Unfortunately, car and truck accidents are a daily occurrence in Hammond, Louisiana. It's no wonder with the way some people choose to drive. You'd think they'd be more cautious, but no. They're too busy on their phones or in too much of a hurry to pay attention.
Not surprising is the fact that automobile accidents are the number one cause of personal injury in Hammond. Everyone has the right to feel safe on the roads. When these rights are violated by the careless actions of a reckless driver, that person must be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident or suffered a personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be owed compensation.
Do You Really Need to Hire a Hammond Personal Injury Attorney?
Like most hard-working Hammond residents, you probably aren’t the type sue and usually handle things on your own. And we respect that. Just keep in mind that the accident wasn’t your fault and now you’re left with the aftermath of a serious personal injury.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer will prevent you from making costly mistakes. For starters, the insurance company may want to settle with you shortly after the accident.
Don’t do this!
Some injuries like back injuries and head trauma may take several weeks and several trips to the doctor to fully diagnose. You may not even be aware of the full extent of your injuries in the days after your accident, and if you sign anything, you may be waiving your right to full compensation.
A local personal injury attorney will work with your doctors to get a full understanding of the severity of your injury and how that injury has affected your everyday life. That knowledge will be used to make sure your settlement value is fair and covers your losses.
Damages that your attorney will fight for include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Physical therapy
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Future medical bills
- Future lost wages
There Are so Many Personal Injury Attorneys! How do I Hire the Right Lawyer?
Yes, there are A LOT of personal injury attorneys out there. With so many lawyers advertising their services, choosing the right one can be difficult.
You may be tempted to contact one of those “big-time” lawyers you saw on TV or on a gigantic billboard. You know who; the ones with the catchy jingles and over-the-top commercials. And you’re not the only one. With so much exposure, their client base is huge. You can hire them but don’t be surprised if you end up feeling like just another case. Just another client.
What we have that the big firms can’t come close to offering is that we make it personal.
You need someone whose only interest is your best interest. Someone who will compassionately fight hard for you against the big bullies of the world – like insurance companies.
When you are injured in a wreck, you don't just need a car accident lawyer—you need a trustworthy advocate and confidant. Someone who will understand the physical pain and stress you are experiencing.
We only accept a limited number of cases each year because we want to ensure you and your case receive the time and attention that you deserve.
We've Been Handling Personal Injury Cases in Hammond for Over 15 Years
Since 2005, our firm has helped hundreds of injured and disabled clients in Hammond and across Louisiana. We make sure our clients obtain fair compensation when they needed it most.
Any event in which you were accidentally harmed by someone else’s negligence is considered a “personal injury”. The most common type of personal injury claim is automobile accidents, but we do so much more than that. Some of the cases we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Burn Injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Defective products
- Offshore accidents
If You’ve Been in a Wreck With an 18 Wheeler, You Need an Experienced Hammond Truck Accident Lawyer
Living in Hammond, it’s almost impossible to avoid the thousands of large work trucks that drive through each day. Accidents involving 18 wheelers are some of the most serious and devastating. Injuries suffered from an 18 wheeler wreck can have life-long effects and on occasion, the results can be tragically fatal.
If your injury was caused by a large work truck or 18 wheeler, don’t try to handle the case yourself. The trucking companies can afford to hire attorneys who are skilled at avoiding accountability. They might claim that the accident wasn’t their fault or that it was the fault of the driver and the company had nothing to do with it.
Needless to say, the trucking companies are more worried about their bottom line than they are about your injuries.