If you have been injured in New Orleans, or elsewhere in Louisiana then you most certainly have found yourself faced with many concerns. Your medical bills could be stacking up while you face missing out on work while you recover. Meanwhile, you may be considering filing a lawsuit. It is a stressful situation for anyone.
At The Burrell Firm LLC, our New Orleans personal injury attorneys can help if you’ve been hurt at little or no fault of your own in Louisiana. Personal injury includes but is not limited to accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians, such as bus, truck, car, or school bus accidents; slip and fall accidents; canine attacks; and wrongful death.
Keep reading for more information about personal injury, or give us a call at (504) 420-7575 for a free case evaluation.
- People with insurance don’t need to bother with a personal injury claim. False. Even if you have insurance, your insurance policy may not be enough to cover your expenses. You may also experience insurance bad faith which occurs when an insurance company wrongly denies paying you the coverage owed.
- Personal injury cases take a very long time to settle. Not necessarily. If you file your claim promptly after your accident and the defendant’s insurance company agrees to pay a settlement during negotiations, your personal injury case can settle quickly. Only cases that need to go to trial tend to get drawn out, but most personal injury lawsuits are settled outside of court.
- People who file personal injury claims are litigious. Not necessarily. There is a stigma against people who sue, but the unfortunate reality is that sometimes lawsuits are necessary.
If you have been hurt due to the actions of someone else and your or the at-fault party’s insurance company isn’t covering your damages for whatever reason, a personal injury claim is your best shot at getting the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury encompasses many practice areas—the overall similarity in cases is that the plaintiff (or victim) was hurt by the actions (or lack of action) of the defendant (the person or company who caused the injury). This means that if you were hurt due to the negligence or carelessness of an individual or entity, you are entitled to sue for damages. Below are our main personal injury practice areas.
When you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler you may be faced with severe or catastrophic injuries. We have the experience, dedication, and knowledge to properly preserve evidence and effectively handle your 18-wheeler accident case.
Every car accident is different, although a wreck is almost always a traumatic experience. Our office provides personal attention and dedication to your case in an effort to make you whole again. We will fight to get you fully compensated for damages resulting from auto accidents.
Serious Back Injury & Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries are common effects of personal injury accidents—both are also very serious. If you have a neck or back injury you may be facing a life of hardship through continued physical therapy and medical treatment. We can help you secure the money you need now and for the long term.
The family members or the estate of a person who was killed due to recklessness or negligence can sue the liable party in civil court. These damages aren’t to put a value on human life lost. Rather, damages family members can sue for are the loss of wages and benefits that were to be earned had the victim lived, and emotional pain and suffering as a consequence of the loss.
In a personal injury case, the severity of one’s injuries varies greatly depending on the incident, but typically they include head and neck injuries, joint issues, and pain and suffering—both physical and mental.
Common injuries in personal injury cases include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones
- Bruises and cuts
Head and neck injuries encompass everything from whiplash to paralysis, concussion to coma. Even if you were involved in a minor accident, it’s important to get checked out by a medical professional, as whiplash and concussions can be particularly dangerous if left untreated, but often have no initial symptoms.
Pain and suffering resulting from an accident or negligent act can include emotional and mental anguish. If your accident left you unable to enjoy activities with your family, makes it physically impossible for you to continue in a career you found fulfilling, or caused you to suffer from depression or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), then you should talk to your personal injury attorney about these non-economic damages.
With offices in both New Orleans and Ruston, we proudly extend our services to individuals throughout the state of Louisiana.
Our goal is to maximize compensation awards for our clients so that they don’t experience any financial strain as a result of their injuries. As our client, you can rest assured in knowing that we will protect your rights to fair compensation.
Don’t Wait, Call (504) 420-7575 Today.
Regardless of who you are or what your case entails, The Burrell Firm will fight to help you resolve your legal challenges. We provide aggressive representation to ensure our clients get the best possible results, whether that is a settlement paying for damages that occurred in a slip and fall accident or a getting a client’s charges dropped after being accused of a robbery. While we can never guarantee the results of your case up front, we can promise to represent you with the tenacity and urgency your situation deserves. Our case results prove that more often than not, we are able to deliver.
No Insurance = No Problem
Company Truck Crash
Prior Injuries = No Problem
Low Impact 18 Wheeler Crash
He finally called Burrell
Only 10k offered to her previous lawyer
No treatment for the first six weeks
Five Months Later