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Areas of Practice

Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents injure more people and claim more lives than any other type of accident. The Lafayette, LA personal injury attorneys at Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. specialize in traffic accidents, whether they involve personal policies or commercial vehicles. Our lawyers are familiar with the Rules of the Road, liability law, the U/M statutes and other pertinent provisions of law.  These can all make a difference in whether the insurance company pays fairly or takes advantage of you.   

Injuries from car accidents can include:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken Bones
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burn Injuries

Some car accident victims require hospitalization and rehabilitation before returning to work and a prior lifestyle. Others with severe injuries may face a permanent disability or disfigurement, while others may not survive their injuries. Car accident victims or their families should contact a Lafayette personal injury attorney for legal assistance and guidance as to the steps to take following a car accident with injuries. Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. offers legal representation to victims of car accidents and they help the victims receive compensation for their injuries and suffering.

Construction Accidents

A construction site is a busy and hazardous place for a person to work. Statistically, according to the U.S. Dept of Labor, construction work is one of the most dangerous civilian occupations. With heavy equipment and numerous companies and subcontractors coming and going it takes constant vigilance to avoid an injury. Many good people have suffered severe to fatal injuries despite their best efforts to avoid danger. If you or your loved one has been harmed in such an accident, waste no time in getting our advice.

Although an injured worker may not sue an employer except under very special circumstances, if the accident was caused by a third party such as a negligent manufacturer of a defective tool or machine or by a negligent subcontractor who created a dangerous situation, you may file a claim for compensation from that party.  Call us now!

Truck Accidents

A truck accident claim may be intimidating to an injured victim. Insurance companies typically downplay injuries, redirect blame, and offer less than the worth of an injury.  Our personal injury law firm has experience in representing clients and protecting their interest while dealing with insurance companies. Truck accident injuries are often severe and might include soft tissue injuries, fractures, amputations, burns, traumatic brain injury, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, coma, or death. Prolonged hospitalization, long-term rehabilitation or disability can face a truck injury victim.

Victims of truck accidents or their families should contact an injury attorney for legal assistance with knowledge and experience in all types of truck accident cases. Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. has the understanding and resources to assist clients through the accident investigation stage and other legal actions that accompany truck accidents.

Maritime and Offshore Claims

Offshore Accidents can take place onboard ships, on oil rigs or in the loading and unloading of cargo at ports. Any attorney working in this area needs to be familiar with the Jones Act. This law provides compensation to maritime workers and offshore workers injured in the line of duty. Like workers’ compensation, they are entitled to reimbursement for medical bills and a benefit for living expenses. Unlike workers’ compensation, they may also seek personal injury compensation in the courts where they can prove negligence on the part of their employer.  If you’re in this situation, we can help!

Wrongful Death

Have you Suffered the Loss of a Loved One?

When an individual loses his or her life as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another individual, the victim’s family and loved ones also suffer immensely.

Although no amount of money will ever be able to fill the void left by that individual’s passing, legal action may be taken in some circumstances. Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. may be able to help you after a tragic loss. 

When you come to this firm for help you are guaranteed:

  1. Compassionate advocacy
  2. Meticulous evaluation of your case
  3. Advice coming from more than 3 decades of experience
  4. Aggressive legal representation
  5. A free initial consultation