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“Every dealing w/ Frank Tomeny & his wonderful staff has exceeded my expectations. They explained every detail of my case from start to finish & always treated me w/ respect. I highly recommend Frank Tomeny.” Sharon McKay - Former Client
“Frank is an awesome family man along with being an excellent attorney, works like a bull dog to make it happen for you and your family.” Mike D.
“I had an accident at a local water-park. Two other attorneys told me I didn't have a claim, but the Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers helped me receive compensation to pay off my medical bills and recover lost wages.” Rima R.
“The Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers never left me wondering about the status of my claim. Thanks so much for always keeping me updated on the progress of my case.” Andreas V.
“After a severe 18-wheeler accident, I had broken bones, bruises, and it took me many weeks to recover. The Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers helped me.” Lacye H.
“Everyone at the firm was very nice and helpful. They were very clear with everything and always made sure to keep me updated. I am glad to have worked with them on my case.” Hector R.

Do You Need a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer?

Getting back on your feet after a serious injury can be stressful. Juggling doctor’s appointments. Struggling to arrange transportation. Missing time from work. Dealing with pain that seems like it will never go away. You don’t need another headache. But you do need money to pay for everything.

At Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping Louisiana accident victims and their families fight through the complex legal process. Our personal injury lawyers work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and identify all the ways we can help. Our personal injury attorneys handle every detail of your personal injury claim from start to finish. Ultimately, when you put your trust in us, you can put your focus where it needs to be – on your health and your family.

What is the Process in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you have a claim for compensation after suffering a personal injury, it is important to understand the personal injury claim process. Many people may not realize that most personal injury claims never go to trial or even see the inside of a courtroom.

  1. Instead, the first step in the process of a personal injury lawsuit is to make a claim with the at-fault party or parties or their insurers to try and reach a settlement that pays you fair and full compensation.If the other party accepts fault for your injuries and your damages can be determined with certainty, it may be possible to reach a prompt settlement. However, if the at-fault party disputes liability or if there is some dispute over your damages, such as ongoing medical treatment or long-term care requirements, it may take longer to reach a settlement.
  2. When it is not possible to reach an acceptable settlement, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit in court. This process officially begins when the injured party (the plaintiff), through their lawyer, files a complaint. The complaint and a summons must be served on the party (or parties) responsible for your injuries (the defendant), as well as submitted to the court.
  3. The defendant or defendants then have an opportunity to respond to your complaint, either by seeking to dismiss the case on technical grounds or by filing an answer disputing the substance of your claims. If the defendant doesn’t respond to your complaint by the deadline, you may be able to obtain a default judgment.
  4. Once your personal injury claim and the defendant’s answer have been filed in the courthouse, the personal injury attorney engages in a process known as discovery. During discovery, the parties exchange information and documents and take deposition testimony from relevant witnesses. This gives all parties a fuller picture of the evidence that is likely to be presented at trial. During or after discovery, either side may petition the court for a judgment on the premise the evidence is so one-sided that the case can be resolved without continuing the process any further.
  5. If the case is not resolved by a motion for judgment or by a settlement between the parties, the case will move to trial. After each side has the opportunity to present evidence and engage in cross-examination, the judge or jury or judge renders a judgment or verdict. If it goes in your favor, you will be able to legally enforce that judgment against the defendant should they, for some reason, fail to pay what the court orders.
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Why Choose Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers?

Our experience gives us a unique perspective. Founding partner Frank Tomeny worked as an insurance lawyer early in his career, giving him an insider’s view of how insurance companies fight personal injury claims. James J. Best, Of Counsel, is a retired judge who has years of invaluable trial experience. Our extensive legal experience serves as a great strategic benefit for you.

We treat you how we would want to be treated. We are not a big law firm where you will be passed from partner to associate to a legal assistant. We treat you with the personalized attention you deserve. You work directly with your personal injury lawyer, and you can call us whenever you need us. We are always here to help.

Our reputation is riding on you. We know that a case is not won unless you are happy. That’s why we encourage you to read our testimonials from past clients, who consistently vouch for the amount of care and work we put into delivering the results they deserved. At the end of your journey with us, we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

What to Expect When You Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at Tomeny |Best Injury Lawyers?

  • Once you contact us to schedule a case evaluation, you will meet with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the details of your accident. There is no cost to speak with us or any obligation to hire us to handle your personal injury case.
  • Our Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys want to take the time to understand your concerns and goals for your case. We also want to thoroughly discuss your claim so that you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing a claim for compensation.
  • After we meet with you and extend an offer to represent you, this is a signal that we are confident that we can enable you to win compensation. If you decide to hire our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers to represent you, there is no upfront cost. Instead, we handle your case on a contingency fee basis.
  • That means we only earn a fee if we get you compensation through a personal injury settlement or court ruling. We also advance the costs of your case, including for an investigation, hiring expert witnesses, obtaining medical records, and court filing fees.
Contact us today

Do You Need a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer?

Getting back on your feet after a serious injury can be stressful. Juggling doctor’s appointments. Struggling to arrange transportation. Missing time from work. Dealing with pain that seems like it will never go away. You don’t need another headache. But you do need money to pay for everything.

At Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping Louisiana accident victims and their families fight through the complex legal process. Our personal injury lawyers work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and identify all the ways we can help. Our personal injury attorneys handle every detail of your personal injury claim from start to finish. Ultimately, when you put your trust in us, you can put your focus where it needs to be – on your health and your family.

What is the Process in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you have a claim for compensation after suffering a personal injury, it is important to understand the personal injury claim process. Many people may not realize that most personal injury claims never go to trial or even see the inside of a courtroom.

  1. Instead, the first step in the process of a personal injury lawsuit is to make a claim with the at-fault party or parties or their insurers to try and reach a settlement that pays you fair and full compensation.If the other party accepts fault for your injuries and your damages can be determined with certainty, it may be possible to reach a prompt settlement. However, if the at-fault party disputes liability or if there is some dispute over your damages, such as ongoing medical treatment or long-term care requirements, it may take longer to reach a settlement.
  2. When it is not possible to reach an acceptable settlement, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit in court. This process officially begins when the injured party (the plaintiff), through their lawyer, files a complaint. The complaint and a summons must be served on the party (or parties) responsible for your injuries (the defendant), as well as submitted to the court.
  3. The defendant or defendants then have an opportunity to respond to your complaint, either by seeking to dismiss the case on technical grounds or by filing an answer disputing the substance of your claims. If the defendant doesn’t respond to your complaint by the deadline, you may be able to obtain a default judgment.
  4. Once your personal injury claim and the defendant’s answer have been filed in the courthouse, the personal injury attorney engages in a process known as discovery. During discovery, the parties exchange information and documents and take deposition testimony from relevant witnesses. This gives all parties a fuller picture of the evidence that is likely to be presented at trial. During or after discovery, either side may petition the court for a judgment on the premise the evidence is so one-sided that the case can be resolved without continuing the process any further.
  5. If the case is not resolved by a motion for judgment or by a settlement between the parties, the case will move to trial. After each side has the opportunity to present evidence and engage in cross-examination, the judge or jury or judge renders a judgment or verdict. If it goes in your favor, you will be able to legally enforce that judgment against the defendant should they, for some reason, fail to pay what the court orders.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
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Why Choose Tomeny | Best Injury Lawyers?

Our experience gives us a unique perspective. Founding partner Frank Tomeny worked as an insurance lawyer early in his career, giving him an insider’s view of how insurance companies fight personal injury claims. James J. Best, Of Counsel, is a retired judge who has years of invaluable trial experience. Our extensive legal experience serves as a great strategic benefit for you.

We treat you how we would want to be treated. We are not a big law firm where you will be passed from partner to associate to a legal assistant. We treat you with the personalized attention you deserve. You work directly with your personal injury lawyer, and you can call us whenever you need us. We are always here to help.

Our reputation is riding on you. We know that a case is not won unless you are happy. That’s why we encourage you to read our testimonials from past clients, who consistently vouch for the amount of care and work we put into delivering the results they deserved. At the end of your journey with us, we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

What to Expect When You Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at Tomeny |Best Injury Lawyers?

  • Once you contact us to schedule a case evaluation, you will meet with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the details of your accident. There is no cost to speak with us or any obligation to hire us to handle your personal injury case.
  • Our Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys want to take the time to understand your concerns and goals for your case. We also want to thoroughly discuss your claim so that you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing a claim for compensation.
  • After we meet with you and extend an offer to represent you, this is a signal that we are confident that we can enable you to win compensation. If you decide to hire our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers to represent you, there is no upfront cost. Instead, we handle your case on a contingency fee basis.
  • That means we only earn a fee if we get you compensation through a personal injury settlement or court ruling. We also advance the costs of your case, including for an investigation, hiring expert witnesses, obtaining medical records, and court filing fees.
Contact us today
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