Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Protecting Your Rights

Your Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers

At Downs Law Firm, we work to be true advocates for the injured. We know that, after a serious accident, it can be difficult to know how to begin putting your life back together. Having an experienced injury lawyer and an established law firm on your side can make all the difference in the world.

A free initial consultation with the Downs Law Firm can bring a sense of relief as you learn about the support that we can offer from day one. We will discuss key factors of your personal injury case with you, including accident reconstruction, evaluation of your medical status, determination of liability and the preparation of an effective claim or lawsuit.

There is no need to wait to pursue legal counsel after a crash, fall injury or explosion. Our personal injury lawyers and dedicated staff are here for you. With offices in Monroe and Bastrop, we serve clients throughout northeast Louisiana, as well as Arkansas and Mississippi.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

Right after an accident, everything may seem to go by in a blur—emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation, follow-up care. Meanwhile, you may not be able to work as the medical bills begin piling up.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys offer clear communication and step-by-step guidance through all legal proceedings in pursuit of full and fair compensation following accidents such as:

At Downs Law Firm, our team is ready to devote the time and attention necessary to help you get the compensation you need to recover.

FAQ For Personal Injury Claims

For potential personal injury claims, here are frequently asked questions by individuals in and around Monroe and Bastrop:

When should I hire a personal injury lawyer?

You should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident, especially if someone’s negligence injures you. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal system and ensure that you meet all filing deadlines.

Early involvement by one of our experienced attorneys can be crucial in preserving evidence, providing legal advice on your situation and starting the process toward securing compensation for your injuries and losses.

How can a personal injury lawyer help me in Monroe and Bastrop?

Our personal injury lawyers can provide local insight and guidance through the complexities of Louisiana’s legal system. We can assist you with everything from filing insurance lawsuit to representing you in court if necessary.

At Downs Law Firm, we work to negotiate fair settlements and will advocate on your behalf for adequate compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Our support allows you to focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your claim.

We can answer these and any other questions you have. Our attorneys are here to provide the clarity and support you need.

Accidents That May Seem Minor Can Jeopardize Your Physical And Financial Health

Even seemingly minor accidents can have significant repercussions. That’s why consulting with us is a crucial step. Seeking our counsel as soon as possible protects your rights from the start.

Symptoms for some serious injuries do not always show up immediately, including brain injuries and internal injuries. A delay can be devastating for your health, and it can also hamper your ability to recover compensation later.

Filing a personal injury claim on your own can jeopardize your case. At Downs Law Firm, our aggressive and knowledgeable team of attorneys understands the legal system and will fight for compensation. We’re here to remove that burden so you can focus on healing.

Louisiana Personal Injury Laws

If you’re facing a personal injury claim in Louisiana, complicated state laws affect your ability to recover compensation, such as:

  • Louisiana has a one-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means you have one year from the accident date to file a claim.
  • Louisiana follows a comparative fault system. If you’re deemed partially responsible for the accident, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault.
  • In Louisiana, you have the right to choose your physician in the field or specialty of your injury for treatment.

These are but a few examples of state laws affecting personal injury claims. Our lawyers can explain how these rules apply to your case, ensuring that you’re informed every step of the way.

The Critical Elements Of A Personal Injury Case

To prove a personal injury case in Louisiana, the following requirements must be met:

  • Demonstrate that the defendant owed you a legal duty of care
  • Show that the defendant violated that duty through negligence or willful misconduct
  • Prove that the defendant’s breach of duty directly caused your injuries
  • Provide evidence that defendant’s actions caused actual damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering

We meticulously work through these elements at Downs Law Firm to build the strongest case possible.

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Your Injuries And Recovery Matter To Us

As a family-run law firm, we are especially alert to ways in which a catastrophic injury and related losses may affect family members. Our personal injury attorneys provide hands-on, practical legal services as well as skillful representation in negotiations, mediation or litigation, as needed.

As injury attorneys who stay involved in our community, we consider every injured person to be a neighbor in need. We look forward to serving you and helping you get your life back. Call 318-284-8551 or inquire online for a prompt response.