You will learn about what happens at the scene of an accident, including the steps you must always take to optimize your claim and the things you should never do. It is my professional mission to educate people on their rights following an accident, to protect injured people and their families, and to build lasting relationships with my clients. I reassured him that I would take care of it, and I promised that I would keep him in the loop. From the day of your accident, issues arise involving health care, insurance, police, and more.Read More
New Orleans Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in New Orleans, LA
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Sarah A. Phillips
- Walter J. Leger, Jr.
- Dominick F. Impastato, III
- Mark J. Neal
- Benjamin B. Saunders
- Taylor Hale
- Anne Marie Muller- McCrary
- Gordon J. McKernan
- Valerie Briggs Bargas
- Christopher J. Corzo
- P. Craig Morrow, Jr.
- Richard R. Kennedy
Sarah A. Phillips
A New Orleans resident since 2008, Sarah A. Phillips is proud to serve the local community with a variety of legal concerns. She is a partner with Phillips Law, LLC, tenaciously pursuing positive outcomes for clients throughout the New Orleans metro area in cases pertaining to:,· Criminal defense,· DUI,· Personal injury,· Motor vehicle accidents,After graduating from the University of Georgia, Ms. Phillips went on to Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She graduated with her Juris Doctor in common law, as well as certificates in international law and environmental law. She continues to remain active with the law program, serving as coach for mock trial teams. She has permission to practice by both the Louisiana State Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. She also holds memberships with the American Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association.Ms. Phillips is extensively involved with the local community, volunteering her time with The Pro Bono Project, a program that helps low-income families with family law issues, such as child support and custody. Because of her extensive record of success and client-first approach to every case she takes, Sarah Phillips has received numerous notable recognitions, including a spot on the Top 40 under 40 by The National Advocates and an Excellentrating from Avvo.Since 2011, Sarah Phillips has helped over 350 clients in cases primarily related to family law and personal injury. She is dedicated to positive results in even the most complex of cases, and her advocacy of the interests of her clients is why people in the New Orleans area continue to turn to her for knowledgeable guidance and experienced counsel.
Walter J. Leger, Jr.
Attorney Walter J. Leger, Jr. is a senior partner with the Leger & Shaw law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial advocates in the state as well as the country, Mr. Leger focuses his practice primarily on plaintiff class actions and mass torts, transportation and maritime liability cases, and other plaintiff personal injury claims.Over the course of his more than 43 years of practicing law, Mr. Leger has achieved an impressive list of credentials. He is currently the president of the New Orleans Bar Foundation and past president of the New Orleans Bar Association. He accepted an appointment from Louisianas governor to serve on the Louisiana Recovery Authority after Hurricane Katrina, where he ultimately served as vice chairman following his reappointment. He has also served several other appointments, including chairman of the Louisiana Land Trust, as well as a member of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority.Drawing upon his extensive legal experience and knowledge, Mr. Leger has testified before various Senate and House committees, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio news programs, offering in-depth legal commentary on a variety of subjects. He has also conducted lectures and seminars at Harvard Law School and other prestigious law schools, and he has earned many awards and honors from his peers.Of note, the Louisiana Bar Journal named him a Louisiana Legal Legend in 2018, and the Louisiana State Bar Association bestowed him with the Citizen Lawyer award that same year. In addition, New Orleans CityBusiness magazine has included him in its list of Leadership in Law members for several years and inducted him into its Leadership in Law Hall of Fame.Mr. Leger has also received the Presidents Award from the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the Federal Bar Association.Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Leger is highly active in his local area, and he has received numerous awards for his selfless service to his community. A two-time cancer survivor, he serves on the Louisiana Cancer Research Centers board of trustees, and he has served on the board of a number of other cancer research and treatment organizations, as well as local colleges and legal associations.Mr. Leger obtained his Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in 1976, where he was a member of the Tulane Moot Court Competition and served as managing editor of the schools law journal. He is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in the state as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. Last but not least, he also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Dominick F. Impastato, III
Dominick F. Impastato III is an attorney at Frischhertz, Poulliard, Frischhertz, & Impastato, LLC, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Focusing his practice entirely on civil litigation, he represents clients throughout the state in complex and high-profile personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, maritime casualties, products liability, nursing home malpractice, premises liability, and toxic tort and chemical exposure.Mr. Impastato received his Bachelor of Arts in finance from Louisiana State University. He then went on to attend Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor summa cum laude in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Impastato was a member of the Loyola Law Review and participated on the schools National Moot Court Team.Admitted to practice in Louisiana, Mr. Impastato is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 5th Circuits. He has been involved in several high-profile matters, including providing representation to the families of several people who died during Hurricane Katrina while they were residents at the St. Ritas Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish as well as the family members of another Hurricane Katrina casualty .An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Impastato is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the New Orleans Bar Association. Additionally, he is a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and a member of its Judicial Liaison Committee. Mr. Impastato has had several works published, including one on uninsured motorist coverage.
Mark J. Neal
Mark J. Neal is a civil litigation trial and appellate attorney with ,Neal Law, and represents clients in the state of Louisiana. He handles matters of personal injury, insurance defense, auto & trucking accident defense, insurance coverage, workers compensation, legal malpractice and disciplinary defense, employment litigation, corporate, business and banking litigation and municipal litigation. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Born in Monroe (1971), Mr. Neal graduated from St. Frederick High School and earned a BBA from University of Louisiana-Monroe, graduating ,magna cum laude, in 1993. In 1996, he earned his Juris Doctorate from LSU. Currently, he is a member of the preminent invitation only organizations ,American Board of Trial Advocates, & ,International Association of Defense Counsel,. He is a faculty member for ,Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Annual Trial Academy and spent six years as an LADC Director. Mr. Neal served on the Board of Directors for the largest international association of civil defense lawyers: ,DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, (2012-2015). He is a member of, LSU Law Deans Council, and Director of ,National Foundation for Judicial Excellence,.Licensed to practice in all federal and state courts in Louisiana and the United States Supreme Court, his trial experience extends to almost every appellate and parish court in Louisiana, and he has argued more than 60 cases to several courts of appeal and has tried (first chair) over 170 nonjury and jury cases to judgment.Mr. Neal was president of ,University of Louisiana Monroe Athletic Foundationand is actively involved with the Governmental Affairs Committee for the ,Monroe Chamber of Commerce. ,He serves on the Board of Directors for the Monroe ,YMCA,.The son of a coach, referee and umpire, Mr. Neal has coached youth baksetball and baseball for 12 years. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Benjamin B. Saunders
As a founding partner of Davis, Saunders & Miller Law Firm in New Orleans, La, Ben Saunders, represents individual plaintiffs in matters involving FELA accidents (which covers railroad workers hurt on the job), and maritime workers hurt at sea under the Jones Act as well as Aviation death cases.Before obtaining his law degree from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Mr. Saunders studied Pre-Med at LSU and wanted to become a doctor. While waiting a year to begin medical school, he entered law school and quickly discovered that his knowledge of biology could greatly aid injured individuals. The first big personal injury case he handled after law school involved a brain injury to a railroad worker. Since then, he has primarily concentrated his practice on representing injured railroaders.Today, Mr. Saunders is a national leader representing railroad workers hurt on the job. Among his many leadership roles, Mr. Saunders served as Designated Legal Counsel Chairman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen from 1999-2002. Aside from trying cases for Locomotive Engineers, Carmen,Clerks,Trackmen, and Electricians, he handles cases for injured Railroad Conductors who are represented by the UTU (United Transportation Union) which merged with SMWIA in 2011 and plan to be called SMART (Sheetmetal,Air,Rail and Transportation Workers).In 1994, he chaired the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ),where he still lectures today. He also served as President of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA) from 1999-2000. Due to his knowledge and experience trying cases before juries, Mr. Saunders has won multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in cases throughout the Southeastern United State,He serves on the Loyola Law Alumni Board for Loyola Law School in New Orleans.
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Taylor Hale is a partner at the Hale Law Firm, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Representing clients throughout the state, Mr. Hale focuses his practice in the areas of maritime law and serious personal injury. His maritime practice involves representation of injured Jones Act workers as well as cases arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. In his personal injury practice, Mr. Hale assists plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, company and commercial vehicle accidents, 18 wheeler trucking accidents, construction accidents, slips and falls, defective products and industrial accidents.Before attending law school, Mr. Hale attended LSU and graduated from McNeese State University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business. He then went on to attend Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008, graduating at the top of his class. While at Loyola, he was a Lemle & Kelleher, LLP scholarship recipient. Mr. Hale served on the Loyola Law Review as an articles editor. His law review article, A Critical Misdiagnosis: Re-Evaluating Louisianas Medical Malpractice Act, 53 Loy. L. Rev. 463, Fall, 2007, was selected for publication.After graduation from law school, Mr. Hale first worked for a prominent New Orleans insurance defense firm, gaining invaluable experience defending personal injury and maritime lawsuits that he has since put to use in his representation of his injured clients. The knowledge Mr. Hale gained from working for an insurance defense law firm and defending personal injury claims allows Mr. Hale to provide valuable insight into your personal injury claim. Admitted to practice in Louisiana, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Mr. Hale has been named a Louisiana Top Lawyer Rising Star in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2017, Taylor was named a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 for the State of Louisiana. In 2012, Taylor was named a Top Trial Lawyer in America and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which requires a settlement or verdict over one million dollars on behalf of his clients for membership.During his time as a plaintiffs attorney, Mr. Hale has been able to obtain significant successful outcomes for his clients, and as a result, he has been named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group in which membership is limited to attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements of at least $1 million. Mr. Hale served as Treasurer of the Young Lawyers Section of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association and as co-chairman of Holiday Helping Hands. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Louisiana Top Lawyers Rising Stars and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 for the State of Louisiana.
Anne Marie Muller- McCrary
An attorney with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Anne Marie Muller-McCrary provides representation to clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. From the firms office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she handles cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, toxic torts and defective products. Her prior experience as an attorney for a New Orleans insurance defense firm and as in-house counsel for a major insurance company has given Ms. Muller-McCrary a particular insight into the types of tactics she expects to be utilized by the defendants in her personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.Ms. Muller-McCrary attended the University of Miami as an undergraduate, where she majored in both English literature and business administration and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. She then pursued her legal studies at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2009. While in law school, she coached an intramural trial advocacy team. She also spent a summer at the University of Vienna / Law School taking a course in international legal studies and another summer at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. At her graduation, she was inducted into The Order of Barristers, a national honorary association.Admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts, Ms. Muller-McCrary is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. In order to stay abreast of current developments in personal injury and wrongful death trial tactics and procedures as well as to forge connections with fellow members of the bar, she is an active participant in several legal organizations.
Gordon J. McKernan
Attorney Gordon McKernan, owner of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, focuses his Baton Rouge practice on representing individuals in their personal injury claims. A practicing lawyer for more than 20 years, Mr. McKernan has represented thousands of clients throughout the state of Louisiana in cities such as Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Monroe, New Orleans and Gonzales. His cases have been extensive, covering law suits involving 18-wheeler accidents, car wrecks, drunk driving accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, vehicle rollovers, offshore and maritime cases, wrongful death cases and personal injury cases that have involved injuries such as brain injuries, amputations, fractures, burns and various disk injuries. Mr. McKernan has personally handled more than 40 cases whose verdict values exceeded $1,000,000.Mr. McKernan is admitted to practice within the states of Louisiana and Texas. He is admitted to practice before the Eastern, Western and Middle U.S. District Courts of Louisiana; the Eastern, Western and Southern U.S. District Courts of Texas; and the Northern and Southern U.S. District Courts of Mississippi.
Valerie Briggs Bargas
Valerie Bargas is a partner at Kinchen Walker Bienvenu Bargas & Reed, LLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, serving Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Since 2001, Ms. Bargas has had an active civil litigation practice with a focus on insurance defense, business law and personal injury. She has extensive experience with both judge and jury trials in Louisiana federal and state courts.Attorney Bargas has a thriving insurance defense practice that entails representation for cases pertaining to uninsured or underinsured motorists, property damage, personal injuries, coverage issues as well as first-party bad faith litigation. Ms. Bargas is asked regularly to speak on insurance defense-related topics. Her presentations have included Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law in Louisiana, and Personal Injury Trials: Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence.As a dedicated and compassionate attorney, Ms. Bargas is actively involved in the Louisiana State Bar Association as well as her community. She currently serves as a Board member for PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. She has also served on a Hearing Committee for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board since 2010 and currently serves as Chair of a Hearing Committee.Ms. Bargas received her baccalaureate degree, cum laude, from Smith College (B.A. Environmental Science/Policy, 1998) and her law degree from Tulane University Law School (J.D. 2001). She is currently a member of the American and Federal bar associations, Baton Rouge Bar Association and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
Christopher J. Corzo
At the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, branch of McKernan Law Firm, Christopher J. Corzo has represented injured individuals and their families in several jurisdictions, including the greater Baton Rouge area, Lafayette, New Orleans and Shreveport, since 2008. Mr. Corzo takes on a broad range of personal injury matters, from on-the-job injuries and 18-wheeler accidents to wrongful death and medical malpractice. He also takes on matters involving admiralty and maritime law, insurance law, toxic torts, hazardous waste and pharmaceutical litigation.With a firm foundation in mass tort litigation, having pursued claims against corporations such as Texaco, Shell Global and Exxon Mobil, Mr. Corzo is a courtroom-tested advocate for the injured, and his case record reflects his skill.Born in Houma, Mr. Corzo obtained an undergraduate degree in marketing and legal studies in 2000 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2006, he obtained a Juris Doctor and a postgraduate degree in civil law with honors and distinction from Louisiana State Universitys Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He then began his legal career as an attorney with a prominent Baton Rouge firm, at which he represented employees, laborers, welders and others in mass torts against several national corporations.Mr. Corzo gained admittance to practice before Louisiana state courts in 2006, followed by the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. He has been a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice since 2006.
P. Craig Morrow, Jr.
Attorney P. Craig Morrow, Jr. is a senior partner with the Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett & Haik law firm located in Opelousas, Louisiana. Serving clients throughout Louisiana, including St. Landry Parish, Lafayette Parish, New Iberia Parish and the surrounding areas, Mr. Morrow focuses his practice on helping those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a workplace accident or as the result of a someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.A top-rated trial attorney, Mr. Morrow has achieved notable success since he began practicing law in 1994. During that time, he has helped hundreds of clients obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve for their serious personal injury and wrongful death claims involving maritime, aviation and industrial accidents, auto accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, municipal liability, traumatic brain injuries, and other preventable tragedies. He also has extensive experience handling class action litigation involving a wide range of disputes.Over the course of his career, Mr. Morrow has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Widely regarded as a leader in his field, he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region, and he has appeared on several televised news programs, offering in-depth legal commentary on a variety of legal topics. He has also authored the monthly Presidents column for the Louisiana Advocates magazine published by the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ).A 1991 graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, Mr. Morrow obtained his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center in 1994. The Louisiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the Louisiana Supreme Court.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Morrow is a member of many local, state and national professional legal organizations, and he is the 2015-16 Past President of the Louisiana Association for Justice(formerly Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association). He also founded the Trial Lawyers for Warriors (TL4W) organization and is commonly referred to as the Legal SEAL. Craig has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including a Top 10 Attorney Award in Louisiana from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as well as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers designation from The National Trial Lawyers. Craig has been consistently ranked in the Top 1% of Trial Lawyers in America by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).
Richard R. Kennedy
Richard R. Kennedy is recognized as one of Louisianas pre-eminent trial attorneys in the practice areas of admiralty and maritime law, personal injury, civil trial practice, and appellate practice. He has recovered multimillion-dollar judgments and settlements for clients during his 40-plus year legal career. The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy is located in Lafayette, Louisiana.Mr. Kennedy is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to just 1 percent of the bar. In 1980, he became Louisianas first attorney to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Law.A graduate of University of Southwestern Louisiana at Lafayette, Mr. Kennedy received his law degree from Tulane University Law School. He practices in the state and federal courts in the areas of maritime personal injury and wrongful death involving offshore and inland drilling and workover rig accidents, accidents on any type of vessel, helicopter accidents, automobile and commercial truck accidents, and business and corporate litigation. He also handles appeals for his clients, other attorneys and law firms in cases before the state and federal appellate courts.