Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) don’t just affect a person’s ability to walk—this horrific and disabling condition creates an emotional toll as well, often causing depression. Losing the ability to drive to work, to play with children, or even to walk across the room to answer the phone is an unimaginable loss. Lives are changed, as SCIs are often accompanied by permanent damage.
When spinal cord injuries happen because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the frustration and angst are compounded. Not only are spinal cord injuries painful and lasting, they are costly and can involve additional complications.
Why You Need a Pennsylvania Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injuries often involve more than just an injury to your back and a loss of function and mobility. If someone else caused your injury, hiring a lawyer in Pennsylvania will help you get the money you need to cover all of your expenses related to the spinal cord injury. There are several complications that often come along with SCIs, including:
Urinary tract infections
Blood clots and blocked arteries
Inability to sense pain
Weight control problems
Susceptibility to new injuries, and more
As days go by, more damage can also happen because of swelling and bleeding. Spinal cord injuries are not always obvious, and some symptoms can come on well after an accident happens. Treatment can be very involved and costly, including medications and equipment, rehabilitation, long hospital stays, and invasive surgeries. Treatment is expensive, and care can be a lifelong commitment. Contact us to learn more about legal options.