Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury Cases in Central Louisiana

There are several usable legal definitions for the term personal injury, but it generally refers to a physical or emotional injury that is caused through the negligence, conduct, misconduct or lack of action of a person or entity. Examples can include the employee who forgot to put the “Wet Floor” sign up after mopping, causing a customer to fall; the store that employed him can also be held liable. Another example could be the designers of a vehicle that did not perform up to standards, causing a vehicle accident. Personal injury cases can be taken to court and the person or entity responsible sued for compensation for the injury. There are as many types of injuries as there are accidents, but some are more common than others.

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If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury because of the negligence of another person or entity, contact the law firm of Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC. A native of Louisiana and LSU graduate, Chris J. Roy, Jr. is a third-generation lawyer and has been practicing for 30 years. He and his team have the knowledge, experience and resources to help you pursue your claim and get the compensation you deserve. Practicing out of offices in Alexandria, Chris and his team are available to answer your questions or provide a free consultation; contact us online or call us at 318.487.9537. The consultation is free, and you pay no out-of-pocket expenses or fees until we have successfully concluded your claim.

Why You Need a Local Lawyer

People’s perceptions often play a role in their decision making. However, people usually find that it is to their benefit to get help from someone familiar with their issue. In the legal field, even lawyers hire lawyers when they need help. For most cases, an attorney is completely vital to success. The firm of Chris J. Roy, Jr. has the experience you need to help you navigate through the legal system and to make sure you have the best chance for a favorable outcome. We have experience and success in a variety of cases, including the following:

  • A woman suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident that was not her fault. The other driver’s insurance, however, wouldn’t acknowledge the seriousness of the injury and did not offer adequate compensation. The woman hired our firm, and after sending her to the doctor once more, who determined she needed surgery, the insurance company ultimately paid nearly $100,000 for the injury.
  • A worker sustained a back injury on a boat, but the employer refused to acknowledge it. The worker hired us, and we proved that the boat was not seaworthy, leading to the injury. The employer ultimately paid a settlement of $275,000.

Brain Injuries

Louisiana Personal Injury AttorneyBrain injuries can include anything from a mild concussion to severe damage. Major brain injuries are referred to as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI.) According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are more than 1.5 million individuals who suffer from TBIs each year, and 50,000 people die as a result of their injury.

Possible symptoms of TBI include: amnesia, extended loss of consciousness, paralysis, numbness, slurred speech, or seizures. No two injuries are the same, but few are more dangerous than TBIs. The most minor type of TBIs are concussions, which often are sustained in falls or accidents. Other types include skull fractures, in which the skull, the protective covering for the brain, is broken, and the brain can be bruised. Another common injury is a hematoma, when a blood vessel is broken and the brain bleeds.

As the brain controls not only the ability to think, reason and interact, but also controls the rest of the body, an injury to the brain has the potential to affect many functions; in severe cases, a TBI can completely incapacitate a previously normal individual. Chris J. Roy Jr., APLC has provided aggressive legal representation for clients in the Alexandria, Louisiana, area for 27 years. Our attorneys take every case seriously, but we are particularly cognizant of how a brain injury can permanently change a person’s life. Contact us today for a FREE consultation, or continue reading about brain injuries here.

Most Common Causes

  • Falls
  • Being struck against an object
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Intentional self-harm

Spinal Cord Injury

Alexandria Louisiana Personal Injury AttorneyThe effects of spinal cord injuries can range from discomfort to complete paralysis. Generally, most spinal cord injuries are irreversible. There are two major types of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is completely severed. In this case, the messaging system is completely cut off, so communication from the brain and the rest of the body is eliminated. While it is possible to regain some function, this is the most debilitating of spinal injuries. Incomplete spinal cord injuries, while not as serious as complete, can still be devastating. Even incomplete injuries may result in loss of function, but the opportunity for even a marginal recovery is higher than if the spine is completely severed. Often, ongoing treatment and modifications to living areas are needed to assist the injured party with their daily functions and quality of life. At Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC, we understand the devastation that these injuries can bring to your life. Let us help you in obtain a legal outcome that can assist in lifting the emotional and financial burdens your injury has caused.

Most Common Causes

  • Falls
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Driving injuries
  • Motorcycle accidents

Industrial Accidents

Louisiana Personal Injury LawyersAccidents on an industrial work-site can cause a lot of trouble for everyone involved. For an individual, the results can be tragic. If a serious injury occurs, it means loss of work, filing for worker’s compensation, trips to the doctor, dealing with the employer and insurance companies and myriad other issues, on top of potential pain and suffering.

The most common industrial injuries include: overexertion, in which the body is strained beyond its capacity, resulting in sprained joints, tears or pulls; slipping/tripping, which can cause a variety of injuries, from brain injuries to broken bones; falling, which can also include injuries from sprains to spinal injuries; and many others.  It is important to note that aside from worker’s compensation if an injury occurs, the employer may not be the only one liable: it may be possible to seek compensation from other sources. For example, the manufacturer of a machine that malfunctioned, the independent safety inspector that failed to notice dangerous and substandard practices, and others. Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC can help ease your trouble and pain by offering legal counsel for workplace injuries, liability, and negligence. You may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact us today for a FREE consultation!

Most Common Causes

  • Lifting
  • Fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Poor lighting
  • Hazardous materials

Burn Victims

Alexandria Louisiana Burn Injury AttorneyBurns can occur for a variety of reasons. They may occur when a victim is injured in a car accident in which the vehicle combusts. A defective product may irritate the skin and form burns on it. Dangerous activities like blasting may also cause victims to sustain burns. Burn injuries and treatment depend on several factors, including the type of fire, the proximity, the duration of exposure and other variables. However, even a slight burn injury may be one of the most difficult to recover from. Severe burns often result in disfigurement and severe pain and are extraordinarily difficult to recover from; the victim may require rehabilitation or, in the worst case, care givers. If you are looking for a skilled Alexandria, Louisiana, attorney who is knowledgeable about personal injury law, choose one of the fine attorneys from Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC.

Most Common Causes

  • Building fires
  • Chemical Burns
  • Defective product burns
  • Electrical accident burns

Dog Bites

Louisiana Dog Bite Personal Injury AttorneyThere are provisions in Louisiana law that makes dog owners responsible for the care and actions of their pets. As a result, if a dog bites a human, it is the owners that are liable for any injuries or financial considerations that arise as a result. A dog bite can also be an incredibly dangerous injury. The dog bite itself may do a large amount of damage, not the least of which is disfigurement, tearing blood vessels and tissue; the bacteria from a dog’s mouth may cause infections, which can be more dangerous than the bite itself, causing hospitalization and rehabilitative care in some cases. In addition, a dog bite may do psychological damage, leaving the victim with debilitating fears and anxiety. The law provides for penalties, both civil and criminal, when owners fail to live up to their responsibilities. If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC will closely examine the facts and circumstances of your claim and give you honest, straightforward information you can count on. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.

Most Common Causes

  • Dominance
  • Protection
  • Fear/Threatened
  • Pestered/Teased

Premises Liability

Alexandria Louisiana Premises Liability AttorneyNo one expects to be injured while visiting another person’s property, but in the event that you are, Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC is here to help you. Premises liability is an area of law that invokes liability onto the individual who possesses the property when a visitor is injured. Injuries resulting from the following occurrences may prompt a premises liability action: slip and fall, improper signage, uneven walkways or sidewalks, inadequate security, and failure of a property possessor to warn of defective conditions. There are numerous injuries that can result from the negligence of a property owner. Many are minor injuries, such as sprains or contusions; but sometimes even accidents like slips or falls can cause severe injuries or death. Contact us today if you have suffered an injury from any of these incidents on another person’s property.

Wrongful Death

Alexandria Louisiana Wrongful Death AttorneyWhen a wrongful death accident occurs, there are many issues that go along with it. Not only are you dealing with the devastating loss of your loved one, but in most cases you are also dealing with the financial ramifications as well. At Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC, we take wrongful death cases very seriously. Wrongful death occurs when someone dies through another’s actions, failure to act, negligence or misconduct. For example, if a company fails to lock off or warn about unsafe stairs and an individual dies in their collapse, the company is liable for wrongful death. Another example would be a vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver in which someone is killed; criminal charges may be filed, and the drunk driver may be sued in civil court for damages. Through our thorough preparation and our aggressive approach, we know how to build a winning case and obtain both compensation and justice for our clients.

Liability

Liability always depends on the specific situation in which the personal injury occurs. However, in personal injury cases, the person responsible for the injury is typically liable. In some cases, though, the liability falls on more than one person or entity. An example is if in a retail store an individual falls and breaks their leg on a slippery floor, it is possible that damages may be sought not only from a negligent employee but from the manager, company and even the property owner. If an individual is killed in a car wreck with a drunk driver and an investigation reveals that safety features such as the airbag were defective, both the drunk driver and the manufacturer of the defective vehicle may be held liable.

Chris J. Roy, Jr. APLC has been serving the people of Louisiana from its Alexandria office since 1989. We handle a variety of cases, and we look forward to addressing your legal needs. If you have questions or wish to set up a consultation, contact us online or call us at 318.487.9537.

Third generation attorney serving Central Louisiana for 30 years. Let our experience help you.