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Legal Options After a Spinal Cord Injury Louisiana

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you will not only have to deal with the physical pain of the trauma, but you will also have to face the financial and psychological aftermath of…

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you will not only have to deal with the physical pain of the trauma, but you will also have to face the financial and psychological aftermath of such a debilitating injury. The road ahead will be long and challenging as you adjust to the new normal for you and your family. 

There will be many things to consider as you go through the recovery process. One of those considerations should be obtaining legal counsel that you can trust to guide you through this difficult time. Rehabilitation is expensive. Depending on your injuries, you may be unable to return to work. How will you support yourself and your family? Will you be able to get the medical care you need? Although these are important questions, they are not questions that you need to answer on your own. 

You need the help of spinal cord injury attorneys who have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to guide you through the process of recovering the damages owed to you by the negligent party responsible for your injuries. The Louisiana attorneys at Cueria Law Firm have the expertise to get you the just compensation you deserve. 

Why Seek Legal Action  

Many people are hesitant to take legal action, especially when in the midst of dealing with a severe injury like a spinal cord injury. However, there are many valid and compelling reasons why you should take legal action after your injury. 

Recovering Medical Costs 

Medical care is expensive. For those affected by a severe spinal cord injury, medical costs do not end after the initial treatment. It is estimated that the average annual expenses for the first year of care alone could range from just under $400,000 to over $1,000,000 depending on the severity of the injury. When you add in the costs for subsequent years, the medical expenses alone could put a family into insurmountable debt. 

Holding the Negligent Party Accountable for Their Actions 

Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injury include motor vehicle accidents, falls, or violent attacks. If another party is responsible for the injury you sustained, there can be many feelings of anger and helplessness. When another entity acts negligently and causes undue harm to an innocent victim, it is your duty to yourself and your community to make sure they’re held accountable. Not only does this help you in your emotional recovery, but it will help ensure that the same thing does not happen to someone else in the future.   

Protecting the People You Love  

The love and support of your family will be one of the most important aspects of your recovery. When you take legal action against those that caused your injury, you are taking the first step in protecting and supporting your loved ones. The money that you recover can help pay for future medical bills, so your family members do not have to worry. Funds can also be saved to build a nest egg that your family can utilize in the future if you are unable to work. 

What are my options? 

The money that you may be able to recover in your claim can be instrumental in getting you and your family back on track and recovering. Since no two cases are the same, contact our New Orleans spinal cord injury attorneys today to review your case and learn what your unique options are for your personal injury claim. The financial compensation that you receive could help you cover the costs of: 

  • Medical care now and in the future
  • Lost wages
  • Future hospitalizations
  • Counseling
  • Physical or occupational therapy 
  • Travel expenses for medical reasons 
  • Support services for family members 

When you talk with one of our expert spinal cord injury attorneys, you will be carefully guided through the personal injury claim process, so you always feel confident, comfortable, and in control. Our team has worked with many Louisiana victims of spinal cord injuries to help them get the fair compensation that they deserve to cover their expenses as well as those they might encounter in the future. Our attorneys understand the laws in the state of Louisiana and can assist you in determining your legal rights and options in this challenging situation. 

Contact the spinal cord injury attorneys at Cueria Law Firm today for your free consultation.  


Types of Doctors You Will See for a Spinal Cord Injury

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you will undergo an extensive rehabilitation process on your road to recovery. Spinal cord injuries can leave victims with permanent damage to their motor and sensory function creating a drastically different life experience after the traumatic accident that caused the injury. In addition to seeking the representation from an experienced spinal cord injury attorney, you will be working with many medical professionals and therapists along the way. 

What is Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injury can be defined as damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function. The severity and the location of the injury on the spinal cord will dictate the effects that the victim will experience. Trauma to the spinal cord can result in impairments in sensory control, motor function, or nerve function. The most severe spinal cord injuries can lead to quadriplegia or even death. 

Research indicates that the majority of spinal cord injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, followed by falls, acts of violence, and sports injuries. Although the average length of stay in a hospital following the event varies depending on the severity of the injury, the same research indicates that patients stay for an average of 11 days, with an additional 34 days in a rehabilitation facility. 

It is clear that the medical and rehabilitative care that victims of spinal cord injuries will require is expensive. Make sure you have an attorney on your team that has experience in representing clients in Louisiana who have suffered debilitating spinal cord injuries. Our New Orleans attorneys at Cueria Law Firm want to help you recover financially after your spinal cord injury so you can focus on your physical recovery. Schedule a consultation with one of our spinal cord injury attorneys today and feel confident that those responsible for your injuries will be held accountable.  

What doctors will I see for my spinal cord injury? 

In general, when an injured person reports the loss of function below the level of injury, spinal cord injury is suspected. There are a number of other symptoms that may be present that indicate that the injured person should seek immediate medical attention. These symptoms include: 

  • Pain in the neck, head, or back
  • Tingling in the extremities (hands or toes)
  • Loss of control over any part of the body
  • Difficulty controlling bowel or bladder function 
  • Lack of coordination 
  • Difficulty breathing 

The initial treatment for a spinal cord injury will most likely begin in the emergency room. There, doctors will determine if surgery is required. If so, an orthopedic surgeon and a neurologist or neurosurgeon will be called in. The rehabilitation team will consist of many specialists that will work with the patient to develop or regain different skills. 

Some of the members of the rehabilitation team might include: 

  • Psychologists or psychiatrists
  • Physical therapists 
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians or nutritionists 
  • Speech and language pathologists 
  • Respiratory therapists 
  • Orthopedists

There is no way to know for sure what the prognosis will be after a spinal cord injury. Your medical team can predict certain things based on the location on the spinal cord in which the injury took place. However, many spinal cord injuries change over time, especially as the swelling around the injury diminishes. If the injured person stays committed to physical therapy and other rehabilitative therapies, some additional progress can be made. 

In any case, it is critical that victims of a spinal cord injury stay positive and have the support of their family and friends. There will be many challenges ahead. Contact one of our spinal cord injury attorneys at Cueria Law Firm today for a free consultation.

Our compassionate and accomplished attorneys can help you understand your rights so we can determine how to prepare the most robust case possible for you.  


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Awards & Honors

Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.




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    Hotel Premises Liability Settlement

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    Automobile Accident Settlement

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    Tractor Trailer Injury

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    Jones Act Seaman Injured in Oil Spill

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    Jones Act Seaman Orthopedic Injury

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    Passenger in Truck Crash Trial

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