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The Important of Proving Negligence

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 09:26

To prove liability in a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney must establish that the offender was negligent. In legal terms, this means that the offender failed to exercise reasonable care, despite foreseeing that this failure might result in harm to the other party.

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Requesting Damages

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 09:26

Persons who have been injured as a result of another party's carelessness or wrongdoing may make a claim or file a lawsuit to collect money as compensation for losses, which may include the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses resulting from the injury
  • Property damages resulting from the injury
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Emotional or psychological harm
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Legal expenses
  • Wrongful death
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Types of Personal Injury

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 09:26

Louisiana law recognizes that harm resulting from another party's negligence may arise from vastly different circumstances that lead to different kinds of harm. The following types of injury are recognized under state law as justification for a personal injury lawsuit.

Physical Injury

Accidents are often the cause of personal injuries, with trucking, railroad, airline, construction, and elevator accidents being some of the more common occurences. But personal injury can also result from other situations, such as the use of unsafe products or when a pharmacy negligently dispenses the wrong medication. If you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you are entitled to recover your losses.

Psychological Injury

In the absence of physical harm, damage may also be caused as a result of psychological injury. Victims who have suffered psychological trauma are entitled to recover losses when the injury rises to the level of impairing the victim's ability to lead a normal life or limits his major life activities.

Medical Malpractice

Sometimes even highly trained doctors and nurses can unintentionally and negligently injure patients. Medical malpractice actions have been limited in Louisiana by the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act. Because this Act seriously impinges upon the rights of injured patients, it is important that you select an attorney who is familiar with this law and the Louisiana cases interpreting this law.

Wrongful Death

In Louisiana, certain family members have the right to seek damages for the wrongful death of a family member who has died as a result of another party's negligence. This type of lawsuit seeks to recover damages for the loss of love and affection, as well as services and benefits that were provided by the deceased victim.

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 September 2012 16:43 )

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