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Our Pittsburgh spinal cord injury attorneys at Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky, have significant experience obtaining compensation for clients suffering with a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries are the result of the spinal cord being crushed or severed. This most frequently happens in a car or truck accident, but can also occur as the result of a gun shooting, a swimming or diving mishap or a workplace accident.
If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident or mishap caused by the carelessness or negligence on the part of another, you need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact our Pittsburgh spinal cord injury lawyers for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are almost always catastrophic, causing severe physical handicaps that will last a lifetime. The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on where the damage occurs. Generally speaking, the higher the injury on the spinal cord, the more severe the consequences. Spinal cord injuries can result in conditions such as:
quadriplegia / tetraplegia
loss of motor skills, such as walking
decline in sexual function
loss of sensation in limbs or other body parts
loss of manual dexterity
loss of bowel and bladder function
inability to breathe or swallow
inability to sweat below the injury
loss of balance
Many of these injuries are devastating, and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Expenses such as medical bills, rehabilitation session costs, attendant care fees, nursing home bills, and durable medical equipment expenses can turn a spinal cord injury into a financial disaster. There are the long-term costs such as lost salary, reduced hours or non-employment, chronic pain, and the emotional cost of having your life forever changed. Evaluating the financial damage caused by a spinal cord injury is a complex matter. Only experienced personal injury attorneys should handle a spinal cord injury case.
How an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Help
Litigating spinal cord injury cases is costly and often requires parties to hire experts, take depositions and gather evidence to fight the lawyers of large insurance companies. Not only does the law firm of Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky have the resources, we have the experience, skill and dedication to resolve your case successfully. We have a specially trained nurse on staff to help evaluate your case and, when needed, refer you to medical specialists for treatment. For more information about birth injuries, visit our contact the knowledgeable spinal cord injury attorneys at our firm. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for your injuries.