Personal Injury Law
For those who have been physically or psychologically injured.
Personal Injury Law
At the South Louisiana law firm of Marcantel, Marcantel Wall & Pfeiffer, our personal injury attorneys use nearly 100 years of combined experience to advocate for those who have been injured in accidents due to the wrongful conduct of others. Since our firm was founded in 1978, we have been committed to securing justice and fair compensation on behalf of our clients.
We have experience litigating many types personal injury cases, including car accidents, defective products, accidents at sea and abroad, medical malpractice, dangerous workplaces, workers’ compensation, negligent security, and accidents on another’s property. Our goal is to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for the type of injury sustained by our clients, including punitive damages when deserved. We handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid when your case reaches a successful resolution.
In Louisiana, as in other states, all motorists owe a duty of reasonable care to other drivers and pedestrians. Any motorist who breaches this duty—whether due to distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or any other cause—and injures someone as a result is liable for any injuries and property damage sustained.
Louisiana law requires that every driver carry at least $15,000 in liablity coverage, which covers medical costs, lost wages and personal injuries up to the policy amount in the event of an accident. Drivers are also required to maintain a minimum of $15,000 in property damage liability (PDL) to cover any damage you or your family members cause (and are liable for) to other people’s property in a car accident. Unfortunately, many Louisiana drivers do not abide by this law, and even when they do, these minimum amounts can fall far short of adequately compensating injured parties.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Jennings or elsewhere in South Louisiana, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Jennings car accident attorney.
LOUISIANA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS
If you are injured in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to medical and partial wage replacement benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. The Louisiana workers’ compensation system is designed to allow injured workers to obtain benefits without having to deal with often-cumbersome court proceedings. However, in practice, the workers’ compensation system can be complex and overwhelming to navigate on your own, particularly if you are simultaneously trying to recover from your injuries.
Many factors can affect the amount of benefits you receive, such as the assessment of the physician treating you, your responsiveness to the insurance carrier, etc. Moreover, under Louisiana law, you must report your injury to your employer within 30 days of becoming aware of it; failure to do so can jeopardize your claim for workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, you might also have a viable claim against a third party, such as a contractor, subcontractor, or manufacturer. If a third party was at least partly responsible for your work accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the third party in addition to your workers’ compensation claim through your employer. Our attorneys will work to identify all sources of compensation for your injuries to maximize your recovery.
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