If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal injury, you might be feeling overwhelmed by mounting medical bills. Although a lawsuit isn’t going to erase the trauma, take away your pain, and solve all of your problems, it could at least help to ease your financial burden. Compensation received can pay for lost wages, medical bills and future health care. Also, it can feel empowering to know that the person responsible for your injury is being held accountable.
If you’ve suffered a brain or spinal injury in Philadelphia or South Jersey, you should speak with a personal injury attorney at the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman. We have experience in neurolaw, a specialized field of law that focuses on neurological injuries.
The most severe types of brain injuries can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. Even a mild brain injury can have long-lasting effects. A brain injury may impair a person’s cognitive abilities, emotional responses, and physical functioning. In some cases, a brain injury can cause death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52,000 people die each year from traumatic brain injuries.
Although wrongful death is certainly the most severe consequence of a brain or spinal injury, it’s not the only one. There are other adverse impacts, including permanent disability and coma. Additionally, the expenses can begin to pile up for hospital bills, long-term medical care, physical therapy, and, in certain cases, home modification expenses.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates that 12,000 Americans suffer from spinal cord injuries each year.
Spinal cord injuries are often caused by severe impact to the spine in a motor vehicle accident. However, sometimes the injury isn’t readily apparent. The extent of a serious spinal cord injury may not become obvious until later, when bleeding or swelling occurs in the spinal cord. The symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:
Since the spinal cord delivers messages between the brain and the rest of the body, a serious spinal cord injury can have a profound impact on a person’s brain function by inhibiting the ability of the brain to communicate with the body.
Many brain and spinal injuries can be traced to someone else’s negligent actions. Among the most prevalent causes of brain and spinal injuries are:
Insurance companies will contest your personal injury claim as a matter of policy. Since they often have greater resources to protect themselves against these kinds of claims, you could be vulnerable in any settlement you negotiate with an insurance company on your own. If you’ve suffered a brain or spinal injury, you want a lawyer who will fight to get you a fair settlement. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills.
Speak with the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman before you talk to an insurance adjuster. We have an excellent track record in these kinds of cases, so we know how to negotiate with insurance companies and persuade them to offer you a fair settlement for your brain or spinal injury.
We handle brain and spinal injury lawsuits in Philadelphia, PA, Cherry Hill, NJ, and all surrounding counties in Philadelphia and South Jersey. For a free consultation about your case, you can call us, or you can use our online contact form.
There are no upfront fees. We don’t get paid unless you win your case. Therefore, you can count on our team to fight tirelessly on your behalf to get you compensation for your personal injury claim.