Lake Charles Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Compassionate, Client-Focused Representation
While all injuries present a number of challenges for victims and their loved ones, some injuries are so severe, they completely alter the victim’s way of life. In legal terms, these are known as “catastrophic injuries.” Such injuries often come with massive medical bills, long-term treatment and care, partial or total disability, and immense pain and suffering.
At Hinch & Associates PLC, we believe that victims of negligence should be compensated for their pain and suffering and that perpetuators of such negligence should be held liable. Whether you suffered catastrophic injuries in an ATV accident or your loved one was severely disabled after being involved in a pedestrian accident, our Lake Charles catastrophic injury lawyers can help.
Why Hire an Attorney After a Catastrophic Injury
Victims of personal injuries are able to file a case on their own, however, it's a known fact that having a personal injury attorney on your side can often lead to higher settlement offers and can increase your chance at a favorable outcome.
This is because a seasoned personal injury attorney will have the experience needed to gather the evidence of your case and present the evidence in a way that can show that your injuries were sustained from the accident. With a seasoned attorney on your side, you can focus on recovery.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
There is no absolute definition of a catastrophic injury, but they are generally considered to be any injury that has a profound and/or lasting effect on the victim. Catastrophic injuries typically prevent victims from obtaining any form of gainful employment, either on a temporary or permanent basis.
Some fairly common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Loss of vision/hearing
- Major broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur in myriad ways. Far too often, they are the result of another person or party’s negligence. When this is the case, victims are entitled to financial compensation for their damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- ATV accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Product defects
- Unsafe premises
Regardless of how an accident occurs, if it was the result of another person, company, or entity’s negligence, victims can take legal action against the at-fault party and seek fair compensation for their damages.
Contact Hinch & Associates PLC for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, herniated disc, accidental amputation, or any other catastrophic injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, reach out to the Lake Charles catastrophic injury lawyers at Hinch & Associates PLC right away. We can evaluate your potential case and inform you of your legal rights and options. Our team is available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
When you choose to work with Hinch & Associates PLC, you get a trusted legal team dedicated to your future and the outcome of your case. Here, we truly care about our clients and are prepared to do everything in our power to secure maximum compensation in your case.