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Your New Orleans, Louisiana Personal Injury Law Firm

Were you injured due to someone else’s carelessness? At The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux, we know how overwhelming being injured in an accident can be, especially when your injuries result in piling medical bills and prevent you from working.

Our mission is to help you through this difficult time. From the moment you call our office, we’ll strive to provide compassionate care while aggressively representing your legal interests.

Recovering from an accident is stressful but obtaining the compensation you deserve shouldn’t be. Please don’t hesitate to call our experienced personal injury law firm today for help.

Cases Our Personal Injury Law Firm Handles

Personal injury law allows an injured person to receive “damages” for their losses (physical and/or emotional) that stemmed from an accident. In other words, you may be compensated financially after suffering harm due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions.

Personal injury cases can arise from a number of situations. Our law firm handles cases including but not limited to:

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When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in New Orleans, the last thing you want to think about is finding a lawyer. But if you’ve been injured, know that you have options and that an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. 

That is why we say, “In Pain? Call Blaine!” because The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux is committed to helping you get the help you need. Personal injury cases can be complex, but we will guide you through every step of the process. We’re here to answer your questions and help you understand your options.

Our office is open 24/7, including on holidays. We know the ins and outs of the system, and we’re here to fight for you.

We won’t rest until we get you the compensation you deserve for your injury. So please don’t hesitate to reach out to us when you’re ready.

The Differences Between a Personal Injury Claim and Lawsuit

“Do I have to go to court?”

This is a very common question among people who decide they want to seek damages after an accident that wasn’t their fault.

In most cases, you will file a personal injury claim against the insurance company of the other party involved. The majority of personal injury claims are settled, meaning you NEVER have to go to court.

However, if a settlement cannot be reached, the best course of action may be to file a lawsuit and take your case to court.

Even though most personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom, the threat of going to trial alone is important. When you have a tough, experienced lawyer on your side, insurance companies know that you mean business and aren’t afraid to file a lawsuit, if necessary. Many times, this will push them to offer you a fair settlement.

This is one of the biggest benefits of hiring an attorney. Our legal team will fight for your interests in and out of the courtroom to ensure the insurance company isn’t taking advantage of you.

Tips to Consider After an Accident

Were you or a loved one just involved in an accident? We know how chaotic and stressful the moments following an accident can be but it’s important that you know how to proceed. This is because your actions can actually damage your ability to obtain compensation for your injuries.

With this in mind, consider these actions after being involved in an accident:

Even if you believe you don’t need to see a doctor for your injuries, it’s important that you do so. Furthermore, you should always follow your doctor’s orders and treatment recommendations.

If you file a claim after an accident that wasn’t your fault but you fail to seek medical attention or ignore your doctor’s orders, this will be a red flag to the insurance company. An insurance adjuster might assume that your injuries aren’t that serious or weren’t actually a result of the accident, both of which can reduce or destroy your chances of obtaining compensation.

After an accident, it’s important to remember that the insurance company isn’t your friend. They are all businesses looking to make a profit year after year to appease their shareholders. Insurance adjusters are trained experts whose main goal is to save their company money.

With this in mind, they may use tactics to push you into accepting the lowest settlement possible.

They may even ask you to sign paperwork that devalues your claim or even releases the company from liability entirely. If you were harmed in an accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t sign anything from the other party’s insurance company unless you have consulted a knowledgeable lawyer first.

Another important tip is to keep detailed records of everything related to your accident. This can include photographs of your injuries, copies of your medical records, any bills, receipts, or property repairs associated with the accident, and the amount of time you’ve missed from work due to your injuries.

Information such as this can act as crucial evidence to prove the nature of your injuries and, ultimately, support the validity of your claim.

Lastly, call personal injury attorney Blaine Barrilleaux. Having an experienced attorney on your side will not only make the difficult legal process less stressful but also improve your chances of a successful claim. Our legal team will help you gather all the paperwork and evidence needed, as well as negotiate with the insurance company so you don’t have to.

Timeline for Personal Injury Cases: Four Things You Need to Know

Personal injury cases are complex. If you’re wondering about the timeline of your case, here are four things you should know about navigating the personal injury system:

The first step of any personal injury case should be to call a knowledgeable attorney. At the Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux, we provide case evaluations that are always 100% FREE. That means you never have to worry about hourly or hidden fees.

In your initial consultation, we’ll evaluate all the details of your accident and strive to answer each and every question you have. It’s our goal to make sure your story is heard. After taking a close look at your case, we’ll inform you of your legal options and whether we’re able to help.

After gathering all the necessary information and paperwork, we’ll begin to argue your case to the other party’s insurance carrier. Settlement negotiations can range from phone calls to a formal demand letter asking that a specific amount of compensation be awarded for your damages.

If a fair settlement is reached during the negotiations, you and the other party involved will sign a formal settlement agreement that details the amount and terms of the compensation you will receive.

If no settlement agreement is made, then we may recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit with a personal injury law firm. At this point, your case will go through the civil court system. Keep in mind that your case can still be settled at any time during the court processes. If your case does go to trial, our attorneys will present your case in front of a jury that will decide whether or not the other party is responsible for the accident and your injuries.

Comparative Fault: What Does it Mean?

The state of Louisiana abides by what is known as comparative fault. This law dictates how an accident will be considered when more than one person is determined to be at fault.

Personal injury law allows you to take action to recover damages from any individual who played a role in the accident that caused you harm. However, if it is determined that you also contributed to the collision, the amount you’re able to recover may be reduced by the percentage of your own fault, according to Louisiana’s comparative fault laws (Civil Code 2323).

What Our Clients Are Saying

5 Star Testimonials

Wanda C.

The service I received from Blaine & associates exceeded my expectations. They have gained my trust and worked to finalize all in my favor. Their hard work and diligence is proven!

Chad J.

Helped me get the settlement I deserved from an insurance company that fought us every step of the way. Mr. Barrilleaux made it look easy and took care of everything.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Nicole B.

Best services in the world. Could not ask for a better law firm.

Matthew C.

Blaine and his team were very helpful and I would recommend their services.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joseph H.

I’m from out of state and a professional truck driver. I had a multi car accident in Louisiana. I was not at fault but injured. Blaine and his staff helped deal with all the insurance companies and lawyers. He was with me for my deposition and met with me when I asked him to, if I was in the area. His staff are great and very patient with people that ask the same questions over and over. I can’t say enough good things about this man as a professional. I would use him again if I need to.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn W.

Blaine Barrilleaux was great. This was my first time ever filing a lawsuit and he and his office made it easy, painless, and informative. They always let me know what the next step in the case was as to not leave me lost and wondering what is going on. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone. Thanks for taking such great care of me.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Charles S.

When I was in pain, I called Blaine and he got the action I wanted! I highly recommend him as a personal injury lawyer. He’s a no nonsense, straight to the point attorney and he doesn’t let the big insurance companies push him around. HE PUSHES BACK!!! THANKS BLAINE!!!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Victor S.

Blaine and his staff are the greatest. They’ve taken very good care of my wife and I since our accident. I would definitely recommend the law office of Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux to anyone seeking a dedicated injury attorney.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joel P.

He made the other insurance company drive to my house to bring me my check from Texas. He was very understanding and listened to everything I said. He fought for me and got me the surgery I dearly needed. You won’t be able to find another lawyer who cares like him. He’s very patient with his clients.

Austin C.

Blaine is fair, smart and caring; his staff is great!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Donna L.

Anytime I needed anything Blaine’s team was there to help me. They were friendly and on top of everything I asked for. I really appreciate how hard and quickly they worked to resolve my case. I would highly recommend Blaine Barrilleaux Law for anyone needing legal help.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn M.

Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff made this process as painless as possible. This was my first time going through a lawsuit and he and his staff made me very comfortable and went above and beyond to make sure I understood the process and what to expect. I would recommend this law firm to anyone seeking help.

Lafayette, Louisiana USA

Jeff and Michelle

Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff went beyond what was ever expected. Blaine was very easy to talk to and he listened to all my needs and concerns. They truly care. Thanks Blaine for all you did for us.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Kimberly S.

Blaine and his staff treated my family with the most respect. Blaine cares for his clients and goes above and beyond for them. Thank you Blaine for all your hard work and time in my case.

Morgan City, LA, USA

Statute of Limitations: How the Time Limits Can Impact Your Case

There are time limits for filing a lawsuit known as statutes of limitations. These statutes are not the same in every state, so it’s important to understand how much time you have to file and how it can impact your case.

In the state of Louisiana, most civil actions have a one-year statute of limitations. This means an injured person has exactly one year from the date of their accident or the date their injury is discovered to file a lawsuit against the other party.

Louisiana’s deadlines when it comes to filing a civil lawsuit can be difficult to understand. If you’re dealing with a personal injury, please contact our personal injury law firm as soon as possible so you don’t miss the filing deadline and your chance to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Do I Have a Claim for My Personal Injury?

Many people hesitate to call a personal injury law firm after an accident because they aren’t sure if they have a case.

If you suffered serious injuries and/or property damage as a direct result of someone else’s carelessness, you likely have a valid claim.

While every situation is different and it can be difficult to know whether or not you have a claim that is worth pursuing, you have nothing to lose by consulting an attorney.

When you call The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux, our team will take a close look at every aspect of your accident and inform you of your options. Don’t wait to find out whether or not you have a case. All you have to do is call, and we’ll take it from there!

Types of Compensation Available for Personal Injury Cases

If you’re seeking damages through a personal injury case, there are typically two types of compensation available:

Any monetary costs associated with your accident are considered economic damages. This can include things like medical bills, rehabilitation and ongoing treatment costs, lost wages, property repairs or replacement, and more.

Many times, victims of a personal injury are not only dealing with financial hardships, like medical bills, but also emotional trauma. This is known as noneconomic damages and can include mental anguish, pain, loss of enjoyment of life, humiliation, and more.

Noneconomic damages can be some of the biggest losses after a tragic accident. However, unlike economic damages, it can be tricky to assign a dollar amount to an individual’s pain and suffering.

In Pain? Call Blaine.

If you’re suffering from a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, you don’t have to deal with the legal system alone. With over 20 years of experience, Blaine Barrilleaux has dedicated his legal career to helping injured victims and their families in New Orleans, Lafayette, Metairie, and other neighboring communities in Louisiana get the compensation they deserve after an accident.

It only takes one call or click to get help from Blaine and his personal injury law firm. Don’t wait. Call The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux at (504) 323-9000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

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