Did someone else’s negligence hurt you? A New Orleans back and neck injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help. We know how to build strong cases and seek fair compensation for our clients who suffer back and neck injuries in car accidents, falls, and other types of personal injury.
We evaluate legal options for accident victims in Orleans Parish for free every day. During this complimentary consultation, we can explain your rights and the merits of your specific claim. We will also discuss our contingency fees – you do not pay us unless we win your case – and answer any other questions you have.
Recoverable Damages in a New Orleans Neck and Back Injury Claim
When a victim suffers neck and back injuries due to another person’s careless behavior, they can hold that person legally responsible for the harm they endured. This includes physical injuries, financial losses, emotional pain, and more. Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys will document these losses, also known as damages, and seek justice through an insurance settlement.
Some common types of recoverable damages in a New Orleans incident involving neck and back injuries include:
- Medical transportation, stabilization, and care
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Future care needs and related expenses
- Lost wages and other income
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting pain or impairments
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Other intangible losses
Living with the Life-Altering Effects of Back and Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries vary from very serious to relatively minor. However, even minor injuries can cause lasting pain and disability. The top concern is often a fracture that damages the spinal cord. It is only natural to worry about paralysis when a neck or back injury occurs.
However, disc injuries or even soft tissue strains such as whiplash can also leave a victim living with chronic pain. This pain may limit their activities, and taking painkillers could also keep them from completing job duties. They may not be able to return to their previous career.
Some people suffer a significant reduction in quality of life after a neck or back injury. Our attorneys want to help compensate you for the full range of lasting effects you suffered and continue to suffer. We will seek compensation for your economic and non-economic losses, both today and in the future.
For a free legal consultation with a Back and Neck Injury lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Our Attorneys Represent Personal Injury Victims in and Around New Orleans
Our case results show that the Morris Bart law firm knows how to develop claims and negotiate fair and just settlements for our clients. We fight for justice for those who suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Our lawyers handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle collisions
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Workers’ compensation
- Offshore injury and Jones act cases
- Medical malpractice
Find a Morris Bart Law Office Near You
While we have 15 locations across the Gulf South, our New Orleans office is located at:
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras Street, 24th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
This office serves New Orleans East and Orleans Parish as well as:
- Belle Chasse
- Saint Bernard
Our Team Provides a Wide Range of Legal Services with no Upfront Fees
The Morris Bart law firm represents clients on a contingency basis. In other words, we do not charge a retainer or other upfront fees. We only charge for attorney’s fees after securing a payout for the client, either through a negotiated settlement or at trial.
When we represent an injury victim, our team:
- Protects their right to seek compensation
- Manages all aspects of their legal case
- Handles all communication
- Offers regular case updates
- Is available 24/7 to answer questions
- Represents their best interests throughout the claims process
- Will not back down from taking the case to trial if necessary
Proving Your New Orleans Neck and Back Injury Claim
Depending on how the incident occurred, you may be left with one or more of the following injuries:
- Spinal fractures
- Lumbar sprains
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash
Lasting injuries could vary from complete paralysis to chronic pain or recurring flare-ups. Some people heal completely from these injuries, although many have ongoing concerns. Our team will document your injuries, the effects they caused (and may continue to cause), and the expenses you incurred. We will seek to compensate you fairly by holding the at-fault party responsible.
Investigating the Incident
For example, imagine you fell down dark, uneven stairs in a New Orleans East restaurant and suffered a herniated disc in your lumbar spine. You required surgery and have some lingering pain. Our team will investigate the fall, including:
- Surveying the scene
- Obtaining any incident reports filed by restaurant employees
- Watching video of the fall, if available
- Interviewing witnesses
- Analyzing your relevant medical records
- Working with experts to understand your future care and treatment needs
- Documenting your damages
This process allows us to determine negligence and liability, including proving that the property owner or manager knew about the dangerous staircase.
When a victim passes away from their injuries, their surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death action under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. A back and neck injury lawyer can also help with this process.
Deadlines for Suing the At-Fault Parties in a Back and Neck Injury Case
While most cases settle without going to trial, our team will not hesitate to sue the liable party or parties if necessary. Our trial attorneys can prepare your case and take it in front of a judge and jury if this is the best option to secure a payout for you.
Sometimes, we have to sue in these cases because we are running out of time to act. Under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, the state of Louisiana only gives personal injury accident victims up to one year to sue. However, even when we sue in a personal injury case, we generally reach a settlement before the trial date.
Act Now to Get Your Free Case Review with Morris Bart, LLC
The Morris Bart law firm offers free consultations for victims of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior. We believe that victims should not be left footing the bill for injuries they did nothing to cause.
We are ready to answer your questions and determine your legal options for seeking justice. Call (504) 613-4771 to speak with our New Orleans team for free today.
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