personal injury & motor vehicle accidents

At Yeager LaNasa Tauzier, LLC, our attorneys investigate and litigate a wide variety of  personal injury matters in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.   The fundamental question in a personal injury matter is whether a party was negligent.  That generally requires a determination of whether a party is liable and, if so, whether the damages have been suffered as a result.  Determining liability is sometimes clear, but is often times disputed.   Those issues are best addressed as soon as possible after the accident, which is why you should consult an attorney as soon as possible - whether you are the injured party or one who is potentially responsible.  Evidence preservation is key, including maintaining any videotape, defective products or photographing the conditions.  Our team is ready on a moment's notice.

Getting the right type of medical treatment and diagnosis is just as important.  Even the smallest injury can become a severe problem over time.  Failure to address an injury or liability timely can result in waived rights.  Gathering the necessary facts shortly after the accident is just as important as getting the right treatment quickly after the accident.  If an accident has occurred, our team is able to help gather that time sensitive information by:

  • Collecting information about the scene and obtain the police report (if one is available);
  • Preserving the evidence (especially crucial in a product liability case);
  • Gathering any witness statements;
  • Investigating the history of the potential at-fault party;
  • Reconstructing the accident scene;
  • Reviewing and collecting medical records (if treatment has already begun);
  • Consulting any experts that may be necessary; and
  • Communicating with any insurance companies.

Even when a party may be partially at fault, it is important to consult an attorney to determine your rights.  Our initial consultation is free of charge.  In a personal injury case, the injured party may be entitled to the following:

  • Past and Future Medical Expenses.  This may include all emergency room charges, doctor visits, physical therapy, surgery, and medical assistance devices (such as a walking boot, crutches, a wheelchair, etc.).
  • Lost Wages.  This may include any pay or earnings that would have been received if the accident had not occurred.  That can include the ability to earn wages in the future.
  • Pain and Suffering.  Regardless of whether medical treatment has been completed or whether all medical bills are paid, an injured victim may be entitled to receive pain and suffering as a result of injuries sustained in the incident.  The trier of fact will consider the type of injury, the amount of pain and the amount of time the victim is expected to suffer.
  • Loss of Consortium.  The uninjured spouse of an accident victim may be able to recover damages for lost marital benefits, including lost companionship and sexual relations.

While we work with individuals and businesses in handling all types of accidents, we also work with our clients in handling insurance related issues that arise from those accidents.  Different situations or incidents can trigger different types of insurance coverage, including automobile insurance policies, uninsured/underinsured motorist policies, property insurance policies, Commercial General Liability insurance policies and more.

Do you need a personal injury attorney in Hammond, Louisiana?  Do you need a personal injury attorney in Metairie, Louisiana?  If you have any questions about an accident, injury or insurance, please give us a call.  

Material presented on the Yeager LaNasa Tauzier, LLC website is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended as professional advice and should not be used as such.  Any unauthorized use of the material contained herein as it at the user's own risk.  We have attorneys licensed to practice in state and federal courts in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.














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