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Neck & Back Injury Attorney in Lafayette

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Neck & Back Injuries

Injuries to the neck and back can be difficult to diagnose, are often resistant to treatment, and frequently result in long-term consequences, including pain, reduced mobility, and disability.

In many cases, back or neck injuries may not be readily apparent after an accident. Pain and reduced mobility may present days or even weeks after trauma, or may grow more severe following a traumatic event. Unfortunately, these types of injuries are also among those most vigorously contested by at-fault insurance companies, particularly when soft-tissue injuries to muscles, ligaments and joints are responsible as these types of injuries may not show up on diagnostic tests such as x-rays or CT scans.

The chronic and debilitating nature of these injuries can impact a victim’s life for years to come, even as insurance companies and their lawyers deny or minimize their existence. Without experienced legal help from the outset, a victim’s long-term prognosis for recovery can be bleak. At Brandt & Sherman, our Lafayette personal injury lawyers are committed to fighting for the rights of victims and families from the first phone call, so they can concentrate on treatment, rehabilitation and recovery. We accept clients on a contingency fee basis, which means we are paid based on a portion of the financial recovery we are successful in making on your behalf. There are no upfront costs or fees to prevent you from seeking timely and experienced legal help and we offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your fights.

Neck and Back Injury Lawsuits

These types of injuries most commonly result from traffic collisions, work accidents, or premises liability claims that result from preventable injury on someone’s property.

Common neck injuries include:

  • Neck sprains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Neck fractures of the cervical vertebrae
  • Whiplash
  • Tendon and muscle damage

Common back injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Fractured vertebra
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis

Neck and back injuries are complicated, and even the best treatment results in uncertain outcomes. In too many cases, long-term medical complications result in chronic pain, declining mobility, and a reduced quality of life.

These long-term risks make seeking the early advice of an experienced Lafayette personal injury lawyer essential to protecting your rights, as well as your long-term physical well-being and the financial well-being of you and your family. It’s important to understand that at-fault insurance companies assign your claim to a team of adjusters, investigators, and legal, medical and financial experts with the goal of minimizing the cost of your claim. Even when insurance company representatives appear to be sympathetic and responsive, by offering a quick settlement for example, they are looking to minimize the long-term cost of treatment and recovery. Signing documents and accepting a settlement without seeking the advice of an experienced personal injury law firm in Lafayette can eliminate your ability to seek additional compensation, and leave you and your family on the hook for decades of medical treatment, lost wages, and other costs associated with a neck or back injury.

You and your family are entitled to both economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Lost earnings capacity
  • Long-term disability
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Mental anguish
  • Cost of rehabilitation and home care
  • Loss of consortium

These costs cannot possibly be known in the weeks following serious neck or back trauma — and certainly an at-fault insurance company should never be relied upon to calculate the fair value of a settlement. An experienced personal injury law firm in Lafayette will use medical and financial professionals to carefully calculate the full and fair value of your claim and will work to protect your rights at each stage of the process.

The experienced injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at Brandt & Sherman represent clients and families throughout the Acadiana region, including the parishes of Lafayette, Saint Martin, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St Mary and Vermilion, and the communities of Abbeville, Carencro, New Iberia, Crowley, Opelousas, Eunice, Jennings, Baton Rouge, Baker, Merrydale, Zachary, Scott, Broussard, Milton, Morgan City, Shenandoah, Denham Springs, Lake Charles, Youngsville and Thibodaux.

Contact the Lafayette Neck & Back Injury lawyers at Brandt & Sherman today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (337) 800-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

With the assistance of a skilled neck injury lawyer in Lafayette, you may be eligible to claim various forms of compensation. These can include medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and compensation for any long-term disability caused by the injury. Legal expertise ensures that all potential avenues for compensation are explored.
Quickly addressing a back injury by consulting a back injury attorney can be crucial. In Lafayette, the statute of limitations can affect your ability to file a claim, and immediate action can preserve essential evidence and witness testimony, enhancing your case's strength.
Understanding the full impact of your injury and the compensation you might be entitled to can be complex. For personalized advice and to ensure your rights are protected, reach out to us. Our experienced attorneys are ready to help you navigate through this challenging time.

Additional Information in Lafayette, LA

Workers' Compensation Administration of Louisiana: Offers detailed information on workers' compensation laws in Louisiana, crucial for workplace neck and back injury claims.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Injury Prevention & Control: This site shares data and resources related to a variety of injury topics, which can be useful for understanding the scope and impact of spinal injuries.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders: Offers a range of services and resources for veterans suffering from spinal cord injuries, including care management and rehabilitation programs.

Recent Case Results

Work burn injury

Awarded:
$225,000

Big rig hits passenger car

Awarded:
$1,550,000

Company pick up hits elderly couple’s SUV

Awarded:
$3,500,000

Pick up fails to yield to passenger car

Awarded:
$913,338.60

Rear ended by a car with failed brakes

Awarded:
$1,100,000

Faculty tire rotation incurred incident

Awarded:
$610,413
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