New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
People who suffer spinal cord injuries often talk about their lives as having two stages: life before their accident and life after it. This is because of the profound effects that spinal cord injuries cause. Loss of mobility and discomfort due to partial paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia are just the symptoms that are obvious to outsiders.
Depending on the severity of the injury, previously routine tasks such as eating, bathing, using the bathroom, or even breathing, can become enormous challenges.
Auto Accidents And Spinal Injuries | Metairie Spine Injury Lawyers
Attorney Stephen Rue of the Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm, in Kenner, New Orleans and Gretna, Louisiana, has more than 26 years of experience in recovering compensation for personal injury accident victims in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana and other states. We understand spinal cord injuries and how they can upend an injured person’s life, and the lives of family members.
We help our injured clients to recover money they need to pay their medical bills and to compensate them for any lost wages, ongoing therapies and nursing care, inability to earn money in the future, pain and suffering, and other damages.
We understand that life goes on after a spinal cord injury. Whether you were injured in a car accident, Louisiana auto accident, commercial truck collision or motorcycle wreck, or injured on the job, we can help you secure the financial foundation to make that life as normal as possible.
Other Spine Injuries
Our law firm also assists less seriously injured clients who have debilitating conditions involving:
- Cervical injury/spinal injury resulting in radiating nerve pain
- Vertebral disk herniation resulting in sharp pain, heat or numbness
- Fractured or crushed vertebrae caused by blunt force impacts or falls
- Chronic neck and back pain
If you have lost coordination in your arms or legs, or are experiencing sharp pains, numbness or a sensation of “electricity,” you may have suffered a neck or back injury. If so, it is important that you seek medical treatment immediately to prevent further injury to your spinal cord, the nerves that branch from your spinal cord, as well as muscles and tissues.
Treatment can relieve your immediate pain, and it can prevent your injury from getting worse. It can also benefit you when you seek compensation from any negligent parties or their insurers. By getting a diagnosis and starting a process of medical treatment documentation, you can create a paper trail that can be used in making claims to insurers or in a lawsuit.
Compensation For Long-Term Care
By gathering evidence from your accident reports and medical reports, our Louisiana personal injury law firm can prepare for your success in court or in settlement negotiations. They also have access to medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists and other qualified parties who can provide expert advice/medical/care regarding your condition and your prospects moving forward.
Finally, they can help you document your medical expenses so that the true costs of your medical condition can be presented as proof for your need for compensation.