Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer
The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates is a Louisiana personal injury law firm. Founded in 2005, we seek justice and financial compensation for those who have been severely injured, or for families of those who have been killed, due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others.
Injuries from vehicle accidents can have devastating consequences for victims on a physical, personal, and financial level. Monroe personal injury attorney Eddie Clark is tenacious in his efforts to secure compensation and justice for those who have been injured, even when the adverse parties have vast legal defense resources. Our firm has experience fighting large corporations and insurance companies on behalf of people who have suffered from accidents of all kinds. These include:
Oftentimes, businesses and insurance companies are not willing to give those who have been hurt the full compensation that they deserve, even when an accident is catastrophic and the damages are solely the responsibility of a company or its insurer. While a settlement may be possible, the victim is not likely to recover the full amount of the loss unless his or her case is prepared as thoroughly as it would be if it were going to trial. Monroe personal injury lawyer Eddie Clark is a passionate and forceful advocate who is prepared to fight for full compensation for his clients’ harm, either through settlement or at trial.Compensation for Your Injuries
If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s wrongful conduct, some of the reimbursements and damages to which you may be entitled under Louisiana law include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Cost of household help
- Punitive damages in certain egregious cases
Each case is different, depending upon the severity of the injury and the likelihood that you will recover. Often catastrophic cases require expert trial testimony from physicians, vocational rehabilitation experts, economic experts, and accident reconstruction experts. At The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates, we have the experience and skill to thoroughly evaluate your case, and implement a strategy designed to secure the full compensation you are owed for your injuries or the death of a loved one.Seeking Justice on Behalf of Others
Certain family members who have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or wrongdoing may be able to sue the negligent person for wrongful death and also make a survival action claim. Under Louisiana law, there is a chain of succession for those who may make these types of claims. The spouse or the children of the deceased, or the parents of the deceased if there is no spouse or child, may make the wrongful death claim as the “death beneficiary.” However, other family members may bring the claim if the deceased did not leave behind a spouse, children, or parents.
Death beneficiaries may be able to recover the following in a wrongful death claim:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of love, affection and companionship
- Grief and mental anguish
- Loss of services
- Loss of support from the date of death as well as future loss of support
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages if the circumstances of death were egregious
Louisiana law also allows family members to bring a survivor claim to recover damages for the medical expenses incurred and the pain and suffering experienced by a loved one before he or she passed away. If a family member witnessed the accident that caused the death, it is also possible to recover damages for the emotional distress of that experience.
If you or a loved one has been injured, you should know that personal injury and wrongful death claims must usually be filed within 1 year of an accident. It is important to seek legal counsel before signing any forms presented to you by an insurance company or representative of the person that caused the injury, or talking to them about the events of the accident. Although they may seem sympathetic, their interests are not aligned with yours. Get in touch with an experienced and hardworking Monroe personal injury attorney who can represent you and your interests as soon as possible. Contact The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates at (318) 361-9697 or via our online form for your free consultation today.