What Is A Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases can be many things…an auto accident, 18-wheeler accident, motorcycle accident, boating and/or maritime and offshore accidents, airplane/aviation accident, bicycle accident and many other. Accidents involving products when they are designed, maintained and/or operated wrongfully or negligently are also types of personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases may also include fraud, where a business or person misrepresents something for financial gain. Also, some misrepresentations or acts by a person or company such an in insurance company or bank or financial business may also cause injury.
Work related injuries are personal injury cases and depending on the facts of each case, may be covered either by workers compensation or personal injury laws.
It is important to contact a lawyer that handles personal injury cases immediately after an accident/incident.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations/Prescription To File A Personal Injury Claim In Louisiana?
The statute of limitations, known as Prescription in Louisiana, to file a personal injury claim is one year. Has the statute of limitations/prescription for personal injury claims always been one year? Although prescription for filing a personal injury claim it is currently one year, legislation has changed that to two years beginning in January 2021. What damages are typically available in a personal injury claim in louisiana? There are general and special damages available in a personal injury claim. General damages are damages that do not have a specific amount assigned to them, which could include mental and physical pain and suffering, as well as consortium among others. Special damages would include medical bills, lost wages and other expenses for which a specific amount can be assigned. Read More
The dangers involved in alcohol-related accidents should be apparent to all of us. Operating a powerful machine like a car, truck, motorcycle, or boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol means impaired judgment, slowed reflexes, and other problems which make someone less safe behind the wheel. These facts are reinforced from a very early age, and one can expect universal condemnation towards anyone caught driving while under the influence…Read More
No one ever plans on being involved in an automobile accident, so when it does happen, many people are unsure of what to do or who to turn to for help. When involved in an auto accident you need to speak to an attorney, immediately. The Law Offices of Tony Morrow can guide you through this tragic time. You may be in complete shock after being involved in a car accident, but try to calm yourself and think clearly. Your priority should be to call the authorities and seeking medical treatment for your injuries. Even if you don’t believe your injuries are serious, it’s best to get checked out by a doctor in case you have an injury that is not visible…Read More
Whether it be general or commercial aviation accidents, The Law Offices of Tony Morrow can help. Experienced aircraft lawyers understand that some of the most challenging litigation problems come up in cases involving small planes. Tony is a multi-engine commercial, instrument-rated pilot and understands aviation…Read More
In the past years, riding has been a growing interest and passion in Acadiana. Along with the growth, accidents have increased. Most people will tell you that with more people than ever choosing this mode of transportation, the potential for injuries is higher than ever. Even for those experienced riders, it can be a dangerous way to travel. It may be surprising to people how terrible a “simple” bike accident can be, and head injuries are a major concern…Read More
There is nothing like being able to make your way out onto the open water to enjoy the amazing breeze and the beautiful water. Every year, people everywhere hook up their boats, and zoom to the nearest waterway for a day of fishing, swimming, water-skiing, or just riding. Louisiana and our coast are a special place for hunters and fishermen, but, with so many places to boat, people can be injured. Experience has taught us that when you mix powerful machinery and human operators on the water, things can go wrong very quickly. One mistake made in a flash can have grave consequences. Injuries suffered during boating accidents are usually quite severe and many times life-threatening. Additionally, there are many laws applicable to boating and boating accidents. So it is no wonder that most people risk sinking their own ship when trying to make claims without the assistance of a skilled attorney…Read More
Recently, more people and companies are becoming aware of the financial and reputation damage that fraud can cause. Risks faced as a result of fraud can be severe and include criminal prosecution, large fines, reputation damages, and competitor litigation leading to a loss. Individuals and companies need to be alert. There must be effective ways to ensure the security and integrity of an individual, a company, or an enterprise and its value. The Law Offices of Tony Morrow can help…Read More
Offshore injuries and accidents have been a way of life in Louisiana for as long as there has been an oil industry. In the maritime industry, there are many different settings in which people work, and all have inherent risks that can lead to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Accidents on vessels in the open sea that involve serious or fatal injuries or property damage are commonly referred to as offshore accidents. The causes of these accidents are without measure — it could be that someone fell on a slippery deck, a piece of equipment failed, or even a fire caused a massive explosion. Maritime accidents are often more devastating than accidents in other occupations. This is due to a few factors. Many offshore accidents occur a long distance from the nearest aid. Working long hours doing tasks that require skill and training takes patience and determination. The lag time between injury and help arriving creates far worse consequences. Another reason is that maritime workers often deal with dangerous machinery in severe weather, increasing the chances of a terrible accident…Read More
Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the injury was caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Many personal injury cases are based on negligence, and premises liability cases are no exception. In these cases, the injured party must prove that the property owner was negligent concerning ownership and maintenance of the property. In general, negligence means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care in connection with the property…Read More
In Louisiana, a wrongful death claim arises when a person dies as the result of an injury that occurs due to the wrongful act or negligence of another person or business entity. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit which requires the careful assistance of a wrongful death attorney. The legal action is brought by the survivors of the deceased person or can be brought by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate… Read More