A Baton Rouge, LA, spinal cord injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you get justice based on the facts of your accident case. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior, we are here for you. We pursue compensation for clients with injuries similar to yours.
At the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge, we provide complimentary case evaluations. We can assess your rights and legal options after a discussion about your injuries and what caused them. We may be able to file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
Recovering Compensation After a Personal Injury and Spinal Cord Damage
When our clients suffer a spinal cord injury, we know they face significant medical bills, related expenses, and financial losses. Spinal cord injuries are among the most expensive to treat. They often require extensive treatment, extended rehabilitation stays, and costly mobility equipment.
We seek economic damages for our clients that include:
- Medical bills and all related expenses
- Therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Mobility equipment, lifts, wheelchairs, etc.
- Lost income for the time they miss at work
- Diminished earning capacity if they cannot return to their job
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
We Pursue Future Damages for Our Clients with Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are often life-changing. When recovery is possible, it usually occurs over several years. Many people never fully recover; instead, they live with lasting impairments. Some require round-the-clock care and support for the rest of their lives.
Our team knows how to determine the cost of ongoing and future care needs and includes it in the value of your claim or lawsuit. We often work with medical experts, economists, and others to come up with these values based on the client’s condition, prognosis, and other factors.
Your Intangible Losses Could Make Up a Significant Part of Your Payout
When someone suffers severe, permanent injuries, it causes great emotional and psychological harm, as well. We seek compensation for a wide range of intangible losses our clients experienced due to their spinal cord injuries. Examples include:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of activities
- Mental anguish
- Loss of independence
For a free legal consultation with a Spinal Cord Injury lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call (225) 341-5694
Morris Bart, LLC, Represents Clients Living with Spinal Cord Injuries
At the Morris Bart law firm, our case results speak for themselves. Our attorneys know how to seek and secure compensation for our clients, recovering the money they need and deserve after a personal injury incident.
We represent clients based on contingency, never asking for upfront payments or retainers. We only charge for attorney’s fees after we recover compensation in their case. You can learn more during a complimentary consultation with our team. We meet potential clients in their homes, in local hospitals or rehabilitation facilities, and in our office at:
5112 Corporate Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
We also offer telephone consultations because we understand how difficult it can be to travel while recovering from or living with a spinal cord injury.
Proving a Personal Injury Case with a Spinal Cord Injury
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, personal injury accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injuries. This includes:
- Traffic accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Diving accidents
- Trampoline accidents
- Birth injuries and other medical malpractice
In any personal injury case, the victim can hold the liable party accountable if they can prove that negligence occurred. While how negligence causes an accident varies somewhat depending on what happened, we know the elements necessary to develop a strong case and pursue compensation.
For example, imagine you suffered an injury when a driver hit you while crossing an intersection on foot. Proving negligence would require showing:
- The driver had a responsibility to look out for pedestrians in the intersection before turning right on red.
- They failed to look for anyone in the crosswalk.
- Because they did not look, they struck you.
- You suffered a spinal cord injury and other injuries as a result.
Our team will investigate what happened and document the other party’s role in causing your injuries. Then, we will pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit to seek fair and just compensation for you.
If your loved one was hurt in an accident but passed away from their spinal cord injuries before they could take legal action, you may be able to file a wrongful death action under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. This is generally limited to immediate family, including:
- The surviving spouse
- Any surviving children
- Surviving parents
We also represent clients in wrongful death cases in Baton Rouge.
When Will I Recover Compensation for My Injuries?
At the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge, we understand you have medical bills and need money as soon as possible. We will work diligently to recover a just settlement. However, we will not accept less than we believe you deserve just to secure a payout. We do not want you to struggle to pay for your future treatment and care.
We can usually settle before the deadline arrives to sue. However, Louisiana only gives us one year from the accident date under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, and some circumstances cut this time to even less. If this date arrives and we do not have a fair settlement, we will sue the liable party on your behalf and seek a better settlement offer from them or take them to trial.
You Can Speak with a Lawyer from Our Baton Rouge Office Today for Free
Connect with the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge now for your complimentary consultation. Our attorneys will assess your injury claim and offer advice on what we can do to help. Let us answer your questions and outline your legal options for you.
Call (225) 341-5694 today to get started.
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