Personal Injury Attorney in New Orleans
Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim with Our Experienced Attorneys in New Orleans
A personal injury lawsuit can occur whenever someone suffers an injury or loss as a result of another’s negligence or intentional conduct. To prove legal “negligence” in Louisiana, a plaintiff must show that the defendant:
- Owed them a duty of care,
- Breached that duty,
- And caused them to suffer an injury.
In personal injury cases, the plaintiff must prove negligence via a preponderance of the evidence. This means that the plaintiff’s claim is more likely to be true than not. In fact, plaintiffs must only convince the factfinder that there is a greater than 50% chance their claim is true. Because personal injury suits do not result in jail time, the burden of proof is less strict than in criminal cases, where the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This important difference comes into play most frequently during wrongful death lawsuits and cases of intentional tort.
Where We Accept Personal Injury Clients
The Voorhies Law Firm can handle cases all across Louisiana, including those in Morgan City, Houma, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Franklin, New Iberia, Lafayette, Youngsville, Milton, Scott, and all other cities and parishes.
What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury case is a legal dispute that begins when an individual suffers harm because of an injury that someone else is legally responsible for. The liable person’s insurance will reimburse for the other’s medical bills, as well as for any pain and suffering endured because of the accident.
A personal injury lawsuit can be created through a personal injury attorney that will also represent you at civil court. There are two types of injury lawsuits, including:
- Formal Lawsuit: Which includes a civil complaint another person, business, or company.
- Informal Settlement: The most common personal injury cases. They are resolved through an informal settlement early in the process. The settlement includes the individuals involved, their insurance companies, and the attorneys. It is a negotiation that concludes with a written agreement.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident and have injuries or suffered through pain, do not hesitate to contact the New Orleans personal injury attorneys at The Voorhies Law Firm. We have experience representing plaintiffs in a variety of personal injury cases. Give us a call today.
Contact the Voorhies Law Firm for the Personal Injury Legal Advice You Need
While we want to give you as much information as possible straightaway, none of the information on our website speak to your specific case. Luckily, our attorneys at The Voorhies Law Firm offer free consultations and can answer any inquiries you may have. We can also help you get through whatever situation you’re facing by helping you file a personal injury lawsuit.
Our Practice Areas
Regardless of where you are or what happened to you, The Voorhies Law Firm is committed and dedicated to seeing your personal injury claim through to resolution.
The Voorhies Law Firm knows that your health is invaluable, and we are committed to recovering the compensation you deserve.
The Voorhies Law Firm in New Orleans, LA provides progressive approaches to handling cases in the following practice areas:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Maritime injuries
- Offshore and oil rig accidents
- Boating accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train and trolly accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Mardi Gras accidents
- Catastrophic injury claims
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Dog bites
- Toxic torts
- Chloroprene claims
- Medical malpractice
- Property damage
- Insurance disputes
- Intentional torts
- Wrongful death
- Hurricane Claims