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Rayville Personal Injury Lawyer

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Louisiana 

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct of another person or party, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. At the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin, we help people in Rayville and throughout Richland Parish with all types of personal injury cases. Our experienced team has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of the injured, and we have handled hundreds of jury trials over the past 20+ years. 

Led by founding attorney, Damon D. Kervin, our firm offers an individualized, one-on-one approach. When you turn to our team, you will receive personal attention from your attorney every step of the way. We are always here to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have as we help you navigate the legal process. 

Injured in an accident? Contact the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin to learn how our Rayville personal injury lawyer can help. Call (318) 269-7443 for a consultation. 

Determining Liability in Your Personal Injury Case

When filing a personal injury claim, you have the burden of proof. This simply means that you are the one responsible for proving your case against the liable party (known as the defendant). To prove your case, you must first establish liability. This involves demonstrating that the defendant is legally responsible for your damages, or the collective economic and non-economic losses you have suffered as a result of your injury.

To determine liability, our team looks at a variety of available evidence, including but not limited to:

  • Police reports
  • Accident reports 
  • Medical records 
  • Witness statements 
  • Cellphone records 
  • Commercial vehicle data recorders
  • Nearby surveillance footage 

To prove that the defendant is liable for your damages, we work to first prove that they owed you a duty of care. This could be an implied duty of care, such as the one all motorists owe to others on the road, or an explicit duty of care outlined by state or federal law. We then work to demonstrate how the defendant breached this duty of care. Some examples include driving carelessly or recklessly, operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or failing to follow established safety standards in the workplace. 

One of the most important elements of proving liability is showing the connection between the defendant’s negligent or wrongful conduct and the incident that caused your injury. For example, we may work to show how the defendant’s violation of traffic laws led to the car crash that left you suffering severe, catastrophic injuries. Or we may use available evidence to prove that the defendant’s failure to properly train employees led to a disastrous and entirely avoidable industrial accident, resulting in your loved one’s death

Common Damages in Personal Injury Cases

The purpose of filing a personal injury claim is to not only obtain justice and hold the liable party accountable but also to recover damages.

Examples of common damages in personal injury cases include: 

  • Medical expenses 
  • Future care costs 
  • Lost income/wages
  • Loss of earning ability
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation
  • Transportation costs 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Trauma 

The exact details of your case will determine the types of damages you can expect to receive, as well as the overall value of your claim. Some common factors that affect these things include the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care, what insurance coverage is available, and your degree of fault in causing the incident (if any). 

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Cases? 

Louisiana has a deadline by which you must file your personal injury lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations, and it is typically just one year from the date of the injury. With some rare exceptions, if you do not file your lawsuit within one year, your case will be dismissed. This means you will be unable to sue for damages and cannot recover any compensation for your losses.

Clients We've Helped

Reviews & Testimonials
  • Me and my daughter are so grateful.

  • "Mr. Damon Kervin for the most professional representation ever. I admire you and your staff's composure, work ethic, and most of all your excellent representation."
  • "He demonstrated skill and experience. He took the time to explain fully the process we faced."
    Michael E.

How Our Rayville Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help 

Getting back on your feet after a serious injury can be extremely difficult. Right now, your focus should be on getting the medical care you need to heal—not on how you are going to pay your bills and manage your everyday expenses while you are out of work and recovering from your injury. You shouldn’t have to worry about fighting with the insurance company for a fair settlement, but, unfortunately, this could very well be your reality without the help of a knowledgeable attorney.

When you trust your recovery to the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin team, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to maximize your recovery. You can take the time you need to heal while we handle the various legal details of your case. From investigating the incident and gathering invaluable evidence to support your case to negotiating with the insurance company or liable party on your behalf, our Rayville personal injury lawyer is prepared to take care of everything. 

Most importantly, we are here for you throughout the process. Our team is always ready to answer your questions and provide the information you need to make empowered decisions about your case. We work directly with our clients to help ensure their concerns are heard and their needs are met. 

For a no-obligation consultation, call (318) 269-7443 or contact us online today. 

What Sets Us Apart

  • We Bring More Than 20 Years of Experience to Our Legal Practice
  • There Are No Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
  • We Can Handle Your Case, So You Can Focus on Your Recovery

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