We handle individual and class action lawsuits for Accidental Death, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Maritime Injuries, and Products Liability
We will discuss the facts of your case and give you an evaluation regarding the likelihood of a favorable settlement or court decision. We prepare each case for a maximum money award by settlement, litigation or mediation. If we believe that an offer is inadequate we take your case to court. You won't pay attorneys' fees unless you obtain money in a settlement or court order.
You or a family member suffers a physical, mental or emotional injury as a result of the negligence or intentional actions of an individual or business. Personal injury falls under tort law.
A tort is a wrong that is deemed by the law as grounds for a lawsuit. Torts usually fall into three main areas: intentional torts (intentionally causing someone harm), negligence and product liability torts (the manufacturing and selling of defective products).
Any conduct that falls below a reasonable standard of care and which results in an injury to another.
In Louisiana, most cases are given one year from the date of the injury in which to file a lawsuit. Special circumstances and certain laws can alter this time limit.
After the emotional and physical stress of a personal injury accident this can be tempting, especially if it includes a substantial amount of money. However, if you have been approached with a settlement offer, it is most likely less than you deserve. An insurance company’s main objective is to settle for the least amount of money possible. If you need help determining whether or not to accept an offer call Howard & Reed to schedule a free consultation.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to negligence, you need to have a personal injury attorney on your side. Your attorney works to protect your rights and interests against big companies and the attorneys defending the responsible party.
As soon as possible. In most cases personal injury suits can be won or lost based on the evidence alone. As soon as your attorney can begin the process of fact finding, gathering witness statements and documenting evidence, the better the chance of a judgement in your favor.
At Howard and Reed, personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. Contingency means that you do not pay attorneys’ fees unless we secure a settlement for you or succeed in court. If there is no award or settlement, you pay no attorneys’ fees. Your initial consultation is free.
You will need to provide us with any evidence related to your case. Help us gain insight and understand how the injury has adversely affected you or your family member. You will likely be interviewed by the other party’s attorney in a deposition. We help prepare you for this interview and are by your side throughout the duration. If your lawsuit does go to trial, you will need to be part of that team effort.
All cases are unique. Your free consultation includes discussing factors that determine the value of your case such as:
A type of lawsuit that occurs when a large group of people have been aggrieved by the conduct of a common person, business, or group of entities.
It depends on the complexity of your case. There is no set formula used to determine how long it will take to prosecute a personal injury claim. You can be assured that the Attorneys at Howard & Reed will do whatever it takes to get your case efficiently and ethically settled.