The term “personal injury” applies to a wide area of claims that arise when one party believes that his or her damages were caused by another party, resulting in a lawsuit. Examples of personal injury claims are
- wrongful death,
- defective products
- car accidents
- slip and fall
- sexual harassment cases.
If the wrongful conduct of another party can be proven or if liability is accepted, the injured party (the plaintiff) may be entitled to monetary compensation from the defendant. At Houson R. Lafrance P.A. we represent clients on a contingency fee basis and receive compensation only if we recover money for the client. This allows people who would otherwise be unable to afford a lawyer to have legal representation.
If you think you have a personal injury case, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer to explore your legal rights. Claims can, for example, be made by individuals, by a guardian, by a decedent’s estate, as well as by larger groups in class action lawsuits, depending upon the nature of the case.
Key factors to consider in hiring a personal injury lawyer is his or her’s willingness and ability to take your case to trial and a proven track record in obtaining settlements or winning jury trials – whether its a big case or a small case.
Because the plaintiff has to prove their case. Hiring a skilled lawyer who is prepared to take your case into litigation is critical. Most important you need a lawyer who will not ask you to take a settlement because they are afraid to go to trial.