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Personal Injury Lawyers That Care

If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, property damage, and more.  You need an experienced injury lawyer on your side.  At Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC, we are experienced at handling injury claims across the state of Louisiana.  Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.  We have the skills necessary to ensure you get every penny you deserve.

In most cases you have a limited time to file your case.  The prescriptive period for most injuries in Louisiana is one year from the date of the accident.  Thus, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.  If possible, take pictures after your accident, call your insurance company, and get insurance information from the other parties.  If possible, wait for an accident report; but if severely injured, seek medical treatment immediately.

Once we have been retained, we will immediately begin gathering the evidence needed for a successful adjudication.  We will work with the insurance companies and highlight the strengths of your case.  Once your claim is filed in court, we will fight every step of the way to ensure you get the result you deserve.  While many cases settle, we will not hesitate to go to trial if the insurance company is unreasonable at the negotiation table.

The injury lawyers at Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC have recovered multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients and are ready to fight for you next.  We represent injured clients in the New Orleans area and across Louisiana.  Call us today for a free consultation.


Personal Injury News

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    In Personal Injury
    1. Stay at the scene: Never leave the scene of an accident, no matter how minor it seems.  2. Protect the scene: Put your vehicle in park, turn off the engine, and turn on your hazard lights.  If you have them, use cones, flares, or reflectors to warn other drivers of your presence.  If the wreck is minor, meaning there is little damage and no injuries, move the vehicles out of the way of traffic, especially if you are on the interstate. 3. Check for injuries: Check yourself, [READ MORE]
  • Louisiana’s Direct Action Statute Explained
    In Personal Injury
    Louisiana is a “direct action” state, meaning a plaintiff may name an insurer in a lawsuit.  In most other states, if you bring a personal injury lawsuit, you cannot name the insurance carrier in that lawsuit.  Louisiana on the other hand was one of the first to enact a direct action statute.  It expresses Louisiana’s long public policy that “an insurance policy against liability is not issued primarily for the protection of the insured but for the protection of the [READ MORE]
  • Understanding Louisiana’s Comparative Fault System
    In Personal Injury
    The term “comparative fault” refers to a system of apportioning damages between negligent parties based on their proportionate shares of fault.  Under a comparative fault system, a plaintiff’s negligence will not completely bar recovery like states that employ the harsh contributory negligence rule, but it will reduce the amount of damages the plaintiff can recover based on the plaintiff’s percentage of fault. The “pure comparative fault rule” allows a damaged party to recover even if it [READ MORE]


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