HELPING GOOD PEOPLE WITH REAL PROBLEMS IN SHREVEPORT & BOSSIER CITY
Personal Injury | Wrongful Death | Criminal Defense
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We give incredible legal representation to individuals who have been harmed in accidents or hurt because of the carelessness of another party.
Since opening our doors in 2008, our law firm has become known for “helping good people with real problems.” We have the capacity to forcefully and legally seek our clients’ interests,
standing up to big insurance companies and huge businesses.
As experienced specialists in personal injury and criminal legal matters, we recognize what you are experiencing, and will fight for you, your friends, and family through troublesome times. Whether you are looking for a Shreveport personal injury lawyer, a wrongful death lawyer in Bossier City, or a criminal defense attorney in Shreveport or Bossier City, we’ve got you covered.
For any legal issues you face and our firm will seek the best result for your case.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know if I have a case?
What if I can’t afford an attorney?
When should I call about my case?
What should I do if I am involved in an accident?
- Check yourself and your passengers for any injuries.
- Check all vehicles, drivers, and passengers involved for injuries.
- Call law enforcement and report the accident. Ask for an ambulance to be dispatched if injuries warrant EMS attention.
- Do not move your vehicle unless there is a potential for oncoming traffic to impact it. For instance, if you are on the “blind” side of a hill or a curve you should probably move your vehicle off the roadway (if possible) to avoid another wreck and/or further injury.
- Use your cell phone to take pictures of the accident scene and the vehicles involved.
- Share contact information and insurance information with all other vehicles involved in the accident after the police arrive. Take a photo of the other drivers’ insurance cards.
- Explain your side of the story to the investigating officer.
- Ensure the officer knows the direction you were traveling and
- the lane you occupied at the time of impact.
- Light control: If you had a green light (green ball, green arrow) be specific and advise the officer.
- Sign control: If you were at a stop sign, 4-way stop, etc., give the officer the details of who arrived first and who drove first, etc.
- If you make a written statement:
- Be clear and concise.
- Do not be too wordy.
- Do not guess as to what occurred – only write what you know to be true.
- Explain direction of travel and lane of travel for your vehicle (and other vehicles if known).
- Obtain the investigating officers’ names and badge numbers.
- Notify your insurance agent regardless of fault.
- If you were injured in the wreck, seek medical attention.
- Pick up the accident report when it is ready.
- Review it.
- If you find a discrepancy, notify the law enforcement agency immediately.
What is personal injury?
What is the time for filing a lawsuit?
Sometimes a lawsuit is filed sooner rather than later – if liability is in dispute at the claims stage, an attorney will usually file suit to move the case into litigation. “Liability” is lawyer and insurance company language for “who’s at fault?” When each side is pointing a finger at the other side for who’s to blame, lawyers get involved and conduct “discovery” to flesh out liability. If interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, and depositions cannot sufficiently put the liability issue to rest, a trial may be necessary to allow a judge or jury to make the call as to who’s at fault.
Will my case go to trial?
You’ll need a good trial attorney if that happens. Pick a good trial attorney at the outset of your claim and you won’t have to worry in the event your matter proceeds to trial.