Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Need to File a Paralysis Claim?
Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC is ready to assist you however we can with your personal injury case after suffering a spinal cord, spine, or paralysis injury caused by someone else’s mistakes. You are undoubtedly dealing with enough as it is. Taking on an insurance company about your damages will only compound your frustrations. With us acting on your behalf, though, you can take care of yourself as best you can while your case progresses under the guidance of highly experienced injury attorneys. Here in Philadelphia, our reputation goes far, with clients, peers, and insurers alike knowing your name.
Get legal help that genuinely cares about your future. Call our Philadelphia spinal cord injury lawyers today at (570) 718-1444.
Spinal Cord Injury Complications
Damage to the spinal cord is devastating because it can cause immediate, permanent, and widespread health complications. Only a slight amount of damage to the cervical spine can cause quadriplegia, for example. Insurance companies know that the likelihood of lifetime complications caused by spinal cord injury is high, which is why they are often so tenacious when it comes to refusing to pay any amount of compensation.
The lifetime complications of a spinal cord injury could include:
- Quadriplegia or tetraplegia
- Loss of voluntary organ control
- Chronic pain or numbness
Mental Injuries Caused by Spinal Cord Damage
The mental and emotional traumas caused by spinal cord injuries are often overlooked. Losing the ability to move freely or comfortably is understandably harrowing. Being unable to care for yourself and your loved ones as you once did can have a dramatic impact on your mental wellbeing and your outlook on life.
When we are working on your spinal cord injury case, we will take into account your mental health, as well as your physical health. Your lessened enjoyment of life and the struggles you now endure due to limited mobility are important, and they should be calculated into what the liable party owes you.
Spinal Cord Injuries and Nerve Damage
Can You Get Compensation for Nerve Damage?
Some spinal cord injuries lead to nerve pain or damage around the area that was injured. These are particularly common in incomplete spinal injuries. Nerve damage can be extremely painful and uncomfortable and can impact your life just as much as a spinal cord injury. If you have suffered nerve damage as a result of your accident, we can work to help you recover compensation.
How Do You Prove You Have Nerve Damage?
Similar to spinal cord injuries, nerve damage comes with a set of warning signs that can usually be diagnosed by a doctor:
- Numbness or tingling in extremities
- Muscle weakness in arms or legs
- Dropping objects repeatedly
- Sharp pain in the hands, arms, legs or feet
- Buzzing sensation that sometimes feels like an electric shock
What is the Value of Your Spine Injury Lawsuit?
Totaling the value of your spinal cord injury claim is an intricate process. We need to make certain we have uncovered all possible damages and all available insurance claims. Otherwise, we could be leaving a significant portion of your case’s value unclaimed. Where other law firms might rush you into accepting a settlement because they do not want to do the extra math to tally your damages, we will never make you feel pushed to make a decision, especially when your total damages are not even clear yet.
Damages that add to the value of your spinal cord injury claim are:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative therapy costs
- Lost wages
- 24-hour in-home care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability hardships
What Are Some Common Causes of Spinal Injuries?
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, some of the leading causes of serious spinal cord injuries include:
- Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents
- Trips, slips and falls
- Sports injuries including diving accidents, trampoline accidents, football accidents, etc.
- Birth injuries
No matter the cause of your spinal injury, if you believe your injuries were a result of someone else's negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
We Take Your Case to Heart – Call Our Firm Now
To help you get your case started with less stress, we are proud to offer free case evaluations. During a conversation with one of our spinal cord injury attorneys in Philadelphia, we can determine if you have a valid claim to bring against the party that caused your injury. If you do, then we can tell you what to do next, which might include hiring us as your legal representation!