Most spinal cord injuries are the result of car accidents, but this type of injury also can happen during sports events, severe slips, and falls, some medical conditions, or physical abuse. Gunshot wounds to the midsection of the body are responsible for nearly 15% of spinal cord injuries.
A complete loss of sensation may be experienced by some patients while others have a temporary loss. When an individual has a spinal cord injury, the body may have difficulty in its ability to regulate the functioning of major systems of the body. In some cases, death results. It is important to contact a spinal cord injury attorney who is a specialist in this type of lawsuit.
Personal injury attorneys who represent injured individuals have the expertise in spinal cord injury lawsuits. This type of injury can have life threatening consequences. When the injury is the result of another’s misconduct or negligence, the injured party may be entitled to compensation Treatment for spinal cord injuries can be extremely expensive depending on the length and extent of treatment needed. This attorney can assist victims in receiving compensation for their loss of income, permanent or partial disability and psychological suffering.
The victim of a spinal cord injury has a right to file a spinal cord injury lawsuit whether a person’s negligence caused or contributed to a spinal cord injury. It is important to contact this attorney immediately because Louisiana has a statute of limitation to the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. If you or a family member have suffered a spinal cord injury, please contact Peyton Burkhalter Law today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Peyton B. Burkhalter Law
2540 Severn Ave #129
Metairie, LA 70002