After graduation, I worked for two years in a large litigation firm in New York City. One of the most common mistakes I see is people leaving the scene of the accident without getting all of the documentation they need. A witness had observed the driver speeding through the parking lot trying to get a spot so there was no doubt who was at fault for causing the accident. At this camp, we’d spend the weekends resting and preparing for our next adventure; then on Monday, we’d head out into the wilderness for another week-long trip.Read More
Louisiana 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 Louisiana
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 Serving Louisiana
- Stephen R. Rue
- Jeremy Epstein
- Dominick F. Impastato, III
- David T. Lawson
- Vincent P. Scallan
- Matthew E. Lundy
- Taylor Hale
- Cameron R. Waddell
- Richard F. Zimmerman, III
- Brad R. Matthews
- P. Craig Morrow, Jr.
- William H. Goforth
Stephen R. Rue
Stephen Rue is the founder and senior attorney of Stephen Rue & Associates, which has its main law office in Kenner, Louisiana, and four more across the greater New Orleans metro area. A top-rated, award-winning attorney, Mr. Rue has more than 30 years of experience representing the rights and interests of clients throughout the region who have legal needs involving any of the following:,Personal injury and wrongful death,Family law and divorce, including child custody and other related matters,Criminal and DUI defense,Through his personal injury practice, Mr. Rue has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those suffering needlessly as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing. He served as counsel in the high-profile Mothers Day Bus Crash, which took the lives of 22 passengers, and he has handled numerous other complex matters on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families.As a family law attorney, Mr. Rue literally wrote the book on divorce, several actually, and his texts have become best sellers and go-to references for other attorneys, petitioners and respondents on all aspects of Louisiana divorces, child custody and support, visitation, and property division. His effectiveness as a criminal defense attorney is equally notable, and Mr. Rue has secured numerous dismissals, acquittals and reduced charges for clients facing DUI charges and other serious criminal accusations.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Rue has earned numerous accolades from his peers. The National Advocates named him among the countrys Top 100 Lawyers in 2017, and New Orleans Magazine named him one of the areas Top Lawyers. Moreover, Gambit Weekly has voted him as Best Attorney and Best Divorce Lawyer in New Orleans, and the National Academy of Distinguished Counsel bestowed him with the Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award in 2015. He is also a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Known for his unwavering commitment to his clients, Mr. Rue has received Superb client ratings on AVVO as well as five-star reviews on Yelp and other sources. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.A 1982 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Mr. Rue earned his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans in 1985 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1988. He also completed the intensive National Institute of Trial Advocacy program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and he holds a life mastery degree from Anthony Robbins Mastery University.A leader in his field, Mr. Rue is an active member of numerous local, state and national professional legal organizations, and he has written extensively and conducted many lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.
Through his law firm, Jeremy Epstein Law, LLC, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jeremy Epstein represents clients throughout the New Orleans area with high-quality legal counsel in a variety of practice areas, including the following:,• Family/divorce law,• Personal injury,• Admiralty and maritime law,• Civil mediation,After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in 2004, Mr. Epstein received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 2007 along with a Maritime Law Certificate. The State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice in 2008, and the Louisiana State Bar Association admitted him the following year. In 2010, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana admitted him to practice, and the U.S. Supreme Court admitted him in 2012.As a divorce and custody attorney, Mr. Epstein focuses on defending the rights of his clients based on their personalized needs. As a father himself, Mr. Epstein understands the emotional impact divorce and child custody cases can have on parents, and he promises to provide the best legal counsel possible to ensure the most equitable outcome for his clients.In his other legal practice areas, Mr. Epstein works with his clients to devise the best course of action considering each cases unique circumstances and needs. Whether a case requires litigation or a dispute can be resolved using mediation, Mr. Epsteins clients can rely on him to offer sound advice and counsel to help them achieve the results they expect and deserve.Through this dedication to his practice and devotion to his profession, Mr. Epstein has earned the respect of his peers as evidenced by his AV Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
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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.
David T. Lawson
David T. Lawsons practice focuses on advocating for the rights of injured persons and their families. David obtained his law degree from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2007. A native of Raceland, Louisiana, David relocated to the New Orleans area in 2006 and has since made it his home. Davids practice affords him the privilege of working closely with clients all throughout the State of Louisiana and the opportunity to advocate in many different venues. As a trial attorney, David is devoted to standing up for his clients throughout the entirety of their cases.
Vincent P. Scallan
As the founder of Vincent P. Scallan Law, LLC, Vincent Piazza Scallan advocates for people in the New Orleans metropolitan area, including Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes. Mr. Scallan commits his practice to handling cases that involve personal injury, criminal defense, DWI defense, family law, employment litigation and workers compensation.After receiving a Bachelor of Science in management from Louisiana State University in 2006, Mr. Scallan went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.For years, Mr. Scallan has successfully litigated on behalf of his clients. He understands that whether he is representing a family in a child custody battle, fighting for compensation after a workplace injury, or resolving a business dispute, there is a need for precision and professionalism. As an attorney with extensive experience handling a variety of legal issues, Mr. Scallan gives each client personalized attention in order to build the strongest case possible.Mr. Scallan treats his clients with respect and dignity throughout the course of every case, which has proven to be successful in the courtroom. After a local parish failed to turn on the pumps during Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Scallan and a team of trial lawyers represented the residents of the area in a class-action lawsuit involving around 30,000 properties that were allegedly damaged during the resultant flooding. He also secured a $400,000 settlement in a personal injury claim against a local supermarket.Mr. Scallan is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice.
Matthew E. Lundy
Matthew (Matt) E. Lundy is a partner at Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, L.L.P. a professional law firm with an emphasis on personal injury litigation with offices in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.Working primarily out of the firms main office in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Matt focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases involving defective products of every type. This includes mass tort and environmental contamination claims, maritime and Jones Act claims, and defective medical or pharmaceutical products such as Vioxx, Paxil, Fen-Phen, Baycol, Smith & Nephew orthopedic knee implants and DePuy hip implants.Matt is licensed to practice law in both Louisiana and Texas. He is also admitted to practice in federal courts across Louisiana and Texas. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.Matt holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and is a frequently featured speaker at legal seminars and continuing legal education classes. He is also a highly involved member of several professional organizations, including the Louisiana Association of Justice and the Louisiana and Texas state bars.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished, are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used 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 ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
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.
Cameron R. Waddell
Cameron Waddell has successfully fought and won cases against some of the worlds largest corporations. For almost 25 years, Mr. Waddell has represented thousands of victims of workplace injuries and diseases, including those involving asbestos, noise, benzene, and coal tar pitch exposures. Mr. Waddell has won more verdicts in Louisiana asbestos cases than any other lawyer. His verdicts have resulted in many of the landmark decisions involving Louisianas workplaces. Mr. Waddell knows that justice does not happen by accident but comes through diligently preparing each case for trial. His passionate representation of his clients has resulted in numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts.
Richard F. Zimmerman, III
Richard Zimmerman is an attorney with McKernan Law Firm, a plaintiffs personal injury firm located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His primary focus is personal injury litigation with an emphasis on commercial motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Zimmerman shows dedication to each one of his cases and reflects the firms core conviction that by helping injured people, he is serving justice.After receiving his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, Mr. Zimmerman went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2007. He is licensed to practice in Louisiana and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.Since joining the firm after graduating from law school, Mr. Zimmerman has recovered more than $25 million for his clients, and many of his trials have been featured in legal publications. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group that is limited to trial attorneys who have won verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million for their clients. Mr. Zimmerman was also inducted in the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 organization in 2012.Mr. Zimmerman is an active member of several professional groups, including the American Bar Association, the bar associations for Louisiana and Baton Rouge, and the American Association for Justice. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. An avid fisherman, hunter and LSU football fan, he manages the Cypress Point Hunting Lodge in Clayton. He and his family are active members in their church.
Brad R. Matthews
Brad R. Matthews is an attorney at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Matthews practices personal injury law, serving clients throughout Louisiana who have been harmed in car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and more. He represents residents in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Denham Springs, Lake Charles, Zachary and more areas.After graduating from the University of Alabama with a bachelors degree in corporate financial management, Mr. Matthews earned his law degree from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the state courts of Alabama and is licensed to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana.Mr. Matthews has several years of experience and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for those he has represented throughout his career, earning him a place in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of which less than a single percent of attorneys are members. Before devoting his practice to personal injury law, he clerked for a federal district judge and worked for a defense firm, gaining a broad range of civil litigation knowledge.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Matthews is a member of various professional organizations. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also belongs to the Louisiana Association for Justice and is a member of the fraternity Sigma Nu.
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).
William H. Goforth
Attorney William H. Goforth is a partner at Goforth & Lilley, APLC, in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Goforth dedicates his practice to personal injury and maritime law, representing clients in Lafayette and the surrounding parishes who have been injured in car, trucking or other types of accidents.A veteran who served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War, Mr. Goforth graduated with a degree in social science from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. He later earned his law degree from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge and was board-certified in civil trial advocacy and civil pretrial practice law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.Mr. Goforth is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts and is licensed to appear before the U.S. district courts for the eastern, middle and western districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the Supreme Court of the United States and the Chitimacha Tribal Court .A Diplomat in the National College of Advocacy, Mr. Goforth is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization composed of attorneys who have recovered settlements and verdicts of $2 million or more for their clients. He also belongs to the Lafayette Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and a variety of other professional legal organizations. He has co-written articles for several publications and also spoken at different conferences on a variety of personal injury and litigation topics.Mr. Goforth also enjoys giving back to his community by participating in pro bono and volunteer activities. He is a member of Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers and Friends of Grand Isle, an organization dedicated to helping Louisiana residents after natural disasters.He is a co-chair of The Veterans Action Coalition of Southwest Louisiana, an organization dedicated to improving veterans care and serves on the Board of the Methodist Childrens Home.