Brain and Spinal Cord Personal Injury Lawyer and Attorney in Shreveport / Bossier City - Louisiana

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Brain and Spinal Cord Personal Injury Lawyer and Attorney in Shreveport, LA

Brain and spinal cord injuries are devastating and often result in severe paralyses or even death. In 2010, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported approximately 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths resulting from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). More than 50,000 people died after sustaining a TBI. Greenwald Law Firm LLC has the experience and knowledge to help guide clients through the difficult and emotional time following a TBI.

The most common causes of TBI are falls, motor vehicle accidents, assaults, sports accidents, and accidents at work. According to the CDC, young children and the elderly are at increased risks of sustaining injuries due to slipping or falling, while car crashes are the leading cause of TBI-related death for children and young adults, ages 5-24.

Types of spinal injuries include:

  • Spinal fractures
  • Bulging discs
  • Back strains
  • Neck strains
  • Whiplash
  • Vertebrae injuries
  • Herniated discs

In 2016, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCIS) estimated approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) each year. The NSCIS also reported that about 30% of individuals who suffered a SCI were re-hospitalized one or more times following their injury. The average length of these recurring hospitalizations was 22 days. Spinal injuries can lead to partial or complete paralysis of any or all extremities.

Individuals affected by head and central nervous system injuries and their families face numerous expenses. The burden of hospital bills, in addition to the lost of income due to not being able to work, is distressing. Accidents do happen, however such severe trauma is typically the result of the negligence. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal or brain injury due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Hospitalization
  • Rehabilitation
  • Counseling
  • At home care
  • Funeral expenses

Greenwald Law Firm LLC has experience representing clients across Louisiana for almost 20 years. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, know your legal rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 318-219-7867.