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Personal injury cases can be challenging to navigate, especially if you are up against a big insurance company. These insurance companies do not take responsibility easily, making it hard for you to recover compensation, and when you do, it is often less than what your claim is worth. You deserve top-tier legal representation from a seasoned personal injury lawyer who will ensure you recover maximum damages.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we have won multi-million settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in cases ranging from truck wrecks to offshore accidents and more. Our legal team is committed to going the distance to help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to. We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and our dedicated firm has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Our Coushatta attorneys will handle your case aggressively and meticulously, ensuring you get the best possible result.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we have the experience you can trust to help you win your case. Results matter, and we deliver. We are dedicated to offering our clients the best service and getting desirable results in every case.
We have successfully recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including $409 million for the Grantham family — the largest verdict in Louisiana history — in a case exposing systematic failures in the oilfield.
The Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers difference: we offer injured victims a path towards restoring their lives.
Our founding attorneys are known for their numerous successful cases for accident victims and for using their skills to go above and beyond to achieve great case results for clients. We provide our clients with personal attention and guarantee that your questions will be answered, you will always have access to a lawyer, and we will support you through any arising challenges.
Our Coushatta personal injury lawyers are available 24/7, allowing clients to schedule weekend and evening consultations. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions about your personal injury case.
Navigating the different personal injury cases with legal counsel from a professional law firm can be more manageable. Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers is committed to getting our clients favorable results when we handle their accident claim cases.
Every accident is different. The circumstances of the accident, your injuries, and the impact of these injuries on your life and the lives of your loved ones may affect the compensation you can recover. Regardless of the injuries you sustained, if our legal team takes your case, you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
Louisiana accident victims have the legal right to file a lawsuit or an insurance claim to recover damages for their accident-related injuries. Because personal injury accidents differ, consider a free consultation with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. After an accident, you can ask us questions and get reliable answers regarding all available legal options and your rights. Whether you have been in a car, workplace, motorcycle, premises liability, or offshore accident, we can help.
Most injury claims are usually settled outside of court, but sometimes parties may not agree, or the specific facts surrounding the case may demand a lawsuit from the get-go. Whatever your situation, it helps to understand Louisiana’s personal injury claims process to help you make well-informed decisions and improve your chances of success in your lawsuit.
After receiving medical treatment and recuperating, it may be time to begin an investigation. Fact investigations aim to establish what happened and who is liable. The evidence collected includes:
Most cases settle before a suit is filed, but many others do not. You may file a lawsuit if you cannot settle with the insurance companies. You will have to file a complaint to initiate the lawsuit.
All injury claims for damage in Louisiana must be filed within one year from the date of the accident. You could be barred from recovering compensation if you miss this crucial deadline.
An essential aspect of the investigation is the victim’s records of receipts, bills, and invoices showing the damages they have suffered due to the accident. Personal injury cases in Louisiana aim to fully compensate victims for their injuries, including pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. It is necessary to tabulate and calculate all these damages to determine how much the victim should recover.
Settlement negotiations are sometimes delayed when a victim is undergoing medical care. All bills and invoices must be received before the parties settle, meaning the injured party may have to fully recover. Recoverable damages include:
Settlement negotiations begin once the facts are investigated and the damages calculated. Typically, multiple preliminary negotiations occur as invoices and medical bills are collected and as investigations are conducted. The case may be settled in the early rounds of negotiations or in the final round.
If the case cannot be resolved during negotiations, your lawyer can assist in filing a lawsuit.
Personal injury litigation in Louisiana involves multiple phases. The first phase of litigation typically involves requesting the judge to rule on the claim’s legal sufficiency, and the second phase is a more intensive round of fact investigations. More requests may be submitted to the judge for a legal ruling before a trial eventually happens and a verdict is rendered.
During the different phases of litigation, the parties will continue trying to settle the case. The judge may be requested to assist in resolving the case through a settlement.
Know the system; know your rights. When you work with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, you can confidently move through the Louisiana personal injury claims process, knowing that our legal team is doing everything possible to protect your interests.
The court will then hold the defendant negligent and ensure they pay you the damages you deserve.
In some situations, such as truck accidents, more than one party can be liable for your injuries. Often, when this is the case, the at-fault parties may even claim you shared blame for the accident.
This common tactic is meant to reduce what you can recover as compensation. If the other party establishes that you are partially at fault, it may affect your recoverable compensation.
In Louisiana, injured victims can still recover benefits from their claims even if they were partly at fault for the accident. Louisiana is a comparative negligence state, meaning whatever damages you recover will be reduced proportionally to your negligence percentage.
If you suffered $1,000,000 in damages and are 10% to blame for the accident, you can only recover 90% of the $1,000,000 settlement.
Most personal injury accidents result in extensive damages and tragic injuries for victims. It is often difficult and stressful for them to focus on their recovery while facing big insurance companies unwilling to pay them fair damages. Contact our dedicated legal team to represent your case if you have been hurt in a personal injury accident or tragically lost a loved one.
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, offers a free consultation, is available 24/7, and has the skills and experience necessary to win your injury case. We are dedicated to taking a personal approach to our client’s circumstances and pooling our resources to ensure we get the best possible outcome. Our attorneys are formidable personal injury litigators and will go the distance to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.