Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
A spinal cord injury can be devastating for a victim and their family. If someone else’s negligence has caused you or a loved one to suffer a spinal cord injury, you have a right to hold the wrongful party accountable. Contact the Philadelphia spinal cord injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Associates today to have your case evaluated for free by a skilled lawyer in Philadelphia.
Why Choose Our Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?
- We understand the significant impact a spinal cord injury can have on your life and will fight to ensure you recover the compensation you need.
- We have recovered more than $100 million for injured clients in Pennsylvania.
- With more than 25 years of experience, we can bring a unique perspective to your case and know how to obtain the most favorable outcome.
Why You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
A spinal cord injury (SCI) can affect every aspect of your life, and you may be unable to manage everyday tasks, earn an income, or care for your family. Because so much is on the line, you have to do everything possible to obtain the compensation you need to recover and remain financially secure in the future.
After an accident, the responsible parties and their insurance companies will look for any way to minimize their liability and lower their payment to you. An insurance adjuster may try to pressure you into admitting fault or accepting an unreasonably low settlement offer to resolve your claim quickly. Hiring an SCI lawyer can help ensure you are treated fairly, and you receive the compensation you need for medical treatment and future care.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord is damaged and can range in severity. The spinal cord is the body’s support beam, made up of a cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and tissue and connects to almost every part of the body. The adverse effects of an SCI primarily depend on whether it is incomplete or complete and the location where the damage occurs.
- Incomplete: The victim retains some motor or sensory function below the site of the injury. (e.g., bulging or herniated disc)
- Complete: The victim loses all feeling and ability to control movement below the site of the injury.
The higher the damage on the vertebrae, the more severe the repercussions.
Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The most common causes of back and spinal cord injuries in the U.S. are:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car and motorcycle accidents account for nearly half of all SCIs each year, making them the number one cause.
Over 15 percent of back and spinal injuries are from falls. Common fall accidents occur at places of work such as construction sites, sidewalks, or other unsafe properties.
Acts of Violence
Intentional violence is responsible for 12 percent of all SCIs (e.g., gunshot or knife wounds).
Sports and Recreational Activities
Approximately 10 percent of spinal injuries are from impact sports, such as football or hockey.
We Are Here to Help
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact the Philadelphia spinal cord injury attorneys at Rosenbaum & Associates. We will help you hold the at-fault party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve—call (215) 569-0200 for a free consultation today.