Personal Injury

In 2013, 703 people died in 651 fatal crashes in Louisiana.  Louisiana is slightly above the national average for fatal crashes involving alcohol.  About 33 percent of Louisiana’s fatal crashes in 2013 involved a driver or pedestrian with blood alcohol content above the legal limit, compared to 31 percent nationally.  These numbers increase significantly for injuries resulting from alcohol related accidents.

If you were injured in an accident, call us to discuss your rights.

Ascension • East Baton Rouge
Prairieville Personal Injury – Attorney

Are you in the Ascension – East Baton Rouge Parish area and have been injured through no fault of your own?  Have you missed work or lost your job as a result? Do you have unpaid medical bills from the injury?  You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering as well as any monetary losses you have suffered. You need an attorney to discuss your case with you, answer your questions, and help you hold the person who caused your injury responsible for the damage done to you and your family.  Contact the Sotile Law Firm.  I am Vincent J. Sotile, Jr. and I care about your case and want to help you get the money damages that you deserve.

Helping injured people receive the money damages they deserve.

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Personal Injury, General – An Overview

Personal injury lawsuits arise, as the name implies, when someone is injured. The underlying injury may either be physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injuries that give rise to legal liability on the part of the wrongdoer include slip and fall cases, automobile accident cases, assaults and batteries, medical malpractice actions, and products liability lawsuits. The general goal of personal injury actions is to assign blame-or liability-for the injury to the parties whose actions caused it and to require them to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained. If you or someone you know has been injured by the actions of another, it is essential that you seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney at once so that you can preserve your rights and protect your future.

Top Reasons to Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

When you’re injured, you need all the help you can get, and you need it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that means that some injury victims pick the first attorney they find, rather than making an informed choice. It’s important to educate yourself and find the right fit for you and your case.

Personal Injury Cases – An Overview

If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Legal responsibility, called “liability,” revolves around the simple fact that most injuries happen because someone was careless or “negligent.” Even if you believe you may have partly caused your own injury, in Louisiana you can get compensation from the other party who was also careless and partly responsible for your injury.

When Personal Injuries Result in Death: Wrongful
Death Cases

Wrongful death claims allege, as their basis, that the deceased died as a result of the negligence or liability of another. The deceased’s surviving relatives, dependents, or beneficiaries may bring suit against those claimed to have been responsible, seeking monetary damages to compensate for the losses. Each state has its own statute covering the viability of claims for wrongful death, and not every state follows the same guidelines, principles, or rules. A personal injury attorney in your state can advise you on whether you have a valid wrongful death claim and can help you pursue that claim to the best possible outcome.

How to Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve suffered a personal injury through the fault of another, you may be out of work, overwhelmed with piles of medical bills, or in constant pain and agony. Under any of these circumstances, researching, locating, and retaining the best lawyer to handle your personal injury claim in court can seem like yet one more insurmountable obstacle. There are, however, some guidelines that can help you select the right personal injury lawyer. With the right advocate on your side, you can breathe a sigh of relief and let someone else carry at least part of your burden, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Personal Injury, General Resource Links

Features labor data, surveys, publications and more.

Injuries From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Features information on accident causes and prevention, traffic fatalities, drowning, falls, and more.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Links to National Practitioner Data Bank and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank.

Features vehicle ratings, safety facts, publications and more.

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