Louisiana personal injury lawyers step in to represent those who have been injured at the fault of another. Personal injury law applies when someone is injured due to the negligence of another, an intentional act of bodily harm, or in limited instances of strictly liable defendants. 

While every case is different, one thing holds true – It becomes hard to focus on recovery and healing when the overwhelming phone calls and bills start rolling in from your accident or injury. Having a personal injury attorney in your corner will take a huge weight off your shoulders and allow you to get the rest and personal time to recover you need. Lawyers are needed during some of the hardest moments of an individual’s life. We recommend you get help sooner rather than later, even if it isn’t from us! Having a skilled personal injury attorney to fight for you will help you get the compensation you deserve, and in the most effective time frame possible.

So, what exactly can a personal injury lawyer do for you?

Explain Your Rights
A large part of your lawyer’s responsibility is to make sure you understand your rights. The law can become complicated and it is extremely important that you understand what you can and cannot pursue during a case. Taking everything on yourself, rather than getting help from a personal injury lawyer, can result in huge missed opportunities of compensation simply from not knowing or understanding complicated legal procedures. 

Provide Legal Guidance
While no two cases are the same, lawyers spend day in and day out dealing with the legal system. Knowing and understanding your rights is only half the battle. Having all options laid out in front of you helps you see your immediate choices but doesn’t always allow you to see or understand the long-term effects of those choices. A personal injury lawyer can guide you, so you make the best possible decisions that are not clouded by emotions that come with being the victim of an accident and injury. Lawyers are also very practiced in medical and insurance terminology and can help you interpret all the information needed to be fully compensated or “made whole “after, suffering harm from someone else’s carelessness, negligence or intentional conduct.

An example of legal guidance you may receive from a personal injury lawyer could be something as simple as not providing a statement to the other driver or their insurance company to avoid unexpected repercussions or being proactive like seeking consistent medical treatment so the injury and the accident are well-documented and clearly correlated to your accident.

Assisting in Investigation

Determining the cause of an accident is extremely important. Companies will aggressively investigate the cause of an accident to determine who is at fault in an attempt to minimize their liability. A personal injury lawyer can help by also investigating and preserving evidence. Investigation could be as simple as interviewing witnesses or as complex as consulting with accident reconstruction experts when necessary. To find out more, check out “18-Wheeler Accidents“.

These are a few of the many areas a personal injury lawyer can assist you with. If you or a loved one have been in an accident or experienced personal injury and have questions or need legal guidance, do not hesitate to reach out to Emily Latiolais. All personal injury cases receive a free consultation. We would be happy to steer you in the right direction.