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Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyers

Mansfield Melancon Fights for Those Who Have Been Injured 

Accidents happen throughout the day and during our lifetime. Personal injury accidents are not simply accidents when they were caused by the negligence of an individual and/or business.  These personal injury accidents can be minor but oftentimes they are catastrophic and life-changing.  We also understand that the injuries you suffer not only affect you but also your loved ones.

Fortunately, Louisiana has laws that protect those who have been injured by the negligence of others, whether those injuries are minor or life-changing.  It is important to reach out to the attorneys at Mansfield Melancon immediately after an accident so we can start investigating your claim, contact all parties liable for your injuries, and begin fighting to recover the maximum compensation that you deserve. Our attorneys understand that every accident is different and needs individualized attention.  That is why we implement a team approach, and you will benefit from multiple attorneys working on your case.

Cases We Handle

What Damages Can I Recover?

The types of damages that you can recover for a personal injury case will be determined by each individual case. There is no set amount or formula on how much a person can collect in damages for their injuries. We understand that due to the accident you may be out of work and medical bills are starting to pile up. Mansfield Melancon lawyers are skilled in analyzing and investigating injury cases, and we will fight to maximize the damages that you can recover.

Some of the most common types of damages in Louisiana that you can recover are the following: 

  • Medical bills (both past and future)
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Lost wages (both past and future)
  • Mental anguish 
  • Scarring and disfigurement 
  • Loss of companionship, love and support 
  • Punitive damages (if allowed by Louisiana law)

Louisiana Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

Every state has a specific statute of limitations where a specific law governs the time you have to bring a personal injury claim.  Louisiana has one of the most restrictive laws, where it allows you to bring a personal injury claim only 1 year after the accident (in most cases).  After this one-year time period has expired, you may completely lose the opportunity to sue based on your injuries.  Therefore, it is very important that you contact the lawyers at Mansfield Melancon so we can start on your case. 

Immediately following an accident you can help your claim by taking the following steps, if possible: 

  • Document how the accident/injury occurred
  • Write down any names or witnesses of the accident
  • Contact the appropriate authorities if necessary
  • If necessary, go see a doctor immediately if you are injured
  • Capture any photographs or videos o the accident scene, and if possible, your injuries 
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer at Mansfield Melancon so we can take over the investigation and analyze the information that you have provided

Schedule a Free, No Obligation Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer at Mansfield Melancon Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, the personal injury attorneys at Mansfield Melancon can help. We are committed to guiding the people whom we represent through the legal process with experience and personal attention.

Our firm also has a strong track record of getting optimal results for our clients.

Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Louisiana personal injury lawyer. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at (504) 500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at (225) 612-0800, or our Lafayette location at (337) 409-0003.