The laws allow an injured person to receive compensation for harm caused by someone else's carelessness. Available compensation may include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. At the law firm of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
The Three Elements Of A Personal Injury Case
Many times, victims aren't quite certain whether or not they have a personal injury case. In order for a lawsuit to be successful, three elements must be in place:
- A legal duty between the defendant (the one responsible for the wrongdoing) and the plaintiff (the victim)
- A breach of that duty by the defendant
- Damage to the plaintiff because of that breach
In other words, the defendant was supposed to do something a certain way, but didn't. As a result, the plaintiff got hurt. A driver was supposed to stop at a red light, but ran through it instead and hit the victim. A doctor was supposed to review medical charts before prescribing a powerful medication, but neglected to do so and the victim suffered serious complications. An employer was supposed to train employees on the use of powerful chemicals, but failed to do so and the employee suffered chemical exposure.
Car Crash Attorneys Handling A Wide Variety Of Personal Injury Claims
Our experienced Lake Charles injury attorneys can represent all personal injury victims in Lake Charles and the surrounding parts of Louisiana. Some of the common claims we handle involve:
- Airplane and helicopter crashes
- Boating crash injuries
- Chemical exposure and burns
- Maritime law and Jones Act claims
- Medical mistakes
- Motor vehicle crashes, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents and 18-wheeler truck accidents
We handle cases involving any type of injury, including brain injury, back injury, neck injury, loss of limb and more. We also represent families who have lost loved ones due to wrongful death.
Additionally, we represent clients injured on the job, including claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, which provides benefits to those hurt while working on navigable waters and on piers, docks and other maritime capacities.
Learn more at our personal injury information page.
Personal Injury Lawyers Providing Free Consultations
To discuss your case with an experienced Louisiana lawyer, call 337-310-1600, toll free 877-300-8680 or contact our law firm online. The initial consultation is free. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay attorney's fees only if we are successful in getting compensation for you.