Serious Personal Injury Lawsuits
Serious accidents and injuries are often emotionally taxing and stressful, in addition to the physical problems caused by the injuries. Serious injuries can also be financially draining, as bills from medical treatment begin to pile up.
If you are the victim of a serious personal injury, you can protect your rights and recover damages if another party is legally responsible for your injuries. If you decide to move forward with a personal injury lawsuit, our skilled attorneys can help.
At Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser, we have extensive experience in handling serious personal injury lawsuits. We can help you through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit to ensure that you get the best possible compensation for your injuries.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you are the victim of a serious personal injury and you believe another party is legally responsible for your injuries, a personal injury lawsuit may be an option for you.
Personal injury lawsuits are filed in civil court. You, the plaintiff, may file a personal injury lawsuit against another individual person, business, corporation, or agency (the defendant). To win a personal injury case, you will need to prove that the defendant’s actions (or inaction) resulted in serious personal injury.
Personal injury claims are made on the basis of negligence on the defendant’s part. In order to have a case, you must prove that the defendant is legally responsible for the injuries and could have reasonably foreseen that his or her actions might result cause an injury. If the injury occurred as a result of an act of nature or an unforeseeable event, a personal injury lawsuit would not be appropriate.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are several different types of cases in which a personal injury lawsuit might be appropriate. Below are some of the most common reasons for a personal injury lawsuit:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents are one of the most common reasons for a personal injury lawsuit. If you are seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and another driver is at fault, whether due to negligence, impairment, or disobeying the law, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.
Medical malpractice may include medication errors, negligence, surgical errors, errors in pathology or radiology, and birth injuries. Medical malpractice suits can be especially difficult due to the financial resources behind hospitals and insurance companies. For that reason, it is important to choose an attorney with experience in handling medical malpractice suits.
Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Accidents
If you are injured on public property, the owner of that property may be legally liable for your injuries if he or she neglected to keep the property safe and an injury resulted from that negligence. A property owner is not liable for all injuries on his or her property, however. If the property owner gave reasonable warning about unsafe conditions, or you are trespassing on the property, you do not have a personal injury case.
If you are injured on the job, your employer may be required to provide compensation for medical bills and missed wages. It is important to file for workers’ compensation as soon as possible and to be as specific and accurate as possible in your claims.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New Orleans
At Liska, Exnicios & Nungesser, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve from your personal injury case. Personal injury cases can be quite complex and stressful, but our skilled attorneys will walk you through the process.
If you think you might have a personal injury case, contact our office (504) 410-9611. We’d be happy to review your case, answer your questions, and provide any guidance you may need.