The Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys office in Baton Rouge

Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Baton Rouge

The term personal injury describes any form of physical or mental harm suffered through someone else’s negligence. The most common types of personal injury claims in Louisiana are car wrecks and truck accidents, but personal injuries can happen due to a variety of factors. These include defective products, slip and fall accidents, industrial workplace accidents, and the wrongful death of a loved one.

The experienced Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have successfully recovered $2.5 Billion for victims of personal injury accidents in Baton Rouge and all over Louisiana. Give us a call at 225.888.8888 when you’ve been the victim of an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. You deserve compensation so you can heal from your injuries.

How Can a Personal Injury Affect You?

Depending on the type of accident you’ve experienced, your injuries can vary widely, from the relatively mild to catastrophic. They can include everything from bruises and scrapes to wrist and ankle fractures, other broken bones, whiplash or other neck injuries, head trauma, including traumatic brain injury, and spinal injuries.

Regardless of the injuries you’ve sustained, the medical bills and associated expenses you incur can be expensive. You might also find yourself missing other bills due to your inability to work after your injuries. If you’re suffering a permanent disability or impairment from your injury, you might be completely unable to work, resulting in lost earning capacity.

At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, we believe you shouldn’t have to face these burdens alone. The responsible party and their insurance should fully cover your losses, both present and future.

We Can Help You Deal with Insurance

Unfortunately, insurance companies are not in the business of helping you heal—in fact, quite the opposite. They might call you early on with a settlement offer, but that is almost certainly the bare minimum, and nowhere near what you deserve. Insurance companies are incentivized to settle cases as quickly and cheaply as possible, and they don’t care about whether you heal from your injuries or not.

In contrast, a compassionate Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has your best interests at heart, and can help you recover the maximum available compensation for your injuries. We will advocate on your behalf against the faulty party and their insurance, and even argue your case in court if it’s necessary.

Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

In order to recover compensation in your personal injury claim, you must demonstrate that your injuries were the result of the at-fault party’s negligence. The following four elements must be met for the other party to be held liable for your injuries:

  1. The defendant owed you a legal duty of care for your safety
  2. The defendant breached that duty through their action or inaction
  3. That action or inaction caused your injury
  4. You were harmed or injured as a result of that action or inaction

In a car accident or truck wreck, the other driver can be held liable for your injury if they were speeding, driving distracted or under the influence, or otherwise flaunting traffic laws. In other cases, establishing liability can be a complex issue—but an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to help strengthen your claim.

What to Do After Being Injured Due to Negligence

Immediately after you’ve suffered a personal injury, call 911. Not only can the first responders at the scene stabilize your injuries and give you life-saving medical care—their reports will serve as crucial evidence in your claim. The same goes with the law enforcement officer who arrives. Make sure to give them your statement and ask for a copy of the official police report.

While you should report your injury to your insurance, do not accept any settlement offer until you’ve called a lawyer and discussed your legal options. Remember: insurance is not interested in your well-being, but in settling your case as quickly and cheaply as possible.

When Should I Call a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer?

Call Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys at 225.888.8888 as soon as possible after your accident. A dedicated Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer will listen to the details of your case and give you advice on how to proceed. We’ll also get started on your case right away, finding evidence, filing paperwork, and preparing arguments.

In Louisiana, the law stipulates a 1-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases. If you wait longer than a year after the date of your injury to file a claim, it may be denied outright. This is another reason why it’s vitally important to secure a personal injury lawyer. Baton Rouge law firm Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are available to help with your case today.

Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Victims

When you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident, you’re likely in pain and suffering. You could also be dealing with mounting medical costs and no way to pay them. You need an advocate on your side to help you navigate the confusing legal landscape and to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys have 679+ years of combined legal experience practicing law in Louisiana, and during that time we’ve helped thousands of clients heal after their injuries. Give us a call at 225.888.8888 for a free consultation, and we’ll get started on your case right away. In fact, we won’t charge you a dime until we win or settle your case—that’s the G Guarantee.