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Personal Injury, or Wrongful Death
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We focus on cases in Personal Injury, Class Action Lawsuits, Malpractice,
Mass Tort, Maritime Injury, and Securities Fraud.
Wrongful Death: Damages for "wrongful death" are available for the wife,
husband, parent and child of the deceased person. Sometimes, persons related by blood or marriage,
who were dependent upon the deceased, may recover. Damages are not limited to economic loss and may
include damages for mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship,
comfort, protection, marital care, parental care, filial care, attention, advice, counsel,
training, guidance or education. Damages are available for the deceased's estate as well.
Pain And Suffering: Ordinarily, the most "valuable" and "critical" element of
your bodily injury claim is the right to compensation for physical pain and mental anguish you have
suffered and will endure in the future because of your accident injury or abuse. These general
damages are in addition to and may be far more than the amount of your lost earnings and medical
Loss of your Earnings: You are also entitled to recover the loss of earnings
suffered from your injuries. Thus, wages, commissions, bonuses and all other earnings and fringe
benefits are recoverable.
Louisiana Criminal Defamation
Louisiana defines defamation as a means of communication – written or spoken – that is meant to
injure a person or business' reputation or livelihood. ... Whoever commits the crime of defamation
shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or
Medical and Hospital Expenses: The cost and expense of all reasonable and
necessary medical expenses incurred and that are reasonably certain to be incurred in the future
because of your injury, are recoverable. These expenses include past (already-incurred) medical
expenses and costs and also future medical expenses, which may be the product of the original
injury or that result from an increased susceptibility to future injury. All forms of medical care
and treatment, whether hospital, medical, therapy, nursing, diagnostic testing, surgery, physical
rehabilitation or pain management are included. You can recover the full value of your medical
expenses from the responsible party even if your health insurer has paid all or part of your bills.
However, be aware that most health insurance contracts have a "subrogation" clause, that gives them
the right to be reimbursed for any amounts they have paid you.
Loss of Future Earnings: If your injuries permanently limit your ability to
earn, you can recover the value of the reduction in earning capacity with reasonable probability
which will occur in the future. These damages compensate you for your lost earning power over the
remainder of your working years, and can be even greater than the pain and suffering or general
damage awards mentioned above.
Damage To Your Vehicle Or Other Personal Property: You are entitled to be made
whole for any damage to your personal property. Where they can repair your vehicle, you are
entitled to recover the reasonable cost of restoring the vehicle to its condition before the
collision. In addition, you may recover the cost of substitute transportation necessarily incurred
while they are repairing your vehicle. If the cost of repair is more than the value of your vehicle
(a "total loss"), you are entitled to recover the full value of your vehicle before it was
Disfigurement: If the injury causes scarring or other unsightly marks, you are
entitled to recover for the disfigurement and humiliation or embarrassment associated with the
Damage To The Marital Relationship: Serious injuries to one spouse may cause
damage to the marital relationship. If this occurs, you are entitled to recover for the loss of
society, affection, assistance, conjugal fellowship and loss or impairment of sexual relations that