Injuries caused by someone else’s reckless or careless behavior can continue to impact you for months or years, especially those that affect the spinal cord. Spinal damage is often permanent and can make it difficult for you to live your life as you once did.
Working with a skilled Bethlehem spinal cord injury lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers is key to getting the payments you deserve from the person responsible for your accident. Founding Partner Jon Ostroff, Managing Partner Rich Godshall, and Partner Ryan Jablonski have significant experience handling catastrophic injury cases. Our respectable track record includes a $1,600,000 settlement for a client who sustained severe low back injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver. We will fight like hell for the money you need to move forward with your life.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
When someone suffers a broken bone or torn muscle in a car crash, a bad fall, or any other circumstances, their condition typically heals over time. However, the spinal cord—a bundle of nerves inside the vertebrae of the spine that allows signals from the brain to travel between the body and brain—cannot heal by itself.
Someone who suffers a “complete” spinal cord injury, meaning that the spinal cord is cut in half at the injury site, will be permanently and completely paralyzed below that point on their spine. People who suffer “incomplete” spinal cord injuries may have difficulty moving or feeling anything below the injury site. However, they may be able to improve their condition over time through surgery and physical therapy.
If someone else caused your spinal cord injury by acting irresponsibly, your attorney can hold them accountable for your losses. A Bethlehem spinal cord injury lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can discuss your situation during a free consultation.
Payments for Spine Injuries in Bethlehem
Even though spinal cord injuries are much more severe than most types of personal injuries, these claims follow the same rules as all personal injury lawsuits. For example, the statute of limitations in 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §5524 gives you just two years after suffering a spinal cord injury to begin filing a lawsuit, even if the effects of your injury will last for your whole life.
Fortunately, an experienced spine injury lawyer can pursue compensation for various future losses before those losses actually happen in real life. These may include;
- Lost working ability and/or future income
- Future medical bills, including costs of physical therapy
- Costs of modifying a home or vehicle so a paralyzed person can still use it
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Physical pain and psychological suffering
Our local spinal cord accident lawyers will also pursue payments for your medical bills and missed work wages. You will not have to pay us anything unless we obtain compensation for you.
Talk to a Bethlehem Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today
No personal injury claim is simple, but cases built around life-altering spinal cord injuries tend to be especially complicated. If you were hurt because of someone else’s misconduct, getting help from a winning attorney is crucial to protecting your future.
A Bethlehem spinal cord injury lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will be your dependable ally from start to finish of your case. Call today to speak with a member of our team.