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New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer

Legal Advocacy for People in New Orleans and Throughout Louisiana

If you suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by someone else, you should speak to an attorney regarding your options for pursuing compensation. Attorney Cliff Cardone is a dedicated New Orleans personal injury lawyer with the skills and experience needed to help you seek the full amount of damages that you may be owed. Mr. Cardone also assists people who are facing DUI or DWI charges, as well as property owners who are pursuing claims based on hurricane damage.

Personal Injury

Anyone who suffers injuries in an accident caused by another party can pursue damages in a personal injury lawsuit. This allows an injured person to seek compensation for the cost of any medical treatment needed due to the injuries and for lost wages caused by the injuries. The injured person can recover damages for any pain and suffering and lost enjoyment of life that can be attributed to his or her injuries as well. If you wish to pursue a personal injury claim, it is essential to act promptly, since in most cases, a claim must be filed within one year of the date of the harm.

Car Accidents

Car accidents may cause significant injuries and property damage. If you were involved in a car accident, you may be able to seek damages in a civil lawsuit. Generally, to recover damages in a lawsuit arising out of a car accident, you must prove that the person responsible for causing the accident owed you a duty to drive safely, and their unsafe driving caused the accident and your resulting injuries.

Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are massive, weighing several tons and typically measuring over 50 feet long. When they are involved in accidents, the consequences are often tragic. Many truck accidents result from a failure of the truck driver to abide by the duties imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations regarding drive times, truck weights, and truck inspections. In many instances in which a person is injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, a personal injury attorney in New Orleans can help the victim pursue claims against the driver and against the driver's employer, as long as a trucking company employed the driver at the time of the accident.

Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

A cruise should be a fun-filled, relaxing getaway for the family. However, many individuals unexpectedly find themselves a victim of a cruise ship accident. Most cruise lines require that you submit your claim within 180 days of the incident, so you should seek representation as soon as possible to avoid missing any deadlines that may bar you from recovery. Ultimately, cruise lines owe a duty of care to their crew and passengers, and if they breach that duty, Cardone Law Firm will be here to help you navigate your claim.

Motorcycle Accidents

Many drivers fail to notice a motorcycle traveling on the road in front of or beside them until it is too late, and motorcyclists are often victims of devastating accidents. In many cases in which a motorcyclist is struck by another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle will argue that the motorcyclist caused the accident, and therefore the motorcyclist should be barred from recovering damages. Under Louisiana's pure comparative fault rule, however, even if a person is partially at fault for his or her own harm, this will not bar the recovery of damages altogether but will only reduce the damages that he or she receives.

Wrongful Death and Survival Actions

When a person dies due to injuries caused by another party’s negligence, the person’s beneficiaries can retain a New Orleans personal injury attorney to pursue damages in a wrongful death and survival claim. If the claim is successful, the beneficiaries may be awarded compensation for the financial and emotional losses caused by the person’s death. Damages may include the cost of funeral expenses, lost wages, and the loss of services and companionship provided by the deceased person.

Medical Malpractice

Typically, people harmed by negligent medical care will pursue damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit. To prove that a doctor should be held liable for malpractice, a plaintiff must show that the care provided by the doctor fell below the applicable standard of care. This standard is the care that a doctor with comparable skills and training would have provided in a similar situation. An expert witness usually must delineate this standard.

DUI/DWI Defense

Facing DUI or DWI charges can be stressful, but simply being charged with a crime does not mean that you will be convicted. In any criminal case, the State is required to prove each element of the crime that the defendant allegedly committed beyond a reasonable doubt. In DUI or DWI cases, the State must prove that you were operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or with a BAC of .08 or higher. A DUI defense attorney often can raise a reasonable doubt regarding a driver’s guilt, potentially by challenging the validity of the stop or the testing that was conducted.

Hurricane Damage

Hurricanes can cause flooding, structural damage, and sometimes the destruction of a home or another building. While many people have hurricane insurance and anticipate that the insurance will provide benefits if their property sustains damage, insurance companies do not always uphold their obligations. If your insurance company fails to provide you with the benefits that you are owed, you may be able to recover the benefits as well as additional damages in a lawsuit.

Worker’s Compensation

Sustaining a workplace injury and possibly losing your only source of income can put an individual in a physically, emotionally, and financially vulnerable position. The Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Act demands that the employer’s insurance coverage provide benefits for lost wages and medical expenses as a result of the injury. An injured worker may retain a New Orleans Worker’s Compensation attorney to ensure he receives the support needed to get back on his feet.

Consult a Dedicated Attorney in New Orleans

If you were injured by someone else's carelessness, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer in New Orleans regarding your next steps. Attorney Cliff Cardone can assist you in holding the at-fault parties accountable. Mr. Cardone also can help you fight a drunk driving charge or pursue a hurricane damage claim. PHONE CARDONE. You can contact him at 504-522-3333, or via our form online for a free consultation.

Client Reviews
Mr. Cardone and his staff demonstrate excellence and the utmost professionalism. After a motor vehicle accident, I contacted Mr. Cardone after receiving recommendations to do so. We are extremely pleased with his knowledge, service, and accessibility. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Cardone again and I give him my highest recommendation for anyone else seeking an attorney. J.E.
Mr. Cardone is an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who advocates for the best interests of his clients. He is reputable, experienced, reliable, and available. He understands people and their issues. He knows the law and is a great trial lawyer and is well respected in the legal community. He also has a great support staff and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs or wants an experienced and caring attorney who gets the job done. S.I.
There are no words good enough to praise Cliff Cardone. His Professionalism is 10 stars. He was available for me 7 days a week. He is way pass excellent, he is superior. Cliff is not only my attorney but a friend you can count on. He has worked 2 cases for me and I could not be more pleased with the results. I am 150 percent satisfied with the highest recommendation one person can give to another. He is a people person. His legal assistant, Kim also gets the highest recommendation. J.M.
I highly recommend Cliff Cardone to handle any legal issue that arises; he is always available to me when I need to get in touch with him. I trust his opinion when it comes to making decisions concerning my legal issues. His staff is always available as well and that is very important when you need to have questions answered. Whenever I have a friend or relative that needs legal advice I always recommend Cliff Cardone and they have always come back to me satisfied. C.S.
Professional, prompt, courteous, informative and friendly are words I use to describe Clifford Cardone and his staff. If you want results with a personal touch this is your attorney. R.A.