When you are seriously injured or a loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence or criminal behavior, your life may have been turned upside down. What ‘was’ your life has drastically changed, and your ability to productively function, experience pleasure and have healthy, loving relationships are negatively altered. It’s not fair, and you may have a right to seek monetary compensation for some measure of justice.
Financial Settlement For Injuries in Louisiana
To restore your life, or in some cases just to go on, requires money. While this is obvious, how to be financially compensated for your injuries isn’t quite so clear. Acquiring a financial settlement for your injuries is a complicated, time-consuming process, and without the help of a skilled, highly experienced personal injury attorney, you may not be able to recover what is just.
To determine whether you have a personal injury lawsuit or claim, you must have suffered a physical or emotional injury that can be remedied by payment of money damages. While a physical injury can impact you financially, many times these events affect victims psychologically who then experience depression, anxiety, insomnia and a diminished capacity and ability to experience a positive quality of life.
What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
Winning rightful compensation for your injuries so you can get on with your life requires many complex steps and a highly competent personal injury attorney. For an attorney to successfully negotiate the personal injury claims process with an insurance company or, if it becomes necessary, file a civil court lawsuit, they must prepare and proceed with several detailed, complex steps including:
- Careful review of the details surrounding your injuries
- Gathering witness statements either through already existing written reports or witness interviews arranged by the attorney
- Obtaining any accident photographs
- Hiring any necessary medical experts
- Assembling and reviewing all official documents including:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Psychological reports
- Accessing employment records showing wages lost because of your injuries
- Obtaining income reduction documentation related to your injuries
- Gathering evidence of any disability accommodations for your home and/or vehicle
- Examining your diminished quality of life, including loss of familial companionship and support
- Negotiating with an insurance company to settle without a civil court lawsuit
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit when necessary
- Preparing for a trial, mediation or arbitration
- Maneuvering the trial process or managing mediation or arbitration
A personal injury attorney competent to handle your case will be able to perform all these steps whenever applicable to work toward a successful monetary settlement for your injuries.
Contact Gordon and Gordon, Louisiana’s Top Personal Injury Attorneys
The personal injury attorneys at Gordon & Gordon Law Firm care personally about the well-being of our clients and handle all our cases with care, attentiveness, and skill. For us, our greatest reward is when we help our injured clients restore or recreate their lives through adequate and appropriate monetary compensation.
With over 30 years’ combined experience representing Northwest Louisiana victims injured because of an individual’s, corporation or government agency’s carelessness, recklessness or criminal conduct, we have the skills and resources to negotiate and fight for your fair compensation. Gordon & Gordon’s personal injury attorneys have documented success winning multi-millions for our clients.
Because time restrictions limit the pursuit of personal injury compensation, time is critical. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
For your respectful, compassionate, and free legal consultation with our Northwest Louisiana personal injury team, call 318-716-HELP (318-716-4357) today to schedule a meeting. We have offices in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Mansfield. During our meeting, we’ll listen carefully to your story and advise you how you may be able to restore your life or obtain some measure of justice through monetary compensation from the person or entity that caused your injuries or the death of your loved one.