Experiencing a personal injury can be a life-altering experience, impacting your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Whether it’s the result of a slip and fall accident, car crash, or workplace injury, you may be dealing with pain, feelings of isolation, or grief after a serious injury.

Finding support is essential for coping with the aftermath of a personal injury. We have many resources in New Orleans to assist you on your journey to recovery. From emotional support networks to the guidance of a qualified New Orleans personal injury lawyer, these avenues offer the help you need to navigate rehabilitation and regain a positive outlook on life.

Emotional Support Resources

Recovering from a personal injury can be a rollercoaster of emotions as you deal with physical pain, anxiety, depression, and uncertainty about the future. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic accident, a life-altering medical condition, or the daily challenges of managing chronic pain, meeting with others can help you feel supported and not alone. 

Here is a list of support resources in New Orleans for various types of injuries and the emotions you might face after a personal injury accident:

  • Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (BIALA). The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana offers support and resources for individuals who have suffered brain injuries and their families. You can join BIALA for information, support groups, and educational programs to cope with a TBI after a personal injury accident.
  • Local Hospitals. Local hospitals in New Orleans offer support groups and resources for those recovering from various injuries. For instance, Touro LCMC Health in New Orleans has a Spinal Cord Injury Program that includes educational meetings and support group access for those with spinal cord damage.

Contact the hospital’s social services department where you received treatment or rehabilitation for information on available support groups.

  • National Amputee Foundation. If you have experienced limb loss or amputation and have served in the armed forces, the Louisiana Amputee Foundation may be a valuable resource. They provide support, information, and a community for amputees and their families. You can use the search location feature to find a location near you in New Orleans.
  • Local Rehabilitation Centers. Contact local rehabilitation centers, such as Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital in New Orleans, to inquire about support groups and resources for individuals recovering from brain injuries, spinal damage, or amputations.
  • Nonprofit Organizations. Look for nonprofit organizations in the New Orleans area that focus on specific types of injuries or disabilities. These organizations may offer support, advocacy, and resources. For example, the United Cerebral Palsy Greater New Orleans can provide support and help if your child suffers a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy.
  • Behavioral Health Services. After a personal injury accident, you may need behavioral health services to help you cope with your mental well-being. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Orleans chapter offers a crisis hotline and several psychiatric and rehabilitation support resources for anyone who needs help.

Financial Support Through Injury Claims

After a personal injury, you may need support for dealing with financial issues like medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Working with a skilled New Orleans personal injury attorney from Dudley DeBosier can help you minimize the financial strain of an injury by seeking a settlement from the at-fault party who caused your injuries.

  • No upfront costs. At Dudley DeBosier, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us any upfront fees. We only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for your case, so you can focus on your recovery without worrying about legal expenses.
  • Negotiating medical liens. We have experience negotiating with healthcare providers and medical lienholders to ensure you can receive the necessary medical care while your case is ongoing. We aim to reduce medical liens to maximize the amount you receive in compensation.
  • Fully estimating damages. Our team thoroughly assesses the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses related to your injury. We can use our experience to get you fair compensation for all your losses.
  • Collecting evidence. We meticulously collect and preserve evidence, such as medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert testimonies, to support your claim and maximize your compensation.
  • Navigating workers’ compensation. For workplace injuries, we provide support in navigating the workers’ compensation process. We help you file claims, gather evidence, and ensure you receive the benefits and compensation you are entitled to under workers’ compensation laws.

Find Support for Your Case with Dudley DeBosier

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation in New Orleans. Our compassionate attorneys at Dudley DeBosier can support you every step of the way during your personal injury case, protecting your rights and helping you get a fair settlement.

Reach out to our legal team today for a free consultation. We will listen to your story, evaluate your case, protect your rights, and guide you in returning to a normal life after an injury.

This content has been reviewed by Chad Lederman, Director of Legal Operations at our New Orleans office.

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