Monroe Personal Injury Attorneys

monroe-la Located in the northern section of Louisiana, Monroe sits in the middle of the Monroe Metropolitan Area which is an expansive region home to around 200,000 people. But, as a bustling center for towns and other cities in the area, it’s unfortunately all too common for auto accidents and other injuries to occur. Whether it’s an accident at work, on public property, a car accident, or something else entirely, finding yourself in a personal injury lawsuit is scary and confusing. So if you have been injured in Monroe, Louisiana, then you need a passionate team that will go to the ends to fight for you—no matter how big or small your case is. Learn more about Schwartz Law, one of the area's leading Monroe personal injury lawyers, and how our expert legal team can help you get the monetary compensation you deserve.  

The Personal Injury Attorneys You Can Trust in Monroe, LA

No matter the type of injury, you deserve a law team that truly understands how important your case is. Although you can’t go back in time and undo the incident, you can receive compensation that will help alleviate otherwise stressful factors in the aftermath, like medical bills or lost wages, and reduce your pain and suffering. Schwartz Law is a firm you can trust: With 25 years of combined experience in all aspects of personal injury and workers’ compensation, we consistently recover an average of $1 million yearly in client damages. Thanks to our personalized and dedicated service, we’ve also been named in the Top 10 Best Workers’ Compensation Attorneys and Top 20 Best Car Accident Attorneys. Learn more about how Schwartz Law can help you today.  

Personal Injury

Personal injury is an umbrella term covering almost every incident wherein a person becomes injured due to another person’s negligence. It’s important to know that Louisiana has a statute of limitations of one year for personal injury lawsuits. So, whether it’s an injury at work, a car accident, maritime incidents, or wrongful death, it’s time to contact Schwartz Law’s lawyers in Monroe to fight for the justice you deserve.  

Workers’ Compensation

It can be challenging to navigate a workers’ compensation case and lawsuit. These types of injuries typically occur on the grounds of a job site and are accrued due to negligence by the employer. Although it seems black-and-white, these cases are messy because you’re also dealing with the opposing insurance company.  

Auto Accidents

Whether it’s car-on-pedestrian, car-on-biker, or car-on-car, auto accidents happen all the time. In fact, there are around 160,000 motor vehicle accidents every year in Louisiana. But despite their frequency, these injury cases are not easy to deal with: It’s important to remember that the insurers are against you and that the state has a “No Pay, No Play” law that makes it compulsory to have insurance that prevents uninsured motorists from collecting compensation for damages.  

Maritime Worker Injuries

Louisiana is famous for its location along the Gulf Coast, so maritime jobs are the backbone of the state’s economy. So when people experience maritime worker injuries, whether as a sailor, longshoreman, harbor worker, or offshore worker, they deserve the best and fairest compensation to get back on their feet. Maritime worker injury claims have a similar process to workers’ compensation claims. However, they’re a bit more specific and challenging to get through -- and insurance companies often take them less seriously.  

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits are among the most emotionally challenging cases to navigate through. That’s because you are filing a claim for wrongful action against a loved one who has died due to negligence which means that not only are you grieving, but you are working to right the situation as much as you can. Although money can never replace the loss of a loved one, you can recover the compensation for medical costs incurred before the death, so that going on is just a little bit easier.  

The Critical Elements of a Personal Injury Case

For a case to be considered a personal injury case, four critical elements must be present and proven in a court of law.  

Element #1: Duty of Care

The duty of care says that the person responsible for the injury should have prevented this accident through proper prevention such as maintenance, training, and etcetera. An example is a workers’ compensation case where an employee falls down a flight of stairs due to poor lighting. In this situation, it’s the employer’s or property owner’s duty of care to ensure that their employees are safe by providing that all areas are well-lit at all times during work hours.  

Element #2: Failure to Exercise Reasonable Care

If a person fails to exercise the proven duty of care, they are responsible for the injuries that occur because of that negligence. For example, in the workers’ compensation case where an employee fell downstairs due to poor lighting, the employer or property owner did not exercise reasonable care by ensuring the area was well-lit during work hours.  

Element #3: Causation

The causation element says that the negligent action caused the injury. So, because of the dim lighting in the workplace, the employee could not see where they were going and tripped, thus causing their damage.  

Element #4: Presence of Damages

The presence of damages element says that the personal injury resulted in compensatory damages. Common evidence needed to prove this may be:
  • Photos
  • Witness statements
  • Police accident reports
  • Medical bills
  • Doctors’ notes
 

Your Monroe Personal Injury Lawyer Will Establish Your Losses and Value of Your Personal Injury Claim

Establishing and proving the losses and value of your personal injury lawsuit is one of the most challenging parts of moving forward with these types of complex cases. Not only do you need to prove that there were, in fact, four elements of negligence, but you also need to establish the actual value of your damages. You can recover many of your financial losses in a personal injury lawsuit, such as:
  • Hospital bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages
  You can establish your value based on these factors since they may change how you operate your daily life. For instance, you may not be able to work anymore due to the serious injury, or you may have experienced an extended loss of income or future loss of income because of your potentially catastrophic injuries. There are also plenty of medical bills that will pile on, such as the initial visit, checkups, and possibly even physical therapy, medications, and operations. The Monroe personal injury attorneys at Schwartz Law have nearly three decades of experience specializing in personal injury. Our team is there to work with and for you no matter how big or small your case may be because we know how life-changing the compensation after an event like this can be. To ensure that we accurately establish your case value to receive the best outcome and most compensation possible, our legal team will walk you through all paths and options open to you.  

Your Next Steps Are Crucial, and Schwartz Law Can Help

Looking for legal counsel may be one of the last things on your mind after serious injuries because you’re busy worrying about bills, pain, and work. But that’s precisely why you should work with a personal injury attorney in Monroe like the team at Schwartz Law. Obtaining legal representation and engaging in an attorney-client relationship will only benefit you in the long run, as your attorney will help guide you by:
  • Providing legal advice and counsel
  • Examining your case
  • Negotiating on your behalf with opposing parties like the defense and insurance companies
  Plus, without a personal injury lawyer to guide you, you might accidentally make mistakes that can hurt your chances of receiving any compensation at all, such as:
  • Not seeking medical attention
  • Not following your doctor’s advice
  • Discussing your case with anyone but your personal injury attorney
  • Posting details about your case on social media
  • Making inconsistent statements
  • Accepting a low settlement offer
  Under Louisiana's statute of limitations, you have one year to report your personal injury claim. This means you should contact an attorney immediately following the incident so you can get started on the legal process. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, seek medical attention first, and call our personal injury attorneys at Schwartz Law next. During your initial consultation with your personal injury lawyer Schwartz Law, it’s essential that you provide all relevant records, such as contact information, insurance information, any photos, police reports, work accident reports, and medical bills or doctors’ notes. Our expert team will then begin a claim for your serious injury and prepare for settlement with the opposing party.  

Get Your Free Consultation 24/7 With Our Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys

A personal injury case is an expansive type of lawsuit that puts your injuries at the fault and negligence of another person. Auto accidents, workers’ compensation accidents, and wrongful death lawsuits are among the most common types of personal injury cases. While personal injury cases are widespread in Monroe and Louisiana, they’re still a challenge to navigate. Therefore, it’s essential to work with an expert law team who will prioritize you and ensure you get the financial compensation you deserve to help ease your pain. With nearly three decades of combined experience, Schwartz Law is one of the area’s leading personal injury attorneys in Monroe. The best part? You pay nothing unless we win. However, losing a case is unlikely when you’re working with attorneys that specialize in all-things personal injury. You deserve freedom after injury. Call the only Monroe personal injury attorneys you'll need at Schwartz Law today, and get started by setting up your free consultation online or calling us at 504-837-2263.

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When you work with Schwartz Law Firm’s legal team, you can expect clarity over confusion and sound and compassionate legal guidance every step of the way. We specialize in personal injury and workers’ compensation but it’s our focus on transparent communication with you that makes us the trusted legal choice for over 25 years.

Schedule an eye-opening and informative consultation with our team of attorneys in Monroe today.

Monroe Personal Injury Attorneys

Schwartz Law Firm has served the Monroe area’s injured workers and accident victims. With over 25 years of experience, Schwartz Lawyers have handled thousands of workers’ compensation cases since the firm was founded in 1997.

If you’re looking for an attorney who cares about your case, and about you as an individual, call now.

Monroe Office – 201 Century Village Blvd Monroe, La 71203 Suite 200

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Schwartz Law Firm LLC
4.9
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Timothy Cook
Timothy Cook
18:41 24 Nov 20
If you're looking for someone who will not only represent you as a client but treat you like family, Schwartz Law Firm... is the place to go! They went above and beyond to make sure that anything that I needed was taken care of, they were very responsive anytime that I had questions and even checked in on me when I didn't have them, not only during the case but after as well. I was recommended by a friend to consult them and I am glad that I was, so I am recommending anyone who is looking for someone who will treat you with nothing but respect and look out for you, this is the place to go! Thanks for representing me & a special thanks to William ( my attorney ) for doing everything in his power to assist me during the duration of my case! ( I'd give you all more stars but sadly 5 is the max )read more
stephanie dugas
stephanie dugas
16:50 30 Jun 20
Thanks to Mr. Schwartz and his professional team. We were treated with compassion. We are very happy with them from... beginning to end. If you are looking for a legal team with knowledge. I assure you will be Satisfied with Chris Schwartz.Stephanie and James Meyersread more
Carletha Mckinnis
Carletha Mckinnis
04:07 03 Jun 20
I was very happy with Chris Schwartz and his team. I strongly recommend schwartz law firm to anyone for legal help...
MONICA BLAKE
MONICA BLAKE
16:45 31 May 20
Schwartz Law Firm ensured I knew what to expect from the initial meeting and this remained true throughout my entire... legal process with them. Throughout my experience I clearly understood what would happen next and my input was considered and valued. They were easy to work with and respected my time. There was very little effort on my part in regard to ensuring this process was seamless. Schwartz Law Firm exceptional customer service made me feel as though I was not a number or a dollar sign yet they genuinely made me feel my business was appreciated and had my best interests in mind at all times. Schwartz Law Firm is fair in its practices and getting you the most of what is truly possible – if you are looking for prompt, caring, efficient and genuine customer service…bring your business to this Law Firm, where ALL their members are the experts at what they do LAW!!! The entire Staff is exceptional. A special thank you to Attorney William E. Brierre. Will, it was a pleasure working with you!! Thank you Will!!! Lisa Coleread more
Jordan Abuathieh
Jordan Abuathieh
19:02 28 May 20
I arrived 30 minutes early to my appointment for 10AM waited patiently and filled out a form. Chris Schwartz didn't see... me until 10:30AM. Mind you, he went back and forth multiples times to fill up his cup of water. I wouldn't reccomend. No apologies.Update: Chris Schwartz texted me saying he couldn't represent my case. Like I said, I wouldn't reccomend. They respond with "courtesy jargon" by saying call them back, when I wrote this review after I recieved a personal text from Chris saying he cannot represent me."Non client" is a funny way of putting it.read more
William Morris
William Morris
20:16 15 Apr 20
One of the best Law Firms I’ve worked with
kylia smith
kylia smith
21:44 31 Jan 20
Wonder client response and attention to detail fights 100% for there clients and is all informative about progressb
Onjele Hollins
Onjele Hollins
21:05 31 Jan 20
Excellent service, prompt and timely... would definitely recommend them!
Latoya Jones
Latoya Jones
17:11 13 Jan 20
Great fast service! when you go ask for Chris Schwartz.
Summer Sears
Summer Sears
20:16 29 Oct 19
Great experience. Staff were very proffessiional,friendly and helpful throughout. Attorney went the extra mile with my... case. Definately recommended this firm.read more
Miles Livingston
Miles Livingston
13:21 14 May 19
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! I was told by other Law firms that my work comp case was worth nothing. Christopher Schwartz proved... them all wrong.Mr. Schwartz was very professional and extremely helpful from the first time we spoke. Trust me, the unknown you will face during a workers compensation case is stressful and scary. Chris and his team are THE BEST there is to help you find your way.Thank you Chris, Will and Luc for the amazing experience! You guys have restored my faith in attorneys.read more
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