Monroe Spine Injury Lawyer
Spinal Cord Injury Cases in Louisiana
Few injuries are as painful, devastating, and life-altering as spine injuries. Unfortunately, many spine injury victims are faced with incredible, unexpected challenges, from obtaining and paying for extensive medical care to managing daily expenses while out of work. Often, these individuals must navigate new disabilities, leaving both them and their families unsure of how to proceed.
If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury and you believe someone else is to blame, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. While financial recovery cannot undo the challenges caused by the injury, it can allow you to manage these challenges effectively as you work toward getting back on your feet and moving forward with your life.
With decades of experience, the Monroe spine injury lawyers at Parker Alexander are ready to fight for you. We offer free, no-risk consultations during which we can discuss the specifics of your case and offer legal counsel tailored to your unique situation. When you work with Parker Alexander, you do not pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.
Talk to a lawyer about your Louisiana spinal cord injury case today; call (318) 625-6262 or submit a free online case evaluation form to get started.
Common Types of Spine Injuries
Spine injuries are any injuries to the spinal cord or vertebrae. These injuries are generally always serious and can have lasting, permanent effects, such as partial or total paralysis.
Some of the most common types of spine injuries include:
- Herniated discs (also known as ruptured or slipped discs)
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Cervical spinal cord injuries
- Thoracic spinal cord injuries
- Lumbar spinal cord injuries
- Sacral spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries are generally categorized as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury occurs when all communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury is severed; incomplete spinal cord injuries occur when some communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury is retained. In most cases, complete spinal cord injuries result in paralysis, whereas incomplete spinal cord injuries, though serious, tend to have less-severe effects.
What Are the Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?
Any serious accident or traumatic event can lead to a spinal cord injury, but the most common causes include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle collisions
- Falls, such as slip and fall accidents and falls from heights
- Sports accidents, including amateur and professional sport accidents
- Recreation-related accidents, such as boating or ATV crashes
- Assault/violence, including gunshot and knife wounds
Often, negligence plays a role in spine injuries. When this is the case, victims and/or their loved ones may be entitled to financial compensation for their economic and non-economic losses.
Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Spine injury victims face a long, uphill road to recovery. Often, they must learn to live their lives with new disabilities and limitations. This can be physically challenging and emotionally draining, and it often presents a number of significant financial hardships, as well.
At Parker Alexander, we understand how important it is that you recover full, fair compensation for your damages, including but not limited to:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Medical equipment/devices
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Lost earning capacity due to disability
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- In-home care costs
- Counseling services and therapy
- Lost quality of life
Our Monroe spinal cord injury lawyers are skilled negotiators who know how to fight back against unjust insurance company tactics aimed at reducing your recovery or denying your claim. When necessary, we have the trial experience to represent you in the courtroom.
Get Started with a Free, No-Risk Consultation
Getting back on your feet after a serious spine injury can feel overwhelming, but with Parker Alexander on your side, you can be confident that we have your best interests in mind. Our firm has long been a fixture in the community, and we are proud of our reputation for zealous client advocacy and winning results. To date, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are ready to fight for you, too.
Give us a call today at (318) 625-6262 to learn more.