Shreveport Office

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Shreveport, LA

Understanding Louisiana’s Personal Injury Laws 

In Louisiana, you have the right to file a claim for damages when you are injured or otherwise harmed by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. Filing a personal injury claim allows you to seek financial compensation for specific losses—both economic and non-economic—associated with your injury and/or loss. 

Navigating this process can be difficult without the help of an experienced attorney. You’ll be required to prove your case, including proving the various damages you have sustained and demonstrating that someone else is liable. This typically requires presenting supporting evidence and communicating extensively with the insurance company or liable party.

At the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin, we have more than 20 years of experience handling all types of personal injury claims. We understand the ins and outs of the law, as well as how to effectively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. 

We encourage you to reach out to our team today to learn more during a free, no-obligation consultation. We offer contingency fees, which means you don’t pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.

Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim? 

Under Louisiana’s personal injury laws, anyone who has suffered an injury that led to measurable damages can file a personal injury claim as long as they can prove that someone else was to blame. The “someone else” involved can be another person, such as a careless motorist, or some other entity, such as a negligent business, a manufacturer, or even a government agency. 

Personal injury claims often arise from the following types of incidents: 

  • Motor vehicle accidents, such as car, motorcycle, and truck crashes
  • Accidents between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists
  • Construction accidents and industrial accidents 
  • Injuries and deaths caused by offshore and maritime accidents
  • Oilfield injuries
  • Plant and refinery accidents

If you were injured or your loved one passed away due to someone else’s careless, negligent, or wrongful behavior, you are likely entitled to file a personal injury claim. 

How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? 

The statute of limitations, or filing deadline, for most personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana is one year from the date of injury. In wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is also one year, beginning on the date of death and not necessarily the date on which the fatal incident occurred.  

If the statute of limitations expires, you will almost certainly lose your right to sue for damages, as there are very few exceptions to this rule. However, certain exceptions do apply. Even if you believe the statute of limitations may have expired, we encourage you to reach out to our firm to discuss your legal options during a free initial consultation. 

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.

What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Case? 

While every case is different, many people are able to recover certain types of damages in their personal injury claims. 

These damages often include: 

  • Medical expenses, including future care costs
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy 
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Transportation costs to and from medical appointments
  • Lost income and/or wages 
  • Lost or reduced earning ability 
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Counseling and therapy costs 
  • Lost enjoyment of life 

At the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin, we can help you understand what types of damages you may be entitled to receive. We are here to discuss your case and options for recovery at absolutely no cost to you.

Can You File a Claim If You Were Partly at Fault? 

Because Louisiana follows a rule of pure comparative negligence, you can still file a personal injury claim if you were partly at fault for the incident that led to your injury and resulting damages. This is true regardless of your degree of fault. However, the amount you can recover in compensation will be reduced if you are found to be partly to blame.

For example, if you were involved in a car accident where the other driver ran a red light, but you were looking at your cellphone when the crash occurred, the insurance company may argue that you were 30% to blame. If you suffered $10,000 in damages, your recovery would be reduced by 30%, meaning you could only recover up to 70% of that amount, or $7,000. 

Remember, the insurance company is not on your side. Often, it will use this rule to try to limit the amount it has to pay you after an accident. We strongly recommend that you work with a knowledgeable attorney, like Attorney Damon D. Kervin, who can protect your rights and advocate for your best interests. 

You can reach us online or by phone at (318) 269-7443. Get in touch with us today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our Shreveport personal injury lawyer.

How the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin Help

We understand that this is likely one of the most difficult times in your life. That’s why we provide highly personalized and compassionate legal representation every step of the way. When you choose the Law Offices of Damon D. Kervin, you get a team that will fight tirelessly for you and the full, fair recovery you deserve. 

Our Shreveport personal injury lawyer has more than two decades of experience and a long track record of success, having secured millions of dollars in compensation. We can assist you with everything from investigating your claim and gathering important supporting evidence to negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement on your behalf. If necessary, we are fully prepared to take your case to court and represent you at trial.

To learn how we can help you with your case, contact us today at (318) 269-7443 and request a completely consultation. 

Get to Know Our Team

We are committed to helping you fight for fair compensation.

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

Contact Us

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy