If you were injured in an accident, experienced New Iberia personal injury lawyer J. Price McNamara will fight to help you recover the money you deserve. From his background as an accomplished insurance defense attorney, Mr. McNamara has the unique advantage of understanding how the other side operates and therefore knows how to protect your rights.
Compensating Your Injuries
You have a personal injury claim if your injuries were caused by another person or entity’s fault or negligence. The purpose of asserting a personal injury claim is to be compensated for your losses and damages. When, as can sometimes occur, negotiations to settle the claim with the responsible party (and insurance company) are unsuccessful, you must file suit against that party before the expiration of Louisiana’s one-year statute of limitations—the deadline to file a suit, which begins to run from the date of the injury—or you lose your right to seek any compensation. New Iberia personal injury lawyer J. Price McNamara has both the knowledge and experience needed to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are numerous kinds of cases classified as personal injury matters. Several of the more common types are listed below.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury cases. Legal challenges for this type of claim include the following:
- Determining who is at fault for the accident
- Showing the nature and extent of your injuries caused by the accident
- Getting the other party (or insurance company) to pay
Motor vehicle accidents may involve the following: cars, motorcycles, buses, bicycles, pedestrians, trucks, boats, and trains.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When you slip on liquid, ice, foreign object or similar, and you suffer injuries from the resulting fall, you could hold the property owner responsible for the slip and fall accident. The property owner has a duty to ensure that there are no hazards on the owner’s property. If there are, the hazards must be remediated or clear warning signs of the hazards must be posted.
If you received incompetent or unreasonable medical care that resulted in harm, you could have a medical malpractice claim. Your New Iberia personal injury lawyer will focus on three questions to determine whether you have a viable claim:
- Did your medical professional perform a medical procedure against your wishes, or fail to fully inform you of the benefits and risks of that procedure?
- Did your medical professional improperly diagnosis you, and would a reasonably, competent doctor have made the correct diagnosis?
- During your treatment, did your medical professional make a mistake, and would a reasonably, competent doctor not have made the same mistake?
Severe Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Other subcategories of personal injury are severe personal injury and wrongful death claims, which are the most destructive and traumatic of cases.
Severe Personal Injury
Severe personal injury cases involve devastating and debilitating injuries such as brain damage, severe spinal injury, burn injuries, or loss of a limb. These are injuries that many do not fully recover from.
Sadly, death can occur as a result of an accident. When someone’s negligent conduct, such as a drunk driver colliding into a vehicle, causes the death of your loved one, you may have a wrongful death suit. A New Iberia personal injury lawyer can investigate your wrongful death suit, as well as fight to obtain just compensation.
Given the severity of the injuries or the fatality, insurance companies will want to offer a quick settlement, usually for less than what you deserve. An experienced New Iberia personal injury lawyer will assess your case and any settlement offers you receive to ensure you receive proper compensation.
Benefit of Filing Personal Injury Lawsuit
When faced with injuries and any limitations or restrictions, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re trying to heal is money. And insurance companies, as private for-profit corporations intent on keeping their money, have a lot of experience in dealing with personal injury claims. With a New Iberia personal injury lawyer by your side, you could receive compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Rehabilitative expenses
- Pain and suffering
Seek a New Iberia Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries due to an accident, contact New Iberia personal injury lawyer J. Price McNamara for a free consultation.