If you are living with paralysis or other lasting effects from a spinal injury, our team may be able to help you seek and secure compensation to cover your care costs and other expenses. A Lake Charles, LA, spinal cord injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm knows how to build a case against the party who caused your injuries.
When another person’s negligence is to blame for an accident and injuries, the victim can pursue a personal injury case against them under Louisiana law. Our lawyer will review the facts of your case and determine your legal options for free today.
Seeking Compensation for Your Lake Charles, LA, Back or Neck Injuries
When we pursue justice for a client with a spinal cord injury, our attorneys are aware of the numerous ways these injuries affect their lives and the lives of their family members. We consider a wide range of financial and intangible damages when we take these cases.
We can often settle on fair compensation via negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurer, although a lawsuit may be necessary.
We generally seek damages that include:
- Medical care and support to date
- Future medical treatment and rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing care and support
- Medical and mobility equipment
- Lost income and benefits from time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity for lasting impairments
- Renovations to the home for mobility purposes, such as building ramps
- Property damages, such as car repairs after a crash
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible damages
What if My Loved One Died After Suffering a Serious Spinal Cord Injury?
When an immediate family member suffers a spinal cord injury, it affects every family member. If they die, the whole family endures financial and emotional losses, as well.
If the victim had a valid personal injury claim but died before taking legal action, their surviving family likely has a wrongful death case against the liable parties. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the victim can claim damages that include:
- Financial expenses and losses
- Non-economic losses suffered by surviving family members
For a free legal consultation with a Spinal Cord Injury lawyer serving Lake Charles, call (337) 377-0514
Morris Bart, LLC, Represents Spinal Cord Injury Victims in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Our personal injury attorneys fight for compensation for victims living with spinal cord injuries in Calcasieu Parish. We represent our clients and pursue compensation based on their range of expenses and losses, as well as ongoing and future care needs.
We are a contingency fee law firm. Our clients pay nothing up front and no attorney’s fees until we recover a settlement or other compensation. If we do not win, our attorneys collect no fees.
We have 15 locations across the Gulf South to serve our clients. This includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. Our Lake Charles location is:
3307 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Lake Charles Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Near Me (337) 377-0514
Spinal Cord Injuries are Often Costly to Treat, Rehabilitate, and Live with
Spinal cord injuries are often among the most expensive personal injury accident outcomes. Both the immediate costs and long-term management expenses add up quickly.
Medical journal Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation puts the average cost of the “acute phase” of initial treatment and recovery from a spinal cord injury at about $142,366. Many people rack up medical bills significantly more during their hospitalization, rehabilitation, and therapy. Those who require surgery and have a better chance of recovery often have more expensive bills from this time.
Over a lifetime of care expenses, those with lasting paralysis and other impairments may easily reach and exceed $1 million or more in essential equipment, such as lifts and wheelchairs, and nursing care.
Negligence Is a Common Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries
Negligence often plays a role in spinal cord injury accidents. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the top two causes of these injuries are also two of the most common reasons people hire personal injury lawyers:
- Vehicle crashes (38 percent of all spinal cord injuries)
- Slip or trip and falls (32 percent of these injuries)
Other causes of spinal cord damage that may support a personal injury claim include:
- Boating accidents
- Swimming pool and diving injuries
- Pedestrian and bicycle crashes
We also handle cases that involve:
- Workers’ compensation
- Offshore injury and the Jones Act
- Premises liability
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
To recover compensation for our clients in any of these cases, we must prove negligence. There are four parts to building an insurance claim based on negligence:
- The at-fault party had a responsibility to act in a specific way to keep our client—and possibly others—safe.
- They failed to act accordingly.
- This caused an accident or incident.
- Our client suffered harm as a result.
We document and value our client’s financial, physical, and emotional harm and seek damages based on their current and future care needs. We can present this evidence to the at-fault party’s insurer and negotiate a settlement or the judge and jury at a civil trial in Calcasieu Parish.
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Are There Deadlines for Suing the Person Who Caused My Spinal Cord Injuries?
Louisiana has short deadlines for suing the at-fault party in a personal injury case. In general, you likely only have up to one year from the accident date to sue under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492.
Some cases have extended time or less time, but this is not as common. Our team can review how long you have to sue based on the details of your case during your free consultation.
Connect with Our Lawyer in Monroe for Free Today
At the Morris Bart law office in Monroe, you can speak with one of our attorneys about your rights, legal options, and next steps for free today. We provide complimentary consultations and answer questions for potential clients. Reach out to our spinal cord injury team today to learn more.
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