Personal Injury & Motor Vehicle Accidents
– Our team is ready on a moment’s notice
At Yeager LaNasa Tauzier, LLC, our attorneys investigate and litigate a wide variety of personal injury matters in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. The fundamental question in a personal injury matter is whether a party was negligent. That generally requires a determination of whether a party is liable and, if so, whether the damages have been suffered as a result. Determining liability is sometimes clear, but is often times disputed. Those issues are best addressed as soon as possible after the accident, which is why you should consult an attorney as soon as possible – whether you are the injured party or one who is potentially responsible. Evidence preservation is key, including maintaining any videotape, defective products or photographing the conditions. Our team is ready on a moment’s notice.
– We handle personal injury and motor vehicle accident cases involving:
Slip/Trip and Fall
Automobile and Boating Accidents
18 Wheeler Accidents
Getting the right type of medical treatment and diagnosis is just as important. Even the smallest injury can become a severe problem over time. Failure to address an injury or liability timely can result in waived rights. Gathering the necessary facts shortly after the accident is just as important as getting the right treatment quickly after the accident. If an accident has occurred, our team is able to help gather that time sensitive information by:
Collecting information about the scene and obtain the police report (if one is available)
Preserving the evidence (especially crucial in a product liability case)
Gathering any witness statements
Investigating the history of the potential at-fault party
Reconstructing the accident scene
Reviewing and collecting medical records (if treatment has already begun)
Consulting any experts that may be necessary
Communicating with any insurance companies
Even when a party may be partially at fault, it is important to consult an attorney to determine your rights. Our initial consultation is free of charge. In a personal injury case, the injured party may be entitled to the following:
Past and Future Medical Expenses
This may include all emergency room charges, doctor visits, physical therapy, surgery, and medical assistance devices (such as a walking boot, crutches, a wheelchair, etc.).
This may include any pay or earnings that would have been received if the accident had not occurred. That can include the ability to earn wages in the future
Pain and Suffering
Regardless of whether medical treatment has been completed or whether all medical bills are paid, an injured victim may be entitled to receive pain and suffering as a result of injuries sustained in the incident. The trier of fact will consider the type of injury, the amount of pain and the amount of time the victim is expected to suffer.
Loss of Consortium
The uninjured spouse of an accident victim may be able to recover damages for lost marital benefits, including lost companionship and sexual relations.
While we work with individuals and businesses in handling all types of accidents, we also work with our clients in handling insurance related issues that arise from those accidents. Different situations or incidents can trigger different types of insurance coverage, including automobile insurance policies, uninsured/underinsured motorist policies, property insurance policies, Commercial General Liability insurance policies and more.
Do you need a personal injury attorney in Hammond, Louisiana? Do you need a personal injury attorney in Metairie, Louisiana? If you have any questions about an accident, injury or insurance, please give us a call.
We serve client's interests throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Each state has its own rules governing a party's rights and obligations following an accident or insurance claim. Hiring the right attorney is of the utmost importance to ensure those rights are protected. Our attorneys will review the applicable statutes of limitations and filing requirements for our client's claims.