A serious personal injury can turn life upside down. The outcome can be traumatic and stressful. Car accidents, truck accidents, motorbike accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, railroad accidents or wrongful death fall in the category of personal injury.
Personal injury laws are based on the principle of tort. The liability is decided on the basis of the degree of fault and a person is eligible for compensation only when they can successfully prove the guilt of the other party in a court of law. The nature, type, and scope of personal injury cases are vast and a generalist lawyer cannot handle them as the nuances and complexities of each case are different.
For example, while both car and truck accident cases fall in the category of personal injury, they are totally different as proving liability in a truck accident is much more complex. Trucking companies are highly regulated. Often the owner of the truck and those who manage the fleet are different entities. So in the case of accident, liability on each may only be partial.
Personal Injury Compensation
Compensation in personal injury cases depends on the degree of fault of the other party as well as the insurance coverage the other party has taken. In any case, the fair compensation amount cannot exceed the insurance coverage.
It is often not possible to predict the specific amount of compensation in the initial meeting as there are multiple variables that play out in these cases between the time of accident and award of compensation.
A formulaic approach may work in certain situations, but not in all the cases. However, it is possible to identify a basic range within which you can expect compensation. At L. Clayton Burgess, we adopt an individualized approach while calculating the compensation amount since we treat every case as unique.
Our Legal Services
At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we have a team of passionate lawyers specializing in personal injury claims. Whether you’ve suffered from car accident, truck accident, nursing injury, medical malpractice, birth injury, construction accident or injury from defective medical device, you can count on our personal injury lawyers to represent your case. We have helped people get millions of dollars in claims in the past from settlements and court verdicts. So if you’re in search of a qualified personal injury lawyer, your search ends with us.
Personal Injury Attorney in Louisiana
If you or your loved one has suffered personal injury as a result of an accident, get in touch with us. We have helped many clients receive fair compensation and can help you too.
When you hire us, you can be sure that you’re in the right hands. Since our attorneys are not mere settlement agents, they won’t hesitate to take your case to the trial stage if they feel the insurance company is refusing to pay a proper settlement amount.