Catastrophic Injuries

Chalmette Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Serving Victims & Their Families Throughout St. Bernard Parish

When someone suffers a catastrophic injury, life as they know it will never be the same. Catastrophic injuries can lead to permanent disabilities that require lifelong medical care and accommodations. Victims may be unable to work, may have to give up hobbies and activities they once enjoyed, and may have to depend on others for their basic needs. If another person or party caused the accident that led to such severe injuries, the law gives victims the right to seek compensation for their losses.

At Tonry & Giraud, our catastrophic injury lawyers in Chalmette are dedicated to helping victims and their families secure the financial resources they need to rebuild their lives. We understand the many challenges you are facing, and we know how to help you overcome them. Our attorneys have successfully handled a wide range of catastrophic injury cases, and we have the skills, experience, and resources to take on even the largest corporations and insurance companies. We are compassionate and caring with our clients, and we aggressively advocate for their interests every step of the way.

If you or someone close to you has suffered a catastrophic injury, call Tonry & Giraud today at (504) 470-0738 or contact us online for a free consultation.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a severe injury that causes long-term or permanent disabilities. Catastrophic injuries typically require extensive medical care and may necessitate a lifetime of accommodations and care. 

Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include:

These types of injuries can cause a wide range of impairments, such as cognitive deficits, memory problems, personality changes, motor skill problems, and difficulty with communication. Catastrophic injuries can also cause disabilities that affect the senses, such as hearing loss, vision loss, and loss of taste and smell. As a result, these types of injuries can severely limit the victim’s ability to live independently. 

Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

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What to Do After Sustaining a Severe Injury

After suffering a catastrophic injury, it is important to take certain steps to protect your health and your legal rights. If you believe your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you should also consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Here are some important steps to take after a catastrophic injury:

  • Seek medical attention: Your health and safety are the top priorities. Even if you do not think you are seriously injured, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, but a physician can identify them and begin treatment before they worsen. In addition, if you end up filing a personal injury claim, you will need to show that you sought prompt medical attention to mitigate your damages.
  • Document the accident: If possible, take pictures or videos of the accident scene, the vehicles or objects involved, and your injuries. Take detailed notes of what you remember and get any eyewitnesses’ names and contact information. This evidence could be crucial in proving liability and damages in a personal injury claim.
  • Do not give a recorded statement: You may be contacted by an insurance adjuster and asked to provide a recorded statement about the accident and your injuries. Do not do this. The insurance company is looking for any opportunity to minimize or deny your claim, and anything you say can be used against you. You have the right to decline to give a statement, and you should exercise this right.
  • Do not sign anything: The insurance company may ask you to sign various documents and forms after an accident. Do not sign anything without first having an attorney review it. An insurance adjuster may try to get you to sign a medical release form, which would give them access to your medical records. They are looking for any opportunity to use your own words or your medical history to minimize or deny your claim.
  • Keep a detailed record of your losses: Keep track of all your medical expenses, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, assistive devices, and home modifications. In addition, document any lost wages and reduced earning capacity. You should also keep track of any pain, suffering, and emotional distress you experience as a result of your injuries.
  • Contact an experienced attorney: Catastrophic injury claims are complex, and the insurance company will have a team of lawyers on its side. You need a strong advocate in your corner who can protect your rights and interests. An experienced personal injury attorney can handle all the legal complexities of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

At Tonry & Giraud, we have extensive experience representing victims of catastrophic injuries and their families throughout St. Bernard Parish. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you are facing, and we are here to provide the strong and compassionate legal guidance you need during this difficult time.

When you choose our firm to handle your case, you can expect:

  • A thorough investigation: We will immediately get to work to investigate your accident and gather all the evidence needed to prove liability and damages. We will collect all relevant records, such as medical records, employment records, and accident reports. We will also interview eyewitnesses and consult with experts as needed.
  • An accurate calculation of your losses: We will carefully review your case and accurately calculate the full value of your past and future losses. We will fight for maximum compensation to cover all your losses, both economic and noneconomic.
  • Strong and effective advocacy: Our attorneys are skilled litigators who are not afraid to take a case to trial. We will aggressively pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve, whether through a settlement or in the courtroom.
  • Responsive and accessible service: We are always here to answer your questions and address your concerns. We will keep you fully informed about the progress of your case, and we will always be available to speak with you when you need us.
  • Compassionate support: We understand the many challenges you are facing, and we are here to provide the caring and compassionate support you deserve. We will handle all the legal complexities of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

To get started with a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chalmette catastrophic injury, call us at (504) 470-0738 or fill out our online contact form!

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