Lafayette Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Attorney
Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. helps clients with the legal aspects and monetary compensation following personal injury accidents. An injury accident can be a very traumatic experience for a victim physically, mentally and emotionally. Common accident injuries are soft tissue damage, fractures, dislocations, amputations, burns, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, internal organ damage, coma, or death. Prolonged hospitalization and long-term rehabilitation often result from a personal injury accident. Some individuals may face temporary disability, permanent disability, disfigurement, or other affects from an injury accident. A victim unable to work may experience a financial hardship due to the inability to earn a living. Injury victims should contact a Lafayette personal injury attorney for information regarding available compensation for the injuries and suffering caused by a personal injury accident. The group of personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and resources to represent clients injured in all types of accidents.
Personal Injury Accidents and Compensation
Every day individuals receive injuries in any type of accident. Most accidents are preventable and an accident that is the result of negligent or reckless actions of another may be an issue of liability. The parties responsible may be liable to the victim in the form of damages including lost income, medical bills and pain and suffering, among others. Whether you are harmed in an accident they are here to help. Their team is extremely capable of helping in the personal injury cases including the following:
When a single accident or multivehicle accident occurs, the damage can be substantial. The weight and force of an accident can cause great destruction to the vehicles themselves, as well as the drivers and passengers involved.
There are many reasons that truck accidents occur, from poor driving conditions to a mechanical issues. Trucks can weight thousands of pounds, causing devastation when they collide, especially when the accident occurs with a smaller vehicle.
While driving a motorcycle may include benefits such as being more fuel efficient, when an accident occurs with this smaller vehicle, the lack of protection can increase the potential for more serious injuries.
Bicyclists share the roads with many larger vehicles including trucks and cars. When a rider is struck by a vehicle, sending them off their bike, there is nothing between them and the pavement to protect them but their helmet. Since drivers do not always pay the amount of attention they should, bicyclist face a risk when they take to the street.
There are thousands of types of birth injuries that can occur. Some of them are unpreventable while others may be caused by environmental factors. A number of over the counter drugs have been linked to causing birth injuries.
When you get inside a bus you are putting yourself in the hands of the driver. Many public transportation buses do not have seatbelts on board increasing the risk if any type of accident occurs. Buses are massive vehicles so when they collide with another vehicle, they can cause catastrophic damage. Click here to read more about bus accidents.
Every day there is countless potential for an injury. In more serious cases the results of an accident can lead to catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries and others. These leave the victims with a far more substantial burden than lesser injuries.
While a parent's hope is to protect their child from any harm, it is impossible to ensure they will never be harmed. Child injuries can be emotional and trying; leaving the child with a debilitating injury early on in their life.
Workers can deal with a dangerous working environment on a daily basis. Construction sites can contain many areas for an accident and a construction helmet is not always enough protection. Workers may take a significant fall or suffer a harmful blow. When their employer fails to take proper safety precautions, the injured worker can take action.
While the FDA imposes guidelines for the drugs that are on the market, a drug that has been approved is not guaranteed to be without side effects. Those taking a prescription drug or over the counter drug, do so with the belief that it is safe and the hope that it will increase their health. Drug companies do not always look out for the safety of consumers and when they fail to introduce a drug to the market they are held liable.
Manufacturers, retailers and distributors take on responsibility when they make and sell a product that they claim will work in a particular way. It is up to them to properly test it, making sure it is safe for consumers. Defective products such as car parts can lead the consumer to be injured in some way. Those that have offered the product are at fault for the error that their product contains.
Drowning accidents can occur when a lifeguard is not paying close enough attention, a pool is not appropriately guarded to prevent against a child slipping in as well as other reasons. When drowning occurs, significant brain injury or death can be the unfortunate outcome.
Drunk Driver Accident
When a driver that is impaired gets behind the wheel of their vehicle they are not only putting themselves at risk, but those around them as well. Since they may lack the normal reactions and logical reasoning they would otherwise have on the road, there is a greater chance for mistakes. Some may drive the wrong way down a road while others increase to high speeds.
When food is not properly prepared, stored and maintained, harmful pathogens can grow within. When a restaurant serves food that is past the expiration date or was not stored in the proper atmosphere, those that ingest the food can gain any number of illnesses. This can put those individuals in the hospital with dehydration or worse.
Homeowners are responsible for ensuring that their home is safe for those that come on their property. When they have not taken safety precautions and a visitor is harmed as a result, they may be held responsible for accidents such as a slip and fall.
One of the most devastating types of occurrences that can result from an accident or act of negligence is a wrongful death. Improper medical care, a car accident and any other number of factors can lead to this scenario. The family of those that have been wrongfully killed can seek justice on their behalf through the courts, pursuing compensation for their loss.
For those that sustain an injury while they are on the job, employers can be held responsible for failing to provide a safe atmosphere for those they employ. A slip and fall is just one of the occurrences that can leave a worker harmed. Their injury may put them out of work or cause them to deal with chronic pain even while they continue at their job. Workers compensation exists to protect employees from the financial devastation an injury on the job can cause.
Swimming Pool Accident
Pool owners are responsible for providing safety tactics when they allow others to use a pool. When safety measures are not followed such as the use of a lifeguard, spinal cord injuries, drowning accidents and slip and falls are just some of the issues that can ensue.
Spinal Cord Injury
A vital part of the central nervous system, the spinal cord carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body through countless nerves that extend throughout the body. Extending from the occipital bone down the vertebrae, each section of it affects different functions and locations. When it is damaged, the area below the site of damage may be paralyzed or lose a portion of sensory or muscle control.
Traumatic Brain Injury
The brain is the main functional control unit of the entire body. It extends it reach through the extensive interworking of the nervous system. Every part of the body is in some way connected to it, making an injury to it extremely significant. Not only does it control the bodies physical functioning, social capabilities, behavior and the ability to think are centralized in this crucial organ.
Class Action & Mass Tort Litigation
In a class action suit, multiple individuals combined their cases to go after the responsible party. In a mass tort, a single attorney will take on numerous cases of clients that have been harmed by the same product or drug. Both types have their own benefits and can be used if the situation is assessed to benefit best through them.
Maritime & Offshore Claims
For those that are working along or off the shore, injuries can be sustained from loading on the docks to out on the oil rigs. For workers that are faced with an injury while working, they may deal with hospital bills, physical therapy expenses or the inability to work.
Train Derailment/Railroad Crossing Collision
When a train derails or an accident occurs at a railroad crossing, it is not often that those involved walk away unharmed. The high speeds and massive size of a train only adds to the catastrophic damage that can occur.
State/Federal Criminal Defense
Those charged with a crime may face prosecution at the state or federal level. The repercussions of a conviction will vary but any type of sentencing can have unforgiving effects. Criminal defense can be a deciding factor in a case, making it necessary to have capable representation.
Business & Commercial Litigation
In matters of business, there are many legal issues that can come to surface. Fraud, disagreements or violations can all create significant effects on the health of a business and may cause the need for legal intervention.
Family Law & Domestic Disputes
In matters of family law, issues of child custody, spousal support, visitation and property division can be on the line. When they are involved, the stakes are high. Domestic violence may have occurred, necessitating the need for a restraining order.
Representation in Lafayette, LA
It is important to have legal representation throughout a claim for compensation process. An experienced personal injury can represent clients and protect their rights to monetary compensation for their injuries and suffering. An insurance company may attempt to settle quickly and offer less than the worth of an injury. The goal of Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. is maximum compensation for the victims of personal injury accidents. Make an appointment today for a consultation.