Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Bernard Parish

Comparative Fault in Personal Injury Claims

Louisiana handles personal injury claims in a different manner than many other states. When you are involved in a car, motorcycle or truck accident, the damages you recover will depend upon the amount of responsibility you are apportioned in the accident. This is known as "comparative fault." If another attorney or an insurance company can successfully show that you were at least partially to blame in the accident, the compensation you will receive will be reduced. In many cases, the amount in a settlement offer can be inadequate for the medical bills, property damage, loss of income, and pain and suffering in your case.

There are many tactics that could be used by an insurance company to pay out less. That is their job and many are quite proficient at it. It is extremely important that you have legal representation to protect you before you engage in discussions or negotiations with the insurance company, or allow access to your medical records. A determined St. Bernard Parish personal injury attorney from The Tonry Law Firm works for you - to safeguard what is in your best interests. The firm engages in aggressive legal actions. It is this approach that has contributed to our lead attorney being rated as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association for the years 2009-2011. With the tough times St. Bernard Parish has been through after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, it is important that you are properly compensated for your personal injury.

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer in St. Bernard Parish

The firm is also experienced in bringing criminal cases, such as those for DWI, theft, drug crimes and more to a favorable outcome. Criminal charges and the court process can be frightening. This is true whether you are a first time offender or have had prior convictions and know the punishments can increase if you are found guilty again. The penalties you face can include loss of your driver's license, large fines, probation, time spent in jail or prison, a criminal record and more.

Making a mistake, being involved with the incorrect people or having been in the wrong place at the wrong time can alter your life instantly and for many years to come. The firm can offer you experience, a hard-hitting criminal defense, and talent in the courtroom for your defense case.

You can quickly learn more about the firm's personal injury and criminal defense work and how you may be helped, by contacting a lawyer from the firm today.

St. Bernard Parish Resource Links

Info Center for Personal Injury
St. Bernard Parish, LA Information
Map of St. Bernard Parish