A spinal cord injury can change your life forever. You might lose your ability to walk, work, and care for your family. It is understandable to feel devastated, stressed and angry after such a severe injury, especially if it was caused by someone else.
If you suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, talk to a knowledgeable attorney about holding the wrongdoer responsible for your losses. At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, a Blue Bell spinal cord injury lawyer will fight to get you every dime you are owed. Money cannot restore the life you had before your injury, but it can ease your life moving forward.
Making the Wrongdoers Pay
Many people injure their spinal cord in accidents. If your spinal injury happened in an accident, our Blue Bell attorneys can demand payment from any person, business, or local government that had a part in causing it.
People could injure their spinal cords in car crashes, falls, sports mishaps and workplace accidents. These incidents are usually caused by somebody else’s mistake or carelessness. Your legal representative will determine who is to blame and hold them accountable.
Car, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle crashes are common causes of spinal cord damage. If another driver was at fault, your lawyer can fight to make them pay the maximum amount for your losses. You can usually sue for all your losses even with limited tort coverage. According to 75 Pennsylvania Statutes §1705, a spinal cord injury is a “severe injury” that qualifies for an exception under limited tort.
Spinal Injury Lawsuit Success Story
Founding Partner Jon Ostroff and the skilled attorneys at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers are not afraid to take on a complicated spinal injury case. We recently obtained a $3.5 million recovery for a client that sustained a fractured vertebra and suffered severe pain due to her spinal cord injuries. Luckily, she did make a complete physical recovery and we won her this substantial financial recovery.
Spinal Cord Damage Creates Other Health Problems
The spinal cord allows parts of the body and the brain to communicate with each other. When the communication is interfered with, people can lose all or some of their strength, control, and sensation below the injured part of their spine. Besides losing the ability to move their limbs, people with spinal cord injuries often suffer from other health problems.
Some conditions that commonly develop in people with spinal cord injuries include:
- Pain or discomfort in the arms and legs
- No control over bowels and bladder
- Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
- Reduced or no sexual function
- Increased likelihood of getting pneumonia
- Inability to regulate blood pressure
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns
When someone’s wrongdoing costs you your health and quality of life, they must pay. Your seasoned Blue Bell attorney will review your medical records and talk to you, your doctor, and your loved ones to learn how the spinal cord injury impacted your life. We will fight to be sure you are fairly paid for your losses.
Payment for Your Spine Injury
The money you receive from a lawsuit or settlement is called your “damages”. Your damages cover more than just medical expenses. Most of your damages could be for losses that do not have a price tag.
For instance, you can recover damages for your lost ability to do activities you enjoy. If you need help to do things you used to be able to do for yourself, you can recover damages for the cost of hiring someone else to do personal tasks for you. You also could get damages for your:
- Depression or other mental health impacts
- Physical pain
- Lost opportunities
At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, our renowned attorneys are experienced in handling all types of personal injury cases. Managing Partner Rich Godshall and founding partner Jon Ostroff focus on catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries. We have the experience and skill necessary to get the payments you deserve, and we will fight like hell to win your case.
Trust Your Spinal Injury Claim to Our Blue Bell Attorneys
If you injured your spinal cord in an incident caused by someone else, they should pay for your harm and losses. A skilled Blue Bell spinal cord injury lawyer will investigate how the accident happened and hold the wrongdoers accountable for your losses.
You need a strong fighter in your corner who will not quit until you get the money you deserve. Call Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers today to discuss your case with our respected spine injury attorneys for free.