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No injury is easy to manage, but it is even more upsetting when the injury happens because another person or group failed to take appropriate care and caution. Injuries result in significant medical costs and lost income, and they are often financially devastating. When someone else is responsible for what happened to you, you can hold them liable for those financial losses with the help of an experienced Clinton personal injury lawyer.

Get the Compensation You Deserve With Day Law Group in Clinton, LA

A personal injury may happen while you are at work, driving, or on someone else’s premises. While some accidents do not cause significant harm, others cause injuries that can take months or years to heal. The financial losses you suffered as a result deserve compensation, along with the physical and emotional suffering you endured. Filing a claim is much easier when you work with a qualified attorney in East Feliciana Parish, LA.

At Day Law Group, we have worked in law for more than 25 years, and our firm has diligently represented our clients and community in personal injury claims. We are proud to serve individuals and families in East Feliciana Parish who have been injured and who need legal support to hold at-fault parties accountable for their negligence.

Our team has significant trial experience and strong negotiation skills. We work hard to understand what your needs are for the claims process so we can advocate for the compensation you deserve. You need to take time to rest and heal, and we can give you that time while ensuring that you are updated about important information. Our personal injury attorneys can answer your questions and help you make informed decisions about your claim.

What Are the Requirements for Fault in a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is most frequently filed on the basis of negligence. This means that the other party acted carelessly or recklessly, and their negligent action or inaction failed to give you the duty of care you should expect from them. Some personal injury claims are filed on the basis of malice or intentional misconduct, meaning that an individual purposefully tried to injure you, or you were injured during the act of someone committing a crime.

To prove that a party was at fault, the following must be shown:

  1. They owed you a duty of care to act reasonably.
  2. They breached their expected duty of care by action or inaction.
  3. Their action or inaction caused the accident and injury.
  4. Due to the accident, you suffered legally recognizable damages.

A party may breach their duty of care through negligent or intentional actions. Some parties are held strictly liable, such as property owners and product manufacturers, meaning that they do not need to behave negligently to be held liable.

Proving fault is important because, once one or more parties are shown to be at fault, they are liable for the damages that result. Potential damages in your claim include:

  • The cost of treating your injuries
  • The repair or replacement costs of damaged property
  • Your lost income
  • Your lost earning capacity
  • The value of emotional and psychological long-term harm

When you prove another party at fault, they are legally responsible for covering those costs.

What If I Am Partially at Fault?

In Louisiana, you can still recover damages if you are partially at fault for an accident. Under pure comparative negligence laws, you can be as much as 99% responsible for the accident and still file for damages if you were injured or suffered losses. This is good for injured parties. However, being found partially at fault affects your final settlement amount. If you are found to be 30% liable for the accident, your final settlement is then reduced by 30%.

Because of this, it is beneficial to reduce or eliminate the amount that the company or court considers you to be at fault. An attorney can help you investigate the accident to determine if you were truly at fault. Your attorney can also review your case and determine if filing a personal injury claim is worth the cost based on your damages and fault percentage.

When multiple parties are involved in an accident and are at fault, an insurance company or the court will assign percentages to each based on how much they were at fault for the accident. Then, each party involved pays the damages for the percentage that they were at fault.

What Damages Are Available in a Clinton Personal Injury Case?

The at-fault party is liable for any damages you suffered that were directly caused by the accident or incident. This includes both economic and noneconomic compensable damages. Economic damages include calculable losses with clear monetary value, such as:

  • Medical costs. Any past medical costs, future costs, and the cost of expected complications are compensable. This may include hospital transportation, hospital stays, surgeries, doctor’s appointments, medication, physical therapy, and long-term care.
  • Property damage. Any property damage that was caused by the accident is compensable.
  • Lost income. If you are unable to return to work due to your injury, the wages you would have earned during that time can be fully recovered in a personal injury claim.
  • Lost earning capacity. When you suffer a severe injury that prevents you from returning to your prior work, taking any gainful employment, or working at full capacity, you could earn compensation for your lost earning capacity. This encompasses the wages that you would have earned during your lifetime had you not been injured.
  • Any other relevant damages. Your attorney can help you determine other monetary losses from the accident and help show proof that they need compensation.

Noneconomic damages are costs that do not have a set value but are still recognizable losses in a claim. These include pain and suffering, along with other damages such as:

  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering and trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement

These damages should accurately reflect the harm you suffered and may continue to suffer. An attorney knows how to effectively calculate this amount to increase the compensation in your claim while reflecting your losses fairly.

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in Clinton

When you suffer a personal injury, it is important to find a personal injury attorney who has worked with cases similar to yours. This may be the type of injury you are dealing with or the type of accident that caused your injury. Some of the common cases that we handle at Day Law Group include:

  • Car Accidents: When you are injured in a car accident in Louisiana, your initial claim is with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver. If this does not cover the damages, then you may file a claim with your own insurance provider or file a personal injury claim. These are also your options if the other driver has no insurance or if a third party, such as a product manufacturer, is at fault for the accident. An attorney can investigate a car accident to determine who is at fault and what claims can most effectively maximize your compensation.
  • Truck Accidents: Truck accidents carry more complications than a typical motor vehicle crash. These collisions are more likely to cause catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles. They often involve the insurance provider and attorneys hired by a trucking company, who have significant resources that they can use to stall or limit your claim. An attorney is a necessary ally in these claims.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycles are often missed by drivers, or drivers do not take the caution that is necessary around motorcyclists. Drivers are frequently the at-fault party when there is a collision between a motorcycle and a motor vehicle, and bikers endure much more severe injuries. It is important to get the compensation you deserve when a driver causes your injuries in Clinton, LA.
  • Maritime Accidents: There are many maritime jobs, such as dockworkers, longshoremen, and employees who work on oil and drilling rigs offshore. These lines of work are exceptionally hazardous. If you were injured during employment as a maritime worker, you may qualify for compensation under the Jones Act, which provides additional protection for maritime employees.
  • Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a form of cancer in the lining of internal organs, which is caused by extended exposure to asbestos. Construction employees and those who work in shipyards have a high risk of asbestos exposure.
  • Wrongful Death: When someone is injured because of another’s negligence, and they die during the accident or from the injuries, their family members can file a wrongful death claim.
  • Premises Liability: Both public and private property owners are responsible for keeping their premises free from hazards. When you are injured because a hazard was not addressed in a reasonable amount of time, you can file a claim.
  • Defective Drugs: The manufacturers of drugs have a responsibility to look out for the safety of their consumers when taking these drugs. If you suffered an injury or illness from a defective drug, you may have a personal injury claim.
  • Workers’ Compensation: Employers have a responsibility to create safe workplaces for their employees. This includes providing protective gear and clear training when there are dangerous machines or substances in use. Some worksites have more inherent hazards than others, but any employee can be injured. When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation can provide coverage for a portion of your lost wages as well as all your medical costs.

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If you have a personal injury claim, it’s important to work with a compassionate attorney as quickly as possible. Contact Day Law Group today.


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