Harrisburg Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
One of the most devastating and dangerous injuries that can occur is a spinal cord injury (SCI). A spinal cord injury involves damage to the tissue and/or nerves of the spinal cord that results in a disruption of the signals that travel through your spine back and forth from your brain to your body. Such damage can be caused by direct trauma to the spinal cord, the dislocation or fracturing of vertebrae, or another occurrence that causes serious compression of the spine.
Spinal cord injuries can range from minor and temporary to permanent and disabling depending on the type, severity, and location of the injury. Whether you have sustained a relatively minor or severe spinal cord injury, it is likely that you are facing significant medical bills for emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, medication and medical equipment, and more. Spinal cord injuries also generally require you to rest during your recovery, therefore you likely have lost income from missing work. These financial losses are in addition to the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injury. At the law office of Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. in Harrisburg, PA, we are committed to helping SCI victims recover for their losses whenever possible. Please call our Harrisburg spinal cord injury lawyers today to discuss a possible case.
Effects Of A Spinal Cord Injury
The effects of a spinal cord injury can vary depending on the location of the damage and whether the injury was incomplete or complete. The key differences between the two types of SCI are as follows:
- An incomplete SCI causes some but not total disruption in nerve signals, which means you may have some ability to move and feel below the point of injury.
- A complete SCI cuts off all signals, resulting in total loss of movement and sensation below the point of injury.
Partial or total paralysis can be temporary and a victim may regain full use of their limbs as the injury heals. In other situations, however, the damage cannot be repaired and victims may remain paralyzed below the point of injury for the rest of their lives.
Common Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries commonly result from a variety of incidents including:
- Car or truck accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Violent assaults;
- Construction accidents; and
- Sports injuries.
Many of these incidents happen because another party acted in a negligent manner. In such cases, the SCI victim has the right to seek recovery from the negligent party by filing an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit for personal injury.
Call An Experienced Harrisburg Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer For A Free Consultation
The experienced Harrisburg spinal cord injury lawyers at the law office of Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. can help you recover for your injury-related losses including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability. We understand the complex nature of a spinal cord injury and how drastically this type of injury can affect your life. Please call us today at 717-238-1657 for information on how we can help you.