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Jennings Personal Injury Lawyers
Jennings, Louisiana, is a small town of roughly 10,000 people located just off Route 10 midway between Lake Charles and Lafayette. The city is known as the “Cradle of Louisiana oil,” where the first oil well was located on September 21, 1901.
Despite its small-town charm, accidents still happen. If you were injured in an accident in Jennings that was caused by someone else’s negligence or careless behavior, you might be entitled to compensation. The Jennings personal injury attorneys of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC understand the financial, physical, and emotional burden that follows a significant injury.
We want you to know that you are not in this alone. When you hire Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, our legal team will aggressively fight for your right to fair compensation.
We know that money cannot make up for your injuries. However, it can help pay your medical expenses and make up for lost wages if you’re unable to return to work. This can make your recovery just a little easier.
Call our office today at 337-800-8800 for your free consultation. You will sit down with one of our experienced attorneys, who will listen to the details of your case and answer your questions.
We are committed to getting our clients the best legal representation possible. We understand that not everyone can afford experience and skill. That’s why we work on contingency. In other words, you do not pay any fees until we get compensation for you.
Personal Injury Lawsuit Time Limit
Like every other state in the U.S., Louisiana places a limit on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. This limit is defined by the statute of limitations. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations allows a one-year period to file suit against the at-fault party.
This means you must file your lawsuit in court within one year of the accident, or you relinquish your right to pursue justice and compensation through the court system. One year can go quickly when you’re recovering from significant physical injuries or experiencing psychological trauma from the event, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Don’t wait to contact the attorneys at Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC. We’ll begin work on your case immediately. Our legal team will gather evidence and, if necessary, find the best expert witnesses to support your claim.
How an Experienced Attorney Can Help
After an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company often sends an insurance adjuster to ask you questions. These individuals might try to act like they want to be your friend. However, their job is to find information to disprove your claim.
They may want to ask you questions or request that you make a recorded statement. You are within your rights to refuse their requests until you have an attorney present. The experienced attorneys at Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that negatively affects your case.
Everything you say to the insurance adjuster or insurance company can be used against you. If the insurance company believes they have enough evidence, they can deny your claim. Without the help of an experienced and skilled attorney, the insurance company may try to take advantage of you.
Our legal team is made up of skilled negotiators, and we’re prepared to work with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement on your behalf.
If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, you may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages.
The insurance company might try to extend negotiations past the statutory date for filing your lawsuit or might make a low-ball settlement offer and tell you it’s the only one you’ll receive. They hope you’ll become so discouraged by the process that you give up and are never compensated for your injuries. When you have experienced legal counsel, you won’t fall for these tactics.
Our Practice Areas
After an accident that was not your fault, you need an attorney who has experience in the type of accident you had. Understanding the nuances of Louisiana case law can help while negotiating with insurance companies or litigating your case in court. Our legal team is well-versed in the following areas:
- Car accident
- Burn injury
- Brain or spinal cord injury
- Boating accident
- Truck accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Bicycle accident
- Airplane or helicopter crash
- Wrongful death
- Motorcycle accident
- Chemical exposure
- Birth injury
- Medical malpractice
- Failure to diagnose
- Orthopedic injury
- Maritime injury
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
Types of Injuries
Accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. You may experience mental, emotional, physical, and/or psychological injury following a traumatic event. While some injuries are immediately apparent after the accident, others may take hours or days to show up.
We recommend that you receive immediate medical attention to document your injuries and demonstrate your interest in maintaining good health. Several of the different types of injuries that can happen after an accident include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injury
- Heart attack
- Internal injuries
- Kidney damage
- Neck or back injury
- Nerve damage
- Psychological injury, including PTSD
- Spinal cord injury
- Torn or ruptured ligaments and tendons
- Traumatic amputation (loss of limb)
Types of Compensation
You may have questions about the type of compensation available after an accident-related injury. Your settlement with the insurance company may include compensation for both economic and non-economic losses.
Economic losses are objective costs for which you likely have a receipt. For example, medical expenses, lost wages, and future lost wages qualify as economic losses.
You may also be owed compensation for your non-economic losses. These are subjective costs that can include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or disfigurement.
If negotiations with the insurance company are not successful, you may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. If the judge finds in your favor, you can be awarded economic and non-economic damages, or compensation.
In rare cases, the judge might also award punitive damages. This is not intended to be compensation for your injury but rather is meant as punishment for the defendant and a deterrent to prevent them from engaging in the same behavior in the future.
Get Back in Charge of Your Life
The legal team at Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC understands that an accident can turn your life upside down. The added burden of doctor’s visits, pain, and medical costs place demands on your time and energy.
In the short term, this can lead to mounting bills you are unable to pay. When you work with an experienced Jennings, Louisiana, personal injury attorney, you may find that the accident does not have to ruin your life. You can reclaim control over your life and have a significant impact on the outcome of your case when you work with us.
Contact Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC for Help
Our personal injury attorneys are aggressive negotiators and skilled litigators. These are important factors when you are deciding which attorney you will hire to fight for fair compensation for you. It’s our mission to fight for your rights inside and outside the courtroom. Call our Jennings, Louisiana, personal injury lawyers today at 337-800-8800 or contact us online to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation.