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The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Mansfield Melancon represent individuals in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and across the state of Louisiana who have been injured in a wide range of accidents. Whether it is a car crash involving a negligent driver, a slip and fall in a cluttered grocery store aisle, or a nursing home abuse incident, our attorneys can help you get the just compensation you deserve and ensure that those responsible for your injuries are held fully accountable.

Regardless of the cause, a person injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident has the right to seek compensation from those responsible.

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Causes of Car, Truck, and Other Types of Accidents

The risk of an accident is an unfortunate part of life on the road, even for the most experienced and careful drivers. You can take all of the available precautions and still end up in a crash for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of accidents include:

  • Drinking and Driving

  • Distracted Driving

  • Speeding

  • Inclement Weather

  • Failure to Signal Turns and/or Lane Changes

  • Hazardous Road Conditions

  • Disregarding Traffic Lights and Street Signs

  • Defective Vehicles and/or Parts

The money damages typically available in Louisiana car accident cases include compensation for property damage and the cost of repairing or replacing the vehicle, as well as medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages due to time away from work while recuperating. In the tragic event that a person is killed in an accident, his or her family has the right to seek similar compensation for wrongful death.

A person seeking compensation from another individual or entity for injuries caused in an auto accident typically needs to show that the person or entity was negligent. To prove negligence, you have to show that the person or entity violated what courts and lawyers call a “duty of care,” that their actions or inactions caused the crash and you were injured as a result.

Individuals injured in an auto accident have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit for compensation. That is why it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. We provide free consultations for personal injury cases.

Getting compensation for car accident injuries can also require a significant amount of haggling with insurance companies, both your own and that of the person or entity responsible for the crash. It is vital to understand insurers’ obligations before signing off on any agreements with an insurance company.




Personal Injury Cases in Louisiana

Although car accidents are common, there are a number of other types of mishaps in which people can be injured. We represent clients in these and other cases:

  • Slip and Fall

    Mansfield Melancon’s slip and fall lawyers always urge those who have been injured due to a slip and fall to speak with us as soon as possible.  Thousands of Americans are seriously injured on someone else’s property when they slip on a hazardous surface and fall. Read More

  • Offshore Accidents

    At Mansfield Melancon Cranmer & Dick, we understand that offshore accidents can cause pain as well as stress. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing you with the legal advice and protection you need as you pursue justice and compensation. Read More

  • Nursing Home Abuse

    The nursing home abuse lawyers at Mansfield Melancon can help you determine your legal options and work with you to ensure that your loved one receives the compensation and care that they deserve. Read More

  • Dog Bites

    Big or small, the size of the dog does not matter!  If a dog has bitten you it is imperative that you first seek the necessary medical treatment and then contact a lawyer at Mansfield Melancon so we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Read More


Anytime you’re involved with a potential legal issue, it’s important to have an experienced attorney to help guide you through the legal process. The personal injury attorneys at Mansfield Melancon are dedicated to serving Louisiana residents.

Our attorneys have experience successfully representing clients in court and at the negotiating table. We also have a strong track record of success in a full spectrum of personal injury matters. We aggressively take on insurance companies and we understand how insurers often try to limit or avoid payouts. Despite their efforts, if an insurer attempts to make a lowball offer, we do not give in to the pressure. Our team works tirelessly to maximize the compensation that our clients receive.


At Mansfield Melancon, you will get the personal service and accessibility that you deserve from your lawyers. From the moment you hire our firm, you will receive the direct email addresses and cell phone numbers of your team of lawyers. We will constantly keep you informed about developments in your case, and we will make it a priority to respond to your questions promptly.

We only work on a contingent fee basis for personal injury cases. This means that we only charge a fee if we win your case. In other words, our getting paid is “contingent” upon our success. Plus, you work directly with our lawyers and not a paralegal or case manager. During your consultation, if we decide to pursue your case, we will constantly keep you informed about developments throughout the entire process.