Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Baton Rouge
Accident victims can suffer any one or more of a variety of spinal cord injuries. Some of the most common are injuries to the lumbar (back) or cervical (neck) intervertebral discs. Disc injuries come with many different labels – degenerative disc disease, slipped disc, disc tear, disc degeneration, bulging disc, ruptured disc, herniated disc or collapsed disc, just to name a few.
The severity of such injuries can range from mild to extremely severe, and can leave the victim disabled for life. For example, such injuries can involve nerve damage and paralysis depending upon the extent of the injury. If you have suffered such an injury, you need a spinal cord injury lawyer to fight for you.
Structure of the Spine
Spinal cord injuries are serious because three segments make up the backbone—the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, and the lumbar spine. The cervical spine consists of seven bones, called vertebrae. It is also where the head and neck connect to the rest of the body. The thoracic spine consists of the twelve vertebrae of the mid-back region. The lower back region is made up of the five lumbar vertebrae. Even the slightest damage to any of these regions of the spine can result in lifelong hindrances to normal function. For this reason, it’s important to have an experienced spinal cord lawyer who understands the potential long-term health affects.
Intervertebral discs separate the bones of the spine. Additionally, the discs act as cushions of material between the bones of the spine. When one or more of these discs begins to bulge or rupture, this can cause them to touch and irritate nearby nerves. If the bulge or herniation is in the cervical (neck) spine, this can cause symptoms such as tingling and numbness, shooting pains or muscle weakness, usually into the arms or fingers, depending upon the level of the disc. If the bulging or herniated disc is in the lumbar (back) spine, it can causing tingling and numbness, shooting pains or muscle weakness down one or both legs, and even bowel or bladder problems (known as cauda equina syndrome).
Trauma from car accidents, truck accidents, industrial, or offshore accidents may result in bulging and herniated disc injuries. Bulging or herniated disc injuries can be extremely painful as well as disabling. Prompt competent medical attention is essential.
Call a Qualified Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Hardworking attorney Price McNamara handles spinal cord injury cases across New Orleans, Kenner, Lafayette, Mandeville, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Jefferson, Orleans, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, and St. John Parishes. If you think you have a personal injury claim, call our Baton Rouge (225-201-8311) or Metairie office (504-458-8455) in order to speak to our Louisiana personal injury attorney. His extensive 20 years of trial experience, proven track record and limited caseload philosophy ensure personal attention as well as consistent patient hearings.
At the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, we understand the family devastation and damages caused by spinal cord injuries. Moreover, we help accident victims recover what they are entitled to receive by law.
Mr. McNamara holds the highest possible peer review rating of “AV” (“Very High to Pre-Eminent”) for professional excellence and ethical standards.
WITH OFFICES IN BATON ROUGE (HEADQUARTERS) AND METAIRIE, MR. MCNAMARA ACCEPTS SELECT LOUISIANA CASES STATEWIDE.
If you or a family member or friend has suffered a spinal cord injury, we can help.