A wrongful act where someone or something causes injury to another person or thing is called a “Tort.” The specific area of Tort Law, which assigns responsibility to the person or company (known as the defendant) that has caused physical or emotional injuries and accompanying damages to another (known as the plaintiff) is Personal Injury Law.
“Personal Injury Law” can include a wide range of circumstances, including:
Under some circumstances, not only does the person directly injured by the wrongful conduct have a claim, but others, as defined by law, may also bring claims for the injury or death which has been caused. Personal Injury suits not only provide compensation to the injured person or family member, but often discourages a repeat performance of the dangerous behavior that caused the injury.
Generally, to prove that the defendant is liable, the plaintiff must show that the defendant was “at fault” in causing the injury. The amount of injury or losses suffered due to the fault of the defendant is referred to as “Damages.”
Many Personal Injury cases are settled out of court and are often settled before the courtroom proceedings begin. However, some cases do go to court, and the case will be heard by a judge or a jury. In either case, in order for the plaintiff to be confident that he has been fully compensated as required by the law, he needs effective legal representation. Due to the complexity of Personal Injury lawsuits, Simien & Simien recommends you consult with a law firm that has experience with Personal Injury claims to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
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Simien & Simien, LLC has established Personal Injury experience. If you have been injured, you need an effective, experienced law firm. We offer 100% FREE case evaluations and work on a contingency-only basis, which means that we do not get paid unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for your case.
Our firm has attorneys that are licensed in both Louisiana and Texas to provide person injury services in those states. The firm, with appropriate local counsel, also provides representation in other states as well. Some of the places in which our firm has represented clients in Louisiana and Texas include:
- Baton Rouge
- Lake Charles
- New Orleans
- Port Allen
... and all other areas throughout Louisiana.
.... and all other areas throughout East Texas.
To find out how we could help you, simply fill out the 100% FREE and strictly confidential “Case Evaluation” form at the top of the page or call us Toll Free at (800) 374-8422. We have intake staff ready to take your call and after some brief, initial questions about the nature of your inquiry, you will be quickly connected to one of our highly skilled lawyers.
At Simien & Simien, we offer free consultations and we only get paid when we win.