How a Catastrophic Back Injury Can Lead to Significant Damages

Apr 23, 2019 - Personal Injury

Back Injury Lawyers Serving Clients in Bethlehem and Throughout Pennsylvania

Catastrophic injuries — including those that affect the back, spine, brain, and other critical bodily systems — can give rise to complex litigation, as the injured plaintiff’s claim is likely to be substantial given their various impairments and losses.

For example, if you are rendered paraplegic in a car accident, then your damages are likely to be significantly more (all else being equal) than if you had only fractured your leg.  An injury that causes you to become paraplegic will have a long-term impact on your physical, psychological, and social health, and may severely undermine your ability to work.

Given the high-stakes nature of catastrophic injury litigation, it’s important that you consult with a team of attorneys who have extensive experience handling personal injury claims that involve significant damage claims.  We encourage you to contact Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC for more information about how we can help you move forward with your catastrophic injury claims.

Back Injuries Can Cause Pain and Functional Impairment

The back is particularly vulnerable to damage in an accident and can lead to significant and long-term functional impairments.  Regardless of the individual, the back is central to many intertwined systems in the body — it houses the spinal cord, and its musculature provides the necessary support for the most full-body movement.

Injuries to the back can give rise to:

  • Severe pain and suffering
    • Limited mobility
    • Difficulty making accurate movements
    • Burning sensations
    • Stabbing sensations
    • Strength deficits
    • Paralysis
    • And more

The losses may vary quite significantly depending on the lifestyle and career of the plaintiff as well.  For example, if the plaintiff is a mountain climber and hiker who has a very active lifestyle, then a severe back injury (that prevents them from engaging in strenuous recreational activities) could lead to lost enjoyment of life, which must be accounted for in the damages.

Contact Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC for Immediate Guidance

Here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, our attorneys have decades of experience serving Pennsylvania plaintiffs who have suffered injuries in a variety of accident scenarios, from motor vehicle accidents to slip and fall accidents and dog bite attacks.  Successfully litigating a catastrophic injury claim can be quite challenging, and requires substantial focus, relentless advocacy, and a commitment to detail-oriented representation.

It is not enough that you win your catastrophic injury case.  Importantly, your damages must be maximized so that all losses can be sufficiently covered.  We can help.

We are proven litigators who are willing and able to try a case to conclusion.  Whereas many other litigators are quick to settle a case and move on to their next client, we take the time to thoroughly prepare for litigation, which allows us exercise additional leverage during settlement negotiations with opposing counsel (and secure a more favorable result).  If negotiations break down, we are ready to pursue litigation through the courts.

Curious about your claims?  Call us at 610-882-1717 or contact us online to arrange for a meeting with one of the skilled Bethlehem back injury lawyers at our firm today.  Consultation is free, confidential, and no-obligation.

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"Unfortunately, I had a a slip and fall incident and it left me in a situation where I struggled to support my family and I really had no idea what my rights were. Thankfully, someone recommended DHD, specifically Jeremy Puglia, and it was the best decision I could have made. I was able to focus on getting better while he made certain no one took advantage of me or the situation. He listened to what I felt was fair and why, discussed it all with me and fought for me. I would NOT want to be up against him in a court room. Some people were made to defend others and he is one of them for sure!"
Posted By: Heather Fischer

Drake, Hileman & Davis

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