Louisiana law recognizes two separate forms of compensation: Actual damages, meant to cover actual medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering and other losses and punitive damages, meant to punish the negligent party for inappropriate behavior. Louisiana State law allows punitive damages, but only in specific situations. It can get very complicated very quickly and you need the professional guidance of Waitz & Downer.
Different Accidents that Could Necessitate a Personal Injury Attorney
Technically, any accident could create a situation so serious that you need an attorney to recover compensation. Some accident claims should never be pursued without professional advice:
What Kind of Compensation can I Expect?
That depends on the details of the accident:
Don’t take the burden on yourself, you probably don’t know all the right questions to ask.
How Waitz & Downer Could be a Great Fit for my Case
Contact us for a free initial consultation with an expert personal injury attorney. From our offices in Houma, Louisiana, we can represent almost any client anywhere in Louisiana, including Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Since 1952, we’ve represented more clients than we can count in personal injury cases. Our team of experts will ask all the right questions, get full answers, build a solid case of facts, negotiate a fair settlement out of court or represent your interests in court, and we won’t stop until the check is in your hands.