If you or a loved one sustained a back and spinal cord injury in a Kenner traffic accident, you might have a case against the driver who caused the collision. You may be able to secure compensation for your damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit. A Kenner back and spinal cord injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to handle this entire process for you.
The team from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers offers complimentary case reviews for accident victims and their family members. You can reach us today to learn more about your rights and legal options. Call (504) 777-7777 to get started.
Spinal Cord Injuries Require Costly Treatments and Care
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), car accidents are the top cause of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries can occur anywhere along the spinal cord and affect the victim in various ways. Some victims recover fully, while others have permeant partial paralysis or impairments.
According to Mayo Clinic, a spinal cord injury may be classified as:
- Complete: where no feeling or motor control remains below the site of injury.
- Incomplete: where some feeling or motor control is still possible below the site of injury.
Depending on their location and severity, spinal cord injuries may require hospitalization, surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, and ongoing therapy and support. In addition to their medical needs, people living with a spinal cord injury may require in-home care. These injuries may also require several changes to the victim’s home or vehicle, e.g., widening doorways, building ramps, installing lifts, and retrofitting a vehicle for a wheelchair and/or hand controls. The costs of these modifications can add up quickly.
For a free legal consultation with a back and spinal cord injury lawyer serving Kenner, call (337) 777-7777
An Attorney May Be Able to Help You Hold the At-Fault Driver Responsible
If you work with a Kenner back and spinal cord injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on your car accident case, we will handle every step of the process on your behalf. This includes investigating the collision, assigning liability, and submitting a claim that demands a fair payout based on your damages.
Our firm has a network of experts we partner with who understand back and spinal cord injuries. They can help us prove your prognosis, future and ongoing care needs, and the losses and expenses associated with your injuries today and in the future. We also work with accident reconstruction experts who could provide us with proof of negligence and liability to use in your case.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers represents our clients based on a contingency fee. You will not need to pay a retainer or other upfront costs for our representation and legal services. Our team provides the financial and legal resources to build and file your case. We only receive attorney’s fees from the compensation we recover for you. If we do not recover money for you, we do not charge you attorney’s fees.
You can learn more by contacting our client intake team today. Call (504) 777-7777 to get more information and a free consultation.
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Recoverable Damages in a Kenner Car Accident with Spinal Cord Injuries
After we file a claim and demand a payout from the insurance company representing the at-fault motorist, they may engage with us in settlement negotiations. Our attorneys will work hard to resolve your case at this stage, and you will always retain the right to accept or reject any settlement offer we receive on your behalf.
If the insurer refuses to admit their policyholder is liable or will not provide a fair settlement, we may prepare for court and take your case to trial.
A fair settlement or court award may compensate our client for their damages based on the value we calculate for their recoverable losses. These losses may include:
- Economic expenses: These expenses are the actual costs our clients paid due to the accident, including medical bills, car repairs, out-of-pocket expenses, altering their home for access, and more.
- Economic losses: Financial losses caused by a traffic accident and injuries may include lost wages, benefits, and other types of income.
- Future expenses and losses: We may use medical and economic experts to help us put a price on our clients’ future care needs, future lost income, and other future costs related to their injuries.
- Non-economic damages: Non-economic damages compensate victims for intangible losses, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one passed away from a fatal back or spinal cord injury, you might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party who caused their accident. CC Art. 2315.2 details which surviving family members can file this type of lawsuit. In a wrongful death case, recoverable damages may include:
- Pre-death medical care
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income
The Statute of Limitations on Taking Legal Action in Your Case
Strict deadlines apply to a car accident lawsuit in Louisiana. In general, CC Art. 3492 mandates that we must prepare and submit our initial documents in a personal injury lawsuit within one year of the accident. When it comes to wrongful death lawsuits, CC Art. 2315.2 generally gives victims one year from the date of their loved one’s death to sue.
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If you qualify, a Kenner back and spinal cord injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can build your case and seek compensation for your damages. Together, we may be able to hold the driver who caused your accident accountable.
Reach out to our team today at (504) 777-7777 for your free consultation. We can assess your case and discuss your next possible steps during this call.