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Opelousas Personal Injury Lawyer

Opelousas Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury can leave your life upended while leaving your financial and well-being in a state of uncertainty. You may be left temporarily or permanently disabled, struggling with pain and recovery, unable to work, and facing rising medical costs and other associated expenses.

Your family may now lack a primary income earner. If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you should not have to deal with these costs and financial burdens on your own. If you were hurt in an accident on the job, in a public place, in an auto accident, or on someone else’s property, you might have a claim for recovery. Contact an injury attorney in Opelousas today to help you get back on your feet. 

How Our Opelousas Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

The personal injury attorneys at Craig A. Davis, APLC have  decades of experience securing monetary recovery for Opelousas accident victims. We take a results-oriented approach, working to ensure our clients get the compensation they deserve so their main focus can be recovering from their injuries. When you call our office, you will talk to an actual lawyers (rather than a far less knowledgeable assistant, paralegal, or “investigator”) who will get to work for you very quickly. 

If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury, it’s important to hire a winning lawyer with proven results. Our law firm has won millions for injury victims in Opelousas throughout the last 30 years. You do not have to fight this alone and we don’t want you to. We will put together the best plan to go forward so you regain your life back. 

Our award-winning, passionate & aggressive Opelousas Personal Injury Attorneys are here for you and your family. We care about our clients, listen to what happened in your case, understand the struggles you are having and will give you tailored advice about how to get the most money possible for your claim.

All our consultations are free and you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case. To learn more about how our winning Opelousas personal injury attorneys can help you, contact our firm today. 

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Recovering Compensation For Your Opelousas Injury Claim

Injuries can leave victims and their loved ones with significant financial burdens, emotional trauma, and uncertainty about what to do next. We represent individuals and families in cases involving serious injury. We’ve helped victims recover compensation for things like:

  • Head and brain injuries, including those caused by lack of oxygen to the brain or a blow to the head.
  • Traumatic brain injuries ranging from mild to moderate to severe. The ramifications can include memory loss, cognitive impairment, and personality changes.
  • Neck & Back Injuries: These can range from debilitating disc injuries to paralysis.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: When the spinal cord is damaged, paralysis (paraplegia, hemiplegia, quadriplegia) can change your life forever.
  • Broken Bones/Internal Injury: Severe fractures and damage to organs can require multiple surgeries and long periods of rehabilitation.
  • Burn Injuries: Accidental fires, explosions, electrical charge and chemical exposure are some of the causes of burn injuries. Electrical accidents can result in internal and external burns throughout the body. Recovery can be long and painful, often requiring skin grafts and reconstructive surgery.
  • Wrongful Death: Our lawyers represent the survivors of those who died because of another’s negligence or carelessness.

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Injury Cases Our Opelousas Personal Injury Lawyers Handle


Auto accidents can leave victims with devastating and costly injuries. Some auto accidents are more immediately dangerous than others, although even minor accidents can cause long-lasting pain and injury.


Large trucks are involved in vehicle collisions on a daily basis, and the consequences can be devastating. The long hours, empty roads, and limited sleep, however, can take a toll and can cause serious accidents.


Making up more than their fair share of all traffic accidents as compared to the number of motorcycles on the road at any given time, motorcycle accidents are unfortunately extremely common in Louisiana.


Even when following the laws of walking in a crosswalk, pedestrians are at a great risk of being hit. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers and even "safe" drivers can change lives within seconds.


Boating accidents can be caused by negligence, recklessness, or defective equipment. Boating requires a degree of care for both the operators and passengers on the boat. One careless act can quickly become a disaster.


Defective product cases involve a variety of cases. Including vehicle-related defects, consumer products, dangerous drugs and vaccines, tobacco products, food poisoning, workplace or industrial product defects.


Accidents on the job leave workers and families struggling to make ends meet. Our Louisiana injury attorney stands strong for workers who have been seriously hurt, injured or permanently disabled in job-related accidents.


Dog bites can be traumatic for everyone involved, including the dog. Dog owners must ensure that they take appropriate precautions to keep other people safe from attacks in public as well as while they are guest at their home.

Consult With A Opelousas Personal Injury Law Firm Today

For over 30 years, Craig and his team have helped thousands of personal injury victims pursue compensation for damages owed to them. We are dedicated to providing competent, compassionate legal support, and giving you and your family the personalized attention you deserve. Our Opelousas personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Give us a call today. Our conversations are always free and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case!

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What Should I Do After After Suffering Personal Injury In Opelousas?

  1. Take Pictures: Take photos and/or videos of the injury you suffered as well as the area the accident took place.
  2. Get Medical Attention: Even if you feel fine initially, it’s essential to seek a medical evaluation promptly. The rush of adrenaline can mask some injuries at first, and undergoing a thorough check-up will help detect any latent injuries that may have resulted from the accident.
  3. Contact The Police: Let them document everything and make a report. Make sure you get a copy of that report and any other documents that were done in response to your incident. Report the accident to the police, even if it’s minor. This will ensure an official accident report is filed, which can be crucial for proving liability and documenting witness information.
  4. Exchange Information: Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver and any other involved parties. Additionally, if there were any witnesses to the incident, make sure to gather their contact information. Having third-party observers can be invaluable in piecing together an accurate account of events.
  5. Speak To Any Witnesses: Only if you are able to do so, get witness contact information and statements.
  6. Avoid Making Statements: Avoid making statements about the specifics of the accident to anyone other than the investigation officer, especially with insurance companies, before consulting your attorney. Anything you say or post online may be used unfairly against you later when liability and damages are being determined.
  7. Contact a Opelousas Personal Injury Lawyer: If you or a loved one have been injured, it’s wise to contact our law firm who actually focuses their legal practice on personal injury cases. We are well-versed in applicable laws and regulations, know how to gather essential evidence, protect your rights, and can maximize any financial recovery for your injuries and damages.

How Do I Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?

If you are injured due to an accident in the State of Louisiana, you (the injured or plaintiff) have to prove negligence. Negligence means that someone acted carelessly under circumstances and harmed another person. 

Your Opelousas personal injury lawyer will work with you to establish the four elements of negligence. Those four elements are:

Duty Of Care:

The defendant must owe a legal duty of care to the plaintiff. For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles responsibly, and property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises.

Breach of Duty:

The plaintiff must show that the defendant breached their duty of care. This means the defendant’s actions or lack of action fell below the expected standard of care


The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant’s breach of duty caused their injuries. This requires establishing a direct link between the defendant’s actions and the harm suffered by the plaintiff.


The plaintiff must provide evidence of the actual damages they have suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Personal Injury FAQs

Does every claim have to go to court?

Not every case goes to court. In many cases, we can negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. However, when the insurance company offers less than your case is worth, we are fully prepared to take your case to court to fight for the compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

Each state in the U.S. has implemented a statute of limitations in regard to filing a personal injury lawsuit. This means that an injured victim only has a certain amount of time to pursue legal action in the hopes of recovering compensation. In the state of Louisiana, the statute of limitations only allows an individual one year from the date that they were injured to initiate the legal process. This is applicable for all personal injury claims, including any instance of medical malpractice, product liability, and/or a wrongful death.

When should I seek medical treatment for an injury?

You should seek medical attention as soon as possible, following a truck, car, taxi, motorcycle, or bicycle accident. A doctor will be able to treat your immediate injuries and assess any health issues that may arise in the future, as a result of an accident. 

What type of cases are considered personal injury?

These cases are incidents in which injuries or deaths have occurred as a result of another’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional wrongdoing. The other person’s negligence may be the result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or many other possible events.

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