There are many types of personal injury claims. Individuals who suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence can recover damages from the person or company responsible. Depending on the situation in which you were injured, when you file a claim you will be dealing with an insurance company that handles either automobile, malpractice, homeowners, business or workers compensation. The most common types of personal injury claims we assist victims with are related to auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death and dog bite injuries.
The most common claims at The Womac Law Firm are injuries related to auto accidents. Due to the number of cars on the road and driver distractions, accidents and injuries from accidents have increased over the years. If injured, the driver, passengers and pedestrians can file a claim. Our area of practice involves auto accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, company vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bus accidents. A serious accident can sometimes cause a fatality. If a loved one has been killed in an accident, the driver or person that caused the accident can be found negligent, and a claim can be awarded. These types of claims are called wrongful death claims.
Slip and fall accidents are another type of personal injury claim we handle at our personal injury firm. Slip and fall injuries are accidents caused by an individual or business. They are common in many settings, however commercial settings, such as in malls and stores, are most common. If you are injured from a slip and fall, one thing to remember is to file an incident report with the retailer at the time of your fall.
Dog bites are another type of personal injury claim that we can help you with at The Womac Law Firm. According to the American Humane Society, there are over 4.7 million dog bites a year in the United States and over 800,000 of these bites require medical attention. In 2012, the CDC said that 27,000 people went for reconstructive surgery related to dog bites. If a dog has bitten you, and the bite is deep or is showing signs of infection, seek medical attention for your injuries.
Damages for Injuries
If you have been injured due to someone’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages in the form of financial compensation from the person at fault. In Louisiana, general damages include past and future pain and suffering, past and future mental anguish, past and future loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and permanent disability of the body.
Regardless of the injury you have suffered, The Womac Law Firm can help answer any questions you have regarding your accident. Call us for a free consultation and talk with one of our New Orleans experienced personal injury attorneys.