New Orleans Spine Injury Lawyer
Many people suffer from back pain and injuries due to overexertion, falls, and car accidents. While a back injury can be painful, a spinal cord injury can be debilitating.
A spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete. An incomplete injury means the spinal cord is still able to transmit some messages to or from the brain. Those with incomplete injuries are not fully paralyzed. They may still have some sensory function and control of muscle activity below the injury site. A complete injury, on the other hand. means that there is no nerve communication below the injury site. The person is paralyzed.
There can also be primary and secondary damage. Primary damage is immediate and directly caused by the injury. Secondary damage, on the other hand, results from inflammation, swelling, and cell death.
As you can see, spinal cord injuries can be serious in nature. They are permanent injuries that can affect a person in many ways. That means there are significant damages for which a victim can receive compensation. Seek legal help from a New Orleans spine injury lawyer from Palazzo Law Firm. We’ll help you with physical and financial recovery after a spinal cord injury.
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury can cause a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
- Pain or pressure in your head, back, or neck
- Loss of movement
- Inability to move any part of the body
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Problems with walking
- Difficulty breathing
- Changes in sexual function
The extent of the symptoms will depend on how many nerve fibers were damaged, as well as where the injury occurred. An injury higher on the spinal cord can cause paralysis in most of your body and affect all limbs (quadriplegia). A lower injury to the spinal cord may cause paralysis affecting your legs and lower body (paraplegia).Damages in a Spinal Cord Injury Case
Spinal cord injuries can lead to significant losses. Victims can recover compensation for many damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Future care and support needs
- Mobility equipment
- Necessary home renovations
- Property damage, such as vehicle repairs after a car accident
- Lost income and reduced earning power
These are just the economic damages involved. We understand that there are lasting emotional and psychological effects involved with spinal cord injuries as well. We’ll help you get compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and other emotional injuries.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis and other debilitating injuries. A person’s life can be affected forever. Get the help you need from Palazzo Law Firm. We understand the losses you have suffered and will help you get full and fair compensation. Schedule a consultation with a New Orleans spine injury lawyer today by filling out the online form or calling 504-433-1442.