Shreveport Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a personal injury due to an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, or by medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, or any other occurrence that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering or other damages. When facing the aftermath of a personal injury, it is essential that you hire an experienced Shreveport personal injury attorney to handle your case and fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.
At Simmons, Morris & Carroll LLC, we are dedicated to helping individuals who have suffered the following injuries, accidents, and more. Click on the following links for more information:
If you have been the victim of a car accident that was caused by someone else's negligent driving or lack of attention, you owe it to yourself to seek compensation for you medical bills and pain and suffering. We can provide you with more information about car accident injuries and the various causes of car accidents, including texting while driving and more.
Defective drugs can cause serious medical issues for the individuals who suffer the effects of them. When a drug has not been approved for distribution, or if the drug has been approved, and the side effects have not been fully disclosed or identified before it made it to market, the medical repercussions can be devastating. In other instances, your doctor may mistakenly or negligently prescribe a medication to you that you are allergic to, or does not react well with another medication you are taking.
Dog bites can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, deep lacerations, and lifelong disfigurement. In most cases, it is the fault of the dog owner, and he or she should be held responsible for the physical damage their pet has caused, not to mention the emotionally traumatic, psychological scarring that such an incident can leave.
Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk driving accidents are one of the most devastating types of accidents that can occur, and in many cases cause severe or permanent injuries, or the tragic loss of life. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you are entitled to seek financial compensation for the injuries you sustained. Compensation can help offset the cost of your medical bills, treatments, medications, and pain and suffering.
Falling merchandise in a retail store, such as a grocery store, department store, electronics store, or any other type of store can be extremely dangerous and cause serious head and brain injuries or other types of injuries. In most cases, the accident occurs because merchandise was not correctly placed on the shelves or the shelves were inadequate for the weight of the merchandise and collapsed.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to give their patient the proper treatment or care that could reasonably be expected under the circumstances. In other instances, negligence on the part of the medical provider can result in medication errors, failure to diagnose, and birth injuries occurring, with deadly consequences.
Due to the lack of protection a motorcycle affords its passengers, a motorcycle accident can be extremely dire and cause serious injuries to those involved. If you have suffered a motorcycle injury, such as broken bones, severe abrasions or other more serious injuries, you need to speak with an attorney. There are many types of motorcycle accidents, and your case may require special attention from an attorney, especially if you were involved with an uninsured motorist.
Negligence is defined as a failure to exercise the proper care and consideration that can reasonably be expected from an individual in a particular circumstance. Negligence can lead to serious accidents, and catastrophic injuries. It can be as little as not fixing a broken step, to something as big as performing the wrong surgery on a patient. If you have suffered an injury due to someone's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is one of the most upsetting areas of personal injury law to consider. When an innocent person, who requires the medical care and attention of a fulltime nursing home staff, is neglected and abused, the results can be fatal. Malnourishment, failure to provide the proper medication, and improper hygiene are the most common instances of abuse that plague nursing homes today.
Beyond the vehicular accidents listed above, other types of accidents, such as bicycle accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, oil field accidents can cause serious, even catastrophic injuries to the victims. If you have suffered an injury due to any type of accident, whether a vehicular accident or otherwise, a personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering.
Slip & Fall
A slip and fall accident may appear minor initially, but it can lead to very serious injuries, and is usually avoidable if the property owner where the incident occurred had maintained the property properly, by taking care of broken or uneven pavement, or posting signs to warn people. If an accident occurred as a result of a spill, the property owner may also be held liable.
Due to their sheer size and weight, truck accidents can be extremely dangerous, and often deadly. 18-wheeler accidents can cause severe damage to other motorists, and if they are traveling at high speeds, are unwieldy and difficult to control. There are many causes of truck accidents, including a tired driver, drunk driving and more.
Types of Injuries
Of the many types of injuries that can occur, the most common types that personal injury attorneys deal with in accident cases are spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, broken bones, and catastrophic injuries. These injuries can be terribly devastating, and cause long-lasting disabilities, such as paralysis or permanent loss of cognitive abilities, among others.
Being injured on the job can lead to many complications, especially if you are having difficulties getting the workers' compensation settlement that you deserve form your employer. Employers and their insurance companies will do everything in their power to pay our little to no money on you workers' compensation claim, unless you have the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
A wrongful death claim is brought against an individual in court who may be held liable for the death of someone. This can be any person responsible for causing an accident, releasing a defective product or dangerous drug, or a health provider whose negligence has caused the death of his or her patient. Wrongful death claims can afford the victim's family financial compensation for the victim's final expenses, as well as the family's pain and suffering.
Take Legal Action Today
When hiring a personal injury attorney to fight for you in court, you want a lawyer with experience, knowledge and compassion, who really understands the sensitive nature of a personal injury case. At Simmons, Morris & Carroll LLC, we have over 70 years of combined experience handling personal injury claims, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.