Trustworthy Legal Representation Located Right Here in Acadiana
Have you recently been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligent actions? Have you lost a family member in a tragic accident? You can turn to the Lafayette personal injury & automobile accident lawyers at The Voorhies Law Firm for honest and aggressive representation. While the majority of our cases do settle outside of court, we are fully prepared to go to trial if thats what it takes to pursue the best possible outcome for our Lafayette & Acadiana clients.
We are passionate about the field of personal injury law and always demonstrate an unwavering commitment to our Lafayette client's personal injury cases. This dedication is what sets our firm apart from the competition and is what makes The Voorhies Law Firm the personal injury firm to trust. Our hard work and dedication has earned us inclusion in the Super Lawyers® listing of Rising Stars and selection as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
- We accept cases on a contingency fee basis.
- Our case evaluations are always free to prospective clients.
- We have recovered tens of millions in damages in the past three years.
- We are able to represent cases on the state and federal levels.
- We have the resources to investigate and file appeals.
While no amount of compensation could ever erase an accident, we believe that it's important to pursue as much compensation as possible so that our clients can recover their losses and receive the highest quality medical care. Our dedication to this endeavor has enabled us to recover tens of millions in damages for our personal injury and property damage clients since 2011.
While we cannot promise that all cases will yield the same results, we do hope that you can look to our past achievements and stellar accolades as confirmation that we are the law firm to trust in Lafayette.
We're Ready to Serve You
While we service clients throughout Lafayette and the surrounding areas, we welcome out-of-state injured victims and clients who have sustained serious property damages. Our practice knows no boundaries and we are genuinely committed to assisting clients throughout the community. When you come to our firm, you can expect friendly, honest, capable, yet aggressive, legal representation. We will advocate on your behalf to the full extent of our abilities from start to finish.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, don't make the mistake of handling your claim alone. Insurance companies are for-profit companies that are more concerned about their bottom line than paying injured victims the compensation they deserve. Don't let this happen to you.
Contact our office to schedule your risk-free case evaluation with one of our friendly and competent attorneys. Not only do we offer affordable services, but we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay us a dime until we win your case.
When you're trying to recover damages in a personal injury claim, you may be thinking you can handle the claim yourself. Some people do try to negotiate with insurance companies themselves, but this rarely goes well.
In fact, many surveys have revealed that people who make the decision to hire a personal injury lawyer obtain significantly more favorable outcomes in their cases than those who try to pursue a claim without legal help.
Protect Your Rights
One of the first interactions you'll have with an insurance adjuster is during the investigation of the incident. The adjuster will want to interview you to help determine how large of a settlement the insurance company should offer.
The adjuster may ask you contradictory questions and pressure you to answer quickly, hoping that you'll become confused or frustrated. However, if your attorney is present, he can help ensure the interview remains fair. Your lawyer can keep you from making emotional statements that can sabotage your claim.
Negotiate for a Fairer Settlement
Once the investigation into the incident has been completed, the insurance adjuster will return with a settlement offer. You should expect this to be a low offer, which will be insufficient to cover the total cost of the damages you have suffered. The adjuster knows that once you do accept an offer, you forfeit any future rights to seek additional damages.
However, your personal injury attorney can negotiate on your behalf. Your lawyer will take the time to review your medical records and speak with your doctors to determine your medical care needs. This will help them to calculate a fair settlement, which will enable you to recover from the financial burden the accident has placed on you.
Meeting Civil Court Deadlines
Suing for damages in civil court is tricky, because the law does place a statute of limitations on these types of cases. By the time you have been through the early investigation and negotiations for a settlement, a considerable amount of time has usually passed. If you have hired an attorney to help you navigate the claims process, they will be ready to proceed with a civil lawsuit.
This will save you the time it would take to hire a personal injury attorney and familiarize them with the facts of your case. Your lawyer can be ready to proceed with a lawsuit immediately, which will help you meet important deadlines.
If you have been injured as a result of the negligence or actions of another, contact our office for a free initial consultation. We will evaluate your case, so you can decide for yourself how best to proceed. If you do choose to hire our attorneys, we will do our best to help you obtain a favorable outcome, so you can concentrate on recovering from the accident.