Who We Are
The world is unpredictable, and unexpected events can change the course of a person’s life. Whether you suffered injuries in an accident or you were charged with drunk driving, you should make sure to understand your rights and the steps that you can take to seek a fair outcome. Attorney Cliff Cardone at the Cardone Law Firm takes pride in providing thorough and skillful representation to each client, regardless of whether the client suffered minor damages or catastrophic harm. Our firm works tirelessly to meet our clients' needs, and we have consistently delivered favorable results for the past 50 years. Mr. Cardone is candid with the people whom he represents at each stage of the proceedings, and he is always available to discuss his clients' cases and address any concerns. Mr. Cardone represents people who need a New Orleans personal injury lawyer or representation in DUI cases or hurricane insurance claims.Types of Cases That we Handle
Many of the cases we handle are personal injury cases that arise out of accidents, such as car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions. The evidence that a plaintiff must produce to recover damages in a personal injury case varies depending on the nature of the claims asserted. Most personal injury cases set forth negligence claims against the defendant, however. To prove liability under a theory of negligence, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff and that the defendant's acts or failure to act constituted a breach of the duty. The plaintiff must also show that the breach caused him or her to suffer quantifiable harm. In other words, the plaintiff needs to prove that he or she would not have suffered damages if the defendant had not breached the duty. If the plaintiff successfully proves that the defendant was negligent, the plaintiff may be awarded economic and non-economic damages.
We also handle claims arising out of hurricane damage. While many people have property insurance and expect that their insurer will fully compensate them for any damage sustained due to a hurricane, that is not always the case. Instead, in many cases, an insurance company will deny or undervalue a claim, leaving their insureds to grapple with the extensive costs of repairing their property. In these cases, an attorney can assist an insured in seeking any benefits that they may be owed, as well as other damages. If you suffered property damage because of a hurricane, and your property insurer did not pay you the benefits due under your policy, it is important to act promptly.
In addition to civil claims, we represent drivers charged with DWI or DUI in Louisiana. A DWI or DUI conviction may result in fines, imprisonment, and the loss of your license, and it can affect your reputation and career as well. Even if the State has compelling evidence that a person drove while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, however, there may be defenses available that will allow the person to avoid a conviction. For example, if the police did not have a reasonable suspicion that the person violated the law prior to stopping the person, or did not properly advise the person of his or her rights during the investigation, the State may be precluded from introducing any evidence obtained during the investigation at trial.Speak With an Experienced Attorney Regarding Your Legal Issue
If you find yourself faced with a legal issue, it is in your best interest to retain an experienced attorney to protect your interests. Cliff Cardone is a dedicated attorney who has ample experience helping victims harmed by the negligence of others seek compensation in personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Cardone is also proficient at handling DWI and DUI matters and assisting policy holders in the recovery of benefits following hurricanes. Mr. Cardone represents parties in legal matters in New Orleans and in other cities in Louisiana. Phone Cardone at 504-522-3333, or use the online form to schedule a free and confidential meeting.