Bart Bernard launched his personal injury law firm in 1997 to help Louisianans who have been injured through no fault of their own. His wild success led to the opening of offices in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles. He was ranked in the top 1% of lawyers and received the prestigious Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015. Over two decades, Bart has developed a reputation as a tough opponent who will go the extra mile for his clients, but also as a compassionate citizen who donates to local charities.
Bart Bernard is not afraid to take on the difficult cases like medical device failures and harm caused by recalled products. He sees that his client’s best interests are taken into consideration, standing up to big business and reckless individuals who are callous the suffering of others. His goal is to see that every accident victim is cared for, emotionally and financially, to live with dignity in spite of the hardships faced.
Motor vehicle accidents represent some of Bart Bernard’s biggest wins, with settlements and jury awards reaching into the tens of thousands – and even millions — of dollars. The Louisiana personal injury law firm’s established network of crash reconstructionists, medical experts, driver safety instructors, police officers, auto body specialists, insurance claims adjustors, and other professionals are ready to go to bat for you!
A personal injury attorney is a valuable and knowledgeable friend to have. Bart Bernard understands federal and Louisiana laws that pertain to your case, knows how to discover the truth behind a murky accident, and helps you stay on top of the necessary paperwork to keep your case moving forward for a speedy resolution.
Bart Bernard’s clients include accident victims, as well as spouses and children of loved ones who paid the ultimate price for the negligence of another. Damages awarded may include medical bill coverage; lost past, present and future income; emotional pain, suffering and hardship; loss of consortium; loss of support and guidance; disability-related modifications; wrongful death and funeral expenses. Additional penalties can send a message that wrongdoing and negligence do not go unpunished.
Bart Bernard has built a well-known law firm in Louisiana, with a strong reputation for superior service in helping victims of negligence, recklessness, and wrongdoing. It is common for defendants to offer settlements prior to trial, especially when they know the deck is stacked against them. Bart Bernard will not allow insurance company bullying or low-ball offers to undermine the recovery of plaintiffs who are already suffering.
The state of Louisiana allows for comparative negligence even when plaintiffs assume some liability in their accidents. Sometimes the statute of limitations leads people to believe they no longer have the grounds to sue, but personal injury lawsuits can be filed up to two years after the discovery of harm, which can extend the deadline. Call us for more information on how the law applies to your case. Bart Bernard and his dedicated staff will ensure that you are treated fairly and taken care of, and that all your questions are answered.