A Monroe, LA, spinal cord injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm could help you seek and recover compensation for your medical treatment, support, ongoing care costs, and more. If another party’s careless behavior caused your injuries, Louisiana’s personal injury laws allow you to hold them legally responsible.
Our team will review your situation to see if we can pursue justice for you based on the other person’s negligence. We provide free, confidential consultations for spinal cord injury victims and their families.
Damages Recoverable Based on a Monroe, LA, Spinal Cord Injury
Our personal injury lawyers understand the life-altering nature of spinal cord injuries. Even for those who have relatively few lasting limitations, treatment and recovery can take months or even years. During this time, the injuries affect every member of a victim’s immediate family.
Our team pursues a range of economic and non-economic expenses and losses for clients living with spinal cord injuries. This includes:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Mobility and assistive equipment
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, such as car repairs after a crash
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Other intangible damages
In some cases, victims do not survive their spinal cord injuries. If this happened to your immediate family member, Louisiana’s wrongful death statute, La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2, may allow you to seek damages. This is generally possible if your loved one would have had a viable personal injury case had they survived.
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation is Costly
Spinal cord injuries are among the most expensive to treat, rehabilitate, and live with. They require high initial, short-term costs, expensive rehabilitation and therapy, and ongoing care and support costs. Over their lifetime, a spinal cord injury survivor could spend more than a million dollars for treatment and care.
According to Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation, the acute phase of treatment following an accident and spinal cord injury costs, on average, $142,366. Many people have bills for their initial hospitalization and rehabilitation well above this total. This is especially true for those who require surgical intervention. Those who have a good chance of recovery will also have higher initial costs because of their prescribed therapies.
Our team will document all these costs and seek compensation for current and future medical treatment, care, prescribed medications and equipment, and related expenses.
For a free legal consultation with a Spinal Cord Injury lawyer serving Monroe, call (318) 884-0904
Morris Bart, LLC, Provides the Legal Representation You Need and Deserve
At the Morris Bart law firm, we work based on contingency. We do not ask our clients to pay a retainer, by the hour, or other upfront fees. We only charge for attorney’s fees if we secure a settlement or court award for them. This ensures any injured party can afford our services in the stressful weeks and months following their accident.
Our team members will evaluate your legal claim for free today. You can visit the Monroe location of the Morris Bart law office at:
1900 N. 18th St., #301
Monroe, LA 71201
We will also speak with you on the phone or meet you somewhere that is convenient for you. During our free, no-obligation consultations, we want to discuss what happened, how it has affected your life, and other details of your case. If we represent you, we will:
- Protect your legal right to compensation
- Investigate what happened to cause your injuries
- Document the value of your claim
- Identify all liable parties
- Prepare and file an insurance claim
- Demand a just payout for you
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
- Sue the responsible parties if needed
- Represent you at trial and fight for your best interests
We manage all aspects of our clients’ legal claims. We give regular updates and answer questions, but we take care of the rest. This allows our clients to focus on healing and completing their rehabilitation.
Proving a Spinal Cord Injury Case in Ouachita Parish
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the top causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Traffic accidents, 38 percent
- Falls, 32 percent
Both of these causes, in addition to many others, often support personal injury claims or lawsuits. Victims can prove another party was negligent and caused their accident and the resulting injuries. This allows them to recover compensation for their damages. Our lawyers handle these legal cases for victims and their families.
We know what it takes to prove a driver, property owner, or another party is at fault and, therefore, legally responsible. All personal injury cases hinge upon negligence. We investigate what happened and document the four elements of negligence, including:
- The at-fault party had a specific legal duty.
- They failed to uphold that duty.
- Their failure caused an incident or accident.
- This caused the victim to suffer injuries, financial losses, and other damages.
For example, imagine your injuries occurred in a rear-end accident. You stopped at a red light, but the vehicle behind you did not. As a result, that driver collided with the back end of your car, and you suffered back and neck injuries that led to spinal cord damage.
In this case, we can show the other driver failed to stop at the red light, which caused your injuries. This allows us to file an insurance claim and demand just compensation for your injuries.
If the insurance company denies the claim or refuses to provide an appropriate payout, Louisiana generally gives us up to one year to sue under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. Under some circumstances, we may have less time to begin this process.
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Speak with a Lawyer About Your Options for Free Today
The Morris Bart law firm has an attorney available now to review your case at no cost to your family. We will assess your legal options and counsel you on how you may be able to go about recovering compensation via a claim or lawsuit.
In all, we have 15 locations, including our Monroe office. All our offices provide free case reviews and represent clients based on contingency. Call (318) 884-0904 to connect with us for your free consultation today.
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