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Louisiana Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Over $20 Billion Won by Our Baton Rouge Serious Injury Attorneys

Annually there are roughly 26,000 hospitalizations for unintentional injuries in Louisiana. According to the CDC, the most common injuries requiring hospitalization are burns and head injuries; spinal cord injuries and losses of limb are less common in general, but more common for Louisiana workers. In other words, thousands of Louisiana residents experience a life-altering injury every year, in car accidents, work accidents, and beyond.

When the injured need an advocate, they call the Baton Rouge catastrophic injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin. Our firm has secured more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements, including multiple billions in the last year alone. Because we prepare every case for trial, few firms have our track record for serious injury claims.

If you’re facing medical bills and lifelong impairment after suffering a catastrophic injury, call us. Discuss your options in a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.

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Fighting for Louisiana's Injured: Because We Care

Our Louisiana catastrophic injury attorneys understand that it takes a great deal of effort and resources to serve our client. We know that catastrophic injuries alter lives forever and cause millions in medical expenses. We stand in solidarity with those who cannot (or should not) pay the immense costs brought on by their injuries. Arnold & Itkin understands what is required to hold wrongdoers accountable after a serious accident—and what it takes to make things right for catastrophic accident survivors.

If you're concerned about the costs associated with medical care, lost wages, and other damages caused by accidents, our Baton Rouge catastrophic injury lawyers are here to help.

Why Choose Our Louisiana Catastrophic Injury Lawyers?

  • Over $20 billion recovered on behalf of our clients
  • Secured the largest personal injury verdict in Louisiana history
  • Our success relies on your recovery—you only pay if we win

Winning Life-Changing Results

Our Louisiana injury firm has consistently taken on the largest, highest-stakes cases—including the case of a mother who lost all mobility below her neck in an ambulance accident. For the sake of her and her children, our firm poured our resources into getting her family everything they needed for a secure future, from medical bills to hiring at-home care. With our help, our client won $117 million—the largest injury verdict in Louisiana history. Today, her medical care has allowed her to speak and spend time with her children.

Other life-changing results we’ve won include:

  • $8 billion verdict for a young man scarred by defective drugs.
  • $557 million verdict for a young woman who lost a leg in a train accident.
  • $357 million settlement for workers facing various lifelong afflictions after a work accident.
  • $193 million settlement for the victims of a catastrophic pipeline explosion.
  • $177.5 million settlement for victims of an industrial fire that left behind serious burn injuries.

Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases in Louisiana

Louisiana’s economy is critical for the whole country, but it comes at a cost. Commercial trucks, offshore work, plants and refineries—these are primary drivers of serious accidents as much as they’re economic drivers. It’s our duty to make sure people who are injured by big companies get the medical and financial support they need to rebuild their lives. That's what it means to fight for justice. 

Our recent cases show the various ways our firm advocates for Louisiana residents:

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are events which cause damage to the victim’s cognitive, physical, or sensory abilities. The word “catastrophic” is used to define these injuries because, when they occur, they have a profound and permanent effect on quality of life. Other than that, the category is broad, including everything from loss of vision or hearing to a severe burn that triggers chronic and long-term pain. 

Our team has handled catastrophic injury cases involving:

  • Burn Injuries: More Americans die from burns than any other disaster in the nation. We understand the lasting physical and emotional difficulties a burn injury has on a victim’s life.
  • Blunt Force Trauma: Any forceful impact from an object to a specific part of the body. These injuries often have the most effect when they occur to the head. Work environments with careless and relaxed regulations are often a source of blunt force trauma.
  • Vision Loss & Other Eye Injuries: This is one of the most common workplace injuries. Trauma to the eyes or exposure to harmful light or chemicals can result in permanent vision loss.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These severe injuries can result in loss of mobility and even paralysis. Arnold & Itkin helped a mother who suffered spinal cord damage in Louisiana, winning her a $117 million verdict.
  • Acoustic Trauma: A tragic loss of hearing is an event that has the power to permanently change the way someone interacts with the world. Our attorneys are prepared to hold those responsible accountable for such a drastic change of life.
  • Neck & Back Injuries: The number one source of pain reported by the American public, neck and back injuries are not just a problem – they are preventable.
  • Brain Injuries: Though not always visible from the outside, these injuries can result in the loss of motor abilities and cognitive functions, significantly altering a person's life.
  • Amputation: Loss of limb is one of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. Our firm has won record-setting verdicts and settlements for people who lost limbs in construction accidents, plant explosions, and other serious accidents.

Potential Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in Louisiana

In Louisiana, catastrophic injuries have various causes. They happen at work, particularly industrial workplaces where heavy machinery, volatile chemicals, and complex procedures are involved. They happen on the road, involving large 18-wheelers, motorcycles, pedestrians, cyclists, sedans, or SUVs. They happen at theme parks, hotels, water parks, and other types of residential or commercial properties.

Wherever they happen, they can typically be traced to negligent and careless acts on the part of individuals and businesses. A plant owner that delays a turnaround to try to avoid production delays, a trucking company that pushes drivers to work without breaks, or a driver who gets behind the wheel while drunk can cause incidents that leave unsuspecting people with catastrophic injuries.

Our Louisiana catastrophic injury firm takes on cases for injured factory workers, plant and refinery employees, oilfield workers, drivers, truckers, consumers, and all types of people who have suffered serious harm through no fault of their own. These cases are notoriously complex and difficult to litigate, but we are up to the challenge.

Compensation for a Louisiana Catastrophic Injury Claim

The recovery of fair compensation after a catastrophic injury is a crucial part of rebuilding one’s life. It can take hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to cover medical expenses, the loss of earnings and future wages, ongoing care, and the other costs associated with treating and living with a catastrophic injury.

That is why our Baton Rouge, Louisiana firm works tirelessly to recover settlements and awards that will provide for our clients for the rest of their lives.

An important component of catastrophic injury claims is noneconomic damage, also known as “pain and suffering.” Pain and suffering refers to all the losses that can't be directly quantified—losses that are emotional, social, and psychological in nature. For instance, how do you measure the loss of being able to go on walks with your spouse  ever again? The loss of a career you spent you whole life building? The loss of a child or a parent? 

Pain and suffering losses from catastrophic injuries include:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of parental guidance

While economic damage claims help people recover wages or medical bills, pain and suffering claims help people get the resources they need to build a “new normal.” Figuring out what your life looks like in the wake of a serious accident takes more resources than we realize; fighting for your future means fighting for your ability to rebuild your life without financial insecurity. 

About Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and the seat of East Baton Rouge Parish. The area was settled by French colonists in 1721, who built a military and trading post at the site. It was incorporated as a city in 1817 after a tumultuous governance by France, Britain, Spain, and the Confederate States, among others. By the beginning of the Civil War, Baton Rouge had grown to a population of 5,500. Growth continued in the area, but its biggest boom came with the petrochemical industry in the 1950s and 1960s. Baton Rouge was recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States in the early 2000s; as of July 2021 the city’s population was estimated at 222,185. 

Today, the petrochemical industry (specifically manufacturing and production) is the most substantial supporter of Baton Rouge’s economy. Baton Rouge is also home to the largest inland port on the Mississippi that can accommodate ocean-going vessels like cargo carriers and tankers. The fourth-largest oil refinery complex in the United States, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge, is located in the city.

Baton Rouge is home to several research hospitals and medical campuses, including Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center, Baton Rouge General Medical Center (Mid-City and Bluebonnet), and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

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Catastrophic injuries transform the daily life of the victim and cause unnecessary monetary issues. Tragically, these injuries are a direct result of an individual or company who could and should have prevented them. Arnold & Itkin has a team of Louisiana catastrophic injury lawyers who want to fight to give you a future. When life changes so drastically, we believe victims deserve the maximum amount of recovery possible.

Contact us today at (888) 493-1629 to connect with an experienced attorney who can review your legal options.

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