Doran Law focuses on personal injury law, with a specialty in medical malpractice. The two go hand in hand as personal injury claims require expertise in medicolegal issues — as does medical malpractice. Indeed, medical malpractice is a subset of personal injury.
Personal injury law entails compensation for bodily injury caused by negligent misconduct. Negligence takes many forms. A doctor or hospital may miss an obvious diagnosis or perform the wrong surgery. A company may manufacture an unsafe product. Perhaps the most common form of negligence is unsafe driving.
Doran Law focuses on the following:
Personal injury law is about compensating victims of negligence. It is one of the hardest tasks at law. There are two ways a victim may be compensated: special damages and general damages.
Injured people inevitably face medical bills for treatment of their injury. Some are also unable to work, and lose money as a result. These types of injuries can be identified as a specific dollar amount. These are called “special damages.” To maximize your recovery, Doran Law employs expert witnesses who can develop a “care plan” that identifies the future medical care you will require to reach maximum medical improvement.
In addition to facing expenses, injured people suffer physical pain and the emotional toll that comes when injury keeps them from doing the things they love. In addition to pain, many of our clients suffer a different kind of disability. Lost limbs and brain injury, for example, do not cause physical pain but nevertheless are horrific injuries detrimentally affecting every aspect of one’s life. Perhaps the hardest task the law requires is our efforts to compensate that pain and suffering monetarily. It is a rare client who would not trade their cash award to feel better. Although it is profoundly difficult, and perhaps inappropriate, a money award is the only method we have to compensate, however feebly, the suffering of victims harmed by the misconduct of others.
Advocating an award based on general damages is a challenge, and one we embrace. Credibility is vital to successfully arguing for a significant general damages award. Attorneys who do not know, understand, and emotionally connect with their client’s pain and suffering cannot effectively convince a jury of its value. Our commitment to personal relationships with our clients makes our advocacy convincing because it is honest and authentic.