Richard Voorhies, Attorney at Law
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Richard P. Voorhies III, Attorney at Law
Your Louisiana Personal Injury and Insurance Dispute Lawyer (Servicing New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma, Mandeville and all areas of Louisiana)
Richard Voorhies, Attorney at Law, is principally devoted to helping aggrieved individuals and businesses address their legal needs. Richard offers quality personal representation to his clients, which include businesses and citizens of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Houma, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Alexandria, Lafayette, Monroe, New Iberia and other cities throughout Louisiana. Richard takes pride in his legal practice and also assists families and businesses located outside of the state, with clients in Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Massachusetts, Maryland, California, New York and Washington D.C. Although Richard's primary office is located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, he also maintains a business office in Baton Rouge and prosecutes cases throughout Louisiana.
Richard manages a diverse legal practice, focusing primarily on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, insurance claims, property damage claims, insurance disputes and environmental and toxic tort litigation. These practice areas give rise to a litany of types of cases, including those involving serious personal injury, hurricane damage, burn injuries, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, property damage claims (including commercial and residential fire losses), insurance claims and insurance denials, business interruption losses, breach of contract claims, medical device defects, automobile accidents, insurance dispute, car accidents, railroad crossing accidents, commercial truck accidents, helicopter crashes, offshore accidents and maritime injury cases, motorcycle accidents, bad faith claims, product liability, drug defect, land contamination cases, asbestos exposure, business disputes, toxic torts, breach of contract claims, premise liability, automobile wrecks, chemical expsoure cases, slip and fall / trip and fall accidents, Jones Act, Longshoreman and other maritime cases, wrongful death cases and survival actions.
In the personal injury context, the consequences resulting from the wrongful conduct of another can often be life-altering for the victim and may include serious personal injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, brain injury, brain damage, spinal cord injury, birth defects, herniated disc injury, stroke, heart attack and death. With so much at issue, it is important that you timely consult with an attorney or lawyer who can apprise of your legal rights and the likelihood of montery recovery for your injuries.
All too frequently, victims of personal injury accidents wait too long before counseling with a lawyer regarding their legal rights. Failure to take timely action can result in harsh consequences, including a permanent bar from filing suit. Generally speaking, under Louisiana law, a person who suffers damages beacuse of another's negligence or intentional misconduct has one year from the date of the incident within which to bring his/her legal claim. There are, however, exceptions to the one year prescriptive period in some areas of the law, including some types of personal injury cases. For example, in the medical malpractice context, Louisiana has created an equitable rule with regard to the filing deadline for personal injury claims arising out of medical malpractice. That rule provides that an individual has one year from the date of discovery of the purported medical malpractice to take legal action - that is, one year from the date on which the injured person knew or should have known that they may have been a victim of medical malpractice. But this is not a hard and fast rule, and therefore it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your potential personal injury claim. Accordingly, you should not rely on this equitable exception to the one-year filing deadline for personal injury claims, as it only applies in certain circumstances.
Richard has handled a myriad of property damage cases involving insurance disputes / insurance denials for families and businesses located throughout Louisiana, including those arising out of property damage caused by fire, hurricane, tornado, wind/hail and flood damage. Richard has represented insureds located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Lafayette, New Iberia, Morgan City, Houma, Alexandria, Delcambre, Houma, Loreauville, Arnaudville and other cities throughout Louisiana. An insurance dispute arising out of a property damage claim can have dire effects on the insured and can implicate multiple insurance coverages including business interruption. From insurance dispute claims involving property damage caused by fire or flood damage to those stemming from an economic loss sustained as a result of an envrionmental catastrophe like the BP oil spill, Richard has helped his clients recover millions of dollars in insurance proceeds. With the proper case management paradigm in place, Richard can ensure that your financial interests are adequately protected going forward. Regardless of the context of your insurance claim, Richard takes pride in establishing a personal relationship with each of his clients, one which he maintains beyond case resolution. Call Richard today to schedule an in-person interview in his New Orleans, Louisiana office.
Additionally, in the event that your personal injury claim, insurance dispute or property damage case cannot be amicably resolved, Richard has the resources and willingness to try your case in front of either judge or jury. As a former federal judicial law clerk, Richard has both the experience and knowledge to ensure that your case, whether a personal injury claim, insurance dispute or otherwise, is properly presented at trial.
For most types of cases, including those arising out of property damage, insurance dispute and personal injury, Richard will work off contingency fee, meaning that unless he is able to recover for your damages, you will not be charged an attorney's fee. Of course, regardless of the outcome, the client is responsible for all costs and expenses associated with the case. Unlike many lawyers and law firms, Richard handles each case himself in order to ensure that you and/or your business' legal needs are adequately addressed.
If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance, please contact Richard today for a free case consultation and educate yourself as to your legal rights. Whether in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Morgan City, New Iberia, Mandeville, Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Monroe, Richard Voorhies, Attorney at Law, has the resources and wherewithal to see your case through resolution. From cases involving personal injury to those arising out of an insurance dispute over property damage, let Richard apprise you of your legal rights. Call or email Richard today for a free case consultation.
Practicing in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma and throughout Louisiana
Honors and Awards
Loyola School of Law, Honors, Cum Laude; Federal Judicial Law Clerk
Classes and Seminars
Undocumented Workers Remedial Rights, Louisians Labor & Employment Organization, Employment Law: Dealing with Obscure La Laws, Modern Mgmt Briefing Seminar
Licensed Notary Public
On all contingency fee cases, Richard will charge not attorney's fee for his services unless he is able to successfully recover for your damages. Of course, regardless of the outcome, the client must still pay for the case costs.
This also applies to all types of Personal Injury Cases (car accidents, chemical exposure, slip and fall, etc.), Hurricane Damage Claims, Property Damage, Insurance Denials, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Employment Claims, Wrongful Death / Survival Action, Offshore Accident, Maritime Injury, Insurance Dispute and Products Liability Cases. Call Richard today for a free consultation and allow him to apprise you of your legal rights. Richard Voorhies is your Personal Injury Lawyer.
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Whether your personal injury / accident claim involves or arises out of an automobile accident / car wreck, chemical exposure, slip and fall / trip and fall, premise liability, toxic tort, product liability wrongful death, truck accident / 18 wheeler wreck, medical malpractice or intentional tort, Richard Voorhies, Attorney at Law can help.
Call : 504-636-3299