Injured While Visiting New Orleans
Were you injured while visiting New Orleans? Getting injured while on vacation or away from your home can be a stressful experience, and oftentimes means you’re returning home with more baggage than you bargained for.
If your injury was the result of negligence or wrongdoing, you will want to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss of property. But the legal process of attaining compensation and retribution can be made all the more complicated when the proceedings take place somewhere other than where you live.
Bloom Legal is here to help.appreciate the particular difficulties of your situation. We represent clients from other states and even other countries on a regular basis for issues that arose while they were visiting Louisiana.
At Bloom Legal, we believe that excellent communication between attorney and client is essential to a winning relationship. This is especially true when dealing with clients outside the New Orleans area. It’s why we make ourselves available 24/7 to answer your call. Our staff responds promptly to all correspondences, answering your questions and listening to your concerns.
What Should I Do If I’m Injured While Traveling?
If you’ve been injured while traveling — such as at a hotel or restaurant — the first thing you need to do is get checked out by a credited doctor. Your health is the most important factor. Compensation can wait just a bit—take care of yourself first.
Depending on the nature of your injury, you may or may not be able to travel home right away. If you are able to travel, you may have a doctor back home who you know and trust that can take a look at you and provide any kind of treatment you may need. If you are unable to travel, Bloom Legal can help set you up with a doctor in the New Orleans area.
Once you’ve taken care of yourself you will want to speak to an attorney. In Louisiana we have what’s know as prescription law. Under this law, you have a finite amount of time after the date of your injury to file a personal injury case in a Louisiana court of law. It’s important to talk with an attorney sooner rather than later so that they can begin the work of gathering evidence for your case and make sure everything is in order for filing in court.
Dealing with insurance companies can be a hassle and a half, on top of everything else you have to deal with following your injury. Insurance companies are notorious for low-balling people seeking compensation for an injury. Once you accept a settlement in a personal injury case, you cannot seek further compensation, even if you later realize you were not given enough. The insurance companies know this, and they will try to payout as little as they can get away with.
This is another reason you want an attorney on your side. At Bloom Legal, we know how to deal with the insurance companies. Let us fight for you, and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Will I Have to Come Back to New Orleans to Appear in Court?
This is one of the biggest questions we hear from people who are injured while traveling. At Bloom Legal, we want to get you the compensation you deserve for your injury while minimizing the time and trouble on your end.
We will file in court for you and represent on your behalf whenever possible. We will do all we can to ensure you get the full settlement for your injuries. Sometimes it may be necessary to go to trial to get it done. We are committed to protecting your rights above all, and are ready and willing to take the people or organization responsible for your injury to court. In this case, it may be necessary for you to appear in court as a witness or to give testimony.
Have You Been Injured While Visiting New Orleans? Let Our Personal Injury Law Firm Help
If you have been injured while visiting New Orleans, take care of yourself first. Sometimes injuries don’t manifest for days or even weeks—don’t take the chance. Your health is the most important thing.
Next,. Our experienced New Orleans personal injury attorneys will fight for you. An injury can be a serious and life-altering event. Let us work for you to get you the compensation you deserve for your time and suffering, so that you can get back on your feet and back to your life as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
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