New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Securing Your Future After Life-Changing Injuries
It’s terrifying to think that one day you could walk out of your house, get into a serious accident, and never walk again. Unfortunately, this happens more often than you might think. When people sustain spinal cord injuries, their ability to move and experience sensation can be deeply impacted. As a result, they might require additional care or be unable to work.
At The Voorhies Law Firm, we help victims of spinal cord injuries recover the resources they need to live full and complete lives.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries are typically the result of a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine. When the vertebrae in your spine fracture or become dislocated, displaced organic material (bone fragments, discs, and ligaments) can damage the spinal cord. This damage can crush or destroy axons, which are the nerve cells that carry signals between your brain and the rest of your body. Without working axons, you might experience varying degrees of paralysis.
Our New Orleans spinal cord injury lawyers can help you cope with your new limitations.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spinal cord injury can be either complete or incomplete. An incomplete injury will allow some function below the injury, but a complete injury will disrupt all sensory and motor function below the site of trauma.
Spinal cord injuries are also graded by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) scale:
- An ASIA A injury is a complete spinal cord injury without motor function and sensory function
- An ASIA B injury is a complete loss of motor function with some sensory ability
- An ASIA C injury allows some movement but weakens more than half the muscle groups
- An ASIA D injury occurs when less than half the muscle groups are affected
- An ASIA E injury does not impact sensory or motor function
The more severe your spinal cord injury, the less likely it is to heal. While emergency care can minimize damage to the nervous system and restore some abilities, many people never recover fully.
That’s one reason why The Voorhies Law Firm pursues maximum compensation on your behalf.
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Many people sustain spinal cord injuries in car accidents or intentional acts of violence. The following situations may also lead to spinal cord damage:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Mardi Gras accidents
- Train and trolley accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Recreational boating accidents
- Medical malpractice and surgical errors
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Defective products
- Pedestrian accidents
Nearly all the above scenarios are preventable and caused by the carelessness of others. If someone else caused your accident, you should not have to suffer the effects of a spinal cord injury alone.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit and pursuing compensation can help you with:
- Emergency room fees
- Medical bills
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Diminished earning potential
- Part-time or full-time assistance or care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
Many people have happy, meaningful lives after sustaining a spinal cord injury, but they need assistive devices and resources to help them do so. Filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit can equip you with the necessary funds.
Contact Our Firm
The Voorhies Law Firm has the skill, experience, and tools you need to file a successful claim. We offer free consultations and are available for you by phone, online, and in-person at our New Orleans office.
“I was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”- R. B. Stravinsky
“I would highly recommend The Voorhies Law Firm.”- J. Fitzgerald
“The staff kept me up to date with every situation and always called to let me know how the process was going.”- S. Roland