Representing the Rights of Injured Victims in the New Orleans Area
A preventable accident can occur without warning and can wreak havoc on every aspect of your life. At Egenberg, APLC, we understand how significantly a serious, injury-causing accident can affect victims and their families. We are committed to representing the rights of individuals who have been hurt in accidents and work hard to ensure that each client we represent obtains the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled under Louisiana law.
Our lawyers are tough negotiators when it comes to insurance company settlement offers and are not hesitant to take a case to trial when it becomes necessary to achieve justice for our clients. In addition, we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that you will not owe anything for legal representation unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at 504-229-5700 or send us an email through our online contact form.
Common Causes of Personal Injury Cases
Car accidents – Millions of people are injured in traffic accidents every year, making crashes one of the leading causes of personal injury in the U.S. Car accidents have the potential to leave victims with extremely serious injuries, many of which could result in long-term disabilities and an inability to earn a living.
Truck accidents – Crashes involving large commercial trucks and smaller passenger vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries and losses for victims. These kinds of accidents often raise complicated issues and involve several parties, making the representation of an experienced truck accident lawyer critical.
Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable motorists on the roadways and, unfortunately, drivers are sometimes careless and crash into motorcycles. In many cases, the injuries that motorcycle accident victims sustain are extremely serious and affect them for the rest of their lives. As a result, many motorcycle accident cases are worth significant sums of money and are highly contested.
Slip and falls – Many business and property owners allow hazards and dangerous conditions to develop and remain on their premises, which cause thousands of people to slip and fall each year. These kinds of accidents can result in surprisingly serious injuries and should be taken as seriously as any other type of injury-causing accident.
Dog bites – Many dog bite owners are negligent in the way they care for or secure their dogs, which can lead to devastating results for victims. Fortunately, under Louisiana law, people who are injured by dogs are able to recover compensation for their injuries.
Injuries from defective products – Defective consumer products can cause extremely serious injuries, and many of these injuries are caused by products that one would normally not consider dangerous.
Intentional torts—assaults, fights – While a significant amount of our practice is devoted to representing the rights of people who are injured in accidents caused by someone’s unintentional acts, we also regularly represent individuals who are hurt by the intentional acts of others.
Gunshot victims – Gunshots can cause extremely serious physical injuries and can be legally actionable, whether they were inflicted accidentally or intentionally. We work hard to ensure that gunshot victims obtain the compensation they deserve.
Nursing home abuse – Nursing home abuse affects some of the most vulnerable members of our population and is never acceptable. At Egenberg APLC, we are committed to investigating reports of abuse and regularly hold nursing homes and other long-term care facilities accountable for abuse or negligence that happens on their watch.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation under Louisiana law. Importantly, if your accident was caused by a person who was acting in the performance of his or her normal job duties, that person’s employer may be liable for the losses that you have sustained—which often means an easier time recovering compensation. The specific damages that you recover will depend on the circumstances of your accident—for example, slip and fall cases do not often result in substantial damage property, while car accidents do. That being said, some examples of losses that are often recovered in Louisiana personal injury cases include the following:
- Past and future medical expenses, including hospitalization, physical and rehabilitative therapy, and any ongoing treatment
- Costs of travel for your medical treatment
- Past and future lost income if you had to miss work
- Lost earning power due to disabilities that prevent you from returning to work
- Costs of occupational training if you must start a new career
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
When you meet with an attorney, he or she will be able to give you an idea of what your compensable losses are and how much you may expect to recover.
As an accident victim, it is important to remember that there are certain things you can do to protect your legal rights after an accident. Some of the more important include the following:
- Record as much information about your accident as possible
- Document the ways in which your injuries are affecting you
- Do not provide an adversarial insurance company with a written or recorded statement
- Do not accept a settlement offer before speaking to a lawyer
- Avoid posting on social media while your case is pending
- See your physician and comply with any treatment directives
- Contact an attorney as soon as you can
Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Law Firm for a Free Consultation
If you have been hurt in a preventable accident in the New Orleans area, you should contact Egenberg APLC as soon as possible. Remember, any delay in contacting an attorney could result in the loss or destruction of evidence critical to your case—and if you wait too long, you may miss your chance of recovering compensation entirely. The New Orleans personal injury lawyers at our firm are dedicated to helping victims obtain the compensation they deserve and have a passion for holding negligent people and businesses accountable for their actions. To schedule your free consultation with an attorney, call our office today at 504-229-5700. If you would prefer to send us an email, please fill out and submit our online contact form available here.
650 Poydras Street | Suite 2525
New Orleans, LA 70130