New Orleans Spinal Injury Lawyer

Almost without exception, spinal damage changes the victim’s life. Don’t let the person responsible for harming you get away with it. Contact a New Orleans spine injury lawyer who can help you seek fair compensation.

Damage done to the spine can have devastating effects on your life. One common outcome of spinal injuries is paralysis, which will dramatically impact the way you live your everyday life. With many years of recovery or therapy ahead, you shouldn’t have to face the anxiety of financial woes, as well.

The party liable for your accident and subsequent spine injuries should be punished. When someone else’s negligence causes an accident that leaves you with spinal cord damage, that party should be compelled to repay you for your damages.

Consult with a New Orleans spinal injury lawyer at Gray Law Group today to begin your pursuit or compensation.

An Explanation of Spinal Injuries

The spinal cord is composed of five distinct regions. Working up from the coccyx region, where the tailbone is located, the sacral spine contains underlying nerve foundations. Next comes the lumbar spine, which contains vertebrae L1 to L5, followed by thoracic vertebrae T1 to T12. At the uppermost part of the spinal cord, we have the cervical spine, or regions C1 through C8.

Damage done to the spinal cord is either complete, in which the spinal cord is severed and a portion of your body is paralyzed (depending on where the cord was severed), or partial, in which there was damage done to the spinal cord, but it remains intact.

Both the symptoms and impact of the injury can manifest in a number of ways, based on which portion of your spine has suffered an injury. For example, damage to the sacral spine region can result in weakness of the legs and hips and impotence. Other symptoms of a spinal cord injury include trouble controlling your bladder, issues with breathing, migraines, and chronic pain.

Your spinal injury lawyer in New Orleans can help you assess the full impact of your injuries, which will be a key component of your claim for compensation.

Accidents That Cause Spinal Injuries

Nearly any type of accident has the potential to cause a spinal cord injury. More often than most any other kind of accident, motor vehicle collisions leave victims with back and spine injuries. The monstrous size of most vehicles leaves little room for lucky breaks when accidents occur, with bicyclists, walkers, and motorcyclists often having to endure the most serious spinal injuries.

Some other types of accidents that are known to cause spinal damage include dog bites, slip-and-fall accidents, defective products, and medical malpractice. The way your New Orleans spine injury attorney chooses to investigate your accident will depend on which type of accident you were involved in.

The Compensation You Deserve

The person or people who are found responsible for your back injuries will need to compensate you for any and all expenses and non-financial hardships you have endured because of your injury. Some of the most common damages we are able to successfully recover for New Orleans spinal cord injury survivors include the following:

  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Copays
  • Medical equipment
  • Cost of your hospital stay
  • Costs of prescription medications
  • Physical therapy

You might also be awarded a sum of punitive damages if the behavior of the defendant suggested egregious negligence or intent to cause harm. These damages are meant as a punishment and deterrent for future wrongdoers in the hope of preventing future victims from enduring the same injuries.

After we have established the value of your New Orleans spinal injury claim, we will begin our negotiations with the insurance company or negligent party. Generally, we are able to come to a fair and reasonable settlement with the other side, but in the event that the defendant or insurer chooses to continue to deny your claim, we may need to argue your case in court.

Call a New Orleans Spinal Injury Attorney

At a time when you should be focusing on your recovery, you shouldn’t be worrying about how you’ll continue to support yourself. Get in touch with a qualified attorney at Gray Law Group today for help securing the compensation you’ll need to survive.

Schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment with a New Orleans spinal injury lawyer by filling out the contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of the page or calling the office at 504-233-7000.