A terrible accident of any type can cause your world to turn upside down. A catastrophe may result in an extended hospital stay, serious injuries, pain and suffering, and potentially a disability. You may lose time away from work after such an accident.
If you are dealing with a catastrophic incident, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help. A Eunice catastrophic injury lawyer from our firm may be able to manage an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
To discuss your accident, your injuries, and your legal options in a free case review with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777. We operate on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning if we work together on your case, there are no up-front payments required.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury is a life-changing injury that can impact the victim long term in a number of ways. Catastrophic injuries may be more severe and consequential than other accidents that allow the victim to eventually make a full recovery and return to their pre-accident way of life.
Common injuries from a catastrophic accident might be any of the following:
- Disability because of the accident
- Spinal injury
- Burns and lacerations covering a large part of the body
- Traumatic brain injury
- Amputation or disfigurement
- And more
These types of injuries may require extensive, ongoing medical treatments. They may leave patients with permanent symptoms or limitations and may result in physical, mental, and emotional damages as well.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving Eunice, call 337-221-9907
Types of Accidents that Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
If another party’s negligence caused your catastrophic injury, they may be liable for your damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers helps clients pursue compensation for a variety of types of accidents, such as:
Car and Truck Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly three million nonfatal car wrecks occur annually. A negligent driver can cause a motor vehicle accident by violating a traffic law, drunk driving, distracted driving, and taking other irresponsible actions.
Premises Liability Accidents
If a property owner neglects to maintain the safety of their premises, they may be liable for accidents that occur as a result. Premises liability accidents may involve slip and falls, negligent security, swimming pool accidents, and more.
Product Liability Accidents
If a defective product, such as a power tool or car component, malfunctions and causes an accident, the designer or manufacturer of that product may be liable for the resultant damages.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers also takes on cases regarding
- Dog bites
- Maritime accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Dangerous medical devices
- Mass torts
- Wrongful death
- And more
If you think your accident may have been the result of another party’s negligence, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.
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Building Your Case on Evidence
When you work with a Eunice catastrophic injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we can collect evidence to build your case. This generally entails:
Evidence of Liability
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may begin your case by investigating your accident to identify the liable party. We can then gather evidence and material that helps demonstrate liability, such as:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness reports
- Photos or videos from the scene of the accident
- Your account of what happened
- Medical records
- Testimony from accident reconstruction specialists
- And more
Our evidence will attempt to show that the responsible party:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Took actions to breach that duty of care
- Caused your accident and your injuries as a result
Evidence of Your Injuries
We can also gather evidence of your damages and their value to present in an insurance claim or on trial. This evidence may include
- Your medical records and bills
- Receipts for car repair or replacement or any other out-of-pocket expenses
- Income statements of your wages from lost work
- Statements from medical or economic experts regarding your future costs of care
- Evidence of the severity and value of your non-economic damages such as pain and suffering
Recoverable Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Case
Every case is unique, and the damages that may be available to you depend on things such as your accident type, your injuries, their impact on your life, and more.
Generally, the following types of damages may be recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit:
- Current and future costs of medical treatment
- Property damages
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability, if your injuries permanently alter your ability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
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Working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers
When you work with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, a Eunice catastrophic injury lawyer from our firm can handle all the legal work in your case. This may help to free you of stress and certain case-related obligations while you focus on healing.
During representation, our firm can:
- Communicate with all parties on your behalf
- Collect the pertinent evidence in your case
- File critical court documents
- Negotiate a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Represent you on trial if necessary
We may be able to handle all this, and more, on a contingency-fee-basis, where you are not obligated to pay us attorney fees unless and until you recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.
For a free consultation on your case with a representative of our firm, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today (337) 777-7777.
We encourage you to contact us as soon after your accident as possible, as Civil Code (CC) §3492 puts a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana.