Opelousas Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Advocates for Victims of Serious Accidents

Your entire life can change in an instant, and nowhere is this truer than in cases of catastrophic injuries. Accidents that result in catastrophic injuries have the potential to completely upend the life of a person, as well as that person’s family and friends.

The experienced legal team of Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. understands the monumental stress of living with a catastrophic injury, a task that can feel especially challenging if someone else’s negligence is to blame. Allow us to take on the responsibility of holding negligent parties accountable and getting your or your injured loved one the necessary care.

To reach our legal team for a free consultation, call (337) 222-3526. You can also complete our online contact form.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is any type of injury that completely disrupts the life of a victim. Catastrophic injuries can cause physical and/or mental impairment. An injury may impact the entire body or a specific body part. Often, the term “catastrophic” is used to describe injuries to major organs (such as the brain), but a devastating injury to any part of the body can be considered as a catastrophic injury.

Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can result from any kind of injury-causing accident. While these types of injuries are certainly more common in cases of severe motor vehicle collisions, for example, catastrophic injuries can also result from seemingly less serious incidents, like a slip and fall accident. In addition to the type of accident, the possibility of a catastrophic injury resulting depends on many details of a situation, such as a person’s health and any aggravating factors.

Catastrophic injuries can be caused by accidents such as:

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury can impact any part of the body. An accident may permanently disrupt the function of an essential organ or involve a situation such as limb loss in which a part of the body is removed entirely.

Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include:

How Catastrophic Injuries Impact the Lives of Victims & Their Families

Because catastrophic injuries are so disruptive, they have the potential to change nearly everything about a person’s life and the lives of their family members. An injury victim may need round-the-clock medical care and assistance with daily tasks, which takes an understandable strain on the people in their life.

As emotionally and physically taxing as a catastrophic injury is, it is just as financially draining. Victims and their families are often responsible for paying for long-term medical care, which can include additional costs for travel to and from medical appointments, physical therapy, medical devices, in-home modifications, live-in caregivers, and more. People with catastrophic injuries are often not able to work (or at least not return to their previous employment), which adds the extra financial burden of lost wages.

For these reasons and more, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after you or a loved one have sustained a catastrophic injury. We can help you understand the full scope of damages resulting from your injury, including both present and future costs, and fight to get you compensation from the people responsible.

Get in Touch with Our Team

You likely have a lot of questions — we have the answers. Reach out to Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. today for informed insight into the circumstances surrounding your case.

Our catastrophic injury lawyers in Opelousas can be contacted online or via phone at (337) 222-3526.

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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