Baton Rouge Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Guiding You Through Spinal Cord Injury Claims in Louisiana
If you are living with a spinal cord injury, you are not alone. An estimated 450,000 people live with spinal cord injuries in the United States, and approximately 17,000 people sustain spinal cord injuries each year. Sadly, the majority of these injuries are preventable and caused by motor vehicle crashes, falls, and violence.
When spinal cord injuries are caused by negligence, Day Law Group can help. Our Baton Rouge spinal cord injury lawyers help victims throughout Louisiana move forward and adapt after devastating accidents and injuries of all shapes and sizes.
Call us at (225) 465-1232 to find out what we can do for you.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): “A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae.” This kind of injury interrupts axons, which are the nerve cells that carry signals up and down your spinal cord, allowing your brain to communicate with the rest of your body.
Because spinal cord injuries fracture and compress vertebrae and crush and destroy axons, they frequently lead to paralysis. Paralysis occurs when the brain and body can no longer communicate and typically occurs below the site of the spinal cord injury.
Cervical spinal cord injuries affect the head and neck region above the shoulders, thoracic spinal cord injuries affect the upper chest, mid-back, and abdominal muscles; lumbar spinal cord injuries affect the hips and legs, and sacral spinal cord injuries affect the hips, back of the thighs, buttocks, and pelvic organs.
No matter where the injury occurs, paralysis can be complete or incomplete. An incomplete spinal cord injury allows some function below the primary level of injury, while a complete spinal cord injury produces a total loss of all motor and sensory function below the level of injury. Complete spinal cord injuries tend to lead to paraplegia (paralysis from the waist down) and tetraplegia or quadriplegia paralysis from the neck down).
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States are car accidents and falls.
Other common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial vehicle collisions
- Violence and intentional torts
- Sports and recreation injuries
- Workplace accidents
- And more
Many of the situations above involve negligence, which means the at-fault parties can be held accountable. If someone else harmed you, you should not have to cope with the consequences alone. Day Law Group can help make sure you don’t have to.
How Hiring an Attorney Can Help
Sustaining a spinal cord injury can change your life, and not necessarily for the better. To survive a spinal cord injury, you will need emergency care and intensive medical attention. Even so, you will likely be left with permanent disabilities and serious complications. Coping with a spinal cord injury may require lifelong care and assistance, which do not come for free. This is especially stressful at a time when the consequences of your injury may mean you are no longer able to work.
Fortunately, a successful lawsuit can help you cope with all these expenses and compensate you for your non-economic losses.
If your attorney wins your case, damages can account for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitative care
- Experimental treatments
- Assistive care and devices
- Missed work and wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
Hiring an attorney can help you pursue these resources and secure your future.
Our attorneys at Day Law Group are not only personable and easy to talk to but also hard-working and aggressive when it comes to your legal rights. We entered the field of personal injury law to help people like you. As such, we don’t want to intimidate you or make the legal process harder. Instead, we go out of our way to work with your schedule – we can call you on nights and weekends and will keep you informed and empowered throughout your case.
We will not recover any legal fees unless we win your case.
“Everyone in the office was helpful and friendly, they made me feel important and like every question mattered, I was never rushed off the phone.”- E.C.