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The Young FirmPersonal Injury

Personal Injury

Personal Injury Attorneys in Louisiana Obtain Exceptional Verdicts for Clients Across the Gulf Coast

At The Young Firm, we focus our practice on personal injuries that happen in the workplace, primarily injuries that take place offshore, on the river, or at the docks. Our lawyers have devoted their careers to asserting the rights of accident victims, making sure that their voices are heard and that the parties responsible for their injuries are made to answer for their negligence. If you have been seriously injured or have lost someone you love due to someone else’s misconduct, the personal injury attorneys at our Louisiana firm can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. As our history of verdicts and settlements demonstrates, we have consistently provided our clients with exceptional legal representation even in the most complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. As one of our clients, you can expect our personal injury attorneys to treat you with compassion and respect while fighting aggressively for your rights. We have the experience and skill to handle even the most complex traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, and workplace accident cases. For injured victims throughout New Orleans and South Louisiana, our personal injury lawyers are available for free case reviews. If you have suffered an injury that was someone else’s fault, or if you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent or willfully wrongful behavior, our lawyers can advise you of your legal options and help you understand whether you have a legitimate claim to financial compensation.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Personal InjuriesMaritime Accidents
Arm & Hand InjuriesBarge Accidents
Back & Neck InjuryBluewater Accidents
Brain InjuryCharter Boat Accidents
Broken LimbsCommercial Boating Accident
Burn InjuryCrane & Winch Accidents
BursitisDefective Products & Equipment
Cancer (Benzene-related)Dive Boat Accidents
Chemical BurnsDiving Accidents
Damaged CollarboneDock & Pier Accidents
Drownings & Near DrowningsDredger Accidents
Electrical Shocks & ElectrocutionEnclosed Spaces Accidents
ElectrocutionFalling Overboard
Equipment Failure InjuriesInadequate Training Accidents
FracturesLifeboat Drill Accidents
Gas PoisoningMaritime Aviation Accidents
Head Trauma & InjuriesMaritime Cargo & Crane Accidents
Knee InjuriesMaritime Conveyor Belt Accidents
Leg & Foot InjuriesMaritime Equipment Accidents
Lost Limbs & AmputationMaritime Fish Processing Equipment Accidents
Maritime HypothermiaMaritime Ladder & Step Accidents
Mechanical AsphyxiationMaritime Plate Freezer Accidents
Offshore InjuryMaritime Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents
ParalysisMaritime Toxic Chemical Exposure
Personal Injuries In The WorkplaceOil Rig Accidents
Platform & Oil Rig InjuriesOil Rig Explosions
Repetitive Use InjuriesShipboard Fires
Shoulder DislocationTanker Accidents
Shoulder InjuriesTrawl Winch Injuries
Smoke InhalationTugboat Accidents
Sprains & Torn LigamentsTugboat Fires
Workers’ CompensationVessel Sinkings
Wrongful DeathWorkplace Accidents
MRI of brain injury, personal injury at work

Frequently Asked Questions

We invite you to read the answers to the general questions on this page, review our history of favorable verdicts and settlements, and then contact The Young Firm’s New Orleans office to schedule a consultation with our South Louisiana personal injury lawyers.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Personal injury law is highly complex. Cases that may seem simple and beyond dispute on the surface can crumble under the scrutiny of defense lawyers, insurance agents, and professional investigators. Even those plaintiffs who do successfully recover some compensation for their losses without the aid of an attorney are often shortchanged.  An experienced personal injury lawyer with an intimate knowledge of the law can help to ensure not only that you receive compensation, but that you receive the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled. A personal injury lawyer can also shoulder some of the burdens that have been placed on you and your family in what is probably a very confusing, very frustrating time, leaving you to focus on restoring normalcy to your lives.

What is a contingency fee?

We handle our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.  This means that we collect attorneys’ fees only if you obtain a settlement. Generally, our fees will constitute a percentage of your award, which will be predetermined before we proceed with your case. If you do not receive any financial compensation, we will not bill you for our attorneys’ services, though other fees may be applicable.

Will I have to appear in court to receive compensation?

The majority of personal injury cases are settled privately before a court date. Our personal injury lawyers will always attempt to reach a favorable settlement with the defendant; however, we will not try to persuade you to accept an unreasonably low offer simply for the sake of convenience. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and have a history of consistent success in achieving substantial jury awards. If it is in your best interests to pursue a case to verdict, we have the drive, perseverance, and skill to do so.

What compensation can I receive in a personal injury lawsuit?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be entitled to compensatory damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain & suffering
  • Lost wages, including overtime
  • Physical disability
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental disability
  • Property damage
  • Transportation charges

If you have additional questions, contact our New Orleans, South Louisiana-area personal injury lawyers and schedule a free consultation at The Young Firm.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a member of your family have suffered a personal injury at work, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Our attorneys can help you recover medical bills and rehabilitation costs, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. To arrange an evaluation of your case, contact the New Orleans, South Louisiana-area personal injury lawyers at The Young Firm. We can help you recover damages for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other losses and expenses related to your injury.

Contact The Young Firm to arrange a consultation: 504-680-4100. Our personal injury attorneys have helped countless Louisiana clients, whether through verdicts or settlements, to obtain compensation for their injuries. We provide catastrophically injured victims throughout the state with aggressive, trustworthy legal representation.