"Want a quick check with just one call!"

That is called effective marketing. It got your attention, right?

As your attorney, I can make you 2 promises:

  1. It will take more than 1 call to handle your claim.
  2. I will investigate all options for recovery before we get you any "quick check."

If you have been hurt due to someone else's negligence, you deserve EXPERIENCED legal representation who will do more than talk to you one time. 

What to do after an accident

TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES WE HANDLE

18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

18 Wheeler Accident or Big Rig Accident

Let's face it, almost any 18-Wheeler accident involving a big rig can be pretty serious. This is why the law usually require the truck owners to maintain higher insurance limits. 

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Medical Malpractice

We are all human. We make mistakes. Sometimes, these mistakes have horrible consequences. This is why Lawyers, Doctors, and other professionals have some type of malpractice insurance. 

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WRONFGUL DEATH

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death is what t sounds like. The death of a family member because of someone else's negligence. While no amount of money can replace the loss, a wrongful death claim can possibly  provide money to a family in crisis.

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CAR ACCIDENT

Car Accident

Everyday someone does something wrong on the road, and causes someone else to get hurt. You could be entitled to money for your injuries. Your time is valuable and now you spend it trying to get better. There are many ways to recover, don't do it alone.

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SLIP AND FALL

Slip and Fall

We all heard this one, right? Wrong.

Slip and falls are real. They really do happen, and people really do get injured because of REAL negligence. We have procedures in court to dismiss false claims. If you were injured and think the property owner may have been negligent. Contact us and find out.

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Motorcycle Accident

Just like 18-wheeler accidents being more serious because of their heavy weight; motorcycle accidents are equally as serious because of their light weight. Many times people just don't look good enough to notice a motorcycle on the roadway. This is being negligent, and their insurance should be liable.

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WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT

18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

18-Wheeler Accident Attorney in Chalmette and New Orleans Area

There are about 500,000 cases of trucking accidents every year. These trucks are a threat when driving across Louisiana because of larger blind spots, increased breaking time, and potential driver negligence.


Any accident with a large commercial truck such as an 18 wheeler has a high likelihood of a serious, or even fatal, injury. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, clients often suffer severe injuries such as a brain injury, spinal injury, paralysis, burn, and amputation. Depending on the situation, the owner or manufacturer of the truck can be responsible for the accident. Specific part manufacturers can also be liable if a defect with a tire, axel, or other part resulted in the accident. In many instances, however, the truck driver is held liable for the accident. You have a year from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. An experienced Louisiana truck accident lawyer understands the rules and regulations truck drivers must abide by. Should we choose to represent you, you can be confident you have a skilled and relentless advocate on your side.


It may benefit you to speak with a truck accident lawyer at The Tonry Law Firm. We handle the many complexities involved in trucking accident claims for our clients so they can focus on recovery.

COMMON CAUSES OF 18-WHEELER ACCIDENTS:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Failing to follow signs
  • Speeding

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chalmette and New Orleans Area

Modern medicine is amazing. It can cure horrible diseases and relieve extreme pain, but sometimes mistakes are made.  Medical professionals, like many others, are expected to perform according to a set of principles and must abide by a standard of care. If they breach that standard of care, then they can possibly cause great harm. This is the reason most professionals have malpractice insurance. We understand that people make mistakes. This is completely unintentional, but the consequences are sometimes life changing or fatal.


Some important factors to a medical malpractice claim:

  • You have 1 year from the date of injury or from the date you discovered the negligence; but anything outside 3 years from the date of injury is out of luck.
  • Before suit can be filed, your claim will go before a Medical Review Panel to determine if the claim has merit. These panels have 3 doctors who will review your claim and in my experience, will 99% of the time return a decision in favor of the medical provider.
    • This does not mean your claim is lost; it merely provides the defense with the ability to use their opinion in court.
    • After the panel renders their decision, you have 90 days to file suit.
  • Louisiana has a cap of $500,000 on damages from medical malpractice.

Medical Review Panels

Each year, there are approximately 1,600 requests for panels to review potential medical malpractice claims.


Louisiana's medical review panels have sided with patients only seven percent of the time since 2000. 


Fortunately, decisions by these panels are not legally binding, and a patient has 90 days from the receipt of the opinion to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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WRONGFUL DEATH

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

A Louisiana wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by a spouse, child, or parent, and is measured by reference to the life of the deceased from his or her point of view and includes their loss of enjoyment of life as well as lost future income.


It is a claim you would make in the event someone dies as a result of someone else's negligence, and generally the estate and/or heirs may be entitled to compensation. 

 

Some examples of wrongful death losses that may be recoverable:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost Income from time of injury to time of death
  • Pain and suffering prior to death
    • physical and emotional
  • Anticipated future income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

What is Wrongful Death

Simply put, a wrongful death is when someone dies due to the actions – or inactions – of another person. When someone (individual or business) intentionally, recklessly, or negligently causes a death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits can be for the death of a parent, spouse or child.


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AUTO ACCIDENT

What to do after an accident?

  • Contact the police and or EMS.
  • If able, take pictures of: (use your cell phone)
    • The accident scene
    • Any damage to all vehicles involved
    • All license plates
    • Insurance papers/cards
    • Other's drivers licenses.
    • Item Number or slip given to you by the police.
  • Contact an attorney, who can help with the following:
    • Medical treatment
    • Property damage
    • Setup Insurance claims
    • Setup recorded statements
    • Medical bills
    • Answering your questions throughout the process. 

When in the right hands, you should only have to focus on getting better while the attorney's office will handle most everything else.

Why call us?

Insurance is one of the largest industries in the US. In 2017, premiums were in excess of $1.2 trillion. They do not become this successful by giving away money. They hire people who's job is to minimize the amount of money you may recover. 


You can make and handle an insurance claim on your own, but remember that the person on the other side of the phone is NOT there to make your recovery easy. It is their full-time job after going through training to ultimately help make their employer more money.


Hiring an experienced attorney should make this process of maximizing your recovery less difficult and stressful.

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SLIP AND FALL

Slip & Fall is NOT what it used to be?

We have all heard the stories about people slipping and filling in a department store and recovering some unreasonable amount of money for their fake injuries... These are MYTHS... In today's day and age, almost everything you do is recorded on video, and fraudulent claims are quickly identified and dismissed.


Slip and Falls are REAL. They do happen, and when they do, people get injured. To recover any compensation for your injures from the property owner, you need to prove the following: 

  • That the owner or employee caused hazardous condition that made you fall.
  • That the owner or employee knew about the hazardous condition and does nothing about it.
  • That the owner or employee should have known of the hazardous condition because a "reasonable" person taking care of the property would have discovered and removed or repaired it.

The third situation is the most common, but is also less clear-cut than the first two because of those pesky words "should have known." Liability in these cases is often decided by common sense. Judges and juries determine whether the owner or occupier of property was careful by deciding if the steps the owner or occupier took to keep the property safe were reasonable.

Surveillance Videos

Trying to prove that the owner or employee had prior knowledge of a hazardous condition is sometimes impossible. That is why it is important to talk with an attorney as soon as possible to help preserve any evidence that may be used for or against you.


Generally a retail department store will NOT give you a copy of any video recordings of your slip and fall. In my experience, they will not disclose any video until they are served with a subpoena from court after filing a lawsuit. 

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Contributing factors to Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are far less protected than those riding inside vehicles, and as such, they are more likely to get hurt worse.  No one can say with certainty the injuries you will receive in a motorcycle accident, but without a doubt, you’re more vulnerable on a motorcycle. 


Aside from the typical risks of driving on the road in a full size vehicle, people  often pay little attention to motorcycle riders. 


Frequent cases of motorcycle accidents:

  • Negligent driving by other people 
  • Defective roads 
    • Roads built with sharp or tight turns. 
    • Potholes
  • Improper road signs
    • Notice of speed bumps
    • Warnings of  dangers ahead, 

When a motorcycle accident is caused by a defective road, the road construction company may be at fault and held responsible for its negligence. In such a case, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you to file a lawsuit against the construction company. 

Why call us?

Insurance is one of the largest industries in the US. In 2017, premiums were in excess of $1.2 trillion. They do not become this successful by giving away money. They hire people who's job is to minimize the amount of money you may recover.

 

You can make and handle an insurance claim on your own, but remember that the person on the other side of the phone is NOT there to make your recovery easy. It is their full-time job after going through training to ultimately help make their employer more money.


Hiring an experienced attorney should make this process of maximizing your recovery less difficult and stressful.

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Tonry Law Firm

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