A Legacy of Success. A Tradition of Trust.
We Have the Scientific Knowledge to Handle Complex Injury Cases
$17,000,000 Birth Injury Case
$15,000,000 Aviation Injury Case
$4,000,000 Defective Medical Device Case
To be classified as catastrophic, an injury must have some permanent impact on a victim. In other words, it is an injury that may be treatable, but is not curable. Those who survive catastrophic injuries often need extensive ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, assistive devices, and/or day-to-day aid. Catastrophic injuries may also cause lasting pain and mental/emotional challenges as their victims learn to cope with their new situation.
Our team can help with catastrophic injury claims including:
If you or your loved one has been injured in one of these ways, please reach out to us to learn more about what we can do for you.
How Our Lawyers Can Help Your Catastrophic Injury Claim
Especially after suffering a major, life-changing injury, most people don’t have the energy to navigate complex insurance requirements or try to negotiate fair settlements for themselves. Your days may be filled with difficult medical decisions and last-minute arrangements, not to mention the energy recuperating from a serious injury takes. However, none of these factors should stand between you and a fair settlement. This is where our lawyers can make the most difference.
We Know How to Negotiate…And Litigate
In almost every injury claim, the defendant’s first settlement offer is insultingly low. Getting the amount you need and deserve requires negotiation and continued follow-ups. Defendants who don’t want to pay up sometimes run claimants around in circles in an effort to make them give up.
Having a lawyer on your side offers you more leverage during this process. First, we’re wise to insurance adjusters’ tricks, and we won’t do or say anything they might turn around and use to challenge your claim. Second, if you have a lawyer on your side, you can credibly tell the other party you will sue if they refuse to make a fair offer. Our team is ready to follow through with litigation if it’s necessary to prove your case.
We Have a Unique Scientific Background
Attorney Charles “Chip” Houssiere, one of our founding attorneys, knows science: After receiving an undergrad degree in math with special training in physics and chemistry, he went to work for NASA. As a medical researcher, he contributed to the development of the pulse oximeter. He also gained years of knowledge and experience he still uses today. With his background in medicine, Chip understands how doctors talk and what complex medical descriptions mean. He is skilled at refuting defenses based on incorrect medical information and explaining complex topics in simple terms that a judge or jury member can understand.
You Can Trust Our Lawyers to Fight for You
At Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP, we choose to use the law to help others. This means fighting for people who are going through difficult times and, often, fighting to have their struggles recognized and compensated by a powerful company or organization. We care about the individuals behind each claim. That means our attorneys and team members take the time to get to know you and your needs, then build a legal strategy around them.
If you or a loved one was catastrophically injured in an accident, you are not alone. Our lawyers are here to offer sound guidance and compassionate support. Let us know how we can help you.
Speak with one of our lawyers by calling (800) 914-2894 today. We offer free consultations.
There are a few indicators of quality you can look at to determine whether a law firm has what it takes to help you. The first is case results, the second is client reviews, and the third is awards and honors from respected legal organizations. We are proud our team at Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP has all of these quality markers and more.
- Our scientific background gives us unique insight into medical-related cases, allowing us to oppose the defense effectively.
- When you hire our firm, you get a team of attorneys and support staff working together to build the best possible case.
- We have fought alongside thousands of clients, helping to secure hundreds of millions of dollars since 1981.