Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Pittsburgh, PA
Western PA Attorneys Handle Spinal Cord Injury Claims in Allegheny County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, and Across Pennsylvania
If you have suffered injuries to the spinal cord due to an accident caused by another person, then Pennsylvania law may give you a right of action for damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Spinal cord injuries can be extremely severe, affecting substantial portions of one’s overall bodily function, from the motor system to the sensory system. Depending on the type of spinal cord injury, the victim may be subjected to lifelong deficiencies and pain that cannot be adequately managed without expensive, continuous care and the avoidance of strenuous activities (whether social, personal, or work related).
Given the high stakes nature of a lawsuit involving severe spinal cord damage, it is critical that you work with an attorney who has experience handling complex personal injury litigation involving the same (and similar) sort of injuries. Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh for further assistance with your claims. We routinely represent clients in spinal cord injury cases throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Erie, Butler, Cranberry Township, Indiana, and New Castle, PA. Consultation is free and confidential.
Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord serves as the information superhighway, bringing signals back and forth between your various peripheral motor and sensory systems, as well as your brain. The spinal cord is essentially comprised of a lengthy bundle of nerves (shielded by specific bone structures known as vertebrae) that carry a variety of necessary information, from feelings of touch to an order to move your fingers.
Given that the spinal cord is so fundamental to normal bodily function, the symptoms of spinal cord injury are quite varied — presenting in the form of minor symptoms to severe, life-altering disabilities. Spinal cord injury symptoms may include:
- Pain (dull, sharp, burning) that does not seem to have a physical basis.
- Insomnia and difficulty waking.
- Motor deficiencies (i.e., stiffness, weakness, paralysis, imprecise movements).
- Sensory deficiencies.
- And more.
If you have a particularly severe spinal cord injury — such as paralysis — you may be rendered incapable of working, which can lead to quite a different sort of lawsuit (and case strategy) than a spinal cord injury that causes minor pain and insomnia. That is why you need to consult with a qualified Pittsburgh spinal cord injury lawyer about your case.
Spinal Cord Injury Damages Can Be Significant in Erie Personal Injury Cases
Damages for a spinal cord injury vary in accordance with the severity of the injury and its effects on the life of the victim. The range of losses accounted for is quite extensive. For example, if the spinal cord injury has rendered the victim incapable of engaging in sexual relations with their spouse, the victim may be entitled to claim damages that include loss of consortium. Similarly, if the victim has suffered humiliation and inability to engage in social activities that were once central to their lifestyle, these can be accounted for in the damages claim. It is also possible that a victim of a severe spinal cord injury who is left unable to work will be able to claim damages for lost wages.
Contact a Skilled Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorney at Berger & Lagnese for Assistance with Your PA Spinal Cord Injury Claim
Here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, each of our attorneys has nearly three decades of experience advocating on behalf of injured clients in a range of disputes that include scenarios involving spinal cord injuries. Lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries are fundamentally different than those that involve significant (but not life-altering) injuries — not only are the stakes higher, but the extent of damages and compensation is quite substantially different between the two. In a catastrophic injury scenario involving a spinal cord injury, for example, the damages may need to account for lifelong losses.
Our experienced Pittsburgh spinal cord injuries attorneys understand the unique difficulties associated with spinal cord injury lawsuits and how to effectively approach litigation to ensure that our clients are well-positioned to secure maximum compensation, whether through a negotiated settlement or a verdict at trial.
Call (412) 471-4300 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a seasoned Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer at Berger & Lagnese, LLC. We will evaluate your claims and help you determine the next steps to take to secure the compensation you deserve for your spinal cord injuries.