If you have been involved in an accident for which you were partially at
fault, you may be wondering whether or not you can seek damages. Pure
comparative negligence is the legal basis the courts use when awarding
damages in Louisiana. What this means is that victims are allowed to seek
damages, regardless of their own contributing fault. The amount of financial
compensation an individual is eligible to receive will be directly determined
based on the percentage of fault the jury assigns to him or her.
If the jury finds your negligence made you 60 percent responsible for your
own injuries, then you will only be eligible to recover 40 percent of
your initial claim. Hiring a Shreveport personal injury attorney to represent
your case will give you a significant advantage when fighting to maximize
your claim. Our attorneys have more than 70 years combined experience
and we are more than capable of assisting you with your accident claim.
We understand what the court and jury will be looking for and we will work
with you closely to help you achieve the most optimal results for your
particular case. In many cases, what an accident victim originally believed
was his or her fault may not be that way at all. An in-depth investigation
and review of the circumstances leading up to your accident will give
us a clear look at what percentage of fault may be assigned to you.
It is important that you do not admit fault at the accident scene or during
any subsequent interviews with police or insurance company representatives.
An admission of guilt or any indication that you are partially at fault,
will have a direct impact on the outcome of your case. When you call Simmons,
Morris & Carroll LLC, we will investigate your accident, advise you
of your legal rights and begin gathering the evidence necessary to validate
Do not deprive yourself of the compensation you are owed. Call our firm
and let us fight for you.