Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Professional Legal Advice for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello is a respected law firm representing Louisiana clients in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and beyond.

Skilled Representation From Experienced Louisiana Attorneys

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal injury due to negligence, you may have a right to seek compensation. You could recover lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, special equipment, home modifications, and more.

Navigating these complex claims can be challenging, and we recommend hiring representation to help you every step of the way.

Compensation for Catastrophic Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord trauma is one of the most devastating injuries you can endure. Nerve injuries can lead to lifelong paralysis and disability. These injuries can occur from various causes such as car crashes, work accidents, or acts of violence.

The emotional and financial costs of spinal cord injuries can be heavy burdens, and our firm is dedicated to providing compassionate care as we fight for your rights to compensation.

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Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord relays signals between the brain and body through bundles of nerve fibers protected by the spinal column. When damage occurs, it hinders the transmission of messages between the brain and nerves. This can result in paralysis and loss of feeling below the injury.

For example, spinal trauma in the neck (cervical area) can paralyze all four limbs, known as quadriplegia. An injury lower down, like in the chest (thoracic), may only affect the legs, called paraplegia. The higher the spinal damage occurs, the more function is lost.

Complete and Incomplete Spinal Injuries

In addition to the location, spinal cord injuries are classified by completeness. A complete injury means the cord is entirely cut or crushed, blocking all nerve signals and causing permanent paralysis below the trauma site. Some nerve connections remain with incomplete injuries, allowing for the retention of some motor or sensory function.

After an injury, the body experiences spinal shock. During this time, the body suppresses reflexes and feelings. This occurs before any noticeable loss of function occurs.

Understanding the specifics of spinal trauma is crucial because it helps predict outcomes and guide rehabilitation.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, especially for younger people. The forces involved can easily damage vertebrae and nerve tissue. Spinal cord injuries can also occur from falls from high places such as ladders, roofs, or balconies. Victims can also sustain these types of injuries from gunshot or stab wounds to the spine. 

Sports collisions and harsh falls can also inflict spinal fractures of contusions. At workplaces like construction sites, falls from roofs, heavy loads dropping, or forklift accidents can crush the fragile spinal cord. Our skilled attorneys understand spinal cord injuries and their causes. We can assist in investigating fault and identifying liable parties so victims receive justice.

Building a Robust Injury Claim

Securing fair compensation for catastrophic spinal cord trauma requires diligent investigation, experienced professionals on your side, and a compelling presentation of evidence.

Our Baton Rouge and New Orleans attorneys have experience in examining spinal cord injury causes, leaving no possibility unexamined when researching cases.

We can work with:

  • Accident reconstruction experts to analyze mechanics and physics behind crashes or falls
  • Medical experts to fully assess injury severity, prognosis, and needs
  • Vocational experts to calculate lost earnings
  • Financial analysts to project medical, home modification, and care costs

Key evidence we may gather includes:

  • Police reports, videos, photographs, and witness statements to establish accident mechanics
  • Medical records substantiating the extent of spinal damage through imaging, neurological exams, and doctor testimony
  • Evidence to demonstrate how another party breached duties or acted negligently
  • Expert testimony on long-term effects of paralysis, loss of independence, and decreased quality of life
  • Documentation of past and projected lost wages, benefits, and retirement accounts
  • Invoices, treatment records, medication lists, and aide schedules to prove medical and home care costs
  • Details on the pain and suffering stemming from permanent disability

Acting fast in spinal cord injury claims is imperative. Prompt investigation can preserve fading witness memories and perishable evidence.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Louisiana Can Handle Any Accident

No matter what type of injury you or your loved one may have suffered, it can lead to severe trauma and a heavy financial burden. Backed by decades of experience our team is equipped to handle any case, including: 

  • Burn Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Head & Neck Injuries
  • Animal Bite Injuries
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Wrongful Death 

Pursuing Justice for Victims

Enduring a spinal injury through another’s negligence is a profound injustice. But victims have legal rights. Our attorney’s experience with spinal cord injury means we understand these complex cases and will vigorously pursue fair compensation.

Our team has helped many who are facing paralysis, changed futures, and daunting new challenges to rebuild their lives financially.

Call Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello Today

If you or someone you love has suffered catastrophic spinal trauma, contact us for a free case evaluation. Though spinal cord injuries may alter life permanently, financial resources can empower victims to live life to the fullest. Contact our Baton Rouge and New Orleans attorneys today to book a free consultation.

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