Alexandria Personal Injury Attorneys
We are Prepared to Stand Up for Your Rights
When someone else causes you to suffer a serious injury, it will be frustrating. When their insurance company says you aren’t eligible to receive compensation for one reason or another, it will be disheartening. When you call on Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Alexandria, Louisiana, it will be encouraging!
Our personal injury attorneys are known throughout the state for being able to tackle virtually any case or lawsuit that our clients bring to us. We can carefully negotiate settlements with stubborn insurance adjusters where other law firms might fumble. If the opposition won’t listen to reason and a fair settlement cannot be reached, then do not worry, we are highly experienced trial lawyers with a history of great case results behind us. In other words, we are the only team you need to make the most of your case.
Call our award-winning Alexandria personal injury lawyers at 888-492-5532 today.
Have a Claim? We Can Help
We have an eclectic team of legal professionals who know what to do in all sorts of personal injury cases. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, then we can help you discover what you should do next to pursue compensation.
We can help clients with cases involving:
- Catastrophic injuries
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Offshore accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Product liability incidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Truck accidents
- Workers' compensation
- Wrongful death
Our reputation for excellence extends across Louisiana and even beyond its borders. If we do not think we are the right fit for your case for any reason, which is rare, then we would be happy to see if we can refer you to another law firm that we trust. We want to make certain you are on the path to recovery and compensation no matter what!
Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Claim
Proving liability in a personal injury claim in Louisiana requires a careful and methodical approach, supported by strong evidence. To establish a successful case, several key elements must be demonstrated.
- Duty of Care: First, it is essential to show that the defendant owed a duty of care to the injured party. This duty can arise from various relationships, such as a driver's duty to operate their vehicle safely or a property owner's duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors.
- Breach of Duty: Secondly, it must be proven that the defendant breached this duty of care. This involves showing that the defendant's actions or inactions fell below the expected standard of conduct.
- Causation: Next, a direct link must be established between the defendant's breach of duty and the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. This causation element requires presenting evidence that the defendant's actions directly caused or significantly contributed to the harm experienced.
- Damages: Lastly, the plaintiff must demonstrate the damages resulting from the injuries. This includes physical, emotional, and financial losses, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity.
To prove liability, it is crucial to gather evidence such as witness testimonies, photographs, medical records, and expert opinions. Consulting with an Alexandria personal injury attorney who is familiar with Louisiana laws and court procedures is highly recommended to navigate the complexities of proving liability and build a strong case.
Damages Available in a Personal Injury Claim
What is your personal injury claim worth? It is a fair question to wonder, but it is not always easy to answer. Every claim is unique for many reasons, which is why the value of a claim is also unique.
Our Alexandria personal injury attorneys are committed to making certain that your claim’s value is as high as it can be. We know how to fairly assess your damages, including economic and non-economic damages, so we don’t risk leaving money behind unclaimed.
Your claim’s value can be decided by the following damages and more:
- Medical treatment costs
- Lost wages and lowered income capacity
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Permanent disabilities
Damages will need to consider everything you have already endured, of course. To be thorough, we also need to calculate how you will be impacted by your accident and injuries well into the future. For example, if you need physical therapy each month for several years after your injury, then the liable party should be the one that pays for all of those sessions.
What to Do After Suffering an Injury
After suffering an injury, taking certain steps can help protect your well-being and potential legal rights. Here are some important actions to consider:
Seek immediate medical attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Seek medical treatment promptly, even if your injuries appear minor. A medical professional can properly assess your condition, provide necessary treatment, and document your injuries, which can be crucial for your personal injury claim.
Report the incident: If your injury occurred due to an accident or on someone else's property, report the incident to the appropriate authority or person in charge. This creates an official record of the incident, which can be valuable evidence later.
Gather evidence: Collect as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This includes taking photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, and any relevant property damage. If there were witnesses, try to obtain their contact information as well.
Preserve documents: Keep a record of all medical documents, including bills, prescriptions, and doctor's notes. Additionally, maintain any correspondence related to the incident, such as emails or letters.
Consult with a personal injury attorney: Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney is highly recommended. They can evaluate your case, provide legal guidance, and help protect your rights. An attorney can also handle communication with insurance companies and work towards obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.
Follow medical advice: Adhere to the recommended medical treatment and attend follow-up appointments. This demonstrates your commitment to your recovery and strengthens your case by establishing a clear link between the injuries and the accident.
Remember, every personal injury case is unique. Our Alexandria injury lawyers can provide personalized guidance based on the specifics of your situation and advocate for your best interests throughout the legal process.
Contact Our Firm When You Need Legal Help
There is one name you should know after being in an accident of any sort in Alexandria: Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. Our law firm is capable of taking the most difficult cases and finding a path to success, just as we have done for so many people in the past who were in situations much like yours. To learn more about their experiences, you can browse our testimonials. If you would like to speak with a member of our firm directly, then please dial 888-492-5532 at any time. We look forward to seeing how we can help you.