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Personal Injury Attorneys in New Orleans

The Big Easy draws tourists from around the world to enjoy what New Orleanians have always loved — Creole cuisine, distinctive music, and annual celebrations like Mardi Gras. Unfortunately, tourists or not, New Orleans has its fair share of accidents that result in personal injuries, including car and rideshare accidents, slip and falls, and dog bite attacks. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident in New Orleans, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer at Wright Gray Law Firm today, and let’s discuss how we can help you.

Why Choose the New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyers at Wright Gray Law Firm?

Wright Gray Law Firm was founded when two New Orleans personal injury lawyers joined forces. Together, they bring more than six decades of legal experience to their clients. The legal team at Wright Gray Law Firm has recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for victims of personal injuries. We are not afraid to stand up to insurance companies and demand full and fair compensation for our clients. Our personal injury attorneys will stand by you throughout the legal process and fight on your behalf. Let us handle your personal injury case so you can focus on your own recovery.

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Our New Orleans Law Office and Headquarters

Wright Gray Trial Lawyers has our firm's headquarters located at the following address: 201 St Charles Ave Suite 2710, New Orleans, LA 70170.


Please drop by our office to speak with an attorney at no cost about your New Orleans personal injury claim. You can also reach out to us to set up an appointment for a free consultation.

New Orleans Accident Statistics

The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LaDOTD) publishes reports of traffic accidents that occur throughout the state. In a recent year, LaDOTD reported the following accident statistics for Orleans Parish and the New Orleans area:

  • 6,344 total traffic accidents involving injuries or death
  • 10,621 people suffered injuries in these crashes, and 41 people died

Orleans Parish historically reports the highest number of traffic accidents in the state, with most occurring in New Orleans.

The average cost of injury, fatal, and property-damage-only traffic accidents in Orleans Parish is more than $900 each year, which equates to nearly $5,000 for each licensed driver in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

 


Source: carts.lsu.edu

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New Orleans Personal Injury FAQ

Are you considering filing a personal injury claim against the person or people whose irresponsible decisions or behavior caused you to be injured? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about your case and the process ahead. We’ve addressed some of these concerns below. For more information, contact us today.

What Types of Damages are Available to Victims of Personal Injury in New Orleans?

Victims of personal injury may be eligible to receive compensation for various types of damages, depending on the circumstances of their case. The two main categories of damages are "compensatory" and "punitive" damages. Here's a breakdown of the types of damages that may be available:

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Compensatory Damages

There are two main types of compensatory damages — economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are quantifiable monetary losses that the victim has incurred as a direct result of the injury. These include:

  • Medical Expenses: Costs of medical treatment, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to time off work during recovery.
  • Property Damage: Costs to repair or replace damaged property, such as a vehicle in a car accident.
  • Future Economic Losses: Compensation for potential future income and earning capacity lost due to the injury.

Non-economic damages are non-monetary losses that are more difficult to quantify and typically address the victim's pain, suffering, and emotional distress. These include:

  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress resulting from the injury.
  • Emotional Distress: Compensation for psychological and emotional harm caused by the incident.
  • Loss of Enjoyment: Compensation for the loss of the ability to enjoy life's pleasures and activities.
  • Loss of Consortium: Compensation for the negative impact of the injury on a victim's relationship with their spouse or family members.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are awarded in cases where the defendant's conduct is deemed particularly reckless, malicious, or intentional. These damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future. They are not awarded in all cases and are usually only granted when the defendant's actions were exceptionally egregious.

What is My New Orleans Personal Injury Claim Worth?

The value of a personal injury claim is affected by various factors, such as:

  • The degree of the accident victim’s pain and suffering
  • The severity of the victim’s injuries
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Whether the injuries are permanent, disabling, or disfiguring
  • Whether the accident victim can to return to work in the same capacity as before the accident
  • How strong the evidence is
  • The strength of eyewitness and/or expert testimonies
  • Whether others may be held liable for the accident

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim in New Orleans?

Personal injury law, also known as tort law, encompasses legal rules and regulations that govern civil cases involving individuals who have suffered harm or injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another person, company, government entity, or other organization. The primary objective of personal injury law is to provide compensation to the injured party for the physical, emotional, and financial damages they have suffered as a result of the wrongful conduct of another party.

Should I Accept a Settlement Offer From the Insurance Company in New Orleans?

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident, an insurance company may offer you compensation to quickly settle your claim. The compensation may include money to cover your medical bills and possibly lost wages or income earnings if your injuries prevented you from working as you recovered. You should never accept the insurance company’s offer without talking to a personal injury lawyer. There’s a good chance that offer falls far short of the losses you have suffered. If you accept the settlement, you cannot go back to the insurer and ask for more money if your injuries require more medical care or you are unable to return to your job as quickly as you expected.

One of the personal injury attorneys at Wright Gray Law Firm can review the details of your case and determine all your damages, not just the losses you’ve already incurred, but those you will likely face in the future. Having a lawyer on your side significantly improves your chances of recovering maximum compensation in your personal injury case.

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Proving Negligence in a New Orleans Personal Injury Case

superlawyersIn a personal injury case, to establish a claim of negligence, the plaintiff (the injured party) typically needs to prove four essential elements. These elements collectively form the basis for demonstrating that the defendant (the party being sued) acted negligently and should be held liable for the plaintiff's injuries. The four elements of negligence are:

  • Duty of Care: The defendant must have owed a legal duty of care to the plaintiff. This duty arises when there is a foreseeable risk of harm to others due to the defendant's actions or omissions. The specific duty of care owed can vary depending on the situation and the relationship between the parties.
  • Breach of Duty: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant breached the duty of care. This means that the defendant failed to meet the required standard of care in their actions or omissions. A breach occurs when the defendant's behavior falls below what a reasonable and prudent person would have done under similar circumstances.
  • Causation: The plaintiff must establish a causal link between the defendant's breach of duty and the injuries suffered. There are two aspects of causation:
    • Actual cause: The plaintiff must show that "but for" the defendant's breach of duty, the injury would not have occurred.
    • Proximate cause: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the injury was a foreseeable consequence of the defendant's breach. This element ensures that defendants are not held responsible for unforeseeable and remote consequences of their actions.
  • Damages: The plaintiff must have suffered actual harm or damages as a result of the defendant's breach of duty. Damages can include physical injuries, emotional distress, medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other losses. Without measurable damages, a negligence claim typically cannot be pursued.

What if I’m Partly to Blame for the New Orleans Accident?

national trial lawyersIn Louisiana, personal injury cases are governed by the principle of comparative negligence. This legal concept determines how damages are divided when both the injured party (plaintiff) and the accused party (defendant) are determined to have contributed to the incident. The particular variant of comparative negligence followed in Louisiana is often termed "pure comparative negligence.”

Under Louisiana's pure comparative negligence framework, plaintiffs can pursue compensation for their injuries and losses even if they share some responsibility for the accident. However, the amount of compensation awarded is adjusted proportionally to their percentage of fault. For instance, if a plaintiff is granted $1o0,000 in damages but is deemed 30% responsible, their compensation would be reduced to $70,000 ($100,000 - 30%, or $30,000).

How Can a Lawyer Help Me with a New Orleans Personal Injury Claim?

A New Orleans personal injury lawyer can provide invaluable assistance when you're pursuing a personal injury claim. Here's how a lawyer can help you with your personal injury claim:

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Additional Resources

New Orleans Emergency Rooms

Several emergency rooms and urgent care centers serve New Orleans and the surrounding areas. A few include:

  • University Medical Center New Orleans Emergency Room: 2000 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Tulane Medical Center Emergency Room: 1415 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • New Orleans East Hospital Emergency Room: 5620 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127
  • Children's Hospital New Orleans Emergency Room: 200 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
  • ER - Veterans Affairs Hospital: 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Be sure to get immediate medical attention for any injuries you suffer in New Orleans because of someone else's negligence. As soon as you're able, contact the New Orleans personal injury attorneys at Wright Gray Trial Lawyers for a free case evaluation.

*Disclaimer – Wright Gray Trial Lawyers does not endorse these medical providers, nor do we profit from having them listed on our website.

 

 

New Orleans Courthouses

  • New Orleans Municipal Court: 727 S Broad St # 105, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • New Orleans First City Court: 421 Loyola Ave #201, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • New Orleans Second City Court: 225 Morgan St, New Orleans, LA 70114
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana: 500 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • United States Court of Appeals: 600 S Maestri St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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