If you suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you likely have a legal case against them. Louisiana law allows personal injury victims to hold negligent parties accountable and recover compensation. At the Morris Bart law firm, we represent injury victims and their families based on contingency – in other words, we do not collect any fees unless we win your case.
You can talk to a New Orleans, LA spinal cord injury lawyer about your Orleans Parish accident and injuries for free today. We offer complimentary consultations for people who are living with spinal cord injuries caused by someone else’s careless behavior. If you want to seek justice, our team is ready to answer your questions and explain your legal rights.
Recovering Damages After a New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Accident
Spinal cord injuries are among the most expensive injuries to treat. Victims generally require surgery, hospitalization, inpatient rehabilitation, and some level of ongoing care and support. They may also need to invest in home renovations, mobility equipment, lifts, and more.
Our team understands the economic and non-economic costs of spinal cord injuries and will fight for a settlement or court award that fairly compensates our clients for them. Some of the economic expenses may include:
- Medical bills and related costs
- Future care and support needs
- Mobility equipment
- Necessary home renovations
- Property damage, such as vehicle repairs after a car accident
- Lost income and reduced ability to work and earn
The Morris Bart law firm works closely with doctors, economists, and other experts to understand the lifetime care costs associated with a partial or complete spinal cord injury. We use each client’s medical records and details specific to their injury, case, and recovery to determine the value of their claim. We do not want you to have to worry about paying for your future care.
Spinal Cord Injuries Could Affect Victims for Years to Come
Our team also understands that there are lasting psychological effects of spinal cord injuries. Not only is there pain and suffering, but diminished quality of life, loss of enjoyment of activities you once loved, mental anguish, and more.
In addition to economic damages, we also pursue non-economic damages for our clients in every case we handle. We know that the emotional losses you suffered can be just as challenging as the physical and financial ones, and we want to ensure that you are compensated for them as well.
For a free legal consultation with a Spinal Cord Injury lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Morris Bart, LLC Represents Victims of Orleans Parish Personal Injury Accidents
The Morris Bart law firm handles many types of New Orleans personal injury cases, and spinal cord injuries could occur in almost any of them. If you believe that another person’s carelessness or recklessness caused your injuries, we are here to review your case for free.
Some of the most common types of claims we manage include:
- Car accidents
- Truck crashes
- Motorcycle collisions
- DUI and DWI accidents
- Pedestrians hit by cars
- Bicycle collisions
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Falls from a height
- Other premises liability claims
- Workers’ compensation
- Boating accidents
- Offshore injury and Jones Act cases
- Medical malpractice
- Defective product cases
We are a contingency fee law firm, which means that we do not charge any upfront fees. Our attorneys only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
Our New Orleans Office Is Here to Serve You
We provide free consultations via telephone or at our New Orleans office:
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras Street, 24th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
This location also serves many nearby communities, including:
- Belle Chasse
- Saint Bernard
Building a Spinal Cord Injury Case in Orleans Parish
The Morris Bart law firm helps our clients develop claims against the negligent parties who caused their injuries. To do so, we must prove the four elements of negligence and document the client’s related damages.
For example, imagine you were hit by a driver who ran a stop sign in New Orleans East. You suffered a fractured vertebra in your back and are now paralyzed from the waist down. Our spinal cord injury lawyers will work to prove that:
- The driver had a duty to stop at the stop sign.
- They failed to do so.
- This directly caused the accident.
- You suffered significant physical, financial, and emotional harm.
Our team will calculate your losses and expenses – including future care and support needs – and demand an appropriate payout from the liable party’s car insurance provider.
Fighting for Justice After the Death of a Loved One
We also pursue wrongful death damages for families who are eligible under La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2. In general, you likely qualify if your spouse, parent, or child could have pursued personal injury damages but passed away from their spinal cord injury or complications before starting the process. You can speak with a New Orleans spinal cord injury lawyer about your options today for free.
Do I Have to Sue the At-Fault Party Who Caused My Injuries?
We do not always have to sue the at-fault party to recover compensation for clients with a spinal cord injury. We can often reach an agreement without a lawsuit. Only rarely do these cases go to trial, even if we do sue. After a lawsuit, the insurer representing the liable party is usually much more willing to offer a better settlement to avoid a costly trial.
It may be necessary to sue if:
- The insurer refuses an appropriate payout
- The liable party denies responsibility
- We are nearing the deadline to sue (usually one year under Civ. Code Art. 3492)
Our team of trial lawyers will not hesitate to prepare the appropriate paperwork and begin a lawsuit in an Orleans Parish civil court or another jurisdiction. We will take your case in front of a judge and jury if necessary to secure the most favorable outcome. Our priority is always to recover the compensation you deserve and get justice for our clients.
Speak to Our Team About Your Spinal Cord Injury Case for Free Today
You can find out your legal options for seeking compensation by contacting our team at the Morris Bart law office in New Orleans. We provide complimentary consultations to personal injury accident victims and their families across the Gulf South, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. Our spinal cord injury lawyers are ready to evaluate your case today for free. Call us at (504) 613-4771.
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