Anyone hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behavior has the right to sue and demand repayment for their losses. When an accident causes spinal cord damage, however, there’s often no way that any amount of money can compensate for the permanent and life-changing consequences.
In a situation like this, let a Norristown spinal cord injury lawyer pursue compensation for your past losses and get the resources you need to move forward with your life. At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, our seasoned attorneys like Founding Partner Jon Ostroff, Managing Partner Rich Godshall, and Partner Ryan Jablonski have recovered millions in settlements and damage awards for catastrophic injury victims across Pennsylvania. We recently won a $1.6 million settlement for a client who sustained severe low back injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver. We are prepared to represent you and fight for your best interests.
The Severity of Spinal Cord Injuries
For the most part, your body can heal from injuries on its own or with medical intervention, like stitches after a deep cut or laceration. The spinal cord—a bundle of nerves running from your brain down your spine and connecting to every other body part—does not heal by itself. The damage is almost always permanent if your spinal cord is torn or completely cut in half.
Spinal cord damage cuts off communication between the brain and body parts below the injury site. This means the body can’t send signals to the brain for processing, and the brain can’t send signals back telling those body parts where and how to move. Total loss of sensation and motor control, or paralysis, is one of the most devastating effects of a spinal cord injury.
Seeking Payment for Spinal Damage
Even if you suffer an “incomplete” spinal cord injury that causes only partial paralysis and gives you some chance of recovery in the long term, you still face years of expensive surgical and rehabilitative treatment. During recovery, you may miss out on beloved hobbies, income from work, and time with family and friends. Our skilled Norristown attorneys can factor these losses and more into a settlement proposal or lawsuit against someone who negligently caused your spinal cord damage.
As your spinal cord injury lawyer can explain, you will likely need to begin building a civil claim before the full value of your long-term and future losses becomes clear. Even if your spinal injury has lifelong consequences, 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §5524 usually gives you just two years after the date of your accident to file a lawsuit with an attorney. The Norristown lawyers at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers know how to estimate the value of your future losses and fight for the full compensation you deserve after a severe spine injury.
Get Help from a Norristown Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Suffering spine damage in a preventable accident is devastating, and you have the right to seek justice and accountability from the person responsible for your injury. Talking to a seasoned attorney about your legal options is crucial to making sure you have the highest quality of life possible moving forward.
A Norristown spinal cord injury lawyer from Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will be your ally from start to finish of your case. You will not pay us anything until we obtain compensation on your behalf, so call us today for a free consultation.