Lafayette Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Billions Won by Catastrophic Accident Attorneys in Lafayette, LA
Sometimes injuries are so severe they are legally classified as "catastrophic." Injuries are called catastrophic when they change a person’s mobility or cognitive function long-term. When someone experiences these injuries due to the negligence of another person, they must be compensated for their physical losses and financial hardships.
At Arnold & Itkin, our Lafayette catastrophic injury attorneys provide the service that catastrophic accident survivors need. We've held the largest companies in the world accountable for the harm they've done, compelling them to pay for the losses their negligence caused. No one should have to struggle physically, mentally, and financially due to the actions of another person; our firm's mission is to make sure companies and insurers pay for the medical care, lost wages, diminished future income, and pain and suffering that survivors need.
With billions in victories, including hundreds of results worth $1 million or more, our catastrophic accident lawyers include some of the most renowned advocates in the country. When you need a firm who understands what you're going through and what you'll need to rebuild your life, speak with Arnold & Itkin to learn your options.
Contact our Lafayette serious injury attorneys at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We can explain your legal options while helping you take the first step toward financial recovery.
How Catastrophic Injuries Happen
Due to their defining characteristics, catastrophic injuries manifest through a common set of incidents. Injuries that harm the brain, nervous system, or a specific body part are often catastrophic, but anything that impedes mobility or the ability to reason could be considered catastrophic in court.
Catastrophic injuries include the following:
- Burn Injuries: Often incredibly painful, burn injuries typically cause scarring that inhibits the survivor's ability to move. In the most serious instances, burn injuries cause nerve damage and require amputation. Hospitalization costs can run into the mid-six figures.
- Blunt Force Trauma: Blunt force trauma results from objects striking a person in vulnerable parts of the body without creating an open wound. Brain injuries from blunt force trauma can harm a person’s cognitive ability.
- Amputation: Losing a limb is a traumatizing experience that will forever influence a person's ability to work and perform normal activities. Expensive prosthetic or assistive devices may be required to help a patient cope, plus physical therapy and other ongoing care.
- Vision Loss: Injuries that cause vision loss force survivors to radically change the ways they interact with the world around them. For people who need their eyes for work, these injuries mean the end of their careers.
- Hearing Loss: Just as with vision loss, acoustic trauma forces a person to change how they interact with the world. People who require hearing for their jobs are also unlikely to find work in their career ever again.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: When the spinal column is broken, compressed, or bent, it causes damage to crucial nerves. Those with spinal injuries suffer from impaired physical movement and, in the worse cases, complete paralysis.
- Neck and Back Injuries: The neck and back are constantly under stress from the rigors of daily life. In fact, these areas are the most common location of pain for the average American. Serious injuries to these areas cause a lifetime of discomfort and limited mobility.
- Neurological Injuries: Injuries to the brain or to our nervous system can leave people with chronic pain, mobility problems, cognitive issues, and other life-altering hardships.
Serious Injury Claims in Lafayette
Louisiana law requires that personal injury cases are filed within one year from the date that the injury occurred. Claims may be made to recover damages for a range of losses and hardships, but any claim filed after the one-year deadline is likely to be thrown out of court. No matter what, you need an attorney to start working on your case as soon as possible. Even if you're uncertain if you have time to file a claim, call our serious injury law firm as soon as possible. Finding out if you have a case is free, confidential, and will help you decide what options are available for you.
Claimants may seek compensation for the following damages:
- Medical bills and the cost of future care
- The loss of wages due to hospitalization
- The loss of future income due to disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Other losses depending on your circumstances
Louisiana places some limits on how much people can recover in certain instances. An experienced lawyer will be required to successfully navigate these limits so that the maximum amount of compensation is won or negotiated on your behalf. To learn what your options are, speak with Arnold & Itkin LLP as soon as possible.
Call Our Lafayette, LA Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Today
Arnold & Itkin believes in a simple idea: catastrophic accident survivors don’t deserve to bear their hardships without support. When our firm helps someone with catastrophic injuries, we seek to provide them with as much medical care and future financial support as possible. Our past results have paid for people's lifelong medical costs, replaced their income, and allowed survivors to take care of their families.
We have a history of holding negligent parties accountable, no matter how much money they have or how big the company is. In fact, we have won billions of dollars in settlements and victories for our clients in just the last few years alone. If you have been catastrophically injured in an accident, at work, by a defective product, or from anything else, we'll fight to rebuild your life, whatever it takes.
Call our Lafayette catastrophic accident attorneys today at (888) 493-1629. We will listen to your story and explain your legal options at no cost. If we take your case, you pay no fees unless we win.