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Spinal Cord Injuries

Our Lafayette Spine Injury Attorneys Are Standing By to Fight for Your Future

Lafayette Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

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A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious types of trauma that a person can experience. It can lead to partial or total paralysis, leaving a victim reliant on caregivers, family members, and assistive devices to function. Depending on the extent of injury, a victim may be confined to a wheelchair or may be paralyzed from the neck down, unable to move or work in any capacity.

The disastrous nature of spinal cord injuries makes them one of the most important focuses of our Lafayette personal injury attorneys. When people suffer catastrophic injuries that alter the courses of their lives, we stand ready to hold at-fault parties responsible. We pursue the level of financial compensation that rebuilds our clients’ futures.

Our attorneys fight for the complete care and support that our spinal cord injury clients need—for the rest of their lives. Call (888) 493-1629 today to find out how we can help you.

Helping Spinal Cord Injury Clients in Lafayette & Nationwide

It only takes a moment for an accident to change your life. What we cannot stress enough, however, is that “accidents” are preventable. They can be traced back to a specific cause or multiple causes, such as a defective design, a safety violation, or a simple act of carelessness. Investigating and determining cause helps our Lafayette spinal cord injury lawyers determine liability, or legal responsibility, for such accidents and their consequences.

Our team handles spinal cord injury cases involving:

If your spinal cord injury was caused by a company’s desire to put profits over the safety of its workers, the negligence of a truck driver, a defective or dangerous product, or any situation over which you had no control or responsibility, come forward. Speak with our attorneys about your legal options. We serve clients across Lafayette Parish and throughout the state and nation.

Spinal Cord Injury FAQ

Why are spinal cord injuries so serious & expensive to treat?

Your spinal cord acts as your body’s information superhighway, transmitting information to and from your brain to your organs, muscles, and limbs. It needs to operate uninterrupted for your body to function properly. If it is damaged in any way, it will significantly impact every aspect of your life.

Spinal cord injuries are typically permanent. Victims will require ongoing care in many aspects of their lives, and they may be unable to earn a living. This makes living with a spinal cord injury extremely expensive—and this is why our Lafayette spine injury attorneys are completely committed to recovering compensation that will actually cover these costs. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, a 25-year-old person with quadriplegia will face about $4.7 million in healthcare costs and living expenses through the rest of his or her life.

What can cause a spinal cord injury?

Direct trauma or an unnatural twisting or pulling motion may cause serious damage to the spinal cord. Depending on the extent of damage, a person may experience a total or complete loss of sensation and motor function. This is usually permanent.

Spinal cord injuries may be caused by:

  • Birth injuries
  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports
  • Diving accidents
  • Trampoline accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Assault

Every year, about 11,000 people in the United States experience spinal cord injuries. Serving Lafayette and all of Louisiana and the nation, our attorneys believe in alleviating the burden for spinal cord injury victims and their families, helping them secure compensation for their complete, ongoing care.

What are some of the effects of a spinal cord injury?

The location and severity of a spinal cord injury will influence its impact on a victim’s life. Injuries in the neck area, to the cervical spine, are more likely to cause paralysis of the arms and legs and affect breathing and other bodily functions. Injuries lower in the spine may cause paralysis of the legs and lower body. In addition to causing loss of sensation and muscle control, a spinal cord injury can leave a victim prone to infection, can cause breathing problems and require the use of a ventilator, and can lead to loss of bladder, bowel, and sexual function. A spinal cord injury will affect every part of your life. Let our attorneys help you get the support and care you need.

Billions Won for the Injured. Call (888) 493-1629 to Learn More!

Our trial lawyers are known across the nation for their results. Our opposition fears us because we pursue the best possible result for every client, no matter what. Our clients love us because we treat them like the individuals they are—real people with real problems that need solving. We have secured billions of dollars in compensation for our clients, including over $1 billion last year alone.

If you want real results from a legal team that cares about you and your future, you’ve come to the right place. Contact Arnold & Itkin today.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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