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After a serious accident or injury, you need someone by your side who will fight for your rights and your recovery. At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we proudly represent individuals and families throughout St. Landry Parish and all of Louisiana. Our Opelousas personal injury attorneys handle all types of cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and more. Whether you were severely injured or your loved one tragically passed away due to someone else’s negligence, our team is here to protect your rights and fight for the full, fair compensation you deserve.
We understand that facing the aftermath of a serious accident can feel overwhelming. With our attorneys by your side, you can be confident knowing that an experienced legal team has your back. As a client, you will receive caring legal support and personal attention every step of the way.
Learn how our team can help you get back on your feet and fight for the justice you are owed; call us at (337) 222-3526 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
An injury is a devastating thing to have to deal with and a legal case on top of it can seem impossible. Our firm’s personal injury attorneys are able to offer peace of mind when you know that someone with experience and commitment is handling the situation.
When a case can’t be worked out through negotiation, Doran & Cawthorne has no qualms about taking the matter to court. Whether before a judge, or jury, we will gather the evidence necessary to present your case before the fact-finder in the best light.
It is all too common for insurance companies to offer less than what they know to be fair. Our lawyers will negotiate on your behalf, and won’t compromise for anything less than the amount they know you should be receiving.
Our lawyers don’t just talk it…we strive to deliver. You can rest assured you’ll have experienced personal injury counsel with Doran & Cawthorne on your side.
Having handled hundreds, if not thousands of injury cases in Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere, we can assess the best options for each case.
Our firm’s attorneys will guide you in the right direction to make sure your case is developed effectively to your advantage.
Seven Figure Offshore Settlement $1.2 Million
The firm reached a seven-figure settlement on behalf of an offshore worker who was injured in an incident offshore. The plaintiff had to undergo surgery to repair a neck injury, but couldn’t return to his same employment.
Dump Truck Accident $1.0 Million
Doran and Cawthorne’s client was struck and pushed into a ditch by a dump truck that attempted to pass our client, while our client was attempting to make a left-hand turn. Our client experienced neck, upper and lower back, and right sciatic pain because of this collision.
18-Wheeler Interstate Collision $1.0 Million
The firm’s client was injured when his car was run off the interstate highway by an eighteen-wheeler. The client sustained significant injuries but managed to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) without surgical intervention.
Rear-End Collision $900,444
Our client was a professional truck driver who, while in the course and scope of his employment, was rear-ended by another commercial vehicle. Plaintiff in this matter had serious injuries and underwent spinal surgery.
Serious Car Accident $557,601
Doran & Cawthorne’s client was side-swiped by the defendant-driver, causing her to run off the road into a field. Liability and medical causation were contested.
Rear-End Collision $525,561
The plaintiff in this matter was rear-ended by a company truck in the early morning hours. The air bags did not deploy, nor did Plaintiff lose consciousness. However, his vehicle was a total loss.
Contested Accident $385,000
This case involved a contested accident. Plaintiff claimed the accident was caused when the defendant crossed into his lane. The defendant’s version of events was directly contradicting.
Illegal Highway Merge $385,000
The plaintiff in this matter was attempting to merge onto Interstate 10 when the defendant illegally merged into our client’s lane of travel, causing our client’s vehicle to violently crash into the wall of the interstate.
Low Impact Collision $275,000
Plaintiff was struck by a commercial driver on a residential road, causing a low-impact collision. The firm’s client did have some preexisting medical issues with his neck and back.
Rear-End Collision $272,803
Doran and Cawthorne’s client was stopped in traffic due to an automobile accident a couple of yards ahead. The defendant was inattentively driving a commercial vehicle, failed to see that our client had stopped, and violently rear-ended our client’s truck.
Over the years, our firm has earned a reputation for achieving the results our clients need to heal and move forward with their lives. We not only have decades of combined experience, but we also have a proven track record of success, including numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.
Though we strive to resolve our clients’ cases as quickly and efficiently as possible, we recognize that this is not always possible. Often, insurance companies and other liable parties refuse to offer settlements that fairly compensate our clients for their injury-related damages. When this is the case, our team is fully prepared to represent you at trial.
When you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you have the right to take legal action. By filing a personal injury claim against the liable party, you can seek financial compensation for losses, or “damages,” you have suffered as a result of your injuries. This includes things like medical expenses, future care costs, lost income, physical pain, and mental suffering.
It can be difficult to go up against insurance companies and other liable parties on your own. These companies often have large, powerful teams of attorneys whose sole purpose is to defend against personal injury claims. It’s important that you protect your right to a fair recovery by working with an experienced attorney, like those at Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. As your legal team, we will be there for you every step of the way, working to protect your rights and advocate for your maximum recovery.
When you choose Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., you choose a team that will fight tirelessly for you. We understand the immense impact severe injuries have on the lives of victims and their families. We also understand just how important it is that you receive fair compensation for your damages as quickly as possible.
Our Opelousas personal injury lawyers are ready to listen to your story and learn how we can help you fight for the financial recovery you deserve. We offer completely free and confidential consultations, as well as contingency fees. This means that you do not owe any legal fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more!