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Ville Platte, LA Personal Injury Attorney

An “injury” can be a lot of things, but is broadly defined as a violation of another’s legally protected interest. This includes one’s mental or physical well-being, their property, and even their reputation. Violation of any of these interests may entitle the injured party to seek relief in court. Here are some examples:

  • A woman with an injured right foot goes into surgery to have it removed. The surgeon mistakenly removes her left foot instead. The patient may sue the surgeon, the hospital, and any other responsible parties in a medical malpractice or negligence suit.
  • One man strikes another man with a baseball bat after a verbal disagreement. The first man may be sued for assault and/or battery in civil court, in addition to facing potential criminal penalties..
  • A woman in a small town writes an op-ed in the local newspaper that knowingly and falsely accuses her neighbor of being a drug dealer, which damages his reputation. He may sue her for defamation, since the publication of the false information injured his reputation.

When you or a loved one has been injured you want the best personal injury lawyer to handle the case. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can provide information on whether to pursue an action in court. Personal injury cases can be difficult emotionally and financially. For that reason, it’s important to have an experienced personal injury

Personal injury laws in Louisiana allow injured victims to file civil lawsuits against people, companies or government entities whose acts or omissions cause harm. Cases can be resolved in court or through a settlement negotiation, but 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.

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. The key here is that you’ll likely lose your right to file a lawsuit over the incident if you miss the one-year window, so make sure you keep this rule in mind.

In 2014, 411 people were injured as a direct result of 231 vehicular accidents in Evangeline 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 Ville Platte, Louisiana, or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Don’t Delay! Call Clay! Contact our Lafayette Office: (877) 234-7573.

An experienced Ville Platte personal injury attorney can provide you with an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services. We pride ourselves on handling every aspect of your case with utmost professionalism and experience so that you can be free to concentrate on getting well.


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