Spinal cord and neck injuries can range from minor to catastrophic and have a devastating impact on victims and their families. At Thomas, Conrad & Conrad Law Offices our spinal cord injury lawyers have a proven track record of success when it comes to recovering maximum compensation for those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. We can help you recover compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We work hard for you so you can get the care you need and focus on your healing.
Causes of Spinal Cord & Neck Injuries
A neck or spinal cord injury can change your life in the blink of an eye. Our spinal cord injury attorneys have experience handling cases involving all types of accidents, including:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Accidents involving tractor-trailers
- Bicycle and pedestrian
- Workplace, especially in risky professions such as construction and utility work
- Defective products or malfunctioning machinery
- Premises liability such as slip and fall and swimming pool accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Acts of intentional violence
Types Of Spinal Cord and Neck Injuries
Spinal cord injuries often cause permanent damage and changes in sensation, strength, and bodily function. The specific effects of an injury depend on its severity and location along the spine. There are two general types of spinal cord injuries, which include:
Complete injury, which may include quadriplegia and paraplegia. With these conditions, sensation and the ability to control motor function are lost below the area of the spinal cord injury.
Incomplete spinal cord injury. There are various degrees of incomplete spinal cord injury. Although you may have some sensory or motor function below the injury, you may suffer from chronic pain, exaggerated reflexes, muscle spasms, and other life-changing conditions.
Neck injuries, such as whiplash can damage muscles, ligaments, and nerves in your neck, back, and spine. You may experience several symptoms, including pain, stiffness, dizziness, headache, tingling, numbness, and weakness in your limbs and neck.
Types Of Damages
Damages to which you may be entitled to for your injuries include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Ongoing rehabilitation and home care
- Past and future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of companionship and consortium
If you have lost a loved one to a spinal cord injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.
How A Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Help
Spinal cord injuries often require lengthy hospital stays, rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, and lifelong, ongoing care. An insurance company may offer a settlement amount that seems generous but doesn’t even come close to covering your past and future medical expenses and lost income, let alone compensate you for your pain and suffering. That’s why it’s vital to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer following an accident.
Our attorneys at Thomas, Conrad & Conrad are well-versed in accurately valuing neck and spinal injury claims. We fight to get the maximum compensation you need to protect your family’s financial future. We collect evidence, consult with your medical providers and other qualified professionals who can demonstrate the long-term impact that spinal cord and neck injuries may have on you and your family. If a fair settlement cannot be reached in negotiations with insurance companies, our skilled litigators take your case to court and fight to help you recover the maximum compensation.
Contact Our Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident, our compassionate team at Thomas, Conrad & Conrad Law Offices is with you every step of the way. We fight for your rights and protect your interests to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
With four convenient locations to choose from, our Lehigh Valley lawyers make it easy to find the top-notch legal representation you need. Our offices are located in Bethlehem, Allentown, Stroudsburg, and Topton, Pennsylvania. Call us today at (610) 867-2900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.