Catastrophic and Complex Injuries

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Complex Personal Injuries

In a sense, all injuries are catastrophic for the victims. Broken bones, falls and car accidents that lead to injury can all mean a trip to the emergency room, pain and suffering, and the hassle of having to file a claim. The law, however, recognizes that some types of injuries can be especially devastating. Injuries that can leave someone unable to care for themselves or severely impaired are generally considered complex or catastrophic injuries.

These injuries can include:

  • Brain injuries leading to serious impairment
  • Amputation
  • Mental impairment from a birth injury or head injury
  • Severe spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Loss of vision, hearing or the ability to speak
  • Exposure to asbestos causing Mesothelioma

Why Do Complex Injuries Happen?

Catastrophic injuries can happen due to:

  • Negligent security
  • Roadway accidents (including truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and railway accidents)
  • Falls
  • Workplace accidents
  • Chemical exposure
  • Birth

Why You Need a NOLA Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a complex injury, you will want to consult with a catastrophic injury attorney or law firm in the NOLA area. Catastrophic injuries are more complex from a legal standpoint. You need a legal professional by your side as you file claims and seek compensation.

Complex injury claims usually involve large amounts, because the patient who has suffered the injury may require extensive medical treatment and not be able to return to work. In addition to a lawsuit, an injured person may also qualify for disability benefits.

Pursuing legal claims, social security benefits and possibly other avenues of compensation is quite complex. It will require medical evidence, timely filing of documents and more. Working with an Irpino, Avin & Hawkins attorney ensures that you apply for all of the compensation for which you may qualify. Our law firm is full-service, and our team can handle all the deadlines and paperwork so you can focus on getting better.

Why Pursue a Claim?

In complex injury cases, compensation also becomes far more important. You may have expensive hospital stays to pay for, or you may need wheelchairs or other expensive medical devices. If you are unable to work, you will need to find an alternative form of income. A complex personal injury lawyer at the Louisiana-based Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm can fight aggressively for your rights. We’ll work hard to get the fair compensation you need to pay for your expenses.

In addition to securing resources, pursuing a legal claim can pressure negligent parties to make important changes that may prevent other accidents. A fight for your rights is not just about compensation. In many cases, it can be a way to get answers about your situation and pressure companies or negligent parties to make changes that protect others as well.

There many reasons why you might want to contact an injury attorney in New Orleans. If you think you may have a claim, the attorneys at Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm are always standing by. Contact us today to schedule your free, initial consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, our full-service law firm will provide compassionate legal support in your fight for justice.

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