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Has A Hearing Been Scheduled in Your Louisiana Personal Injury Case? The Basics of Personal Injury Court Hearings in Louisiana


If you have filed a personal injury case in Louisiana, most likely, at some point, you will be scheduled to attend a hearing at court in front of a judge. The notice of a hearing date may be, at first, fairly daunting and anxiety-provoking for many plaintiffs who have brought personal injury claims against liable parties, and they may not know exactly what to do next. However, with an understanding of what a hearing is, and with the help of a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer, a hearing can be a helpful step forward in a plaintiff’s Louisiana personal injury case.

Hearings: What are They and How do They Work?

Although it may sound complex, a hearing is, simply put, a legal proceeding in a Louisiana personal injury case where the parties involved in the case present their legal arguments in front of a judge, and answer any questions that the court has about a particular issue before it. Hearings are typically scheduled in Louisiana personal injury cases for case-scheduling and status conferences, and when the court needs more information regarding a motion before it. Court hearings in personal injury cases in Louisiana are typically conducted in the courtroom before a judge, with the judge’s bailiff and a court reporter present. The court reporter will put the parties (or their counsel, if they are represented by a Louisiana personal injury lawyer) under oath, and the proceedings are recorded into a transcript and become a part of the case record.

Will I Need to Attend My Court Hearing in My Louisiana Personal Injury Case?

At the outset, hearings are scheduled for a number of reasons, and whether a personal injury plaintiff needs to attend depends on a number of factors. The most important factor is whether the plaintiff is represented by a Louisiana personal injury lawyer. If the plaintiff is represented by a Louisiana personal injury lawyer, the lawyer can represent the plaintiff at some hearings where the plaintiff themselves need not be examined by the court. An experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyer can handle most case scheduling hearings and status conferences without their client present. In addition, an experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyer can advise their client if they need to attend any of the hearings in their case, and, importantly, prepare them appropriately.

Help with Your Louisiana Personal Injury Case

If you filed a personal injury case and have a hearing coming up, or if you were injured in an accident due to another person’s negligent or intentional acts and you are interested in filing a personal injury case, it is best to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options. In Louisiana the experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe are here to help. The experienced Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your case and to see if they can help fight to get you justice. Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe today and speak to an experienced lawyer about your case for free.

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