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Personal Injury

Accidents can occur without warning causing injuries that leave victims suffering physically, mentally, and emotionally. The pain and suffering that comes with an injury accident can be traumatic and can last throughout a victim’s lifetime. Many injuries require extensive medical care and treatment as well as years of therapy. The cost of these bills, plus insurance costs, and other post-accident expenses can cause victims to endure significant financial hardships. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Louisiana that was caused by another person or business entity’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. It is crucial that you speak with a knowledgeable and trusted Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss how your accident and subsequent injuries occurred, to determine your legal options and whether or not you have the right to pursue compensation. 

Our personal injury law firm in Baton Rouge provides distinguished legal representation and guidance for injured accident victims throughout the state of Louisiana. The attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates are dedicated to protecting and fighting for the legal rights of our clients. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person or entity, contact our personal injury law firm today to get the assistance you require. 

What Qualifies As A Personal Injury?

Personal injury accidents are not just limited to car accidents. An injury that requires medical care or leads to some sort of loss or damage, is considered personal injury. When an injury occurs due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, compensation can be awarded to the victim. Rusty Messer & Associates handles a number of personal injury cases, including the following:

These are just some of the most commonly filed personal injury claims in the state of Louisiana. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another person or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact the skilled personal injury lawyers at Rusty Messer & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with a qualified and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Louisiana

Accidents involving motor vehicles are the most commonly filed personal injury lawsuits in the state of Louisiana. When a driver fails to follow traffic laws, becomes distracted while driving, or demonstrates poor judgment that results in an accident, the injured party may be entitled to compensation. Compensation may be awarded to injured victims to cover medical bills, insurance bills, lost wages, and other post-accident costs and losses. 

These accidents can include pedestrian accidents, bike accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, DUI accidents, rideshare accidents, and more. Contact our law offices today to speak with a skilled car accident lawyer about your injury accident to find out if you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim for your injuries and damages. 

Medical Malpractice Claims in Louisiana

When a health care professional or medical practitioner deviates from certain professional standards, causing injury to a patient, a medical malpractice personal injury suit can be brought against the responsible party. Examples include birth injuries, misdiagnoses, and surgical errors. 

If you or a loved one have been injured at the hands of a medical professional, you should speak with a medical malpractice attorney who can guide you through the very complex process of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. 

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Louisiana

There is nothing harder to deal with than the loss of someone you love, especially when their death was caused by another party’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions.  When a death occurs due to an accident caused by another person or entity, the responsible party may be held liable. In many caseswrongful death claim may be filed by close relatives after the death of a victim for compensation for their injuries and subsequent death. Compensation may be awarded to the family of the deceased to help cover funeral costs, lost wages, and other post-accident expenses. 

No amount of financial compensation will ever bring back your loved one, but it can certainly ease the burden on the family members who are left behind. If you have lost a family member in an accident that was caused by another person or business entity, you should speak with a compassionate, yet aggressive Baton Rouge wrongful death lawyer at Rusty Messer & Associates as soon as possible. Call us today to find out if you have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties. 

Gathering Evidence To Support Your Claim

Different personal injury accidents require different kinds of evidence to support the personal injury claim. 

Motor vehicle accidents that cause a personal injury often require a thorough examination of all vehicles involved in the accident to check for any malfunctioning parts that may have caused the crash. A skilled personal injury lawyer will help you to gather as much evidence as possible from sources like police reports, traffic cams, and eye-witnesses. 

Depending on the accident, the criteria for necessary evidence changes. The most common evidence that a personal injury attorney will help you gather include the following:  

  • Gathering videos or photos of the accident site, damages, and injuries
  • Speaking with eye witness and collecting statements
  • Gathering police reports
  • Obtaining forensic evidence
  • Obtaining statements from experts, describing damages and injuries, and offering conclusions about the nature of the accident 

 

Collecting different types of high-quality evidence will help victims and attorneys create a strong and thorough case to ensure that you have the best possible outcome for your injury claim.  We will help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries and your losses. Call us today to protect your rights as an accident victim.