Representing Injury Victims in New Orleans, Rustin and Throughout Louisiana
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 personal injury lawsuit.
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. Our skilled personal injury law firm is ready to help
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?No. You pay only if and when your case is resolved favorably. The Burrell Firm LLC deals with personal injury cases on a 100% contingency fee basis. Our law firm is compensated only if we obtain a financial recovery for you.
What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana?In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is one year from the date of the accident. For medical malpractice, the period is a bit tricky. You should consult with a lawyer ASAP after an incident so that you can preserve your right to be made whole.
How is a decision made regarding whether to accept a settlement or go to trial?You will meet with our team to discuss together what would be best for you and your family. The decision will ultimately be your decision to make. Our team will certainly advise you throughout the process and, through our experience, help you make the best decision for you and your case.
How do I recover damages when I am injures in an accident in Louisiana?
A: To recover damages as a result of an accident or medical malpractice in Louisiana you must have suffered an injury to your person or property as the result of someone else’s negligence. The person or company who caused the harm must be at fault for the accident.
It’s not enough that the other person was ticketed for the accident. The at-fault party’s insurance company has a right, which they typically exercise, to investigate an accident on their own and choose whether or not they will voluntarily pay for the damages. Medical malpractice is different.
Not only must the medical professional be at fault, but Louisiana has also enacted the Medical Malpractice Act which requires the complaining party to assert such claim within 1 year to a medical review panel. Only after presenting the case to the medical review panel can you then file suit. The MMA also limits recovery to $500,000.
Client was a passenger in a vehicle which was rear ended by a 18-wheeler.
In the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the defendants offered their full policy limits of $1,000,000 minus what was previously paid.
Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident as a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle. Client settled in 3 months for $625,000.
Misconceptions we often hear about personal injury cases include:
- 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, contact an experienced personal injury and car accident lawyer in New Orleans to get the compensation you deserve.
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 car accident attorneys in New Orleans provided 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.
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.
A New Orleans personal injury lawyer at a small firm and with a deep connection to the area will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve. The risk of choosing an attorney at a large firm is that the client becomes a case number. At those firms, when clients call in to check on the status of their case or to submit updated documents, you will speak to a legal aid rather than your own attorney. We have worked closely with hundreds of scared, confused, and frustrated clients who are seeking to sue for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical treatment. We take pride in helping people in need get justice and move on with their lives. This is why we will always take the time to listen to you.
"Upon reaching out to them I was instantly connected with 5-star healthcare providers and Consistently updated about my case. No matter what time of day I was able to reach out to them."- Keyonna H.