Gretna Personal Injury Attorneys

Gretna is the second largest city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and has a total population of 20,000 residents. Gretna is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River which is right across the river from uptown New Orleans. As one of Louisiana’s largest national historic register districts, Gretna is rich in history and culture. Gretna became a parish seat of Jefferson in 1884 and was often called the Free State of Jefferson because of the unrestricted gambling that occurred during that time. Another interesting fact about Gretna is that the famous spice-maker Zatarain’s was started in the city in 1889. One of the major attractions the City of Gretna offers its residents and visitors is the Gretna Heritage Festival. This festival offers food, arts and crafts, rides and games, as well as music. The festival started in 1994 as a small community event and has since grown to one of the largest festivals in Jefferson Parish. The festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this year which encompassed 25 city blocks and featured seven stages with performances by international entertainers along with Louisiana’s finest musicians. Located in the heart of New Orleans, the Cardone Law Firm is only minutes away from anywhere in the City of Gretna. This close location will be able to provide our clients in Gretna the high quality legal services that someone looks for in an attorney.

The City of Gretna in 2013 had nearly 200 car crashes that produced more than 300 injuries and two fatalities. Injuries from these car crashes can range from cuts and bruises to broken bones and amputations, brain and spinal cord damage as well as severe back and neck injuries. These types of injuries sustained in a car crash can cause a severe burden on the victim, friends, and family. The Cardone Law Firm has seen firsthand how these difficulties can affect people, and we are here to fight on your side.  The Cardone Law Firm prides itself for the results received over the years for victims of car and truck collisions. Since the inception of the law firm, Cliff has been able to receive over $17 million dollars of compensation for his clients. Cliff has the legal knowledge and skill in avoiding the legal pitfalls each case may present. A car or truck crash can occur in an unlimited number of ways due to the fault of another. Inattentive drivers, drunk drivers, and careless operators can and do cause car crashes. Each case is unique, and having an experienced local attorney on your side can be the difference in recovering compensation or being left alone with the devastating effects of such a collision. The Cardone Law Firm has the resources necessary to provide excellent legal services as well as the experts in a variety of fields in order to increase the value of your case.

Statistics have shown that in the past few years there are a relatively large number of crashes in Gretna and the surrounding areas that are caused by drunk drivers. When a car crash occurs and the cause is from a drunk driver then many different issues can arise. Driving under the influence is a serious offense and Louisiana law will permit, in certain circumstances, the victim of a crash caused by drunk drivers to obtain punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages that may be awarded to a victim of a drunk driver by a judge or jury, in addition to other costs, to make the victims whole for problems such as mental and physical anguish, loss of consortium, loss of ability to work, etc. Louisiana Civil Code article 2315.4 holds the key for punitive damages to be recovered. It states “In addition to general and special damages, exemplary damages may be awarded upon proof that the injuries on which the action is based were caused by a wanton and reckless disregard for the rights and safety of others by a defendant whose intoxication while operating a motor vehicle was a cause in fact of the resulting injuries.” With the experience and the necessary resources at the Cardone Law Firm we are able to find different ways to recover compensation our clients are rightfully entitled to. Cliff will make sure that every legal theory will be utilized in order to hold the liable party responsible. Over the 40 years he has practiced law Cliff has seen it all and knows the different legal theories available to receive compensation for his clients in car and truck crashes. The Cardone Law Firm is not scared of the tactics used by the big insurance firms and will fight for the compensation each client deserves.

Because an auto or truck crash can create multiple issues and significant needs, an injured party should hire an experienced Gretna personal injury attorney who not only handles car accidents for injured parties, but also has the resources necessary to provide for an injured person’s medical needs as well as the hiring of experts from a variety of fields in order to increase the value of the case. Cliff Cardone has practiced law over 40 years and has primarily handled personal-injury matters. If you have been injured in an auto or truck accident, Phone Cardone at 1-888-892-2736 or 504-522-3333 for a free in person consultation. He is direct, insightful, proactive, and passionate about his client’s cases.