If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident, you may be coping with financial fears, physical pain and uncertainty about the future. If your injury or your family member’s death resulted from negligence, a New Orleans personal injury attorney can help.
Under Louisiana law, victims of injuries caused by negligence or wrongdoing have legal rights. However, you must act within a limited time to pursue a claim for compensation. A New Orleans personal injury lawyer will investigate your case, gather evidence, interact with insurance companies and help you secure the money you need after an accident. Call today to schedule a free consultation with Bloom Legal and to get answers to important questions including:
- What are my rights after a personal injury?
- How can I pursue a claim for damages after an injury?
- How can a New Orleans personal injury attorney help me?
What are my Rights After a Personal Injury?
After a personal injury, you have the right to recover compensation from any person, company or government entity that caused your injuries. In order to recover monetary damages, you must prove negligence or a breach of legal duty. In a personal injury case, you can pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages such as lost companionship and loss of financial support
Motor vehicles are a common cause of injury and death that leads to accident claims. For example, in 2011, 30 fatal accidents occurred in the New Orleans area, resulting in 31 deaths. However, car accidents are not the only reason for injuries. If you were hurt in any type of incident where another person was at fault, you can pursue a damage claim. Bloom Legal represents accident victims in a broad range of personal injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Dog Bites
- Injuries Caused by a Drunk Driver
- Wrongful Death
- Boating Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Head or Brain Injury
- Loss of a Limb
- Cruise Line Litigation
At Bloom Legal, client communication is key. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call.
How Can I Pursue a Claim for Damages After an Injury?
After an injury, you can obtain monetary damages by litigating your case in court or settling your claim. If you accept a settlement offer of a set amount of money, you give up your right to pursue a lawsuit against that party.
If your case goes to trial, you must prove the other party failed to fulfill a legal obligation and that your serious injuries were caused by this failure. A New Orleans personal injury attorney will help you gather evidence and devise a strategy to meet your burden of proof.
How Can a New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
The stronger your case, the better the chances of reaching a fair settlement or maximizing a jury award. Bloom Legal will help you to:
- Obtain police reports
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Find experts to testify on your behalf
- Investigate the cause of your accident and injuries
- Develop a case strategy
- Guide you through the legal process
- Gather evidence
- Prove the extent of your damages
Car accidents and slip and falls are a leading cause of brain injury and spinal cord damage, both of which can result in millions of dollars in costs over your lifetime. A New Orleans personal injury attorney at Bloom Legal will do everything possible to help you obtain full and fair compensation.
Call today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and compassionate attorney at Bloom Legal to learn more about how we can provide personalized representation after your injury.