Spinal Cord Injuries

Have you been paralyzed because of someone's negligence?

One of the most life-altering injuries a person can sustain is a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is a vital part of the human body and encases the majority of the central nervous system. Any damage to the spinal cord, and the victim could suffer from loss of feeling or motor function below the area of injury. Severe cases can even result in complete paralysis. The severity of the injury depends on where the damage occurred and how severely the spinal cord was injured.

Bruising of the spinal cord or partial severance could result in an incomplete spinal cord injury. This means that there may be some feeling and/or motor function left below the area of injury, and complete healing may be possible. Incomplete spinal cord injuries can also cause impairment to only one side of the body or only to the arms and not the legs, though this is rare because only one side of the spinal cord can be damaged to result in such symptoms.

Complete spinal cord injuries result in total loss of feeling, motor function, and bowel function below the area of injury. Paralysis of the legs, or of the torso and legs, is known as paraplegia. Paralysis of everything below the neck is known as quadriplegia or tetraplegia.

Representation for Injury Victims

Regardless of whether your injury was complete or incomplete, the financial, emotional, and lifestyle damages resulting from a spinal cord injury are catastrophic. You may never be able to return to the lifestyle you lead before your injury, so do not hesitate to retain an aggressive Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer who will fight for the highest possible amount of compensation for your case.

You or your injured loved one will face expenses for in-home care, ongoing doctor visits, X-rays, CAT scans, and other highly expensive medical procedures. Do not let the individual who caused your injury go on without compensating you for your damages. Call our offices today to set up your case evaluation and learn how we can recover your damages through a personal injury claim.

Consult a Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh

Balzarini & Watson has helped injured accident victims obtain fair compensation for more than 25 years. With more than $300 million recovered for our clients, you can have confidence in our ability to succeed. Our testimonials also establish the extent of our experience and success. We have been AV® Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 25 years and have been included in the Best Lawyers in America®. Do not wait to speak with a member of our team and find out how we can handle your case. Contact us as soon as possible to learn more!

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