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Knowledgeable Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorneys

At Marks and Lear PLC, we have been the personal injury attorneys clients in Louisiana rely on to help them obtain just compensation for injuries caused by accidents since 1978. We represent the severely injured as well as surviving family members who have lost a loved one because of the negligence or fault of others.

Types of personal injury cases

Using our in-depth knowledge and long history of successful results, our Baton Rouge attorneys assist clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

Compensation for disabling injury, catastrophic injury and death

If legal liability for an accident or injuries is found, the jury is asked to separately consider an award for the elements of damage, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earnings and loss of earning ability
  • Physical injury and pain
  • Mental anguish and suffering
  • Permanent disability and loss of enjoyment

If the personal injury is serious and disabling, the jury may consider an award to the spouse and children for damage to their relationship, which is called loss of consortium, society and support.

Expert testimony

For the severely injured left with a disability, valuing damages usually requires the testimony of treating doctors, a vocational rehabilitation expert to show that the physical disability destroyed the ability to earn a living and an economist to compute the value of a lifetime of lost earnings or lessened earning ability.

For the catastrophically injured, including paralysis, massive burn injuries or electrocution, we engage expert life care planners to coordinate and present every aspect of lifetime costs, including construction of an accommodating home environment, rehabilitation and lifetime medical care. And we use a professionally and sensitively produced Day-in-the-Life movie, narrated by health care providers and family members, to portray the consequences of catastrophic injury.

For wrongful death, loss of consortium is the primary focus. The attorney must recreate through witnesses, family pictures and mementos the importance of the loss — both financial and emotional — for remaining family members.

Experience matters

What makes the job of the attorney critical to the outcome of a case is that a jury cannot be told what other juries have done in similar cases. The attorney’s experience in presenting evidence and motivating a jury through sensible but compelling arguments can make the difference between an award of some damages and truly just compensation.

Seek the assistance of knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Baton Rouge

At Marks and Lear PLC, we have the experience you need to get the compensation you deserve and the history of results to prove it. Whether you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport or Metairie, we provide guidance for clients throughout Louisiana and surrounding states. To learn more, contact us online or by calling 225.250.1980.