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A Wrongful Death and Accident Lawyer in Baton Rouge, LA

At Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf, we understand how devastating a serious injury can be. We also appreciate the trauma behind any wrongful death claim. Bring your concerns to us, and rest assured you will be treated in a caring manner by an experienced attorney. Reach out to us when you need a wrongful death, personal injury, or accident lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to represent you.


Car Crash Statistics

According to Louisiana State University, there were 705 fatal crashes and 758 car accident fatalities in Louisiana in 2016. Additionally, in Louisiana, individuals suffer injuries in car accidents every six minutes, on average. The vast majority of car crashes are due to human error. Speeding, reckless driving, drinking and driving, texting and driving, and other negligent acts behind the wheel can lead to devastating personal injury accidents.

Don't Struggle Alone

If you or a loved one sustained injuries because of another person's actions behind the wheel, you might be struggling with anger, stress from medical expenses, or strain from missing time at work. And you may be wondering what steps you should take. At Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf, we are experienced accident lawyers who work closely with victims, families, and survivors of car accidents. We help them seek justice and compensation for their injuries. Whether you have been recently hurt by a negligent driver, or you are already speaking to insurance adjusters and wondering if their settlement offer is fair, Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf is here to help you. Our personal injury legal team seeks the maximum compensation permitted under the law.

When You Get Hit, Call Our Auto Accident Lawyer in Baton Rouge, LA

We Fight for Your Rights After a Car Accident

Insurance adjusters may base your settlement using estimates and computer programs that may not account for all your medical expenses or personal losses. And negligent parties may fight to avoid taking responsibility for your injuries. But if you've been hurt in a crash resulting from another driver's negligence, you do have important rights under the law.

By seeking damages, you send a strong message to your community that speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, and other unsafe driving behaviors will not be tolerated. However, you may only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim. Louisiana's Statute of Limitations requires individuals to seek damages within one year of injury. So contact us today to learn more about your options under the law. We can answer your questions and help you understand the steps involved in taking action to protect your rights and seek the compensation you may be entitled to receive.


Count on Us to Help You After a Serious Personal Injury in Baton Rouge, LA

Wrongful Deaths

You can call us for advice; we don't charge for an initial consultation. What we do is evaluate your claim, give you personal advice, and then contact the insurance company involved. We see if we can get your wrongful death claim settled before we have to file a suit. Typically, we analyze the accident report, collect information about witnesses, and evaluate the insurance coverage.

Car Crash Injuries

Car accidents can leave you with devastating and life-altering injuries. These personal injuries can end your career or result in weeks or months of rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a car accident, contact us as soon as possible. Our firm can help you plan for the steps involved in moving forward. Following are some common car accident injuries we see.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury can be mild to severe. In severe cases, this kind of personal injury impacts all aspects of your life and leads to permanent disability. In mild cases, you may not always be aware that the symptoms you are experiencing are linked to your crash. According to the Centers for Disease Control, symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury can include memory difficulties, changes in sight or balance, problems with language, or mood changes. You may also suffer from sleep problems. If you or a family member has developed these symptoms after an accident, reach out to us for assistance. We can help you get the medical care you may need and help you fight for the compensation you may deserve.

Spinal Injuries

A spinal injury can result in permanent, life-long paralysis, and this kind of injury is among the most devastating. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury in a motor vehicle accident, it's important to consider speaking to an attorney. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, living with paralysis can cost victims and families as much as $184,891 each year. You may be able to seek recovery of these costs through insurance or from the negligent party.

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is a personal injury that can result in serious neck pain that leads to missed time at work. Recovery times vary, and individuals who work in active jobs may find that they require much time away from work to recover properly. If you have suffered from whiplash after a car wreck, don't take it lightly. Give us a call for advice.

Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding after a car accident may result in surgery. And surgery can be very costly for victims and their families.

Disfigurement

Auto accidents can leave victims burned or disfigured. You may suffer lost teeth or broken bones in your face which may require plastic surgery or even reconstructive surgery. Damage to one's appearance can be emotionally and physically devastating, and this type of pain and suffering can be compensated under the law. Be sure to examine your options for covering your medical expenses, reconstructive costs, and lost wages.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Car accidents can have an immense emotional impact on victims. If you find yourself avoiding driving or riding in an automobile, or you find yourself experiencing flashbacks or trouble sleeping, it is important to seek proper treatment. You may even experience emotional changes that impact your daily life. Treatment can be costly, and you may deserve compensation. If you are having difficulty adjusting after a crash, consider speaking to one of our attorneys who specialize in emotional stress law.