Philadelphia Spinal Injury Lawyer
Experiencing a serious spinal cord injury is simply a terrifying possibility for many individuals, yet approximately 276,000 people in the U.S are currently facing the aftermath of this type of tragic accident. Approximately 42.1% of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents. In the case that violence is a factor, gunshot wounds are most likely to cause these types of injuries. The injured individual could lose their ability to move parts of their body, temporarily or even for life. Dealing with the aftermath of a spinal cord injury and related physical and mental disorders can last a lifetime.
The spinal cord is one of the most sensitive and fragile areas on the body. In the event that you suffer a spinal cord injury, it may shut down the communication stream between the brain and parts of the body networked to the site of the inflicted injury. It may also result in uncharacteristic muscle behavior and sensations right above the infliction point of injury, such as spastic movements and neuropathic pain. Spinal cord injuries can cause be overwhelmingly devastating. Those that can heal often require extensive time and rehabilitation. Our personal injury lawyer will work with Philadelphia medical and economic experts in order to fully account to the compensation you will need for the rest of your life.
Injuries to the back, neck, and spine are among the most debilitating injuries a person can suffer. In addition to the risk of temporary or permanent paralysis, the pain caused by these injuries can render a person unable to work or perform daily activities. Although prescription painkillers may help to relieve pain, their side effects also can pose new problems, including drowsiness and nausea.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., can help you obtain compensation. We aggressively pursue Personal Injury claims for people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. You can rely on our experience in all manner of injury cases. We will fight to recover damages, so you can heal and continue to provide for your family. For a free consultation with our Philadelphia spinal injury attorneys, call us in Philadelphia at 215-543-7220 or in New Jersey at 609-775-9567.
The Effects of Spinal Trauma
Spinal Injuries are most often caused by a trauma to one or more spinal discs or nerves. This may include herniated, ruptured, compressed, or fractured vertebrae, as well as severed nerves. Problems with the neck and back are in most cases spinal injuries, although some soft tissue injuries may also cause debilitating pain or reduced range of motion.
Injuries to the spine frequently cause problems with other parts of the body, especially the extremities. It is not unusual for spinal pain to cause numbness, weakness, or pain in the arms and legs. The unceasing nature of spinal pain can prevent a person from sitting or standing in one position for more than a few minutes at a time.
In the most severe cases, a spinal injury can result in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia. With these types of Catastrophic Injuries, respiratory, bowel, and other bodily functions can also be affected.
With the assistance of medical experts, financial experts, and life-care planners, we will determine the need for immediate medical care and future long-term treatment. These experts can also testify with regards to the likelihood of returning to work and/or of being able to care for oneself.
Whether your injury was the result of a car or truck accident, a construction accident, or a slip-and-fall, you have a right to compensation. To make an appointment with our Philadelphia neck injury lawyers, please call one of our offices or contact us online. The consultation is always free.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.