Personal Injury

New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer

Serious injuries can alter one’s life in unimaginable ways. For example, a traumatic brain injury could result in permanent disability such as:

  • Behavioral changes (irritability, emotional instability)
  • Cognitive impairments (loss of memory, trouble concentrating)
  • Physical symptoms (nausea, dizziness)

Aside from the physical and mental suffering, the financial impact can be equally as devastating.

Perhaps the most tragic part of so many severe injuries is that they were caused by the negligence of others and could have been prevented if the responsible party had taken reasonable actions.

Paying for medical expenses, missing work, and adjusting to a diminished quality of life are just some of the issues that many personal injury victims cope within the wake of a severe or catastrophic accident. Many victims are overwhelmed with such hardship that a legal fight to receive the compensation that they rightfully deserve might seem unbearable.

For that reason, too many people choose to settle for an amount that will never be adequate to cover their losses and damages.

As dedicated and passionate personal injury lawyers, we have helped a substantial number of clients recover maximum compensation.

Some of the types of personal injury cases we commonly handle are listed below:

Traffic Accidents

  • 18-wheeler accidents – A collision with an 18-Wheeler or even a smaller truck can cause catastrophic damage and even result in death. Due to the inherent obligation of trucking companies to ensure that their drivers are well-trained and vehicles are regulated, companies may be held at fault. However, you can also be held liable depending on the case. For victims of such accidents, having to go against a truck company without a lawyer can be challenging and frustrating.
  • Slip and Falls – Often occurring in the workplace or other public areas, slips and falls can result in injury (such as back injuries and paralysis) and be hard to prove. Winning a slip and fall claim requires that negligence is proved.
  • Uber accidents – Unlike taxis, Uber has a limitation of liability clause that app users are required to agree within their terms of conditions. In the case of an accident, you may even end up negotiating with Uber’s insurance company that might try to limit your claim or outright deny it. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an Uber driver, you should contact us Favret Law Firm first.
  • Lyft accidents – If you are hit by or have been in an accident involving a Lyft driver, the circumstances of your accident will determine if Lyft or the driver is liable. In many cases, you won’t be able to sue Lyft directly. However, if you are hit by a car driven by a Lyft driver while the driver is on duty, your insurance company can reach out to Lyft’s insurance as the company has a $1,000,000 per accident limit for their liability insurance.
  • Motorcycle accidents – If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and were not at fault, you could have a claim for compensation (including injuries, travel costs that resulted from the loss of transportation, loss of earnings, and medical costs).
  • Pedestrian accidents – Accidents involving pedestrians have the potential of being more serious (including a higher risk of serious head, spinal or brain injury) as pedestrians naturally have less protection than a driver sitting in a vehicle. Because of the increased risk for the pedestrian and the presumed responsibility on the part of motorists, you could have a great claim.

Many of our clients unfortunatley have suffered severe injuries in accidents, some of which require surgery and permanent disabilities. Those injuries may include:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Herniated discs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Scarring
  • Brain Injury
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Mental Anguish
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Wrongful Death
  • Permanent Disability

Why Choose Us

You and your family’s future and your ability to recover depend on your lawyer, so it’s important to make the choice to hire a lawyer with a track record of success that will help you get the best medical treatment and highest financial recovery.

You deserve to be made whole and get compensation for your economic losses as well as the emotional and physical effects of the accident.

We have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to handle the complexities that can arise from personal injury cases. Although the process may appear complex, we will keep you constantly informed while making sure you are able to get the best medical care possible.

Our lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact an injury can have on victims and their loved ones. Regardless of how big or small the case, our personal injury lawyers will provide you with compassionate and personalized legal representation.

We are committed to providing our clients with aggressive legal representation for personal injury cases to ensure that they recover maximum compensation.

If you, a family member or friend has been involved in an accident and are suffering from severe injuries, please contact us today to get the help you need.

FAQs

Can I still pursue compensation if I was partially at fault for my injuries?

Absolutely. But your award will be reduced by the percentage of negligence attributable to you.

Should I sign a release?

Never, until your injuries are completely resolved and you have reviewed the release with your lawyer.

What questions can I expect to be asked during a deposition?

You can be expected to be questioned about your background, the events causing you injury, your injuries, your doctors names, previous accidents involving injury, criminal record and for the identity of those persons who witnessed the events.

Are medical bills included in a bodily injury claim?

Medical bills are calculated to form the basis of your injury claim. These are considered special damages as opposed to general damages such as pain and suffering and mental anguish.

Can a healthcare insurer be repaid from a personal injury settlement?

Yes. Healthcare insurer’s can place a lien on your injury case and are required to be paid from your settlement funds.

Can my lawyer settle my case without my consent?

Yes. Healthcare insurer’s can place a lien on your injury case and are required to be paid from your settlement funds.

How do I collect my personal injury award?

If your personal injury award is against an insurance company and the insurance limits are sufficient, they will pay you. If the defendant’s insurance is not sufficient or they don’t have insurance, you will have to make an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim on your own policy.


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