If you have a back or spinal cord injury, you may be in a lot of pain and facing an uncertain future. Your medical expenses from tests, surgeries, medications, therapies and other care may be adding up, leaving you to wonder how you will pay your bills––especially if you had to miss work because of time spent in the hospital.
If someone else’s negligence caused your back or spinal cord injury, you might be able to pursue legal action to recover damages. A New Orleans back and spinal cord injury lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers understands how life-changing these injuries are and wants to help you get the compensation you need to manage your recovery on all fronts.
How Much does it Cost to Hire Our Law Firm?
It costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket to partner with our Louisiana law firm. That is because we work on a contingency-fee-basis. Our clients:
- Do not pay us until their cases are over
- Do not have to pay hourly rates, retainers, or hidden fees
- Do not pay our attorney’s fees unless we win their cases
We will take reimbursement for our help from the court award or settlement we recover on your behalf.
How do You Pursue Damages After an Accident that Hurt You?
Whether you have a spinal cord injury or a back injury, you may need extensive care to help you manage chronic pain. Having your primary care provider examine you and diagnose your condition will likely cost you money.
With the help of our team, we can pursue damages for the following:
Past and Future Healthcare Expenses
As a result of your accident and injuries, you may have to see various specialists, including physical therapists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic surgeons. As you may already know, treatment can get expensive.
Yet, with our team on your side, you could recoup the following damages:
- Additional imaging tests
- In-home nursing care
- Surgical procedures
- Medical devices, like back braces
A New Orleans back and spinal cord injury lawyer with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover the expenses that are sure to come with long-term medical care.
We can review these expenses and help you build a case for compensation from the liable party.
Our legal team can investigate how your accident happened and determine who is responsible for it. In addition to your medical bills, your other financial losses might include things like:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage costs
- Childcare expenses
- Mental health treatment
You also may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and scarring. You may also be able to recover damages for impaired quality of life, depending on your situation.
Louisiana Typically Allows One Year to Sue for Damages
An attorney with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can manage your entire injury case, allowing you to take care of your legal matters and focus on your recovery at the same time. If you are thinking about seeking financial recovery via a lawsuit in Louisiana, the state generally gives you one year to file, per CC §3492.
If you miss this deadline, you risk losing your chance to pursue financial recovery. That does not have to happen. We can handle all essential paperwork for you, making sure to file your civil action with the court promptly.
Prompt Legal Action can Protect Your Right to Financial Recovery
We advise you to start working with us on your case as early as possible. If you hire us, we will need time to collect and review all evidence to prove liability in your case.
We can also handle all communications with all involved parties, including insurers who may not want to give you a fair settlement. We can opt to go to trial to seek a court award for you if negotiations with insurers do not work out.
You do not have to handle your injury claim or lawsuit alone, and you should not consider taking on a heavy load of medical debt for an accident you did not cause. We invite you to learn more about how a New Orleans back and spinal cord injury lawyer from our firm may be able to help you move forward with your case.
Call Our Attorneys Today to Start a Free Case Review
With our team on your side, the only thing you have to worry about is getting better. We will file your claim, negotiate a settlement, and even file a lawsuit in civil court if need be. To begin your free consultation with our law firm in New Orleans, call today.