Catastrophic injuries may permanently change your life or the life of someone you love. The limitations they force on your mobility and abilities may affect more than just you—they can create change for your family as well.
In the days immediately after suffering a catastrophic injury, your focus is likely to be on your physical and emotional recovery or the recovery of a loved one. While you maintain your focus on restoring your health as fully as possible, a New Orleans catastrophic injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to start building your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers represents victims who suffered catastrophic injuries in a wide range of accident types, including:
- Car and truck accidents
- Product liability
- Maritime accidents
- Slip and falls
- Other types of premises liability accidents
- And more
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today (504) 777-7777 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team. We may be able to work for you on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments required.
Our Team May Be Able to Build Your Case
If another party’s negligence caused your injuries, they may owe you compensation. Even if you were partially at-fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover partial compensation for your damages per Civil Code (CC) §2323.
The personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help:
- Define the negligence that led to your current medical condition
- Identify and pursue the at-fault party
- Fight for the compensation you may be entitled to
Catastrophic injuries can have a variety of causes. Whether your injuries were caused by a car accident, a collision with a large truck, a slip and fall accident, or something else, our team may be able to compile the evidentiary items that help show the cause of your accident and of your injuries. Evidence might include:
- Police reports
- Incident reports
- Crash report
- Injury photos
- Witness statements
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
Recovering from the physical damage of a catastrophic injury can be a lifelong pursuit. In many cases, recovery may mean learning to live with, and cope with, a new set of limitations. When a catastrophic injury caused by another person’s negligence changes your life, you may be entitled to financial recovery for your damages.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be forced to make alterations and adjustments to your lifestyle and even to your home. Catastrophic injuries may include:
- Spinal cord damage that might lead to temporary, permanent, full, or partial paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that might cause cognitive delays or leave its victims in a persistent vegetative state
- Limb loss that can lead to prosthetic limbs and long-term physical and occupational therapy
- Severe burns that can lead to skin grafts and a permanent change in your physical appearance and ability
Even injuries that are less-than-catastrophic, such as broken bones or whiplash, may qualify you for compensation in a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
If you believe another party’s negligence caused your accident, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today (504) 777-7777. A member of our team can provide you with a free consultation on your case and your legal options.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
The Statute of Limitations in Louisiana
Whenever you are injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party—if you can prove their negligence caused your injuries.
The time to recover compensation may be limited by Louisiana’s statute of limitations. Per CC §3492, there is a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Louisiana. This means that you generally have a year from the date of your injuries to file a lawsuit.
If time runs out before your act, you may put your right to pursue compensation via a lawsuit at risk. With early intervention, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can make sure your personal injury lawsuit is filed on time. Call our firm to learn what specific deadlines pertain to your case in a free consultation with a member of our team.
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A Personal Injury Claim May Help You Prepare for a Changed Future
Catastrophic injuries can lead to long-term, sometimes permanent, treatment plans. The recoverable damages in a personal injury case may cover the financial impact of your injuries as well as compensation for lost income streams and emotional trauma.
If you or your legal team can prove the at-fault party was negligent in causing your life-changing injuries, you may be able to collect compensation for damages such as:
- Medical care, both current and future
- Assistive medical devices and in-home support
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Mental anguish
- And more
A New Orleans catastrophic injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can identify your damages and collect evidence of their value when we represent you. This evidence may include:
- Medical records and bills
- Employment records
- Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses
- Testimony from medical experts on your future costs of care
- And more
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
You do not need to face the legal process alone. A New Orleans catastrophic injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf.
For a free consultation on your case, contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. We offer representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments due. In this payment system, our clients do not owe us attorney fees unless and until they recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.