Without specific facts, it is extremely difficult for your attorney to give you a meaningful answer to this question. Personal injury cases are broken up into two parts, liability and damages. Liability determines which parties are at fault and in what percentages. In Louisiana, the party or parties that are found to be at fault at trial will be assigned a percentage of fault that will add up to 100%. This can include the plaintiff if he or she is found to have contributed to the cause of the accident. Once liability is determined, the focus is on damages. Typically the following categories of damages are available to someone injured in a personal injury accident in Louisiana:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Past and future mental anguish
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium (for spouse or relative)
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