Litigating a Claim Involving Catastrophic Spinal Cord Injuries
Jan 17, 2019 - Personal Injury
Bethlehem Back Injury Lawyers
The spinal cord is fundamental to both movement and sensation in the human body, and as such, an injury to the spinal cord can lead to impairment of these functions. Catastrophic spinal cord injuries often cause:
- Shooting pain
- Burning pain
- Movement deficits
- Sensational deficits
- And more
If you’ve sustained an injury to your spinal cord due to the fault of another party, it’s important that you seek the assistance of a qualified attorney who can help you litigate your claims. You may be entitled to damages under Pennsylvania Law. Contact Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC for comprehensive guidance.
Catastrophic Injuries Require Significant Compensation
The impairments caused by a catastrophic spinal cord injury may lead to damages that surprise most who are unfamiliar with the personal injury litigation process.
Suppose, for example, that your legs are paralyzed in a car accident involving a driver who was operating their vehicle recklessly at the time of the accident. Following your accident, you can no longer work at your construction job. You may also struggle with the loss of enjoyment related to various social and physical activities that you can no longer partake in. Your participation in recreational sports may represent a significant loss from both a social and exercise-based perspective.
As the injured plaintiff, you may recover for your pain and suffering, humiliation, mental anguish, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, retraining costs, medical expenses, and various other losses.
Timely and Compassionate Resolution
Many plaintiffs suffering from a catastrophic spinal cord injury find themselves in an extremely vulnerable position financially, as they may not be able to cover their bills. Effective legal representation must therefore be considerate of these pressures and must seek the best resolution (i.e., settlement or trial verdict) in as timely a manner as possible. Needless delays are unacceptable.
Obtaining Full Recovery
Given how substantial the damages portion of a catastrophic spinal cord injury claim is likely to be, it’s important that the plaintiff obtain a “full” recovery that closely tracks their actual damages. In the personal injury context, many firms move quickly from client-to-client and are happy to negotiate a middling settlement. This can put the plaintiff in a difficult position, however, as their costs may not be adequately covered by the damages recovered. At Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, we are thorough litigators that take pride in helping clients secure the maximum available compensation.
Contact Our Experienced Bethlehem Back Injury Lawyers for Comprehensive Guidance
Here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, our Pennsylvania attorneys have represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury disputes, from car accidents to slip-and-fall accidents.
We have decades of experience handling claims in challenging scenarios involving hostile defendants who may have distinct advantages (and the will to throw significant resources at the case to make it more difficult for the plaintiff). Over the years, we have developed a keen understanding of what it takes to secure compensation in a personal injury dispute, particularly one that centers around a catastrophic, life-altering injury.