60+ Years of Collective Experience at Work for You
The Chopin Law Firm LLC is an award-winning personal injury firm in New Orleans, LA. Owned and managed by our dynamic father-son attorney team, our personal injury attorneys in New Orleans are backed by more than 60 years of combined experience and extensive legal resources.
Since founding the firm, we have established a record of success, handling cases throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.
Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, we hold our firm to the highest standard of ethics and professionalism while maintaining a genuine care and concern for each individual client.
A Well-Rounded Approach to Personal Injury Law
Our firm’s injury lawyers have decades of experience on the defense side of personal injury cases. Due to this experience on both sides of the table, we have an insider’s viewpoint into the strategies and defense tactics commonly employed by the opposition. This enables us to uniquely advocate for the rights of our clients and provide them with an effective legal solution to their individual needs and circumstances.
Tenacious Representation Inside & Outside of the Courtroom
Whether our clients’ cases are settled in or out of court, we effectively prepare each case for a positive outcome. Attorney Richard A. Chopin is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has tried more than 125 trials to verdict
Besides injury law, The Chopin Law Firm LLC also handles a variety of other types of cases. Turn to our firm for skilled representation in the areas of property damage and insurance claims, workers’ compensation, business and commercial litigation, and business disruption claims. We’re also available for collaboration with other law firms and gladly accept attorney referrals. We have substantial experience in Louisiana courts, and are licensed to practice in Texas and Mississippi as well.
“I was amazed at how quickly they were able to settle my case.”
My company U.S. Gold and Silver, Inc. used the Chopin law Firm. They were very professional at all times. They kept me in the loop throughout the process. I was amazed at how quickly they were able to settle my case. I would “highly” recommend this firm to anyone who wants good representation and keeps […]
J. Rainer, CEO of U.S. Gold and Silver, Inc.
“Diligent and Knowledgeable Lawyer”
I was anxious calling initially, as are most people when they need to call a lawyer, but as soon I talked to Justin about my case, I felt at ease. I was involved in an auto incident. In short form, Justin worked diligently to get a favorable outcome under the circumstances we had to work […]
“He had our best interests at heart.”
I was very pleased with the services provided to my mother and I by Justin Chopin. He was very responsive, and we felt that he had our best interests at heart.
What to Expect From Our Accident Lawyers in New Orleans
When clients come to The Chopin Law Firm LLC, they are often going through some of the most difficult and trying times of their lives. We provide our clients with the attention they need in order to get the results they deserve. Each of our cases begins with a comprehensive case evaluation where we determine if our clients have a case.
Then, we devote tremendous amounts of time and resources to the investigation and preparation of their case while informing our clients of what to expect during each step of the case proceedings. Our personal injury lawyers in New Orleans provide seasoned legal guidance throughout the process.
Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages
Compensation for personal injury claims generally fall under one of two umbrellas: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages (also called “specific” damages) are intended to compensate injury victims for measurable, verifiable monetary losses, such as missed wages, damage to personal property, and medical bills related to the accident. Non-economic damages (“general” damages), on the other hand, compensate for non-tangible losses like emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or even reputational damage.
Our New Orleans accident lawyers are highly skilled in the calculation of damages, leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to maximize the value of our clients’ cases. If you have questions about how much your case may be worth, our injury law firm is ready to offer you a free consultation.
When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
It’s best to contact a personal injury lawyer after an accident as soon as possible. There are a few important reasons for this, the first being the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a law which is implemented on a state level that allocates a specific amount of time when a personal injury case can be filed before the claimant loses their right to do so.
People tend to be more familiar with the criminal statute of limitations due to the fact that this law is often depicted in movies and T.V. shows. The civil law statute of limitation works in a similar way. After the statute of limitations has passed, a claimant will lose their legal right to file even if all parties are in agreement that the negligent party was at fault.
Because of this, it is crucial that you speak to a personal injury attorney about your case to learn how the statute of limitations may affect your case. According to the Louisiana Civil Code section 3492 the state of Louisiana has a one-year time period for personal injury cases.
This means you have one year from the date of your accident to file a claim or you will lose your right to do so along with your right to recover compensation. There are some exceptions to this law where the filing time may change, including:
If the injury victim is a minor when the accident occurred
In special circumstances the statute of limitations won’t begin until the injuries were reasonably discoverable