Spinal Cord Injuries
Damage to the spinal cord is one of the most dangerous and devastating consequences that can result from an accident or serious injury. While the symptoms of spinal cord injuries can differ greatly depending on severity and what part of the spine was impacted, these injuries often result in permanent disabilities and a lifetime of medical care. These injuries often impact every aspect of an injured person’s life, including mobility, eating and sleeping habits, and ability to care for themselves.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious spinal cord injury, it is important to secure legal representation from an experienced Personal Injury law firm that knows how to handle these types of cases.
What Are Spinal Cord Injuries?
The spinal cord is the highway through which our brains send the electrical impulses that control all the muscle and nerve functions in our bodies. When the spinal cord is damaged in an accident, it often results in permanent changes to our brain’s ability to control our limbs and muscles. In most cases, injuries to the Spinal Cord don’t completely sever it. Instead, small fractures or compressions of the vertebrae can damage or destroy axons, which are the nerve cells that carry electrical impulses between the brain and the rest of the body.
When these axons are damaged or destroyed in an accident, it can result in a wide range of severe and debilitating symptoms including:
- Paralysis or Paraplegia
- Problems walking or standing
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
- Headaches or migranes
- Inability to control the bladder or bowels
Protecting Your Rights
There are many ways that people sustain serious Spinal Cord injuries. The most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Birth Injuries
- Sports-related Accidents
At Gauthier Amedee, we have successfully defended the rights of Louisiana residents that sustained spinal cord injuries through no fault of their own. The experienced Louisiana Spinal Cord injury lawyers at Gauthier Amedee not only fight to recover damages for your current medical bills, we also examine your employment history, family situation, and a number of other factors that may entitle you to receive compensation for a lifetime of future medical care costs.
Living with a severe spinal cord injury can be devastating. That is why we at Gauthier Amedee fight hard every day to get injured people the help they need right away. Call us at 225-647-1700 right away, and our experienced, compassionate legal team will provide you with a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation about your case.
When injured in an accident that was not your fault, trust Gauthier Amedee to see that justice is served. At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.