Serious Injury and Accidents

Accidents and unforeseen circumstances can cause personal, oftentimes catastrophic bodily injury.  These debilitating injuries can cause victims to lose the ability not only to lead full and normal lives, but the ability to earn a living.

Some of the most common serious injuries come from burns, electrocutions, and bodily and brain injuries that come from car and truck accidents.

Burns and electrocution injuries can be caused by multiple factors, including product defects, wiring failures, and negligence.  According to the American Burn Association, admissions to burn centers were caused by 43% Fire/Flame, 34% Scald, 9% Contact, 4% Electrical, 3% Chemical, 7% Other.

Trucks are a major risk to road travelers.  Truck drivers are often fatigued and distracted, and one out of control big rig can cause significant destruction.  Injuries caused by car and truck accidents can lead to the lifelong suffering and impairment, or worse, for accident victims.

According to the National Safety Council, a total of 4,965 people died in large-truck crashes in 2020, up 31% since 2011. The majority of deaths in large-truck crashes are occupants of other vehicles (71%), followed by truck occupants (17%), and non-occupants, primarily pedestrians and bicyclists (12%).

The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are dedicated to caring for the needs of serious injury victims and their families. 

If You’ve Been Seriously Injured in an Accident, What Should You Do?

Retain top-notch legal counsel immediately.  If you are unable to do so, have a family member take care of this as soon as possible.  Time is absolutely of the essence when determining the cause of an accident that causes serious injury.

In the case of burn and electrocution accidents, it is advisable to take as many pictures as possible of the injury causes.  These pictures may very well be admissible as evidence.  This evidence may have a considerable impact on potential judges and juries.

In the case of serious injury caused by car and truck accidents, make sure to provide your lawyer with the names of all law enforcement and emergency personnel involved with the incident response.  It will be important to connect with them while accident details are still fresh in their minds.

Listen to your medical team and follow their instructions.  If you’ve been seriously injured, you are at risk.  Take your prescribed medications, attend all medical appointments and stick to physical therapy regimens.

Make sure you know what disability benefits you are entitled to through your employer’s benefits plan.  You may have benefits available that can help you cover costs and expenses.

What Should You NOT DO?

Do not, under any circumstances, speak to lawyers representing the person, business or entity that was the cause of the serious injury.  Do not allow family members to speak to those lawyers either.  Make sure that you have your own legal counsel in place.  Your lawyers are the only ones who should have any contact with lawyers representing the person, business or entity that caused the serious injury.

If you are unable to contact a lawyer, have a family member do so as soon as possible.

Do not share any details of the situation outside of your immediate family.  Your lawyers will let you know what you can and cannot say.  It is important that neither you nor any family members have any contact whatsoever with attorneys who are not representing you.

The attorneys at Unglesby Law Firm can guide you through this sensitive process.

Why Is It So Important to Have Strong Legal Counsel?

When serious injuries caused by burns, electrocution, car and truck accidents occur, the stakes are extremely high for everyone involved.  Companies that operate trucks, for example, have serious legal representation.  Car insurance companies have significant legal resources in place.  Manufacturers of products that may have defects do, as well.

It is important that you have strong legal counsel if you have been seriously injured, because those responsible for your injury will have serious legal counsel advising them.  Without a lawyer aggressively advocating for you, you may not receive the justice and restitution that you deserve.

The attorneys a Unglesby Law Firm have long track records of success securing justice for victims of serious injuries caused by burns and electrocution, as well as car and truck accidents.

Why Choose Unglesby Law Firm?

Unglesby Law Firm has a long history of successfully delivering justice to clients to have been seriously injured as a result of the fault of others.  The firm has won many jury verdicts for victims who have received burn and electrocution injuries, and well as catastrophic injuries from car and truck accidents.

The firm has not only won verdicts, but appeals, in cases against major utilities, vehicle manufacturers, oil and gas companies, railroads and other major industrial concerns.

As a result of the firm’s advocacy for clients, not only have major corporations had to change their ways, federal regulations have been changed, as well.

The team at Unglesby Law Firm has the passion, drive and resources to take on major companies who try to avoid accountability for serious injuries they have caused.  In many cases the fight can be long and arduous.  But the firm has won cases that other firms would have been unwilling, or unable to pursue.  And this is a major source of pride for the Unglesby Law Team.

Don’t Hesitate:  Call Us

If you are or a loved one is the victim of a burn or electrocution injury or has been hurt in a car or truck accident don’t wait

– call us at Unglesby Law Firm.

Remember:  Time is of the essence.  Each day that passes without taking legal action against the person or entity at fault for your serious injury, is a loss of precious time that can’t be replaced.  

The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are your rapid-response team.  They take immediate action to start the gears of justice turning in your favor.  Any they are dedicated to securing the outcome you and your family deserve.

Offices in New Orleans
and Baton Rouge
225-387-0120