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A sudden injury can be painful, frustrating, and expensive. The more serious your injury, the more work you likely have to miss and the higher your medical costs. When another party is to blame for the injury or accident, you could recover these costs, enabling you to heal with less stress. A Denham Springs personal injury lawyer is a necessary ally to make this process as efficient and worthwhile as possible.

Personal injury civil claims may result from car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, on-the-job injuries, and harmful products. Other parties may be to blame due to their illegal actions, recklessness, or lack of expected care for those around them. If you or a loved one has been injured from someone’s negligence in Livingston Parish, LA, or the surrounding communities, you need a dedicated and local attorney who can help you get the financial coverage you need.

Day Law Group: Protecting Those Who Are Injured in Our Community

Navigating a personal injury claim in Denham Springs yourself can be exhausting when you are injured. Often, you will not secure the compensation you deserve. At Day Law Group, we want to help you calculate, negotiate, and advocate for the damage coverage you need. Our attorneys have over 25 years of combined experience in law. Our team has significant education and experience in personal injury claims, defending the rights of injured individuals. We can also fight for our client’s rights in trial when necessary.

The team at Day Law Group focuses on you when you approach our firm. We know that being injured can be upsetting and exhausting, and our personal injury lawyers want to give you the individualized legal care you deserve. This allows us to maximize the compensation you can obtain.

Our team can work to understand your needs and goals while also looking out for your interests throughout the claim process. We can help you understand the likely outcome of your claim and the potential compensation, and our firm is prepared to answer any questions you have.

The Basics of a Personal Injury Claim

A personal injury claim can cover any harm done to you that was the fault of another person or group, including bodily injury, property damage, and emotional damage. In most personal injury claims, fault is based on the theory of negligence, or a lack of reasonable care for the given situation. Personal injury claims can also be based on intentional wrongdoing or illegal behaviors.

For another party to be held liable through negligence, the following must be proven:

  1. The party owed you a duty of care to behave reasonably or with a level of care for your safety.
  2. The party breached this duty of care through action or inaction.
  3. This breach of duty can be directly linked to causing the accident and/or injury.
  4. You suffered damages that are recognized in a personal injury claim.

When an individual or group is determined to be at fault for the accident, they can be held legally and financially liable for the damages you suffered. You can then file for the complete cost of any economic or noneconomic damages caused by the accident.

One or more parties can be held at fault for your injuries, including:

  • A property owner
  • An employer
  • The driver of another vehicle
  • The manufacturer or designer of a defective product
  • A company that failed to warn about a product
  • Any individual who has harmed you through their neglectful actions

When multiple parties are liable, you can receive damages from each party. This can be easier to manage with a legal professional by your side.

Common Personal Injury Claims We Handle in Denham Springs

The team at Day Law Group focuses primarily on personal injury cases. Some accidents and injuries can be minor, while others can cause life-altering pain, injury, and trauma. It is important to find an attorney who has experience in the type of injury and accident that you suffered, as this can benefit your claim. At Day Law Group, we handle many personal injury cases, including:

Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are a very common cause of accidental personal injury. All drivers on the road owe each other a duty to act with reasonable care toward those around them. When drivers fail in this duty by ignoring traffic laws, speeding, or driving recklessly, they can be held liable for damages caused by a resulting accident. Drivers who operate their vehicles under the influence may face the consequences of a civil claim as well as criminal charges.

In most car accident claims, you begin with an insurance claim against the at-fault driver, as Louisiana is an at-fault state. For some accidents, this claim is sufficient to cover the property damage and medical costs. If it is not, you may need to file a claim with your own insurance provider. In severe accidents, neither claim may be sufficient, and a personal injury civil claim is essential to recover the rest of the damages.

You may also need to file a personal injury claim after a car accident when no drivers involved were at fault. A faulty car part or badly maintained road may have caused the accident, and all injured parties can file claims against their car manufacturers or the agency that is responsible for road upkeep.

Truck Accidents

An accident between a commercial vehicle and a passenger car can have devastating effects on those in the car. Truck accidents are often more complex than car accidents because injuries and damages are more severe, and determining fault is more complicated.

Multiple parties may be at fault, and the trucking company is likely going to use its resources to avoid being found liable. If the truck driver is at fault, their employer is likely to be vicariously liable. Other liable parties could include:

  • Shipping companies
  • Trucking companies
  • Owners of cabs and trailers
  • Third-party maintenance crews

Motorcycle Accidents

There are more significant risks for motorcyclists in a vehicle crash than for those in other motor vehicles. In addition to this higher risk, motorcycle riders face greater challenges in the legal system, as many at-fault parties and their insurers will claim that they took a known risk by riding their motorcycles. This is an unfair presumption, and motorcyclists deserve compensation for injuries caused by another person’s negligence.

Drivers on the road often act without appropriate care and caution around bikers, or they do not see a motorcyclist on the road. These accidents can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to bikers, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage.

Maritime Accidents and Jones Act Claims

Maritime jobs, such as working on an offshore drilling rig, on a dock, or as a longshoreman, involve dangerous work. Oil rigs are one of the most high-risk types of employment, and catastrophes and fatal injuries occur frequently. Fires, explosions, chemical spills, electrical hazards, and many other dangers are common in maritime work.

Like any job, employers have a duty to keep the workplace safe and free of unnecessary hazards. Employers also have a responsibility to provide protective gear and properly train employees to behave safely around dangerous machinery or substances. Employees who are injured may be able to file a workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.

For maritime offshore workers, some workplace injuries are covered under the Jones Act, which is a federal law with additional protections for offshore employees. These claims can be complex, and it’s essential to have an attorney who has experience in Jones Act claims and understands the specifics of maritime injuries and accidents.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer found in the lining of certain internal organs. It is largely caused by extended exposure to asbestos when it is inhaled or ingested. Asbestos is a danger for many people, including those who work in industries and environments that still contain these old products, such as:

  • Construction
  • Old buildings
  • Shipyards
  • Older ships

Many manufacturers have been aware of the risks of asbestos for decades, yet they do not take the proper precautions to protect employees. Mesothelioma takes years to decades to develop, and it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney if you may have suffered asbestos exposure.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, not everyone who is injured survives the accident or their injuries. When you lose a loved one due to another party’s carelessness, you can file for wrongful death damages.

Premises Liability

Property owners are liable for hazards on their properties that they do not address in a timely manner, which later cause injuries. Dim lighting, uneven ground, and broken handrails are all potential hazards that can result in someone tripping, slipping, or falling from a high area. The injured party can file a personal injury claim against the property owner in these situations.

Defective Drugs

Defective drugs can cause illnesses, infections, and developmental diseases, along with other injuries. When you are harmed because of a recalled and/or defective drug, you have the right to file a claim against a manufacturer that failed to provide the proper warnings or test their drug adequately.

Workers’ Compensation

Nearly all employers in Louisiana are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you would file a claim with this insurance, regardless of who was at fault for your injury. A workers’ compensation claim provides you with a portion of your wages, coverage for medical bills, and long-term benefits if they are needed.

Work With a Denham Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Today

At Day Law Group, we are dedicated to the individuals and families in Livingston Parish, and our firm wants to help you protect your rights against insurance companies and at-fault parties. If you have been injured, contact our team to learn if you have a claim.


Reach out to DAY LAW GROUP today for a consultation by contacting us at 225-200-0000 or by sending us an email through the online contact form.


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