ST MARY PARISH PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
The fact that mishaps are fairly commonplace does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to take steps toward protecting your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a number of general questions about “personal injury” cases.
What is a “Personal Injury” Case?
“Personal injury” cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. A personal injury case can become formalized through civil court proceedings that seek to find others legally at fault through a court judgment or, as is much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed. Regardless, you should have a knowledgeable legal advocate representing you, such as the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. Our goal is to help people whose lives are dramatically changed due to a serious accident
Louisiana laws set a deadline, or “statute of limitations,” on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in court after an injury. In Louisiana, this deadline falls one year after the date of the accident in most cases.
Any accident or injury against a person can constitute a tort – whether it be in a motor vehicle accident, the use of a product or the negligence of a professional. Consulting with an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney like those with the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can provide information on whether to pursue an action in court. Personal injury and wrongful death cases can be difficult emotionally and financially. For that reason, it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer standing up for you and asserting your legal rights.
Experience Throughout Louisiana and Texas
Our Personal Injury & Litigation Team have represented clients in Lafayette, Louisiana and the surrounding parishes including New Iberia, Abbeville, Shreveport, and Lake Charles. We have offices for your convenience in 7 locations throughout Louisiana in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Monroe, and Alexandria Our personal injury attorneys, along with our paralegals, work as a team.
In 2014, 708 people were injured as a direct result of 423 vehicular accidents in St. Mary Parish.
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The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have the refined skill and lengthy litigation experience necessary to handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, toxic torts, products liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among many others. The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages.
Our Louisiana personal injury lawyers handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. It takes an experienced accident injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
If you are a loved one have suffered a personal injury in St. Mary Parish, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lafayette Office: (877) 234-7573. An experienced St. Mary Parish personal injury attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.