DeSoto Parish Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injuries leave victims in considerable pain and often unsure of what to do. At Rice & Kendig, LLC our attorneys have helped countless clients get the compensation they need to start the recovery process. Personal injury is a broad area of law covering physical injuries and emotional and psychological distress. If you have been hurt in a car accident, slip and fall, or another incident, please contact us. One of our DeSoto Parish personal injury lawyers will review the facts of your case to analyze your rights.
Negligence & Personal Injury Claims
Most personal injury cases are based on the law of negligence. Put simply, a negligence action alleges that the defendant owed you a duty of care but failed to act accordingly, hurting you in the process. For example, we might allege that a driver was intoxicated, careless, or distracted. In other situations, we might allege that a property owner failed to properly fix or warn of a hazard they knew about on their property.
The four elements of negligence are:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant breached that duty.
- The defendant’s breach caused injury.
- You suffered a financial loss or physical injury, called “damages.”
Under Louisiana law, the defendant can allege that your own negligence contributed to your injuries, which will reduce the defendant’s liability for the accident. This is called comparative fault, and it can play a big role in many personal injury cases. For example, if you were speeding before an accident, you might share some of the responsibility for your side-impact collision. If you are 40% to blame, you’ll receive 40% less in compensation than you otherwise could.
Deep Experience in Personal Injury Law
Our DeSoto Parish personal injury lawyers have handled thousands of cases, big and small. We have worked with men, women, and children to identify the person or entity responsible for their accident and have helped build a case against them. In our decades of experience, we have represented clients in all types of personal injury matters, including:
- Auto Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Brain Injury
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Mass Tort
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
- Oilfield Injury
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rear-End Collision
- Rollover Accidents
- Slip & Fall
- Spine Injury
- Truck Accidents
- T-Bone Accidents
- Uninsured Driver Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Every case is unique, and the evidence used in one case might not be helpful in another. You need an attorney who understands what you must prove to be successful.
Please Avoid Delay
Louisiana limits the amount of time that an injured victim has to bring a lawsuit. In particular, you have only one year from the day of the accident that injured you to file suit in a correct court. When victims delay—even by a day—a Louisiana judge will only be too happy to toss their case out of court. This is one deadline that you cannot afford to ignore.
Our DeSoto Parish Personal Injury Lawyers Are Standing By
The days and weeks following an accident can be a nightmare. Insurance adjusters are not eager to offer fair settlements; instead, many try to blame victims themselves for their injuries. Level the playing field by contacting our firm today.