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Lafayette Personal Injury Attorney

Were you injured in an accident in Louisiana? If another person is responsible for your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our Lafayette personal injury lawyers at Kenny Habetz Injury Law can help.

Our founding attorney Kenny Habetz has nearly 15 years of experience in personal injury and insurance law. We’ve obtained millions for victims of all types of accidents, from car accidents and truck accidents to workplace injuries and slip and falls.

Contact us today to schedule a no-charge case review with our attorney in Lafayette and Crowley. We handle cases on contingency, which means you only pay attorney fees if we recover compensation for you first.

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Why Should I Hire Kenny Habetz Injury Law to Handle My Lafayette Injury Case?

You Need Experience On Your Side

Personal injury claims are complicated. One simple mistake could cost you valuable compensation. That’s why you need skilled legal representation.

Attorney Kenny Habetz has over a decade of experience handling personal injury cases. We’ve recovered millions for our clients. We will help you understand your rights and options after an accident. We’ll put you in position to maximize the value of your case.

You May Not Know The Full Value Of Your Claim

To get maximum compensation, you first need to know what your case is worth. Otherwise, insurance companies will try to take advantage of you and offer you less than you really deserve.

Our attorney can help you calculate the value of your damages and losses. We can also bring in experts, where necessary, to help us understand how much your injuries will affect your future due to ongoing medical care, lost income, and diminished earning capacity. Our goal is to help you recover a compensation award that makes you whole again.

You Deserve Time To Rest And Recover

You can’t rest and recover from your injuries if you are worried about a personal injury claim. These claims require a lot of legwork, from investigations and filings to negotiations and court appearances. By hiring an attorney, you give yourself the time and space to heal and recuperate.

We are prepared to handle your case from start to finish. We’ll take on the legal aspects while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Insurance Companies Will Blame You For Your Accident

Insurance companies will use all kinds of tricks and strategies to deny or devalue your claim. One strategy involves blaming you for your accident. Louisiana is a pure comparative fault state. If they can prove you share some of the blame for the accident, they can reduce your compensation to account for your percentage of fault.

The more fault you’re assigned, the less they pay. Therefore, you should expect the insurer to blame you. Our injury attorneys can protect you from unfounded accusations that you share fault for the crash. We’ve helped countless injured clients stand up to insurance companies and challenge their underhanded tactics. We’ll make sure you get the justice you deserve.

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Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

A  personal injury attorney is a significant asset if you file a civil action against another party. Most claimants recover much more money if they retain legal representation.

Here are just a few of the benefits of hiring an attorney to help you:

  • You’ll level the playing field: Most personal injury claims involve insurance companies, which have vast resources to undervalue, delay, and deny claims. An attorney will put you on equal footing with these large corporations and ensure they don’t take advantage of you.
  • Attorneys have access to leading experts: Some cases are complex and require the assistance, opinions, and testimony of industry experts. An experienced attorney will know who to call for help.
  • You’ll likely be blamed for your accident: Defendants frequently attempt to push blame onto accident victims to reduce their financial liability – even if they don’t have evidence to substantiate it. An attorney will protect you and fight for fair compensation.
  • You need to rest: You probably don’t want to take on a legal fight when you’re healing from injuries. An attorney will take the lead and handle your case from start to finish.

Schedule a free claim review to learn more about why you should retain legal counsel after an accident.

 

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Proven Results

$2.1 Million

Head-On Crash

$450,000

Vehicle Crash

$498,700

Defective Tire

$850,000

Rear End Collision

$196,900

Uninsured Motorist

$2.25 Million

Maritime Accident

$2.5 Million

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Do I Have A Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve suffered harm in an accident that was someone else’s fault, there’s at least a possibility that you have a case. Consider the following scenarios that can likely give rise to a valid claim:

  • A driver runs through a stop sign and crashes into another vehicle
  • A person injures themselves using a defective product
  • At a retail shop, a person slips and falls on an unmarked wet spot
  • A person wrongfully loses a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident

Louisiana law allows people to recover compensation after just about any type of accident situation. Kenny Habetz Injury Law offers a free evaluation to discuss your compensation options and what has happened to you. We can, in most instances, determine whether you have a case – contact us today.

We Handle All Personal Injury Cases in Lafayette, Louisiana

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I would highly recommend Kenny Habetz as your personal injury attorney! He shows great initiative, perseverance, and most importantly honesty in his work ethic. His character goes beyond his years of practicing law!

Alexandra A.

Kenny is a man of honor and integrity, and serves his clients with respect. He’s creative and go-getter. I would recommend Kenny to anyone with a need for an injury attorney

Heather V.

Kenny is a great personal injury attorney and goes above and beyond for his clients. You definitely want him on your side!

Ellen H.

Yes Mr Kenny is a really good lawyer he did exactly what he said he was going to do he was always there when I needed him and the most important thing is he treats you like family and that’s the best part and what I was awarded, I was able to move and start a new life so I definitely recommend Mr Kenny as your lawyer.

Jeremy W.

Kenny Habetz and his paralegal Scott were extremely kind and helpful. This was my first accident I’ve ever been in, so it was nice to have an attorney who cares and took care of everything for me. I was pleased with my representation. He is the BEST!! GO KENNY!

Jerry D.

Kenny is a true honest attorney who works for you to get whatever you need done.
He was very patient with me, always answered my questions and gave me objective counsel I knew I could trust.
His hard work and diligence resulted in a favorable outcome in my case.
I would highly recommend Mr Kenny Habitz for all your legal needs.

Liv C.

Mr. Habetz and his team was easy to work with. They set up chiropractor visits with an amazing doctor. He kept me up to date over the months regarding the case until settlement was final. Very professional. Highly recommended!

Shawanna G.

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Personal Injury FAQ

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your case will be based on the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. While the cases involving the most serious injuries are usually worth the most, the topic is more complicated. Other factors that could come into play include, but are not limited to:

  • Whether you will make a full medical recovery
  • The strength of evidence available
  • How much of the fault you share for the accident
  • How old you were when the accident happened
  • The terms and conditions of any policies that apply to the matter

Ultimately, the easiest way to find out how much your case might be valued at is to speak with our experienced lawyer.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette?

Most personal injury attorneys in Lafayette work on a contingency fee basis. This means their fee is contingent upon the outcome of your case. If your attorney obtains a settlement or verdict for you, they will take a percentage (usually 30 to 40%) of the award as compensation for their services. If they fail to recover an award, you will not owe any compensation.

Moreover, most injury firms provide free initial consultations to all prospective clients. Therefore, it costs virtually nothing upfront to hire a personal injury lawyer.

What Compensation Can I Recover After An Accident?

Victims of personal injury accidents in Lafayette can pursue economic damages as well as non-economic damages. Punitive damages might also be available in limited circumstances.

Economic damages represent your financial losses, including things like:

  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Decreased earning capacity

Non-economic damages represent your other categories of losses that are not necessarily financial in nature, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety, depression, and other similar conditions
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement

Punitive damages are meant to “punish” the at-fault party rather than to compensate you, although they still do in effect. These damages are reserved for specific cases, such as drunk driving or domestic violence.

How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Louisiana?

Louisiana law allows you one year after the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in most cases. It is of the utmost importance that you file your claim in a timely manner – otherwise, you won’t be able to pursue compensation in a court of law.

However, there are exceptions to the one-year deadline in some cases. For instance, you might have additional time for certain types of personal injury lawsuits – such as product liability lawsuits – if you did not discover your injury until long after the accident took place.

You should feel free to contact us if you believe the deadline for your case is soon approaching, as we can provide additional help during your free evaluation.

What Is the Personal Injury Claims Process?

While no two personal injury claims will play out exactly the same – this area of the law is relatively fact-dependent – there are stages that most will go through that can provide you with a sense of what to expect. These are:

  • Investigation – We’ll conduct a thorough investigation into your case to collect evidence, determine every liable party, and accurately assess your case’s value.
  • Demand Letter – The next step is to send a demand letter to the appropriate party (usually the at-fault person’s insurance company).
  • Negotiation – Most likely, the insurer will offer a settlement amount that is much less than what your case is actually worth in response to the demand letter. Negotiations will then kick off in earnest.
  • Settlement or lawsuit – If the other side refuses to settle for an adequate amount, you may need to file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
  • Pretrial procedures – Once the case reaches court, various pretrial processes must take place, such as pretrial discovery and pretrial motions.
  • Trial – Cases can settle all the way up to and even during trial, but this is ultimately the last stage that a case will go through.

Keep in mind that most cases won’t make it to court, let alone trial. However, Kenny Habetz Injury Law is always willing to take a case the distance if that’s in the best interest of our client. Reach out today for a free case review.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Many personal injury cases are resolved without the need for trial. Insurers and other defendants prefer to settle instead of risking the costs and uncertainty of litigation. Therefore, there is a high probability that your case may end in a settlement agreement.

However, your case may need to go to trial if any of the following are true:

  • Your claim is denied
  • Less than the full value of your damages is offered
  • The defendant is uninsured
  • The defendant is alleging comparative negligence

Your lawyer will be able to tell you whether you should expect your case to go to trial. You can also make your preference for a settlement known to your lawyer.

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Contact Our Experienced Lafayette Personal Injury Lawyers For Legal Help

Dealing with an injury claim alone is scary and overwhelming. A Lafayette personal injury lawyer can help you focus on your recovery. We take pride in helping injured clients navigate the personal injury process during a period of great distress.

We strive to provide a positive impact in an otherwise very stressful situation. Simply put, we love to use our legal skills to make our client’s bad situation better. Contact our law office today at (337) 399-9000 to learn more about how we can help you after an accident.

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