Spinal Cord Lawyers, in Philadelphia, PA

Expert Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Spinal Cord Injury AttorneysMore than 11,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year in the United States, often due to the negligence of others. A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord. Our Pennsylvania attorneys have handled cases involving injuries that include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord) and compression (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). In other spinal cord injury cases, Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers have represented plaintiffs whose injuries included severing or tearing of nerve fibers and central cord syndrome. These can cause paralysis of all four limbs (quadriplegia) or paralysis of the lower half of the body (paraplegia). Other health problems can include bladder and bowel complications, inability to regulate blood pressure, reduced control of body temperature, chronic pain and increased susceptibility to respiratory disease. Our Pennsylvania spinal cord injury lawyers understand the medical issues underlying personal injury cases that arise from spinal cord injuries.

The cause of SCI is generally trauma, such as a sudden blow or impact to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. You should seek the help of our Pennsylvania attorneys if you have been involved in auto accidents, sports accidents, slip and fall injuries or injuries in the workplace. Spinal cord injuries resulting from such accidents have a sudden impact on the individual, both physically and emotionally, and a long-lasting financial impact as well. It is important to remember that many other people have experienced spinal cord injuries and have received just compensation with the help of a Lancaster personal injury lawyer at Haggerty & Silverman.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a spinal cord injury?
 A spinal cord injury is a general term used to describe an injury or damage to the spinal cord.
What are the common causes of spinal cord injuries?
 Most injuries to the spinal cord are the result of impact trauma including motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence and sports injuries.
Are spinal cord injuries permanent?
 Many injuries to the spinal cord are irreversible but with advances in medicine, technology and rehabilitation it has become possible to achieve some degree of improvement
How common are spinal cord injuries?
  It is estimated that roughly 450,000 people in the United States are currently living with a spinal cord injury with approximately 11,000 new cases being added each year.
Will I ever be able to walk again after suffering a spinal cord injury?
 This question is tough to answer has it depends on your level of injury and the degree of completeness. With that said as a rule of thumb the lower the injury the greater your chances are of regaining some mobility.