don’t make millions of dollars every year from voluntarily paying out large sums of money to injured victims. They will fight and claw to make sure you recover as little as possible.
This is where Bart Bernard comes in, as he has gained a deep understanding of the federal and Louisiana laws that pertain to your case, knows how to dig until he finds the truth in a complex case, and helps you meet every filing deadline to ensure maximum recovery. With Bart Bernard on your side, insurance companies will know you mean business and that you won’t be taken advantage of. Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™.
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Louisiana is one year, meaning that one year from the date of your accident, you concede the right to file a lawsuit. In other words, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may forfeit substantial sums of money – even millions of dollars in some cases — if you delay.
Bart Bernard’s clients include accident victims, as well as the spouses and children of those who were tragically killed due to the negligence of another. Whether it’s medical bills, lost past, present and future income, emotional pain, suffering and hardship, loss of consortium, loss of support and guidance, disability-related modifications, wrongful death and funeral expenses, Bart Bernard turns the tables on insurance companies to maximize your recovery.
Bart Bernard has represented Louisianans with all sorts of injuries, including multiple fractures, punctured organs and complex infections requiring hospitalization, traumatic brain injuries, disabling spinal cord damage, and disfiguring burns. Insurance companies want victims to settle for pennies on the dollar, but Bart Bernard knows that Louisiana juries tend to be very sympathetic with plaintiffs who suffer deep losses – physically, financially and emotionally – and has the knowledge, experience and tenacity to fight to get you what you deserve.
We don’t get paid unless you get paid
Not only is Bart Bernard the most qualified attorney to protect your rights and maximize your financial recovery, but you will not be charged a single penny unless you win. That’s right, Bart Bernard does not get paid unless you get paid.
What to do immediately following an accident
Louisiana is a wonderful state, but it is a relatively dangerous state to drive in. Louisiana has the seventh highest rate of auto fatalities in the country per 100,000 residents, and when you look at key factors in fatal crashes – running red lights, drinking and driving, and speeding – it’s the fourth most dangerous state in the country to drive in. And according to the latest US Census data, only one other state in the country has more fatalities per a hundred million vehicle miles traveled than Louisiana.
To add insult to injury, insurance companies don’t even wait for you to get home before they begin taking advantage of you when you’re in an accident. With that in mind, it is crucial to know what to do immediately following a car accident. First, call 911 and report the accident, even if the crash was minor and no one appears to be injured. Always ask for a copy of the police report. Second, check for injuries for you and any passengers who are with you. Third, protect the accident scene. Fourth, exchange all pertinent contact and insurance-related information with other drivers. Fifth, gather witness information from anyone who saw what transpired. Sixth, never admit fault. Seventh, call your insurance company to report the car accident. Eighth, get medical attention. Ninth, call your attorney. Tenth, protect your rights.
Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™
A native Louisianan through and through, Bart Bernard is one of us. He was ranked in the top 1% of lawyers and received the prestigious Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015, and received two “Best of 2017” awards from the readers of the Times of Acadiana, who rated him number one in both the “Best Lawyer” and “Best Law Firm” categories. People all over Acadiana have learned that if they or a loved one sustains an injury in an accident, step number one is to Hit Hard with Bart Bernard™.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation.