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Personal injury law covers situations when an injury occurs to a person’s body, mind, or emotions. It includes wrongful death in the situation where the injury results in a fatality. Personal injury is civil law, involving the injured party (plaintiff) bringing a lawsuit against a person, business or entity (defendant). The suit claims the defendant was negligent or careless, caused the plaintiff’s injuries and demands financial compensation for their losses.
A personal injury case can consist of any situation where a person is injured, but there are some types of personal injury cases more common than others.
Parties Represented by Personal Injury Lawyer Receive Nearly 3.5 Times More Money in a Settlement Than Those Without an Attorney
– Insurance Research Council Study 2004
The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have 8 locations throughout Louisiana. Our firm has over 20+ years experience managing personal injury cases and we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in settlements and verdicts. Results are the proof of what a law firm can accomplish, and the lawyers and staff in our offices have proven results.
Choosing the right lawyer is crucial. You need an attorney that is not afraid to bring your case to trial if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached. The personal injury attorneys on our team are fearless trial attorneys. Don’t Delay, Call Clay!!
“Mr. Burgess is a great attorney and litigator. When I was injured on the job he fought for me and made sure that I received what was fair compensation for my injury. He was tough and aggressive and I was glad he was on my side!”
5 Stars by K.H.
“The best personal injury lawyer in town. I highly recommend him.”
5 Stars by J.C.
“Excellent attorney! Willing to fight tough battles against politicians, insurance companies and big corporations for his clients. A true believer and defender of individual rights.”
5 Stars by M.T.
“This is an amazing group of people! They are caring and very helpful! So thankful that I chose Clay Burgess to represent me!”
5 Stars by D.S.
Don’t Delay, Call Clay!
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Our Lafayette office is located in Downtown Lafayette, on West Congress St., between St. John St. and South Washington St.
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