Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, LA
At Joubert Law Firm, we believe in justice for Louisianans who have been wrongfully injured or killed due to the negligence of another. Our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers have decades of combined litigation experience, so you can be at peace with having such strong legal representation on your side. We have won millions of dollars in compensation for clients who have suffered injuries from dog bites, auto accidents, boat accidents, wrongful death, and so much more. For a free consultation, call an experienced Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer at Joubert Law Firm today at (225) 761-3822.
What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury law, commonly known as tort law, protects those who have suffered severe physical or mental injuries as a result of another person’s negligence, carelessness, or misconduct. Personal injury victims may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
There are numerous types of personal injury claims out there. Below, we’ll list some of the more common ones we see at Joubert Law Firm.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common personal injury claim in the United States. Car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and even pedestrian accidents fall under the umbrella of motor vehicle accidents. Although each car and truck has built-in safety mechanisms to protect passengers from injury – such as seat belts, airbags, anti-lock brakes, etc. – thousands of Americans still suffer serious injuries, permanent disability, and even death from auto accidents every year. If you or someone you love sustained one of the common car accident injuries listed below, call a Baton Rouge motor vehicle accident attorney today.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Lifelong scarring and disfigurement
- Neck injuries such as whiplash
- Knee, foot, ankle, wrist, and hand injuries
- Road rash and other cuts and scrapes
- Major bruising
Product liability is another type of personal injury claim that our attorneys handle. Claims like this arise when a person suffers major health consequences from dangerous or defective products. People may sue for a variety of issues, including defective manufacturing, defective design, defective marketing, or failure to warn consumers of a dangerous product.
If handled incorrectly, all products can jeopardize human health and safety. However, certain items are more hazardous than others. Product liability lawsuits are frequently filed over dangerous drugs, medical devices, lawn equipment, vehicle parts, and even children’s toys.
When someone suffers catastrophic injuries on government, company, or personal property, they have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit. There are many instances that can lead to lawsuits like this, including:
- Slipping and falling in grocery stores, government buildings, sidewalks, hotels, restaurants, etc.
- Falls as a result of broken or missing handrails in public spaces
- Dog attacks in parks or neighborhoods
- Subpar security in public spaces such as government buildings, churches, parking garages, etc.
- Injuries as a result of noncompliance with building safety or fire regulations
- Construction site injuries
Baton Rouge residents must establish that the company or property owner created a dangerous environment, failed to keep the area safe, or failed to warn of possible hazards in order to have a strong argument in the courtroom. The personal injury lawyers at Joubert Law Firm can help you gather evidence to prove these elements of negligence.
Dog attacks can be physically and emotionally traumatic for any victim. Louisiana has strict guidelines regarding dangerous dogs in order to protect people from potential attacks and legal fees. Louisiana RS 14:102:14 describes dangerous dogs as those that:
- Caused a victim to protect themselves from physical harm at least twice in the last 3 years while on public property
- Attacked or bit a victim without first being aggravated
- Killed or injured another animal on at least two separate occasions in the last 3 years while on public property
Dangerous dogs can cause life-threatening injuries, including rabies, infections, broken bones, deep lacerations, and permanent scarring and disfigurement, all of which can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills. That’s why the Joubert Law Firm is passionate about fighting for justice and maximum compensation. Our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers can help you sue a dog owner if:
- They knew that their dog could bite or attack someone based on the dog’s history
- They could have prevented the attack by keeping their dog on a leash, behind a fence, or in a kennel and failed to do so
- The victim didn’t aggravate the dog in any way
The personal injury attorneys at Joubert Law Firm have successfully litigated many dog bite cases before. In fact, we helped one of our dog bite clients win a total of $206,000 so that they could pay for their medical care and other damages. Our legal team is ready to help you reach a fair settlement, too.
Similarly to motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents can cause life threatening injuries and even permanent disability. In fact, data from the U.S. Coast Guard reveals that 767 Americans died while 3,191 sustained major injuries from boating accidents in 2020.
Also similarly to driving, boat accidents can happen either due to negligence or a simple mistake. Listed below are the most common causes of boating accidents.
- Driving the boat while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs
- Machinery or equipment failure
- Lack of experience or attention by the boat driver
- Improper lookout
- Failing to follow right-of-way rules on the water
- Not anchoring the boat properly
- Poor weather conditions which often cause choppy waves and limited visibility
- Overloading the boat
- Sharp turns
These mistakes or acts of negligence can lead to TBI, amputations, broken bones, whiplash, drowning, and more. If you or someone you love is suffering injuries from a boat accident caused by negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Wrongful death lawsuits arise when a person’s misconduct or carelessness ultimately causes someone else’s death. Common causes of wrongful death can include:
- Medical negligence
- Nursing home abuse
- Car accidents
- Product liability
- Criminal assault
Our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers have successfully litigated numerous wrongful death lawsuits.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Louisiana?
According to the statute of limitations in Louisiana Civil Code Section 3492, you have one year from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Damages for Personal Injury Cases
Depending on the details of your personal injury claim, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Accident victims can recover economic or non-economic damages.
Victims in personal injury cases may receive economic damages in order to pay for the monetary losses from an accident. Common types of economic damages include:
- Present medical expenses
- Future medical costs
- Future physical therapy and rehabilitation bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
Meanwhile, non-economic damages can pay for losses that can’t be measured monetarily. Common examples include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
Call a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer Today
At Joubert Law Firm, we know how physically and emotionally painful personal injury cases can be for injured victims and their families. That’s why it’s so important to hire a passionate lawyer who will help you build a strong case and fight for your justice in court. Call our law office today at (225) 761-3822 for a free legal consultation.
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