The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess employ experienced personal injury attorneys and car accident lawyers to work on your behalf. Personal injury involves injury to an individual. This area of law allows an injured person to sue in a private action called a civil action, known in the legal community as a tort action. A “tort” is a wrong against a person. Any accident or injury against a person can constitute a tort – whether it be in a motor vehicle accident, the use of a product or the negligence of a professional. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney like those at the Houma office of L. Clayton Burgess, a professional law corporation, can provide information on whether to pursue an action in court. If a loved one is killed in an accident or through negligence, the surviving family members could pursue wrongful death litigation, which is similar to personal injury litigation.
Different degrees of fault exist and several elements are necessary to prove in court in order to be successful against the wrongdoer or negligent party in a tort action. Also, more than one person or party may be at fault, and responsibility may be apportioned among all of the wrongdoers. In some instances, the victim may even be partly at fault for the tragedy but that does not necessarily mean the person does not have a right to bring a lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer can help the plaintiff determine how to discover and prove fault in the suit.
If the personal injury lawyers working on a case are successful, the person who is injured can recover money damages. These damages can be for a number of reasons: medical bills, lost income, future medical bills and care, and other economic damages that are incurred. In addition, the personal injury law firm may be able to recover what is termed non-economic damages. These are damages that may be difficult to quantify, but nevertheless, are very real: pain and suffering, disfigurement and loss of consortium. Keep in mind there is a deadline in filing cases known as a statute of limitations. These statutes vary and it takes an experienced personal injury law firm to examine the facts and the law to determine the limitations period that applies in each case.
If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, call Clay now! Our personal injury attorneys can provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services. Call 985-205-3448 today or fallout our contact us form
Common types of personal injury claims:
- Dog Bite
- Medical Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Related Accidents:
- Nursing Home Neglect / Abuse
- Premise Liability
- Slip and Falls
- Staircase Accidents
- Electricity / Electrocution
- Defective Sidewalks
- Negligent / Insufficient Security
- Product Defect Liability
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death