If you have suffered a spinal cord or back injury, it is important that you get sound legal advice before accepting any insurance settlement, so you recover maximum compensation for your injury. If you would like to speak with an attorney from our Lake Charles firm, Broussard & Hart, L.L.C., about a personal injury claim, please contact our office and arrange a free and confidential consultation. Our firm has extensive experience in similar claims, and we assure you the matter will be handled with sensitivity. We strive to provide the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, followed by violent attacks, falls, and sports injuries. Infants may also suffer spinal cord damage from shaking or birth injury. Most injuries in adults are cause by:
- Trucking accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Workplace injuries
Types of Spinal Injuries
There is currently no cure for spinal cord injuries, but research shows continuing possibilities. Our Lake Charles, Louisiana spinal cord lawyers work to get adequate damages so our clients can maintain condition in affected body parts, in the event future treatments are developed. When seeking damages for a spinal cord injury it’s important to understand the types of injuries and how they are referred to. Spinal injuries are categorized by the loss of movement:
- Quadrapalegic: Loss of movement or sensation in all four limbs. Usually this type of paralysis is caused by an injury to the vertebrae in the neck.
- Parapalegic: Loss of movement or sensation in two limbs. Usually people will be paralyzed on either the right or the left side of the body due to an injury to the vertebrae in the upper back.
- Tripelegic: Loss of movement or sensation in three limbs, usually one arm and both legs.
What are Your Rights after a Spinal Cord Injury
Care for someone with a spinal cord injury is very costly. Depending on the type of injury, persons may require long term in home care, physiological counseling and vocational training; not to mention the medical costs incurred. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center estimates the average lifetime cost of a severe spinal injury if it occurs at the age of 25 is over $4,724,181. The damages of a spinal injury may also include indirect costs such as lost wages and productivity. At Broussard & Hart we want to ensure our clients understand their rights after an injury. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as you receive a spinal injury diagnosis.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
Our firm serves, from our Calcasieu Parish offices, clients throughout Southwest Louisiana. If you would like to discuss a personal injury claim for a spinal cord injury with one of our lawyers, please call 337-439-2450 (Toll Free: 866-281-4774) or e-mail our office to arrange a free and confidential consultation to evaluate your claim. A spinal cord injury attorney will respond quickly to your inquiry.
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