Our Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers have seen the devastation spinal cord injuries can cause. Legal actions that result in compensation from parties who cause these injuries cannot restore our clients’ health. But they may cover many of the exorbitant medical costs associated with these terrible accidents.

If you suffer from a spinal cord injury caused by negligence or a defective product, our Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers can help you obtain the justice you deserve. Damages awarded in these lawsuits may include costs of:

  • past and future medical expenses
  • rehabilitation and therapy
  • assistance devices
  • in-home aid
  • wheelchair ramps and doorway enlargements
  • other needed home renovations
  • lifetime care
  • lost wages and earning capacity
  • pain and suffering
  • negative effects on marriage/ relationships

Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is composed of a bundle of nerves protected by your vertebral column. These nerves carry messages between your brain and the rest of your body. A spinal cord injury is damage to these nerves.

Spinal cord injuries rarely involve a severing of the spinal cord. They more often occur as a result of spinal fractures. Spinal fractures are breaks in any of the 33 bones that make up your backbone. (The bones are your vertebrae.)

When a spinal fracture occurs, bone fragments from the break can compress, pinch, and otherwise damage the nerves. Dislocations of vertebrae can also cause compression of spinal cord nerves and resulting injury. These fractures and dislocations can occur anywhere along the spine.

Spinal cord injuries that provide the basis for many law suits filed by Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers can lead to:

  • paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • loss of bladder and bowel control
  • circulatory problems and loss of ability to feel cold or heat
  • increased risk of blood clots
  • increased risk of severe rise in blood pressure
  • breathing difficulties
  • increased risk of pneumonia and lung problems
  • tight muscles (spasticity)
  • limp muscles (flaccidity)
  • muscle atrophy
  • interference with sexual function, sexual sensitivity, and fertility
  • neuropathy (nerve pain)
  • muscle and joint pain
  • pressure sores and infection

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

Car and motorcycle accidents are the most frequent causes of spinal cord injuries. A negligent driver who causes a traffic accident may be liable for the spinal cord injury sustained by an accident victim. Additional common causes of spinal cord injuries that provide the basis for lawsuits filed by our Philadelphia spinal cord injury lawyers include:

  • surgery mistakes
  • slips and falls
  • sports and recreation accidents
  • construction accidents caused by someone’s negligence

Defective products may also cause spinal cord injuries. Common examples include defective:

  • ladders
  • construction equipment, and
  • motor vehicles

When this occurs, several parties may be legally responsible for the victim’s injury in a product liability lawsuit, including the product:

  • designer
  • manufacturer
  • suppliers
  • assemblers
  • distributors

Contact our Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers