Spine/Brain Injuries

Spinal Cord And Paralysis Injuries

The causes of spinal cord injuries are widely varied and are frequently the result of another’s negligence. Whether they are from a car accident or workplace injury, spinal cord injuries change lives. From our offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, Welborn & Hargett has helped numerous spinal cord injury victims and their families deal with the disabilities that require significant medical and financial resources.
Our spinal cord injury lawyers have tremendous experience assisting people who have suffered from fractured spines. We were awarded $1.525 million for one client who suffered cervical and lumbar spine injuries in an auto accident. Another client of ours received $1.18 million for his lumbar spine injuries sustained from an auto accident. Yet another client of our attorneys suffered neck and back injuries in a truck accident, and we were able to get him a $750,000 settlement.

Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures

The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports the following spinal cord injury facts and figures:

  • An estimated 11,000 individuals suffer spinal cord injury each year
  • Between 183,000 and 230,000 people have spinal cord injuries
  • The most common result of fractured spine injury is incomplete tetraplegia (a.k.a. quadriplegia), followed by complete paraplegia, incomplete paraplegia, and complete tetraplegia
  • The average age at injury is 32.1 years
  • 81.6 percent of spinal cord injury victims are men
  • Motor vehicle accidents cause 38.5 percent of the spinal cord injury claims reported


If you or a loved one has experienced spinal cord injury and nerve damage as the result of an accident, you should contact an experienced Louisiana trial attorney as soon as possible. At Welborn & Hargett, our spinal cord injury lawyers charge you no attorney’s fees until we win you money.

Contact a Lafayette spinal cord injury lawyer at Welborn & Hargett to set up a free initial consultation. We have the experience to take on any case. From our law offices in Lafayette we help people with broken backs and broken necks throughout Louisiana. Many of our clients come from the Louisiana parishes of Ascension, Lafayette, Calcasieu, St. Mary, Iberia, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge and Lafourche.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A brain injury can be caused by numerous circumstances. The consequences of a brain injury are usually devastating and depend on a number of factors, such as the location, cause and severity of the injury. The repercussions of the injury may also vary greatly and include temporary or permanent disability, psychological disturbance, change of behavior, emotional malfunctioning resulting in loss of pay, incapacity to earn and a shorter life span of the victim.

Recovery from a traumatic brain injury is often a lifelong process of adjustments and accommodations for the injured individual and his or her family. From the many car accident, truck accident, offshore accident, and medical malpractice cases we have handled, we have come to recognize the heartbreaking changes caused by brain damage.

Every case and every individual’s symptoms are different, but the Lafayette brain injury lawyers and staff of Welborn & Hargett have the experience it takes to know the devastating effects of brain injury. With the strategic use of economic, vocational and medical experts, we can effectively demonstrate the full effects of any brain injury to a jury.

Neck and Back Surgery

Neck and back injuries, similar to brain injuries, can have devastating effects on the rest of an individual’s life. Conditions such as chronic pain, migraines, muscle strain, paralysis and limited range of motion can all follow an accident. By ordering the appropriate diagnostic tests, a medical professional can gain a clear understanding of the challenges that face an injured individual. We will fight to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible to protect your financial stability through multiple medical procedures, surgeries or physical therapy.


Many times when a person suffers a blow to the head or concussion, they experience continuing or ongoing problems with traumatic seizures. A seizure is usually caused with the matter of the brain has been damages by impact or lack of oxygen to the brain. Seizures can be devastating to the injured person and can affect every aspect of their life and the lives of loved ones. Things we take for granted like driving, working and enjoying our families may be severely affected. At Welborn & Hargett, our attorneys have experience working with seizure victims and their medical professionals to assist the injured person in recovering their lives.