New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer
Get the compensation you deserve with Attorney John Williams
Getting into an accident that results in a personal injury can be stressful and overwhelming for anyone. Not only do you have to recover from the physical and emotional pain that comes with being injured, you must recover from your accident financially, as well. That’s when things can become complicated. You shouldn’t have to pay for the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses if someone else caused your accident, but sometimes recovering compensation from the at-fault party can turn into a heated legal battle.
Attorney John S. Williams is an experienced personal injury lawyer who serves clients in New Orleans and the Greater Louisiana area. Known for treating his clients with compassion and care while aggressively advocating for their best interests, John is passionate about fighting for what’s right, what’s fair and what’s just.
If you were injured in an accident or someone you love died due to negligence, call The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC right away.
What does personal injury consist of?
In the legal world, personal injury law is known as tort law. If you suffer physical or emotional injuries due to the negligence of another party, you are legally allowed to pursue compensation from the at-fault party to recover compensation for your damages.
To have a successful case, you or the lawyer representing you must show that you were owed a duty of care, that duty of care was breached, and you suffered damages as a result.
Personal injury cases typically arise from car accidents and other traffic collisions, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, negligent security, and the wrongful death of an immediate family member. These types of cases almost always include severe and debilitating injuries, such as whiplash, head and brain injuries, broken bones, serious neck and back injuries, spinal cord damage that results in chronic pain or paralysis, burn injuries, lost limbs, scarring, disfigurement and other catastrophic injuries.
Do I really need a personal injury attorney?
If you were injured in an accident where you’re not at fault or someone you love died due to negligence, it can be worth your while to hire a personal injury lawyer. Knowing when you need an attorney and when you don’t is key. Some scenarios where you may want to call a lawyer include:
- You were injured due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of somebody else.
- You sustained a debilitating or permanent injury due to negligence.
- You need to prove someone else is responsible for your accident and injuries.
- You need help calculating the true cost of your accident-related expenses, or damages.
- You don’t know if the settlement offer you received is fair.
- You need help negotiating with the insurance company.
- Your claim has been denied by the insurance company.
- You want to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Your loved one died in a preventable accident and you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
While you can try to use an online damages calculator to get an idea of what your personal injury case is worth, determining how much money you’ll receive from a settlement or verdict is a lot more complex. That’s because the amount of compensation you’re eligible to recover will depend heavily on the specific details of your case, the total cost of your economic and non-economic damages, and whether you can prove the at-fault party is legally responsible for your accident-related expenses.
You may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Your current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages if you can’t work
- Loss of earning capacity if you become disabled or severely limited due to your injury
- Replacement services, such as housekeeping and childcare
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death, if your immediate family member died in an accident that wasn’t their fault
Accident-related expenses such as doctor bills, lost income and property damage are all considered economic damages because they represent an actual financial loss. Compensation for punitive damages, which are intended to punish the at-fault party for egregious acts of negligence (common in cases involving drunk driving accidents), along with compensation for pain and suffering, fall under the category of non-economic damages.
That is why many people choose to hire a lawyer for their personal injury case. An attorney knows how to accurately calculate the true cost of your accident and can request compensation that covers the total cost of both your economic and non-economic damages.
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Let a New Orleans personal injury attorney fight for you
Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or by way of a court verdict, Attorney John Williams will keep your best interests at heart and fight to get you the highest amount of compensation possible for your specific legal case. John has a reputation for treating his clients like family and prides himself on being open, honest and accessible.
When you put your trust in John to represent you, he doesn’t take that trust for granted. He will stand by your side and guide you throughout every step of the process as he works to get a positive outcome in your case.
Located on Canal Street, The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC serves clients in New Orleans and offers legal representation on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t have to pay anything unless we win your case. Contact us today to learn more.