Worried About Who to Call After a Wreck? You Need an Experienced Woodmere, Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer

Everyone has the right to feel safe as they drive through Woodmere, Louisiana. But you see how people drive! Some people drive like they got their license out of a Happy Meal and don’t even have the skills needed to operate a Power Wheels.

Living in Woodmere, you’re probably all too familiar with distracted drivers on their phones, big work trucks who think they own the roads, and that special group of drivers that hasn’t figured out that the red light means stop. Then there are the cars that just don't know how to properly exit the Westbank Expressway!

It’s a scary fact that car accidents are some of the most common causes of personal injury in Woodmere, LA. Thankfully most wrecks are minor though sadly, many have long-lasting effects, and a few are tragically fatal.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and suffered a personal injury because of the careless actions of a reckless driver, you probably have a good personal injury case.

How Can a Woodmere Personal Injury Attorney Help You After a Wreck?

Like most hard-working people living in Woodmere and around Jefferson Parish, you probably like to handle things on your own and aren’t the type to sue. We understand and respect that. Just keep in mind that the accident wasn’t your fault and now you’re left dealing with the aftermath of a painful personal injury.

Someone else was being negligent and caused you to be injured and there’s no shame in wanting your medical bills paid and your property to be replaced.

You can file your claim on your own but realize that the insurance companies don’t always play fair.

A little trick the insurance companies like to play is to get you to settle out shortly after your accident and often before you have been properly diagnosed. The number they offer sounds like it will be enough to cover your damages and medical bills, but it is usually their lowest amount.

Some injuries like back injuries and head trauma may take several weeks and many trips to the doctor to get a full diagnosis. If you sign paperwork with the insurance company right after your accident, you may lose your right to compensation for future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

A local personal injury attorney will work with your doctors to get a full understanding of your injuries and limitations. They will fight with the insurance company to make sure that your settlement is fair and covers all your damages.

Damages that your attorney will fight for include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Future medical bills
  • Future lost wages

There Are so Many Attorneys! How do I Hire the Right Woodmere Personal Injury Lawyer?

Yes, there are A LOT of personal injury lawyers out there. So how do you know you’ve hired the right one?

You may have been tempted to call that “big-time” lawyer you saw on TV or on those huge billboards plastered all over. And you’re not the only one. With so much exposure, they get an assembly line of clients.

But are they any good? Or do they just seem “big-time” because they can afford to advertise that they are?

You can hire them, but don’t be surprised if you feel like you were treated like just another client on their assembly line. Just another number. Just another case.

What we have that the big TV firms can’t come close to offering is that we make it personal. 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.

What Should You Look for in a Woodmere Car Accident Attorney? We’ve Been Winning Fair Settlements for Over 15 Years

Since 2005, our firm has helped hundreds of injured and disabled clients in Woodmere, the Westbank, and across Louisiana. We make sure our clients obtain fair compensation when they needed it most.

“Personal injury” is a broad legal term used to describe any event in which you were accidentally harmed by someone else’s negligence. 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

Were You Injured in an 18 Wheeler Wreck? You Need a Trusted Woodmere Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving large work trucks and 18 wheelers are much more serious than your average car crash. When an accident occurs with an 18 wheeler, the effects are often catastrophic and the victim is left with very serious personal injuries. Occasionally wrongful death can tragically result from an 18 wheeler crash.

Living in Woodmere, it’s almost impossible to avoid Lapalco Blvd. and the hundreds of work trucks and 18 wheelers that drive through each day. If you were involved in a wreck with an 18 wheeler, don’t try to handle the case yourself.

The trucking companies can afford to hire lawyers who are skilled at deflecting accountability and getting them to pay for your injuries can be difficult.

They may say that the accident wasn’t their fault, or they may try to blame the driver and say that the company had nothing to do with the accident.

An experienced truck accident attorney knows their tricks and will fight the trucking company to make sure that your settlement is enough to cover your expenses and make you whole again.

Regardless of the reason for your personal injury, you have rights under the law that our team will fight for to make you whole again and bring you peace of mind.

 

Loyd J. Bourgeois
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