Louisiana’s Damages Cap.

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Louisiana is like no place else. No other state in the Union was named for a French king. (King Louis XIV.). In Louisiana , we have our own way of doing things. Our geography, food, even our language is different from anyone else’s. So are our laws.

Personal Injury Lawsuits and Damages.

When you are injured by the negligence of someone else, you often end up with unexpected medical bills, pain, property damage, lost wages, and sometimes, emotional distress. In the context of a personal injury action, these expenses are referred to as “damages.”

Damages can be economic (e.g., your medical bills, repair bills ) and/or non-economic (e.g., pain and suffering, or emotional distress). Not surprisingly, in an accident that results in catastrophic, brain, and spinal cord injuries, or in one where death ensues, the costs can skyrocket into the millions pretty quickly.

Does this mean you can recover into the billions against the person (or company) that injured you?



Because the law limits the amount and types of damages you can recover for your injuries by putting a “cap” on them.

Damage Caps.

Damages caps are laws that limit the amount of economic and non-economic damages that a plaintiff (the injured person) can recover.

Each state has its own damages cap, which is why you should always consult with an experienced personal injury attorney where you live.

The purpose of damages caps is to keep the high costs of doing business (which are ultimately passed on to the consumer) under control. Damages caps also discourage people from bringing lawsuits just because they think they can “win” a lot of money.

In Louisiana, the law has different damage caps for different personal injury cases. For example, in workers’ compensation cases, you cannot get damages for pain and suffering.

While there may be no limit to the amount of compassion you deserve, there can be a limit on the amount of money you can recover, so be sure to consult with experienced counsel.

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At the Day Law Group, we handle personal injury cases including car accidents, trucking accidents, mesothelioma cases, and more. We offer FREE consultations, and we don’t get paid unless you win your case. We have offices in Baton Rouge, and we serve Baker, Denham, Gonzales, Port Allen, Prairieville, New Orleans, and Zachary. Call 225-200-0000ToDay to schedule your free consultation or contact us here.

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A proud graduate of Southern University Law Center and former president of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Justin is best known for providing his clients with the personal attention they need while fighting hard to get them the compensation they deserve. Justin and his team are not afraid to take on the tough cases or fight the good fight. Dedicated and tenacious, for over 18 years, Justin has consistently achieved superior results for the clients he serves.

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Georgia B. Day is an experienced personal injury and worker’s compensation attorney. A former Administrative Law Judge for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Georgia is driven by a desire to obtain justice for individuals injured in the workplace and those who have been injured due to the carelessness of others. Georgia takes pride in providing her clients with the best possible representation. Polished and professional, Georgia is best known for her excellent work ethic, obtaining superior results, and her responsiveness to clients.

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