If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another, our personal injury attorneys that service Lafayette and its surrounding communities of New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, Abbeville, Opelousas, and Eunice may be able to help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our track record of success includes an $8.05 million jury verdict against Entergy for a utility worker injured in Lacassine by an overhead power line. Unfortunately, this type of recovery does not come easy. Corporations and insurance companies that put profits ahead of public safety often refuse to acknowledge their mistakes and accept responsibility.
LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST BP
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
DO I HAVE A CASE?
There are many variables that determine whether your personal injury claim is viable. Only a qualified personal injury attorney, such as our attorneys servicing Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Bogalusa, and Bush, will be able to determine whether you have a case. 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, a driver may be found negligent if they ignored a traffic signal or was speeding and caused an accident.
If your attorney is able to prove negligence, a number of factors will determine how much your case is worth, including the severity of the injury and any fault you may have in causing the accident.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE MY CASE?
In Louisiana, there is a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit. If a personal injury victims does not file suit within the deadlines imposed by law, he/she may forever lose the right to file suit. Failure to seek legal counsel quickly may prevent you from pursuing a claim for compensation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury and live in Lafayette and its surrounding communities of New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, Abbeville, Opelousas, and Eunice, learn about your legal rights from an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.