If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another, our personal injury attorneys that service Baton Rouge and its surrounding communities of Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, Napoleonville, and Abbeville may be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
In general, when an accident is caused by the fault of another, such as a car accident or truck accident, the injured victim may be able to take legal action to recover compensation for their damages. These monetary damages are intended to “make the victim whole” or in other words place the victim in the position that he/she would have been in had the accident not occurred. Monetary damages for a personal injury victim might include past and future medical expenses, lost wages/earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
CAN I FILE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
Not every personal injury victim will be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney is necessary to establish, through evidence, that another party is legally responsible for the injuries you sustained in an accident.
The majority of injury lawsuits allege that another individual or corporation was negligent and caused the victim’s injuries. In a Louisiana negligence claim, the attorney must prove that the other party owed the victim a duty to act with reasonable care to prevent an injury. For example, commercial truck drivers and ordinary motorists owe a duty of care to other drivers on the road. The personal injury attorney must prove that the defendant breached this duty by failing to meet the appropriate standard of care. Finally, the attorney must prove that the injury victim suffered compensable damages.
WHY CHOOSE HERMAN, HERMAN & KATZ?
Our personal injury attorneys that service Baton Rouge and its surrounding communities have years of experience handling personal injury lawsuits. Our track record of success includes the recovery of over $35 billion on behalf of clients just like you that may have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents, or offshore accidents.
Our firm’s experience fighting corporate giants led the court overseeing the BP Oil Spill litigation to select HHK partner, Steve Herman, as Co-Lead Counsel for the victims of the spill. The BP Oil Spill is widely considered to be the worst offshore maritime disaster in American history. Eleven offshore workers died and many more were severely injured. As Co-Lead Counsel, Steve is leading the charge to hold BP accountable for its gross failures that led to this tragic offshore maritime accident.
Our firm was instrumental in negotiating the uncapped, multi billion dollar settlement with BP. The settlement ended up being so favorable to victims of the spill that BP actually took the unprecedented step of appealing the terms of a settlement that it actually agreed to in writing.
CONTACT OUR BATON ROUGE INJURY ATTORNEYS FOR A FREE CASE REVIEW
Only a seasoned personal injury attorney will be able to evaluate your individual situation and decide whether you have the grounds to file a lawsuit. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury and live in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, Napoleonville, or Abbeville, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney bycalling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.