For one reason or another, accidents happen every day. Some accidents are so devastating that they result in catastrophic injuries and, in extreme cases, death. The catastrophic injuries are often long-term, impacting victims for the remainder of their lives. These injuries reduce their quality of life, steal away their chance of living a fulfilled life, and prevent them from working or doing the things they most enjoy. In the case of wrongful death, families lose a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another.
Whether you suffered catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one in an accident, these cases are always complicated. Fortunately, our New Orleans personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling many case types, which gives us an advantage that we will use to secure the compensation and justice you deserve.
Some of the most common catastrophic injuries are:
- Paralysis (quadriplegia or paraplegia)
- Loss of limb
- Severe brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Permanent disfigurement or scarring
- Serious injuries that eventually lead to the victim’s death
Catastrophic injuries can occur in a host of different accidents, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents (cars, motorcycles, commercial trucks, etc.)
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Train accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective medical devices
In extreme cases, these accidents will lead to wrongful deaths. We understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one nor make up for the loss that you have experienced. However, if someone else’s negligence led to your loved one’s death, you are within your rights to hold them accountable.
Wrongful death claims allow surviving immediate family members (children, spouses, or parents/guardians) to recover any losses they may have sustained following the loss of a loved one. Many of these losses include:
- Loss of income
- Loss of consortium (spouse, child, or parent loses the loved one’s companionship and love)
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of benefits (healthcare, pension, etc.)
These damages do not measure up to equal your loss, but hopefully, they can help you move forward without the burden of worrying about lost wages or income.
Both catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases are complicated. Often, the circumstance surrounding them are dire. It takes an attorney with a careful understanding of the laws surrounding these cases and the legal process to confidently and effectively ensure that justice is served.
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. possesses the skills and legal prowess to prepare a case thoroughly and navigate the legal process and courtroom proceedings with careful consideration. If you suffered catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligence, recklessness, or inaction of someone else, give us a call and let us fight for you. Contact our law firm in Louisiana or Mississippi to schedule a free consultation.