The attorneys of Berniard Law Firm, L.A. have more than a decade of experience providing outstanding legal representation to our clients in their personal injury matters.
Personal injury claims and lawsuits arise when a person has been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Once it is determined that a party is legally responsible for the injury caused to another, that party will be held liable for the damages they caused to the injured. Compensatory damages are awarded to help return the injured party back to or close to the position that he or she was in before being injured by the fault of another.
New Orleans personal injury lawyer Jeff Berniard helps plaintiffs receive compensation for their losses which include: loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, reasonable medical expenses (both present and expected), emotional distress, loss of consortium or companionship, legal costs and attorney fees. Personal injury attorneys also work to safeguard clients from being victimized by insurance companies and the legal system. Other incidental expenses may also be included to cover the cost of home care, mileage reimbursement to and from medical appointments, reimbursement for medical devices, expenses related to vocational rehabilitation or new job training, and any other costs that are reasonable and necessarily related to the claim. Additionally, the court may grant punitive damages when the injuring party’s actions were intentional or malicious towards the victim. Punitive damages are enforced to deter the type of behavior related to the cause of action in which the victim seeks redress.
Our firm handles a variety of personal injury claims for clients located throughout the State of Louisiana and surrounding Gulf Coast areas. With deep roots in Louisiana, New Orleans personal injury attorney Jeffrey Berniard knows how state laws and regulations apply to your personal injury case. Louisiana and Gulf Coast residents/citizens who have suffered a personal injury in Louisiana, include those acts, accidents and injuries arising out of:
- Animal & Dog Bites
- Automobile/Trucking Accidents/Motorcycle Accidents
- Admiralty and Maritime Claims
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injury/Burn Injuries
- Boating Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Elder Abuse/Injures to Minors & Children
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Use of defective or dangerous products
- Wrongful Death
- Work Injury Claims
Injuries resulting from these misfortunes can be serious and traumatic. The Berniard Law Firm is proud to provide outstanding legal representation and dedication to our clients in their time of need. Our firm understands that your main priority is to make sure you are financially stable and that your medical bills are paid and covered. Our firm will assist in handling and processing the insurance claims of your case. Our qualified attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. An attorney’s reputation and experience negotiating with insurance companies is vital to effective representation. Jeffrey Berniard holds a highly regarded rapport with major insurance companies and local experts to successfully handle your personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or you have a question about injuries you suffered in a Louisiana or Gulf Coast accident, call Berniard Law Firm now at (504) 521-6000 or contact our Berniard Lawyers for a Consultation.