Shreveport Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Spine Injury Survivors’ Lifelong Compensation & Care Throughout North Louisiana
Catastrophic injuries and the accidents that cause them have the ability to completely change a person’s life. Spinal cord injuries, in particular, can lead to a complete loss of sensation and function below the place where the trauma occurred. Often, spinal cord damage is permanent.
Motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, offshore accidents, industrial accidents, construction accidents, and more can cause spine injuries that leave victims and their families with uncertain futures. The parties responsible for helping the injured—employers, insurance companies, and corporations—often do whatever they can to avoid taking responsibility for the harm that has been caused. Payments are delayed, work-related injuries are called into question, and low settlements that won’t cover all of the claimant’s bills are offered. The North LA spinal cord injury attorneys a Arnold & Itkin LLP are here to hold at-fault parties accountable and to fight for the full compensation that you need.
Call (888) 493-1629 to discuss your options during a free consultation.
The Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries
After a spinal cord injury, you and your family may be facing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and ongoing care. You may not be able to work again. These financial concerns are often just a small picture of the suffering you are experiencing. Spinal cord injuries also take a serious physical and emotional toll.
Someone with a spinal cord injury may face the following:
- Quadriplegia: Over $1 million for the first year and over $184,000 for each subsequent year. The lifetime cost for a 25-year-old quadriplegic is more than $4.7 million. The lifetime cost for a 50-year-old quadriplegic is nearly $2.6 million.
- Paraplegia: Over $500,000 for the first year and about $70,000 for each subsequent year. The lifetime cost for a 25-year-old paraplegic is about $2.3 million. The lifetime cost for a 50-year-old paraplegic is more than $.1.5 million.
- Incomplete motor function: About $350,000 for the first year and over $40,000 for each subsequent year. The lifetime cost may range from $1.1 million to $1.5 million depending on the patient’s age.
Our Shreveport spinal cord injury attorneys understand that the outcome of your case will determine your quality of life. We work with passion and determination, helping to restore your hope for the future. We never settle for less than what you need. No matter what.
How to Prove Fault in Spine Injury Lawsuits
Spine injuries can almost always be traced back to someone’s negligence. That’s why our North Louisiana spinal cord injury lawyers dive into the details of your case, investigating what happened and who is responsible.
To get the answers we need, we get help from:
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Medical professionals
These professionals can point to the cause of your accident, which helps us determine who is at fault. When we know who is responsible, we can make them answer for the harm they have caused and demand justice on your behalf.
Spinal Cord Injuries FAQ
What Is the Most Common Spinal Cord Injury?
The Columbia University Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine has said that the most common spinal cord injuries occur in the cervical and thoracic areas. Your cervical spine runs from below your skull to the base of your neck. Your thoracic spine runs from the base of the neck to the back of your ribcage. Injury to either part of your spine can lead to paralysis of the entire body or part of your body. Typically, injuries to the upper spine are most likely to cause more widespread paralysis.
How Can You Tell If Your Spinal Cord Is Damaged?
Some instant signs of spinal cord damage include:
- Extreme pain or pressure in the neck, head, or back
- A numb or tingling sensation in the hands, fingers, toes, and/or feet
- Weakness, lack of coordination, or paralysis affecting any part of the body
If you think someone has experienced spinal damage, you should not try to move them. You should call 9-1-1 and wait for emergency personnel to assess the situation. They know how to properly transport the person to the hospital without causing further damage. Of course, you should move the person in situations where it would be dangerous for them to remain where they are.
Who May Be Responsible for My Spinal Cord Injury?
If someone’s negligence led to your spinal cord injury, they should be made to answer for the harm they have caused. Drunk drivers, creators of defective products, construction site supervisors, or companies that put profits before safety can all be the cause of spinal cord injuries. Every case is different, which is why it is important to have an experienced Shreveport spinal cord injury lawyer behind you. Arnold & Itkin LLP will investigate your accident to determine who is at fault. From there, we will fight to secure the compensation you need to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and more.
When Should I Hire an Attorney?
A lawsuit is your best chance to ensure that your medical treatments, ongoing therapy, lifetime care, and lost wages are covered. Insurance companies should provide for our needs after a catastrophic injury, but the sad truth is that they don’t. You should not be a victim of unfair practices on top of the injury you’ve sustained. Arnold & Itkin LLP can fight to make sure you have everything you need to rebuild your life.
Call Our Shreveport Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys: (888) 493-1629
The North LA spine injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP take the time to understand your case and help you see the best path forward. When you contact us for your free consultation, you will quickly see that every case we take on becomes personal to us. Over the years, we’ve fought to make a difference in our clients’ lives, securing billions of dollars on their behalf.
See how we can help you rebuild your life after the worst has happened. Call (888) 493-1629 for your free case review.