Personal Injury

The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates represents and protects people in Northern Louisiana and throughout the state who have suffered an injury. If you have suffered an injury, major or minor, as the result of someone else's conduct, negligence or recklessness, an experienced Louisiana injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for your injury and related medical expenses.

Negligence Is the Breach of the Duty of Reasonable Care

Louisiana law requires that every person act with reasonable care toward others. When a person fails to act with reasonable care, and as a result injures another person, the law provides a remedy for the injured person. In legal terms, the breach of this duty of reasonable care is called negligence.

Louisiana is a comparative negligence state, which means that even a plaintiff who is partially at fault for his or her own injuries may recover damages from other responsible parties, although the amount to which he or she is entitled will be reduced. A comparative negligence award will be reduced by the percent the injured party contributed to the injury. For example, if a pedestrian failed to look before crossing the street and a bicyclist injures the pedestrian because the bicyclist was distracted as well, the hurt pedestrian may be able to recover a percentage of the total costs depending on how at-fault a jury finds the pedestrian.

Many injuries are the result of negligent actions or omissions. For instance, an injury might have been caused by a falling on an unexpectedly slippery floor that the premises owner did not properly maintain or by a districted driver on a busy road. In some cases, the injury might have occurred not as the result of a person's action, but because of a defective product you were using, which could lead to a products liability claim. Allow The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates to help you find all the parties responsible for your injury and get you the justice you deserve.

Injuries and Compensation

The types of compensation available can include:

  • medical and rehabilitation bills;
  • pain and suffering;
  • emotional distress;
  • loss of work;
  • new lifestyle costs;
  • reputation damage;
  • wrongful death based compensation; and
  • other losses associated with the injury.

Punitive damages and certain trial costs are also available for severe recklessness and may be applicable in your case. It is, therefore, important to speak with a qualified Louisiana attorney with real trial experience to discover all your potential claims.

Specifically, a plaintiff may have special damages or unique injuries depending on the circumstances of the incident and parts of the body affected. Injuries to the brain or spine may result in permanent damage, long-term harm, lingering hidden symptoms, or considerable expenses as a result of a new lifestyle. If, in the aftermath of your injury, you are suffering from noticeable mental fog, loss of coordination, sudden mood changes, or any other sign of nerve or brain damage, it is important to contact a medical professional immediately.

The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates can perform hospital or home visits for your convenience. We understand you may be dealing with insurance companies, medical facilities, and opposing counsel, we are here to help you get through this otherwise difficult period.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney at The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates Today

Personal injury law can be a stressful and complicated procedure when physical recovery should be the number one concern. If you or a loved one has been injured by another person's conduct, a defective product, The Law Firm of Eddie Clark & Associates can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us online, or by calling (318) 361-9697, to schedule your confidential consultation.