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Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorney Helps Clients Get Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accidents
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 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.
Common Acts of Negligence in the Motor Vehicle Context
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:
- Unlicensed driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Inadequate inspection and maintenance
- Excessive fatigue
- And more
Among property owners (i.e., the city or local municipality in a public crosswalk accident case), common forms of negligence include:
- Poor roadway visibility
- Inadequate signage
- Failure to install proper traffic signals
- Lack of speed control measures
- And more
Among vehicle manufacturers, common forms of negligence include:
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
- Failure to warn users of inherent injury risks
- Failure to properly instruct on safe product use
- Breach of warranty
- And more
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.
Damages in a Pittsburgh, PA Spinal Cord Injury Case
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:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wage loss
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Quality of life deterioration
- And more
Contact Matzus Law Today for a Free Consultation About Spinal Cord Injuries Sustained in a Pittsburgh Car Accident
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, 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.