Herman, Herman, & Katz is a leading personal injury law firm that has helped thousands of people in Louisiana recover the compensation they deserve after a devastating accident. Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car accident, truck accident, or industrial accident, our personal injury attorneys that service Lake Charles and its surrounding communities of Sulpher, Jennings, Lacassine, and Lake Arthur may be able to help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our trial experience and reputation of securing results in the courtroom have helped us recover over $35 billion for our clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, our personal injury attorneys that service Lake Charles may be able to help. 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. In Louisiana, there is a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit so it is important that you seek legal help as soon as possible.
WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE?
An individual or corporation is negligent when it fails to act in a reasonably safe manner and this results in harm to someone else. For example, if a truck driver were texting while driving and caused a car accident, the truck driver and is employer may be held financially responsible in court for the injuries to other drivers involved in the wreck.
Medical professionals like doctors and nurses are held to a higher standard of care than average people. A doctor or nurse must provide medical care that adheres to the accepted standards of the medical profession. When a doctor or nurse breaches these duties, resulting in injuries to a patient, medical malpractice may have occurred.
HOW CAN OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SERVICING LAKE CHARLES HELP?
In handling your personal injury claim, our attorneys may perform the following services for you:
Investigate The Accident: In order to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, your personal injury attorney must investigate the accident and gather all available evidence. As part of this process, your attorney may photograph the accident scene, interview witnesses, and collect any accident report. Your personal injury will also gather documents needed to prove your damages such as medical records and wage information.
Work With Experts: In a personal injury lawsuit, it is often necessary to work with special witnesses commonly referred to as experts. The experts may be used to gather and process evidence and offer their informed opinions about how and why an accident occurred and what damages you sustained as a result of the accident. Our injury attorneys work with some of the top experts in Louisiana to help us recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Negotiate A Settlement: The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits settle before an actual trial. Your personal injury attorney will likely deal directly with insurance company representatives on your behalf. Often the insurance company may offer a financial settlement rather than face the uncertainty of letting a jury decide the case. If a settlement offer is made, your attorney will work with you to help determine if it provides adequate compensation for your injuries. If the settlement offer is inadequate, your injury attorney may negotiate with the insurance company for a higher amount. If negotiations do not produce a settlement offer that is acceptable to you, your attorney will proceed to trial.
Proceed To Trial: If your case goes to trial, your Hammond personal injury attorney will help you prepare to testify about the facts of the accident that led to your injuries. Your attorney will also work with expert witnesses to prepare for trial. All of this preparation will culminate in the presentation of the evidence to a judge or jury.
WHAT DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER IN A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover the following types of monetary damages for the injuries you suffered in an accident:
Medical Expenses: In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to secure all medical expenses you incurred as a result of the accident, including and past and future expenses, such as the cost of surgeries, hospitalizations, and rehabilitation.
Lost Wages/Earning Capacity: After a serious accident that results in a personal injury, you may have to miss work. A personal injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for your lost earnings. If you are unable to ever return to work because of your medical condition, you may also be able to recover compensation for you lost earning capacity.
Pain And Suffering: Personal injury victims may be allowed to recover compensation for both the physical and mental pain and suffering they incur as a result of an individual or corporations negligence.
Our personal injury attorneys that service Lake Charles 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 and truck accidents.