Louisiana law says damage awards must be apportioned according to the level of fault of the parties involved. So assuming that all four elements are met, if the victim contributed to the accident in some way, then he will only recover those amount of damages for which he was not at fault. The judge or jury first determines fault and the level of fault of each party. Then the judge or jury would state an amount of damages owed to the victim. Finally, those damages would be reduced based on the percentage of fault of the victim.
Personal injury cases require detailed work and attorneys who specialize in the art of winning these cases. You want to hire a firm that will provide you with the best, more personalized medical care with various options from which to choose. The one-size-fits-all approach of most firms means that you may not get better and may have to endure painful surgeries and extended rehab treatment from health care workers and attorneys who just want more money from your case.