Car and truck accidents seem to happen every day in New Orleans. You see them along I-10, on the busy streets around the city, and downtown when a tourist decides to drive the wrong way on a one-way. Unfortunately, with so many people on the road, there are going to be a lot of questionable drivers.
With so many accidents, it’s a relief that most are minor, though sadly, many have long-lasting effects, and a few are tragically fatal.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident in New Orleans, you may have a good personal injury claim. There is no shame in making sure your medical bills are paid and your property is replaced. You have been injured and there is nothing wrong with wanting to be made whole again.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer in New Orleans Help You?
Regardless of what type of wreck you were in, a local personal injury attorney will help you obtain a fair settlement.
Like most hard-working New Orleans 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 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 in New Orleans! 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 getting treated 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. At our firm, we welcome you in as part of the family and fight for you like one of our own.
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 New Orleans Personal Injury Cases for Over 15 Years
Since 2005, our firm has helped hundreds of injured and disabled clients in New Orleans and across Louisiana obtain fair compensation when they needed it most.
The most common type of personal injury claim is auto 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
- Slip and falls
Don’t Try to Handle Your 18 Wheeler Claim on Your Own! You Need an Experienced New Orleans Truck Accident Attorney
Large truck and 18 wheeler accidents result in some of the most devastating and life-altering personal injuries, and on occasion, some have tragic consequences.
Living in New Orleans, it is nearly impossible to avoid I-10 and the thousands of large trucks that drive through each day. If you were injured by a large work truck or 18 wheeler, you may be considering handling the case yourself. You can do this, but it isn’t wise.
The trucking companies can afford to hire teams of lawyers who are very skilled at deflecting accountability. They may say 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.
The trucking company’s number one priority is their bottom line, not your injury or well-being.