Personal Injury Claims in Louisiana
All states have their rules in regards personal injury claims which can affect when you file and how much you can recover. That is why you should enlist a personal injury lawyer in Louisiana. They are well-versed in the state’s personal injury laws and know how to build a strong claim that gets results.
Statute of Limitations in Louisiana
If you are planning on filing a personal injury claim, you have a limited time to file a formal complaint called the statute of limitations (Louisiana Civil Code Ann. Art. 3492). In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is one year from the date the accident occurred. Should you miss that deadline, your claim can be dismissed, and you won’t be able to recover any compensation.
Personal Injury Compensation
Victims of careless or negligent parties have the right to recover compensation for their injuries, emotional distress and other financial damages forced on them.
Medical expenses- The largest expenses for personal injury victims face are medical bills. These costs can include emergency transport, surgeries, rehabilitation, doctor’s visits and medications.
Property damage: If your property was damaged or destroyed in a car crash, truck wreck or other accident, you could recover the money needed to repair or replace your damaged property.
Lost wages: An injury can leave you unable to work for weeks, months and sometimes indefinitely. In the worst cases, you may never return to work. Lost wages are added to your personal injury compensation.
Emotional damages- In addition to their physical pain, accident victims suffer psychological trauma that causes them anxiety, depression, and stress.
Punitive damages- You can ask for punitive damages if the negligent party’s actions were intentional or egregious. Punitive damages are awarded in addition to financial damages.
Pain and suffering- Many accidental injuries cause extreme and long-term pain so they can seek additional compensation for their anguish. Sometimes a long road to recovery, and causes them to suffer chronic pain.
Louisiana Pain Specialists
4520 Wichers Dr #205, Marrero, LA 70072
Pain Management Institute
4320 Houma Blvd # 5, Metairie, LA 70006
Comprehensive Pain Management
9118 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
If you are injured and need help recovering compensation for the following, contact an attorney:
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Slip and Fall
USAttorneys has a network of personal injury lawyers in Louisiana to assist with your case. Contact one of our lawyers today and set up a consultation as soon as you are able. You can count on them to devote their expertise and time to getting you the best settlement possible.