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Were You Recently Injured?

If you have recently suffered an injury, then it is important for you to understand the various steps you must take in order to provide for your future. If you were injured due to the negligent acts of another, then the first thing you must do is to seek medical attention. The reasons for this include:

  • To have any serious injuries treated as soon as possible and to start the process of healing
  • To have the severity and extent of your injuries documented by a medical professional as evidence in your case

Taking care of your health is the first concern, but after that, there are other aspects of the accident that will demand your attention. The very next thing that you should do is to seek the legal representation of a skilled personal injury attorney. It is important that you have legal assistance on your side and that you file a lawsuit for money damages as soon as possible. At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we are dedicated to providing our clients with the representation that they need in order to obtain the money damages that they require.

You may have incurred injuries that rack up extensive hospital bills and you may be enduring a loss of wages at the same time. The damages recovered in a personal injury case are designed to help compensate for these financial difficulties. You are already dealing with the pain and limitations of the injury, you should not also be the one to have to take on the cost. More than that, many people simple cannot afford how much an injury may cost them. Many victims seek aid because they rightfully deserve it, but also because they would be unable to receive the care they need without doing so.

Elements of a Personal Injury Case

It is important to present a persuasive case when looking to retain damages. It should be sound and include evidence that supports your cause. This can be through the use of witness accounts, surveillance tapes, the use of reconstruction experts and by other means that can work to your benefit. When your case goes to court, we must be prepared to prove two elements in order to effectively pursue a favorable outcome:

  • The other person acted negligently
  • Their negligence was a proximate cause for the injuries that you have sustained

In order to prove that they acted negligently, we must show that they owed you a duty of care and that they violated this duty of care through an unreasonable accident or deliberate action. Our legal team is made up of experts in science and medicine. This means that we know how to rebuild an accident scenario and effectively convince a jury and judge of the events that occurred. There are a number of ways that a person can act negligently and you want to work with a professional that can find this tie and prove it beyond reasonable doubt. Doing so may gain you the financial aid that you need and deserve. Your situation is important to us, and we can provide you with the aggressive legal assistance that you need to prove your case.

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Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. - Lafayette Personal Injury Lawyer
Located at 521 E. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570. View Map
Phone: (888) 527-4716 | Local Phone: (337) 948-8008.
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600 Jefferson St.,
Suite 508
Lafayette, LA 70501
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New Orleans, LA 70130