Shreveport PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
Fighting for Your Right to Just Compensation & Care
If you are suffering from a personal injury that was caused by another person's act of negligence or recklessness, you can count on the Shreveport personal injury attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers to fight for the just compensation you deserve!
The actions you take following a personal injury are essential to the overall outcome of your case. For instance, by seeking immediate medical attention, your doctor can locate and resolve the damages suffered. By contacting a lawyer at once, we can begin building your claim and helping you pursue just compensation. Contact our firm today for help securing the fair and just compensation you deserve.
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a field of civil law. When an individual (the plaintiff) is hurt at no fault of their own, they are granted to right to bring a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for their injuries (the defendant). If the defendant is found guilty of causing the accident (or failing to prevent it), they will have to pay the plaintiff compensation to cover the latter’s accident-related losses, such as their medical bills.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Claims we are equipped to handle at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Negligence accidents
- Oil field accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product liability
- Truck accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims?
In the state of Louisiana, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is one year per Louisiana Civil Code section 3492. Therefore, you must initiate a personal injury claim within one year of the plaintiff’s accident—otherwise, the court will not hear your case and you will not be eligible for compensation.
What damages can you get for personal injury?
You can receive compensation for any losses or “damages” that are deemed both relevant to your accident and necessary for your recovery. This typically includes compensation for all:
- accident-related medical expenses,
- lost wages,
- property damage,
- pain and suffering,
- mental anguish,
- and other economic and non-economic damages.
How do you win a personal injury claim?
Presenting a strong case is the best way to win your claim. This includes evidence such as accident reports, pictures from the scene of the accident, expert testimony, and more. By working with a Shreveport personal injury attorney to build your claim, you increase your chances of winning your case by partnering with someone who understands the ins and outs of personal injury law as well as what factors may make or break a case.
How long does it take to settle a personal injury case in Louisiana?
The duration of a personal injury claim varies based on the unique factors of each case. The personal injury claims process includes many steps such as:
- an investigation,
- the discovery process,
- sending a demand letter to the defendant,
- filing paperwork, and more.
The duration of your case will be based on how long these processes take as well as other factors such as how cooperative the defendant is and whether your case makes it to trial. This means your case can take anywhere from several weeks to a few years to settle. Rest assured, if you work with our firm we will be able to provide a more accurate timeline based on your situation and will do our best to settle your case as quickly as possible.
Why Choose Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers?
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we provide high-quality legal guidance to individuals and families who have been injured by another person's act of negligence. As premier injury attorneys in Shreveport, we offer exceptional assistance through each step of your case. We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and are committed to helping clients pursue the maximum compensation they deserve for the injury they have suffered. We are highly qualified attorneys who take the time to develop personalized solutions on behalf of our individual clients.
When we take on a personal injury case, we use all of the following to help you fight for the best possible outcome:
- Our negotiation and litigation skills which we have used to secure million-dollar settlements both in and out of the courtroom
- Our reputation as an award winning, five star rated personal injury law firm that provides personalized attention and aggressive representation
- Our commitment to helping wrongfully injured Louisianans get back on their feet after a serious accident or loss
To enlist our Shreveport personal injury lawyers to fight for your rights, contact us today! We will discuss your legal options during a FREE case evaluation and partner you with one of our experienced team members.