An injury to the body, mind or emotions of an individual is classified as a personal injury, and in cases of personal injury negligence is a contributing factor to the harm that is done or it is the undisputed cause of it.
Negligence is defined as the lack of care or prevention that a reasonable person would exercise in a given situation. Negligent behavior is reckless, careless and without regard for the wellbeing of others and it can manifest in a number of ways, and personal injury law covers a broad spectrum of offenses.
Our Lake Charles personal injury lawyers handle cases in the following areas:
- Car Accidents
- Dangerous or Defective Products
- Defective Products
- Medical Negligence
- Truck Collisions
- Work Related Injuries Where a Third Party has Caused the Injury
- Wrongful Death
When residents of Lake Charles are injured because another individual’s negligent actions or inactions they may have a valid personal injury claim. In some cases, such as wrongful death, the victim’s family may also be eligible to file a claim.
The legal team of Simien & Simien, LLC believes that the victims of personal injury deserve to have an ally who can fight for their rights and help bring the responsible parties to justice. We will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients, and we know the funds that come with a successful verdict or settlement can be of great assistance during an exceedingly trying time.
The compensation a victim is awarded can help cover hospital bills, rehabilitative service fees, lost wages because of time away from work and other costs associated with their injury.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located on the right side of this page, at the top. There is no obligation to proceed and the details of your case are strictly confidential- it is 100% FREE.
Types of Personal Injury
Each circumstance will vary but injuries can typically be broken down into two categories: physical or mental and emotional injury. Though the degree of both kinds of injury can range in severity, one is not more harmful than the other.
Sadly, in many cases victims will endure both types of injury, or they may grapple with the long term effects of emotional distress long after their physical wounds have healed.
Below are some of the most common types of each:
- Loss of limb
- Dental trauma
- Facial disfigurement
- Loss of eyesight
- Spinal trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- …and many others.
An auto accident victim and the victim of a workplace slip-and-fall might have very different injuries, but the common thread between both is the liability of the negligent party. Whether the negligent individual is a drunk driver or an employer who did not maintain safe conditions of their working environment, both of those individuals had a responsibility to prevent the injuries that were caused by their actions.
Mental and Emotional Injury
- Phobia development
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Survivor’s guilt
- …to name a few.
Often the symptoms of a mental or emotional personal injury affect the victim’s life very deeply and can prevent them from performing activities they once enjoyed, or affect a simple and essential part of their life, such as sleeping. These injuries have very serious implications as they can lead to alcohol or drug abuse and even suicide as a means to escape them. Without any visible injuries, the victims of mental and emotional injury may also suffer from others minimizing the severity of their issues, which can lead to a worsening mental state.
If you are experiencing the pain and frustration of coping with a personal injury, don’t suffer in silence any longer. Reach out to an experienced litigator in the Lake Charles are to assess your case and learn the rights you have as a victim of negligence.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Lake Charles Can Help You
Simien & Simien, LLC has established Personal Injury experience. If you have been injured, you need an effective, experienced law firm. We offer 100% FREE case evaluations and work on a contingency-only basis, which means that we do not get paid unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for your case.
We have offices in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles and proudly provide dependable legal guidance to injury victims throughout the states of Louisiana, Texas and other parts of the country with appropriate local counsel, including (but not limited to):
- Moss Bluff
- .... and almost all of the towns and suburbs that surround these areas.
To find out how we can help with your injury litigation, contact Simien & Simien, LLC today. We have experienced staff who are ready to help with your inquiry and you will be quickly connected to one of our attorneys.
For those that would prefer to submit an inquiry online, simply fill out the "Free Case Evaluation" form that is located at the top of this page. The information is strictly confidential and it is 100% FREE to submit.