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Our skilled team of attorneys and legal professionals collaborate to develop strategies that meet the specific needs of each unique personal injury case. With 40 years of combined experience, we are well-prepared to help our clients get the compensation they need as a direct result of their personal injury case.
An unexpected personal injury can cause a sudden shift in your outlook on life. This area of personal injury law relies upon the fundamental concept of negligence. By proving that the defendants actions against the plaintiff were in-fact negligent, we are proving liability. When the defendant is proven to be liable, they assume responsibility for meeting the compensation requirements raised by the plaintiff in lawsuit.
There is a good chance that an injury victim needs a lawyer if:
- There was significant financial loss on behalf of the injured victim.
- Pain and emotional suffering.
- A sincere belief that the accident or injury was caused by the negligence of another party.
- Suspicion that another party or entity was in some way liable or responsible for influencing environmental factors that led to your injury or accident.
When the matter in question is a lawsuit, involving some form of harm, it is best to act with urgency. For most kinds of lawsuits, there is what is referred to as a “statute of limitations” including personal injury lawsuits. Essentially, a statute of limitations is a set time limit that begins the date the accident or injury takes place. The central goal is to restrict the amount of time one has to file a claim in civil court. So the answer is, speak with an attorney as soon as you are able.
A statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana civil courts is one year, with the clock starting on the date of the accident or injury. 365 days allows enough time for the victim to process the incident, and if deemed necessary, seek out legal counsel. In almost all circumstances, after the year has passed, personal injury claims in Louisiana civil court will be dismissed, and all hopes of reconciliation may be lost.
The defendant, in most every case, will point out that the personal injury lawsuit was filed after the one year statute of limitations window has expired. A year has a way of passing by quickly, especially when you have been hospitalized or injured – it’s important to act with a sense of urgency after your injury in hopes of achieving the desired outcome for your case.
As soon as possible is the phrase that best describes the level of urgency victims should act with following the accident or event that led to their injuries. The first step once you are able to, is to contact a local attorney who specializes in representing clients who have personal injury cases.
Contact Delphin Law Offices PLC online, or call our offices as soon as possible to schedule a consultation with an experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyer. We pursue personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid.