Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Attorney

The basic concept behind personal injury is that someone else has caused you damage and you are entitled to compensation. Personal injury laws cover situations in which a person’s body, mind or emotions are hurt due to the careless and negligent act of someone else. A personal injury case is initiated when the victim sues a person or a legal entity, otherwise known as the ‘defendant’.

 

The most common types of personal injury claims are those that arise from motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, slip and trip accidents, and assaults. Personal injury also covers instances of medical malpractice and negligence.

 

In order to seek the amount of compensation you deserve, it’s important to prove your case in a court of law. Only an attorney knows how to obtain all the required evidence and build a solid case in your favor. Lawyers also ensure that you don’t violate the statute of limitations or the legal deadline for filing a litigation.

 

If you are based in Ruston, you can reach out to specialist Ruston personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. Apart from seeking the assistance of a personal injury attorney, you can also seek the help of car injury lawyer, motorcycle accident lawyer, offshore injury lawyer, police misconduct attorney, and wrongful death attorney.

 

Benefits of Hiring a Trained Personal Injury Attorney

 

  • Experience:
    Personal injury attorneys have in-depth understanding of assessing claims and can tell you at the beginning whether it is worth pursuing legal action.
  • Investigative team:
    Personal injury cases are complicated and it’s important to carefully examine all the technical aspects of a case. Law firms work with professional investigators who can dig up all the necessary information about an injury case.
  • No fees unless you recover compensation:
    There are certain law firms where lawyers do not take up a case unless payment is made. Fortunately, there are attorneys who work on a contingent basis, i.e., they seek payment only when they resolve a case successfully and win monetary compensation.
  • Representation in court:
    There are some personal injury cases which need to go into trial stage. Experienced personal injury lawyers can litigate on your behalf and work toward achieving a favorable outcome. A skilled lawyer can create a legal strategy to help you obtain generous compensation.
  • In-depth knowledge of law:
    Litigating against an insurance company is not always easy. Insurance companies have capable lawyers who may pressure victims using their in-depth understanding of the law. If you don’t have an experienced solicitor on your side, your chances of winning the case become considerably slim.

 

Why Choose Our Attorneys

 

Solicitors at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have more than two decades of experience in handling complicated personal injury cases. Attorneys in Ruston, LA, at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can capitalize on their expertise to help you get adequate compensation.

 

We are not a settlement mill. Our lawyers strive hard to obtain the maximum possible settlement you are entitled to. They work diligently with a team of paralegals, clerks, and assistants to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE? REACH OUT TO US INSTANTLY!

Call our office today for a NO COST analysis of your personal injury case. Our attorneys work on a contingent basis, which means that we receive a payment only when we resolve a case successfully.

 

Don’t Delay! Your claim may be valid. Allow our attorneys to represent you and obtain generous compensation on your behalf before the statute of limitations expires!

Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess. We’ve been serving clients successfully throughout Louisiana. 

Frequently Asked Questions in Personal Injury Cases

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY?

Whether you’ve become a victim of a car accident or truck accident, it’s important to take photos of your injury, visit a medical professional, write a narrative of what happened while it’s fresh in your mind, take down the contact information of all the eyewitnesses, and follow instructions from your attorney.

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

There’s no way to precisely estimate the value of a claim but you can always arrive at an approximate number. The value of a claim depends on economic damages such as costs for medical treatment, lost wages, and physical therapy.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RESOLVE A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

The shortest cases get resolved in a matter of a few weeks. There are instances when a personal injury attorney is able to directly resolve a case by negotiating with the other party to reach a swift resolution. In complicated cases, litigation may continue for a year or more. In fact, the more complicated your case is, the longer you can expect it to take.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?

Every state has a particular statute of limitations (a time limit to bring a case). In Louisiana, that period is one year. You can file your case even a day before the statute of limitations expires.

Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we have over 20 years of experience in handling personal injury claims. Personal injury cases are not as simple as they appear. This makes it vital to choose an attorney with a successful track record of handling complicated cases.

Parties Represented By a Personal Injury Attorney Receive More Compensation in Settlements than Those without an Attorney

Types of Personal Injury Claims

  • Dog bite
  • ATV accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Premise liability
  • Slip and falls
  • Staircase accidents
  • Electricity/electrocution
  • Defective sidewalks
  • Product defect liability
  • Railroad accidents
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Wrongful death

Types of Injuries a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You With

  • Cuts, scrapes, bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Spinal trauma and brain damage
  • Burns
  • Head, neck, back injuries
  • Herniated disc
  • Paralysis injuries
  • Whiplash

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