What You Should Know About Spinal Damage

In the aftermath of a spinal injury, you may not know what to do; any decision can seem overwhelming. At Palmintier Law Group, our attorneys have 85 years of combined experience and are glad to sit down with you to give you specific information and guidance. Until then, this basic information can help ground your decision making.

Who pays my bills if I file a case?

The first thing you should do if you decide to file a personal injury suit for a serious injury is to notify the hospital and your personal insurance. In most cases, the hospital can continue to bill your insurance and put any remaining bills on hold or on a payment plan pending your settlement.

How much money will I get?

A settlement offer will depend entirely on the circumstances of your case and your injuries. In cases of serious spinal cord injuries, a settlement may cover your full medical bills, any lost income, any future lost income and extra expenses.

What information do I need from my case?

A case relies on evidence, which can mean witness testimony, physical evidence about what caused the accident, professional analysis, medical records, photographs and more. We can look at your case and assist in gathering evidence.

What is an often-overlooked complication of a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury complication that many people don’t consider is pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are skin injuries that are caused by extended periods of pressure on the skin. These injuries often impact people who lie in bed or sit in a wheelchair for extended periods of time. Although not as serious as the spinal injury itself, they can still be very serious and painful, and result in additional suffering and medical expenses.

Do people recover from spinal injuries?

Recovery can occur and usually relates to the severity and level of the injury. The greatest rate of recovery often occurs within the first six months. Improvement may occur, however, for up to two years.

Why should I work with Palmintier Law Group?

At Palmintier Law Group, we believe that quality legal help begins with personalized support and honest, forthright advice. You can trust us to prioritize you and your recovery above all else.

Schedule a meeting with us today by calling 225-325-0275 or sending a message online. Initial consultations are always free. We are Louisiana’s personal injury lawyers, proudly serving the Baton Rouge area since 1975.