Personal Injury

What a Damages Cap Means for Your Lawsuit.

People who are injured by the negligence of someone else often end up with more than just a physical injury. They frequently end up with a mountain of medical bills, property damages, lost wages and even emotional damage. Personal injury lawsuits are sometimes necessary in order to recover money to compensate the injured person for these unexpected and sometimes catastrophic, damages. Damages in Lawsuits. When it comes to lawsuits, there are generally 2 kinds of money damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are out-of-pocket expenses like medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, etc. Non-economic damages refer to more intangible damages, like mental...

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Premises Liability Explained.

Injuries can occur in any number of ways. One common way people get injured—at work, at a friend’s home, at the store, while walking down the sidewalk—is by tripping and falling. In law, “premises liability” is the legal theory that makes property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises. The law requires all property owners to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition so that people entering on the property will not get hurt. Sounds simple enough. But its not. Not only can the injuries sustained by the victim in a trip and fall (or “slip and fall”) case...

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Louisiana’s Damages Cap.

Louisiana is like no place else. No other state in the Union was named for a French king. (King Louis XIV.). In Louisiana, we have our own way of doing things. Our geography, food, even our language is different from anyone else’s. So are our laws. Personal Injury Lawsuits and Damages. When you are injured by the negligence of someone else, you often end up with unexpected medical bills, pain, property damage, lost wages, and sometimes, emotional distress. In the context of a personal injury action, these expenses are referred to as “damages.” Damages can be economic (e.g., your medical bills, repair...

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Legal Hurdles to be Overcome in a Brain Injury Case.

Some cases may be more difficult to prove than others. That does not mean they cannot be proved, simply that for some cases, we just have to fight harder to win. Brain injury cases can be like that. Brain Injury Cases and Legal Proof. Why are brain injury cases difficult to prove? Because, for one thing, brain injuries don’t always show up on scans. A brain can a appear normal and healthy on a scan even though it is not. Another difficulty encountered with brain injuries is that they do not always appear immediately. If you break your leg, that’s an injury that is immediate...

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Lawsuits: Some Things To Think About.

Catastrophic injuries—like spinal cord injuries—have serious, long-term effects on the victim. They often also put enormous stress on the victim’s family due to the change in circumstances, new needs of the victim, and astronomical medical bills. Indeed, the costs associated with spinal cord injuries are over a million dollars in the first year of high tetraplegia.  It is understandable then, that many people who have suffered spinal cord injuries due to an accident or other circumstances, would consider filing a lawsuit. Because taking on litigation is never something anyone should do without giving it careful thought, here are some things you...

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