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The spinal cord is created of soft tissues that are protected by the spinal column. The hard bones of the spine encase the spinal cord for protection, so when the vertebrae of the spine are broken or dislocated, the spinal…

The spinal cord is created of soft tissues that are protected by the spinal column. The hard bones of the spine encase the spinal cord for protection, so when the vertebrae of the spine are broken or dislocated, the spinal cord is injured. Spinal cord injuries can range from mild to severe, causing the loss of all motor and sensory function in the process. At Cueria Law Firm, we represent individuals who have suffered from a fractured spine due to the negligence of others. We work for you, seeking compensation for pain and suffering as well as lost wages and medical expenses. 

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

Trauma to the vertebrae of the neck can cause damage that is irreversible to the spinal cord and beyond. Injuries that take place high up in the neck area can cause paralysis in the body, including within the arms and legs. Damage to the middle area of the back and result in paralysis that is limited to the lower half of the body. 

In most cases, a spinal injury will not sever the spine completely. For the most part, an injury will result in a fracture or compression of the vertebrae. This will destroy the axons, nerve cell extensions that provide signals within the spinal cord to the brain to tell the body how to move. 

As the spinal cord runs within the back, it sends messages from the brain to your body in order to function. There are 33 bones, or vertebrae, that protect the spinal cord. These vertebrae are stacked on top of each other and have holes in the center where the spinal cord runs through. In between the vertebrae, there are discs of cartilage. Damage to the vertebrae or discs can cause pain and paralysis of the body. 

Vertebrae Fractures

When one or more of the spinal vertebrae are fractured, it is considered a serious medical issue. Trauma that creates a fracture of the vertebrae is usually severe and can include falling from an elevated height or being subject to blunt force trauma, such as what would take place during a car accident. A compression fracture is one injury that can occur and usually does so within the mid to lower back. There are different types of fractures that can take place and lead to a complicated injury. 

Types of Fracture Patterns in the Vertebrae

  • Flexion Fractures
    • Compression: when the front of the vertebrae breaks and begins to sag
    • Axial Burst: When height is lost in the vertebrae on the front and back sides
  • Extension Fractures
    • Flexion/Distraction: When the vertebrae are pulled apart
  • Rotation Fractures
    • Transverse Process: When the vertebrae are rotated or have lateral bending
    • Fracture-Dislocation: Injury where the vertebrae are broken, and ligaments torn

When the vertebrae of the spine are fractured, it can create several symptoms including pain, tingling, numbness, high fever and loss of bodily functions. A spinal cord injury can affect breathing, blood pressure, create blood clots, spasms, pain, bladder and bowel problems, sexual dysfunction and a host of other issues. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident that was no fault of your own and suffered a fractured vertebra, contact our team at Cueria Law Firm. Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys are ready to work for you. We will review your case and provide insight as to if you should fight for compensation based on the incident and injuries you endured. 


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We offer a free consultation for any person who contacts our New Orleans office with a potential personal injury case. We have no upfront retainer fees, and only collect our payment once we have successfully secured your settlement or trial award.

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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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Positive Client Reviews

Wonderful law firm! Friendly staff, friendly attorney! I love this place and will definitely recommend Mr. Cueria to anyone!
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Jataun Cooper
16:50 11 Dec 19
Mr. Brent and his team his paralegals were very helpful in every step of the processes involving my legal dispute.They were completely understanding in every part of this.I am very thankful for them.
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20:56 18 Jul 19
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Kristin Marks
19:45 29 May 19
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Kevin Byrd
15:59 08 May 19
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Cat D
14:19 24 Apr 19
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Tameka Lewis
22:35 07 Feb 19
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April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
Very nice reliable law firm... we really had good experience with him. And we are really thankful. I recommend him to everyone.
Salwan Ibrahimi
Salwan Ibrahimi
22:43 08 Nov 18
Mr. Brent is a great personal injury attorney as well as a caring attorney. He is always available to talk and answer all our questions. Mr. Brent does not take you on as just a client. He treats you like family.
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Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 18
The BEST in New Orleans!! I came into this office not knowing what would be the outcome of my case, and Brent assured me he got this! A big thanks to him and his staff for all your hard work!! I’m telling you if you need someone to represent he’s definitely the guy to call!! Love you guys! Until next time !?
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Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
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Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
Great experience. Very professional and personal at the same time. Highly recommended.
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Hortense Ambrose
17:33 05 Mar 18
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Erica Ross
13:17 07 Feb 18
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Shannan Holmes
08:55 30 Jan 18
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Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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There are many factors that can affect the outcome of your case, but time is often the most important. Call Cueria Law Firm today to speak to an attorney about your claim, and get started on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.

The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.