Spinal Cord Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents
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Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe types of injuries a person can suffer in a motor vehicle accident. Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury suffered, the car accident could have life-changing consequences for the victim. The spinal cord is perhaps best understood as the communication pathway for neural signals being sent back-and-forth between the brain (your central nervous system) and the rest of your body (your peripheral nervous system). When damage occurs to the spinal cord, it can affect your motor system, your sensations, and more. Significant damage to your spinal cord can even paralyze you.
High-impact motor vehicle accidents can lead to spinal cord injuries that devastate the lives of the injured. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, contact the Matzus Law LLC firm today. Pittsburgh attorney Jason Matzus has more than two decades of experience litigating personal injury and medical malpractice claims, including those involving spinal cord injuries.
The negligent acts that give rise to motor vehicle accidents fall along a broad spectrum, ranging from driver negligence and property owner negligence to manufacturer negligence and more.
Among drivers, common forms of negligence include:
Among property owners (i.e., the city or local municipality in a public crosswalk accident case), common forms of negligence include:
Among vehicle manufacturers, common forms of negligence include:
Depending on the circumstances of your motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim against multiple defendants, each of whom contributed to your injuries uniquely.
The potential damages available in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit involving a spinal cord injury are no different than those available in any other motor vehicle accident lawsuit. However, due to the severity of most spinal cord injuries, the damages are likely to be more extensive and higher overall.
Potential compensatory damages include:
Spinal cord injuries (whether the injury is caused in the medical treatment context or in the motor vehicle accident context) are extremely serious. Of course, such claims can be difficult to litigate. Generally speaking, it’s not enough for the plaintiff to “win” the case and obtain compensation for their injuries — the compensation must be sufficient to cover the plaintiff’s actual losses, which tend to be significant.
Convincingly presenting evidence of spinal cord injury (and resultant damages) demands the combined expertise of medical professionals and experienced personal injury attorneys. Here at Matzus Law LLC, our firm has decades of experience litigating spinal cord injury cases. We also have medical experts on staff to ensure that the extent and nature of your injuries are fully understood before litigation proceeds.
For a free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh spinal cord injury attorney, call (412) 206-5300 or fill out the firm’s online contact form. We look forward to helping you move forward with your claims.
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