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Personal Injury Attorney

  • Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney

    Those who have been injured need an advocate on their side who understands what they are going through and who can help them to protect their legal rights. For more than 20 years, the experienced Louisiana accident attorneys at the firm of L. Clayton Burgess have been representing injured people, helping them to get the justice to which they are entitled under the law.

     Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

    When you are injured in Louisiana, a personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for both economic losses and non-economic losses. Compensation for economic damages in personal injury cases includes payment of medical costs and lost wages. In many cases, a person who suffers a catastrophic injury will be unable to work in the future or will have a reduced income because of the lingering effects of the injury. In such situations, the injured victim can obtain compensation for ongoing lost income. If the victim dies, then a wrongful death claim can be filed to help surviving family members recover the financial support they would have received if their loved one had not been killed.

    Non-economic damages are also available in personal injury cases. With the help of a Louisiana personal injury attorney, an injured victim can obtain compensation for his pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and lingering emotional distress caused by the injury. A surviving family member of the deceased victim can also obtain non-economic damages for loss of companionship.

    At the firm of L. Clayton Burgess, our Louisiana accident lawyers help clients secure the full amount of both non-economic and economic damages available under the law. We use our negotiating skills to obtain a favorable out-of-court settlement, and we vigorously represent clients in court.

    Types of Personal Injury Cases

    At the law firm of L. Clayton Burgess our team are experienced in their fields. We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases and represent the rights of victims injured in many different ways.  Personal injury cases that we handle include:

    • Car accidents
    • Bus accidents
    • Bike accidents
    • Boating accidents
    • Burn injuries
    • Catastrophic injuries
    • Construction injuries
    • Drowning accidents
    • Medical malpractice
    • Nursing home abuse
    • Pedestrian accidents
    • School bus accidents
    • Ski accidents
    • Slip & falls
    • Uninsured motorist accidents
    • Workplace injuries

    What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    The worth of a personal injury lawsuit is based upon the quantifiable damages incurred. These damages are measured in terms of the amount of money lost (and anticipated to be lost in the future) on medical bills, wages, earning capacity, and pain and suffering. There is no black-and-white answer to how much a case may be worth, as factors such as health history, mitigation of damages, and the patient’s compliance regarding accident-related medical treatment can increase or decrease an award significantly.

    If you were recently injured due to the negligence of another, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you achieve a fair resolution. It’s essential that your legal counsel accurately assess the damages you may be entitled to.

    L. Clayton Burgess and his team of professionals have over 20 years of personal injury experience properly assessing damages, and fighting to get their clients the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

    At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, it’s our goal to get you through your accident, injury, or wrongful death claim as quickly and smoothly as we can. We have offices in Monroe, Shreveport, Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Simply fill out the form online or call (318)716-3118 for a free consultation.