Lafayette Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death cases can be the result of a wide variety of things like car accidents, slip and fall injuries, or neck and back injuries. The consistent factor in each of these cases is that a person has been hurt or is deceased because of the negligence of another individual or organization. These types of cases can have lifelong impacts on their victims and victims’ families, from lost wages to chronic pain to mental anguish.
If you have been injured in an accident, you need to immediately seek the counsel of a professional injury attorney. We serve all of Acadiana, including Opelousas, Abbeville, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Rayne, Crowley, Carencro, Youngsville, Broussard, Scott and Duson.
Insurance companies are often large corporations that have the money, the knowledge, the experience, and the skill to pay as little as they possibly can get away with. The only way to combat that is to hire a personal injury lawyer who also has the same resources and experience.
If you have suffered a neck injury, back injury, spinal cord injury, herniated disc, broken vertebrae, a burn injury, or have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel before talking to the insurance companies. We are a Lafayette, LA based law firm experienced in settling personal injury cases. Call us today at 337-347-6404 to speak with injury attorney Matt McConnell.
Types of Personal Injury Law Suits
High speed and low speed impact injuries that are common with vehicle accidents may not always present symptoms immediately. Whiplash is another common internal injury after an accident that can appear manageable at first, then lead to more severe pain and other symptoms further down the line. If you have experienced a neck or back injury in an accident, you need a lawyer with experience proving a neck or back injury to a judge or a jury.
A ruptured disc, also sometimes referred to as a slipped or herniated disc, occurs when a tear or weakness in an intervertebral disc’s protective outer layer allows the inner layer to leak through its barrier and into the spinal canal.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak occurs when there is a tear or hole in the membranes surrounding the brain or spinal cord, allowing the clear fluid that surrounds the vertebrae to leak out, causing a narrowing and tightening of the space where your nerves are located. These injuries are extremely painful and can lead to other permanent problems such as drop foot or paralysis if left unaddressed.
Internal injuries such as broken bones or severe nerve and muscle damage are not always readily apparent after a fall or a car accident. While it is easy to see a cut, a scrape, or a burn, many internal injuries go unnoticed in the adrenaline rush that happens after an accident occurs. It is oftentimes many hours or days later when the muscle tension and swelling have receded that the full extent of an injury becomes apparent.
Fractures and orthopedic injuries can sometimes lead to amputation if they are severe enough. If you have been involved in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall injury, injury attorney Matt McConnell can be an advocate for you and help you get back on your feet again.
Paralysis is a life changing and usually permanent condition that is one of the most severe injuries a human being can sustain. If you have experienced a complete or partial loss of control and feeling in a specific set of muscles, you may be paralyzed.
Matt McConnell has experience successfully representing people living with paralysis. Our law firm will treat you with compassion, and will explain all of your options to you in a confidential and professional setting.
Traumatic brain injuries are another type of accident-related condition that doesn’t always show up right away. These types of injuries can lead to comas, vegetative states, catatonia, cognitive disorders, or the loss of faculties like speech, hearing and vision, among others.
Brain injuries are serious, and should be treated immediately. If you suspect that you may have a brain injury, you will need special testing that is not done in emergency rooms. MRI scans, CT (Cat) scans, and X Rays may be necessary to determine the extent of your injury.
Disfigurement through a burn injury is one of the most painful and traumatic injuries that a person can possibly live through. Burns can require several surgeries spread out over a long period of time to achieve results and avoid infection.
Complications from burn injuries can lead to shock, trauma, and even death. Intensive care is usually required after 2nd degree burns, and infection is a serious risk of all burns. McConnell Law has access to an extensive network of medical and healthcare professionals who can give you the highest quality of care during these difficult times.