New Orleans Car Accident Attorneys
Help For Serious Injuries After A Crash
As Accident Attorneys, our firm has been assisting individuals and families throughout southern Louisiana that were seriously injured in automobile and truck related accidents for more than three decades…..
And has helped our clients recover millions
Every client we have represented was injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another driver, including employee drivers of businesses.
In a serious auto accident, the victim will suffer anything from soft tissue injuries to brain damage.
Soft tissue injuries are those that do not involve damage to bones. Conversely, injuries to bones such as breaks, compound fractures and skull fractures are referred to as skeletal injuries. And we all know how significant head injuries can be.
My name is Mike Gertler. I’m a New Orleans Car Accident Attorney and the managing partner of the Gertler Law Firm.
I’d like to share with you a brief story about a young man we represented not so long ago. His story will detail the impact a serious car accident can have on an individual, and the difference a skilled legal team can make in helping return that individual to a normal life.
A.L. (to protect his identity I’ll use his initials only) was involved in a horrific car accident in New Orleans. He was referred to our law firm – largely because of our experience as Brain Injury Attorneys.
A FedEx® delivery truck ran a red light and t-boned his car at a high rate of speed. With that type of collision, I was not surprised to learn that he had to have major surgery in order to save his life.
The list of injuries he suffered were severe – and lengthy. They included:
- Left spleen removed;
- Left kidney removed;
- Ruptured bowel;
- Three fractured ribs;
- Fractured left hip;
- And massive head trauma that caused brain injury.
The human body very often repairs itself, but a brain injury typically impacts an individual for life. Because of his head injury, A.L. was going to suffer from decreased motor skills the rest of his life.
When Louis Gertler, a partner at our firm, and I first met with A.L. he was nervous, unsure of his rights and uncertain of how lawsuits worked.
His life had been altered by the carelessness of the truck driver. He was hospitalized for weeks and, after his release, he underwent months of very intense rehab to improve his motor skills.
His dream was to be a surgeon. In fact he was in the top part of his class at Tulane Medical School at the time. But the brain injury had caused paresthesia of his left hand and neuropathy of his left leg between the knee and the hip. He also had fatigue issues related to his brain injury. The end result – he could never be a surgeon.
We filed a lawsuit on his behalf and met with A.L. numerous times, both before and during the trial.
After a lengthy trial, and before the jury returned with its verdict, we settled with FedEx® for a very high amount.
A.L. did go on to finish medical school although he struggled with his studies. Today, he is a practicing physician, though not a surgeon.
While he will suffer from the effects of the car accident the rest of his life, A.L. was extremely grateful for the effort we put forth – and the eventual award we were able to secure for him.
If you, a family member, or even your child has been seriously injured in a car accident with another vehicle or truck, or even a drunk driver and need help, please don’t hesitate to call us.
You’ll get the same effort we put forth for A.L. – and the compassion and understanding that few New Orleans law firms provide.
If you need a New Orleans Car Accident Lawyer, please call our office at 504-581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.
The call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.
As always, if we move forward on your case, we operate on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our services unless we secure a settlement for you or are successful in the courtroom. You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your case if there is no award or settlement.
I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need help with serious injuries resulting from an auto accident, and wish to pursue a lawsuit, please do call.