Baton Rouge Catastrophic Injuries Attorneys

Representing Victims of Life-Altering Accidents in Baton Rouge, LA

When an accident results in catastrophic injuries, the victim's life will never be the same. These injuries can leave victims permanently disabled and unable to work or enjoy the activities they once loved. They may require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care, as well as expensive medical devices and home modifications. All of these costs can quickly add up, making it difficult for victims and their families to make ends meet.

At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we understand the challenges that victims of catastrophic injuries face, and we are here to help. Baton Rouge attorneys have been representing accident victims for nearly 50 years, and we have an extensive track record of success. We are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation our clients are owed, and we are not afraid to take on the big insurance companies. When you choose us to handle your case, you can expect to receive the personalized attention and compassionate support you deserve.

Call (337) 222-3526 or contact us online today to discuss your case with one of our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers in None. We offer free initial consultations.

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

Not all injuries are created equal. Some injuries are relatively minor and heal on their own with time. Others result in permanent disability and have a life-altering impact on the victim and their family. These types of injuries are known as catastrophic injuries.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Severe burns
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple fractures
  • Organ damage
  • Eye injuries
  • Crush injuries

Catastrophic injuries are typically caused by serious accidents, such as traffic collisions, falls, and acts of violence. They can also be caused by medical malpractice, defective products, and other types of negligence.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries can result in a wide range of long-term consequences, depending on the type and severity of the injury. All of these consequences can have a significant impact on the victim's life.

Some of the most common long-term consequences of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Disability: Catastrophic injuries often result in permanent disability. Victims may lose the use of one or more limbs, or they may become paralyzed and lose all movement and sensation below the point of injury.
  • Chronic pain: Many catastrophic injuries result in chronic pain. This can make it difficult for victims to perform everyday tasks and enjoy their lives.
  • Cognitive problems: Catastrophic injuries can also result in cognitive problems. Victims may have difficulty concentrating, remembering things, and making decisions. They may also experience mood swings and other changes in personality.
  • Loss of senses: Some catastrophic injuries result in the loss of one or more senses. For example, a victim may suffer an eye injury that results in the loss of vision in one or both eyes, or they may suffer a head injury that results in the loss of hearing.

Given the severity of these consequences, victims of catastrophic injuries often require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care. They may need to undergo multiple surgeries, take medication for the rest of their lives, or receive treatment from physical, occupational, or speech therapists. They may also need to use medical devices or receive home modifications to accommodate their disabilities.

How Are Catastrophic Injuries Compensated?

Given the severity of the long-term consequences of catastrophic injuries, the cost of treating these injuries can be astronomical. The injured person may also be unable to work and support themselves and their family. All of these costs can quickly add up, making it difficult for victims and their families to make ends meet.

Fortunately, victims of catastrophic injuries have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. The compensation they are entitled to depends on the specific details of their case, including the type and severity of the injury and the impact it has had on their life.

Some of the most common types of compensation available in these cases include:

  • Medical expenses: This includes the cost of all past and future medical treatment, as well as the cost of any required medical devices or home modifications.
  • Lost wages: If the victim is unable to work because of their injuries, they can seek compensation for their lost wages. They can also seek compensation for any reduction in their earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: Victims of catastrophic injuries often experience a great deal of pain and suffering. They can seek compensation for both the physical and emotional pain and suffering they have experienced because of their injuries.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Victims of catastrophic injuries often lose the ability to enjoy the activities they once loved. For example, they may no longer be able to participate in their favorite hobbies or spend time with their family and friends. They can seek compensation for this loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Loss of consortium: This is a type of compensation that is awarded to the spouse or partner of the injured person. It is intended to compensate them for the loss of the injured person's love, companionship, and affection.

How Can a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Help?

After a catastrophic injury, the insurance company may approach you with a settlement offer. They know that you are facing significant financial pressure, and they may try to take advantage of this by offering you a lowball settlement that does not come close to covering your costs. Unfortunately, many victims of catastrophic injuries make the mistake of accepting these settlements, only to realize later that they do not have enough money to pay their bills.

This is why you must with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident. Your lawyer can calculate the true value of your claim and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, your lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit and take your case to court.

At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., we have extensive experience handling even the most complex catastrophic injury cases. We know how to build strong cases that get results, and we know how to win in court. You can rely on us to fight for your entitled compensation.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys are proud to represent clients in Baton Rouge, LA. Call F:P:Sub:Phone} or contact us online today to get started with a free consultation.

The Doran & Cawthorne Difference

  • Relief

    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.

  • Litigation

    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.

  • Negotiations

    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.

  • Results

    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.

  • Experience

    Having handled hundreds, if not thousands of injury cases in Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere, we can assess the best options for each case.

  • Advice

    Our firm’s attorneys will guide you in the right direction to make sure your case is developed effectively to your advantage.

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