PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER JOSEPH GREENWALD SHREVEPORT BOSSIER

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Personal Injury Lawyer in Shreveport, LA

Joey Greenwald has represented thousands of personal injury clients throughout the state of Louisiana in a wide variety of personal injury claims, as a personal injury lawyer in Shreveport Louisiana, including 18 wheeler accidents, car wrecks, drunk driving accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, vehicle rollovers, offshore and maritime cases, wrongful death cases, and personal injury cases that have involved injuries such as brain injuries, amputations, fractures, burns and various disc injuries. If you need a personal injury lawyer in Shreveport, make sure to call the Greenwald Law Firm.

When to hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Shreveport, LA

If someone causes you harm – physical, financial or otherwise the State of Louisiana requires the responsible party pay for it., according to La.C.C. Art. 2315. Louisiana law recognizes the following non-exclusive types of personal injury matters:

La.C.C. Art. 2315: Liability for acts causing damages

-Every act whatsoever of man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it.

La.C.C. Art. 2315.1: Survival Action

-If a person who has been injured by an offense or quasi offense dies, the right to recover all damages for injury to that person, his property or otherwise, caused by the offense or quasi offense, shall survive for a period of one year from the death of the deceased in favor of:

  1. The surviving spouse and child or children of the deceased, or either the spouse or the child or children.
  2. The surviving father and mother of the deceased, or either of them if he left no spouse or child surviving.
  3. The surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, or parent surviving.
  4. The surviving grandfathers and grandmothers of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, parent, or sibling surviving.

La.C.C. Art. 2315.2: Wrongful Death Action

-If a person dies due to the fault of another, suit may be brought by the following persons to recover damages which they sustained as a result of the death:

  1. The surviving spouse and child or children of the deceased, or either the spouse or the child or children.
  2. The surviving father and mother of the deceased, or either of them if he left no spouse or child surviving.
  3. The surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, or parent surviving.
  4. The surviving grandfathers and grandmothers of the deceased, or any of them, if he left no spouse, child, parent, or sibling surviving.

-The right of action granted by this Article prescribes one year from the death of the deceased.

La.C.C. Art. 2315.4: Additional Damages; Intoxicated Defendant

-In addition to general and special damages, exemplary damages may be awarded upon proof that the injuries on which the action is based were caused by a wanton or reckless disregard for the rights and safety of others by a defendant whose intoxication while operating a motor vehicle was a cause in fact of the resulting injuries.

La.C.C. Art. 2315.6: Liability for damages caused by injury to another

-The following persons who view an event causing injury to another person, or who come upon the scene of the event soon thereafter, may recover damages for mental anguish or emotional distress that they suffer as a result of the other person’s injury:

    1. The spouse, child or children, and grandchild or grandchildren of the injured person, or either the spouse, the child or children, or the grandchild or grandchildren of the injured person.
    2. The father and mother of the injured person, or either of them.
    3. The brothers and sisters of the injured person or any of them.
    4. The grandfather and grandmother of the injured person, or either of them.

La.C.C. Art. 2315.7: Liability for damages caused by criminal sexual activity occurring during childhood

-In addition to general and special damages, exemplary damages may be awarded upon proof that the injuries on which the action is based were caused by a wanton and reckless disregard for the rights and safety of the person through criminal sexual activity which occurred when the victim was seventeen years old or younger, regardless of whether the defendant was prosecuted for his or her acts.

La.C.C. Art. 2317: Acts of others and of things in custody

-We are responsible, not only for the damage occasioned by our own act, but for that which is caused by the act of persons for whom we are answerable, or of the things which we have in our custody. This, however, is to be understood with the following modifications.

La.C.C. Art. 2317.1: Damage caused by ruin, vice, or defect in things

-The owner or custodian of a thing is answerable for damage occasioned by its ruin, vice, or defect, only upon a showing that he knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known of the ruin, vice, or defect which caused the damage, that the damage could have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable care, and that he failed to exercise such reasonable care.

La.C.C. Art. 2318: Acts of minors

-The father and the mother are responsible for the damage occasioned by their minor child, who resides with them or who has been placed by them under the care of other persons, reserving to them recourse against those persons. However, the father and mother are not responsible for the damage occasioned by their minor child who has been emancipated by marriage, by judgment of full emancipation, or by judgment of limited emancipation that expressly relieves the parents of liability for damages occasioned by their minor child. The same responsibility attaches to the tutors of minors.

La.C.C. Art. 2319: Acts of interdicts

-Neither a curator nor an undercurator is personally responsible to a third person for a delictual obligation of eh interdict in his charge solely by reason of his office.

La.C.C. Art. 2320: Acts of servants, students or apprentices

-Masters and employers are answerable for the damage occasioned by their servants and overseers, in the exercise of the functions in which they are employed.
-Teachers and artisans are answerable for the damage caused by their scholars or apprentices, while under their superintendence.
-in the above cases, responsibility only attaches, when the masters or employers, teachers and artisans, might have prevented the act which caused the damage, and have not done it.
-The master is answerable for the offenses and quasi-offenses committed by his servants, according to the rules which are explained under the title: Of quasi-contracts, and of offenses and quasi-offenses.

La.C.C. Art. 2321: Damages caused by animals

-The owner of an animal is answerable for the damage caused by the animal. However, he is answerable for the damage only upon a showing that he knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known that his animal’s behavior would cause damage, that the damage could have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable care, and that he failed to exercise such reasonable care. Nonetheless, the owner of a dog is strictly liable for damages for injuries to persons or property caused by the dog and which the owner could have prevented and which did not result from the injured person’s provocation of the dog.

La.C.C. Art. 2322: Damage caused by ruin of building

-The owner of a building is answerable for the damage occasioned by its ruin, when this is caused by neglect to repair it, or when it is the result of a vice or defect in its original construction. However, he is answerable for damages only upon a showing that he knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known of the vice or defect which caused the damage, that the damage could have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable care, and that he failed to exercise such reasonable care.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions:

How much will it cost for the Greenwald Law Firm, L.L.C., to review my case?
An experienced Greenwald Law attorney will sit with you for a cost and obligation-free consultation. At Greenwald Law we listen carefully to the details of your claim, regardless of the type, and give you our best professional opinion of how to move forward.

How much will it cost for the Greenwald Law Firm, L.L.C., to handle my case?
Greenwald Law represents any personal injury claim on a contingency basis. You pay nothing unless we win compensation in your case.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?
Obtaining compensation for your injuries can be a difficult task. Many factual and legal issues come into play when evaluating personal injury claims. Greenwald Law has years of experience handling a variety of personal injury cases in Shreveport Louisiana. We stand ready to assist in yours.

How long do I have to file suit?
Louisiana law provides you one year from the date of your accident to file suit. Because time is a factor, it is important to call the Greenwald Law today to make the first step toward restitution.

Give us a call today if you or a loved one has been injured and would like to take advantage of a FREE consultation.