Montgomery County Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
For many individuals, even a minor injury can feel earth-shattering. After all, any form of physical impairment can have a major impact on your life, even if it’s only temporary. Spinal cord injuries pose an additional threat to victims than most other types of personal injuries. Not only are they usually more severe and long-lasting, but they have the propensity to cause significant and permanent disfigurement, long-term disabilities, and even death.
A spinal cord injury can turn an accident victim’s life upside down. In just a few seconds, a healthy person can suddenly be thrown into the confusing and frightening world of hospital visits, rehabilitation, surgery, and living with a serious disability. Fortunately, the legal experts at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. are here to help. Our team of attorneys, which has been representing local victims for more than 65 years, is dedicated to seeking compensation for Southeastern Pennsylvania residents who have suffered a serious spinal cord injury. We use our extensive experience to help our clients pursue the compensation they need to cope with their injuries.
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Calculating the Damages in a Catastrophic Personal Injury Case
It’s no secret that treating a spinal cord injury is an expensive endeavor. After a serious accident, a victim can easily incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses. This adds an enormous financial strain on top of the devastating emotional trauma that you may already be feeling. In some cases, the victim may also require a lifetime of care and assistance, a requirement that can further strain a family’s resources. The damages in a catastrophic injury case fall into two categories: economic and non-economic.
- Economic damages: Determining economic damages involves outlining the compensation that is required to make up for all physical and material reparations, including medical bills, prescriptions, physical therapy, property damage, transportation costs, and lost earnings.
- Non-economic damages: In addition to monetary costs, spinal cord injuries take an enormous toll. A spinal cord injury can jeopardize careers and damage relationships. Victims often suffer significant pain and mental anguish as they struggle to cope with new challenges. Non-economic damages are harder to determine, but they include all costs related to intangible losses, such as emotional trauma, PTSD, and psychological pain.
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, our attorneys understand the difficulties you’re facing. Our lawyers consider the total effect that an injuryhas had on your life and aggressively push for a verdict or settlement that fully compensates you for your losses. One of our professional attorneys—with the help of medical, psychological, and economic professionals—will be able to help determine the amount of money you’re owed by the at-fault party.
Establishing Your Right to Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Third-Party Negligence
Spinal cord injuries are often the consequence of car accidents, birth injuries, defective products, construction accidents, physical assault, slip and falls, playground accidents, sports-related injuries, surgical error, and workplace mishaps.
When a third party’s negligence causes your spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the life-altering changes that living with this type of injury will cause. In order to establish your right to compensation under Pennsylvania law, our skilled spinal cord injury lawyers will work to prove the following elements:
- The negligent party owed you a duty of care
- The negligent party breached the applicable duty of care
- That breach caused your spinal injury
- Because of the spinal injury, you suffered damages that were either tangible or intangible
The difficulties of living with a spinal cord injury are not limited to the condition alone. The intricate nature of these injuries means that individuals frequently suffer complications and additional illnesses. It’s vital, in this case, to secure the help of a spinal cord injury lawyer who can help you recover the compensation needed to pay off these bills as well as the pain and suffering associated with the injury.
How Paralysis Injuries Can Affect You
If you suffer from paralysis as a result of an injury caused by another, you’re likely experiencing the devastating effects of this condition. Depression and feelings of helplessness are often significant consequences of paralysis affecting both the victim and their loved ones. Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body and occurs when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Most paralysis-related injuries are a result of a stroke, spinal cord injury, or broken neck. Paralysis can also be the consequence of nerve and autoimmune diseases.
Generally speaking, there are four types of paralysis that are broken down into the following categories:
- Monoplegia: This type of paralysis impacts one limb. When a part of the nervous system becomes damaged, it can disrupt the signaling activity to a muscle or muscle group and can lead to muscle weakness or paralysis in the affected area.
- Hemiplegia: Hemiplegia is defined as paralysis in the muscles of the lower face, arm, and leg on one side of the body. The most common cause of hemiplegia is a stroke, which damages the corticospinal tracts in one hemisphere of the brain.
- Paraplegia: Paraplegia refers to paralysis that occurs in the lower half of the body. It can be a result of an accident or a chronic condition.
- Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, is paralysis of the body from at least the shoulders down. Quadriplegia is primarily caused by injury to the cervical area of the spinal cord and can be caused by accidental events such as slip and falls, car crashes, and sports injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury that’s resulted in paralysis, it’s important that you consult an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you pursue the compensation you need to cope with the hardships associated with your injury.
Contact Our Trusted Personal Injury Law Firm about Your Spinal Cord Injuries
If you’ve been paralyzed or otherwise injured due to the negligence of another party, you shouldn’t have to face the financial costs. To successfully get the monetary help you need for you or your loved one’s spinal cord injury, your lawyer needs to demonstrate that your condition wasn’t pre-existing and was caused by someone else’s negligence. For a trusted and compassionate Southeastern Pennsylvania spinal cord injury attorney who understands statewide personal injury law and has experience protecting the rights of spinal cord injury victims, look no further than the experts at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C..
For nearly 68 years, the attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford have been serving the legal needs of clients in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and throughout the surrounding areas. We also have two locations in Colmar, PA and Newtown, PA,, and can meet with you in your home or hospital if you can’t travel. Call (215) 822-7575 or complete our online contact form today.