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Lafayette Personal Injury Attorneys

Accident Law Firm Serving Individuals Throughout Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we provide compassionate, dedicated legal representation to the injured and the grieving throughout Lafayette Parish and all of Louisiana. For more than a decade, we have been there to help clients who have been severely injured, as well as those who have lost loved ones. From plant explosions to work accidents to car accidents, we have helped our clients pick up the pieces and try to move on.

Since the very beginning, our Lafayette personal injury attorneys have earned a reputation for getting results. This can be seen in the billions we have recovered on behalf of our clients—money that has been utilized to help our clients recover and rebuild their lives, getting the medical care that they needed, covering for changes in income, and more. We know that compensation will never undo what happened, but we know that it can be critical in getting life back on track. Thus, we remain dedicated to fighting for the full, fair amount—helping support our clients during recovery and holding responsible parties accountable.

To learn more about how our lawyers can help you following a serious injury or wrongful death, we encourage you to call our Lafayette personal injury attorneys at (888) 493-1629!

Our firm is proud to help clients throughout Lafayette and surrounding areas, such as Youngsville, Arnaudville, Opelousas, Abbeville, Broussard, Kenner, Scott, and more.

Lafayette Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Demanding Justice

Catastrophic injuries are truly life-altering. These are not minor injuries that can be healed within a few days. These are injuries that require extensive medical treatment and often need rehabilitation moving forward; in some cases, the goal is not to get back to a similar point in life but to adjust to an entirely new lifestyle. At our firm, we are passionate about helping those affected by injuries such as this. We take the time to truly understand the scope of the injury and what will be required to recover from it; then, we work tirelessly to fight for that level of compensation, helping our clients take care of not only themselves but their families.

Our lawyers help clients in cases involving catastrophic injuries such as the following:

Demanding Justice for Workers Injured Offshore

Our law firm has a long history of fighting for injured offshore workers and their families. After the Deepwater Horizon explosion, we helped a third of the crew secure the compensation they needed. When the El Faro sank after sailing into a hurricane and 33 lives were lost, we were there to demand answers and help the grieving widows seek justice. Our Lafayette maritime attorneys understand the unique laws that govern offshore injuries, and we refuse to settle for less than what our clients deserve.

Read more about our Lafayette maritime lawyers.

The St. Mary Parish Well Explosion

On May 25, 2021, a gas well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in St. Mary's Parish, approximately 70 miles from Lafayette. The explosion occurred as Wild Well Control, a contractor, was attempting to cap a well owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Company. Texas Petroleum initially tried to cap the well and called Wild Well Control after failing to do so.

Officials remain uncertain where the spark came from that ignited the well came from. The incident injured eight people, sending four of them to the burn units in local hospitals. Notably, the explosion was the second explosion involving a Texas Petroleum Investment Company property in less than a year. In August of 2020, a platform owned by the company exploded, igniting a fire near 15,000 gallons of oil.

Our Lafayette Explosion Lawyers Fight for Survivors & the Families of Victims

While Lafayette and Louisiana are major parts of the oil and gas industry, it doesn't make explosions that harm workers acceptable. Explosions are often as physically catastrophic as they are visibly terrifying. Workers in the path of explosions face serious injuries that can have life-altering implications. Often, these injuries are so severe that they result in death, forcing grieving families to wonder what to do next.

Louisiana explosions often happen because of:

  • Improper gas well maintenance
  • Unsafe oil rig drilling practices
  • Inadequately maintained refineries
  • Pipeline accidents

No matter what the cause of an explosion is, one thing is certain: workers should never suffer from them. Companies are responsible for making sure workers are trained, facilities are maintained, and that every step to prevent explosions is taken. When they fail to do this, our Lafayette explosions lawyers are ready to hold them accountable. We've been there after significant oil rig explosions to help survivors and their families. We've demanded answers after major industrial explosions.

Find out more about our Lafayette explosion attorneys.

Representing the Victims of Lafayette Aviation Accidents

Injured in an airport accident? Involved in a helicopter crash? Aviation accidents are complex and require knowledgeable legal counsel. These cases are up against industry giants who have teams of lawyers, and they often involve more than one party at fault. Therefore, it is not the case you want to entrust to an inexperienced attorney. You need an aviation accident lawyer who can navigate the complexities of this kind of case—standing up to large companies and forcing them to take responsibility for the damage that they have caused. From private airplane accidents to offshore helicopter accidents, you can trust in our firm to represent your best interests.

Lafayette Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for Workers

From industrial worksites to office jobs to work that takes you offshore, our careers take up huge portions of our lives. Tragically, this means that for thousands, these job sites also become the location of life-altering accidents and injuries. At Arnold & Itkin, we’re dedicated advocates for those who’ve been seriously hurt while on the job. We have been there to help countless individuals throughout the years, representing the rights of workers who suffer personal injuries, as well as families who’ve lost a loved one to a fatal workplace accident.

If you have been injured in a work-related accident, we’re here to help:

Lafayette Personal Injury Attorneys Keep Product Manufacturers Responsible

The Lafayette personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have a history of holding manufacturers responsible for harming others. When a company makes a product, they have an obligation to make sure it's safe to use. No one should suffer because of a faulty product. Our Lafayette attorneys have held companies from auto parts manufacturers to pharmaceutical companies responsible for recklessly putting others at risk.

Our Lafayette personal injury attorneys handle product liability cases including:

Lafayette Railroad Accident Lawyers Help Those Facing Train-Related Injuries

While trains are one of the most convenient forms of modern transportation, they are not without their risks.

Every year, catastrophic accidents occur involving trains and railroads—leaving passengers and crew alike to deal with the consequences. If you or a loved one have been involved in a railroad accident such as this, we encourage you to contact a law firm as quickly as possible for the representation that you need. Our Lafayette railroad accident lawyers are not afraid to stand up to large companies such as Amtrak and Union Pacific. From railroad crossing accidents to derailments to cases involving FELA, we are the advocates that you can trust.

Call (888) 493-1629 to Get Started with Our Lafayette Injury Law Firm

Have questions? Unsure about what to do next? Take the first step in your case by contacting a member of our legal team as quickly as possible. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are dedicated legal advocates with a reputation for getting results. We’ve helped our clients recover billions, including record-setting verdicts and settlements.

To learn how you can put our experience to work for you, all you need to do is call (888) 493-1629.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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Coming here to Arnold & Itkin puts a very high standard that I would hold up. They were always able to answer any questions, available any time that we needed. The outcome that they got is great.

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