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:
- Car accidents
- Bus accidents
- Work accidents
- Maritime injuries
- Offshore accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
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
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Diving accidents
- Trampoline accidents
- Workplace accidents
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.