Pittsburgh Lawyers for Spinal Cord and Back Injuries
If You’ve Suffered a Disabling Injury, Call Our Team for Legal Advice
Spine and back injuries can have serious lifelong effects. Whether you suffered whiplash in a car accident or strained your back at work, one of the first things you should do is protect your right to pursue compensation. Without a lawyer, you may not be able to recover the amount of compensation you need for medical bills, lost income, and additional losses.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our Pittsburgh spinal cord and back injury attorneys have over 150 years of combined experience with serious injury lawsuits. Claims involving back injuries require knowledge, resources, and litigation experience to demonstrate your need for maximum compensation. You can be certain that our attorneys are prepared to fight for compensation for back or spinal injuries, regardless of how complex the case may be.
Speak to a lawyer on our team today to learn about your options.
Providing Legal Guidance for All Back and Spinal Injury Cases
Back injuries range greatly in type and severity, and what appears to be a minor injury can result in a lifetime of pain and reduced mobility. Back injuries are easily aggravated when left untreated and the effects can be devastating. Serious spinal cord injuries can result in lifelong symptoms including:
- Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
- Loss of sensation
- Impaired motor function
- Impaired speech
- Loss of cognitive abilities
- Impaired body temperature regulation
When approaching a personal injury case involving a back or spinal cord injury, we consider the current and long-term effects on your life.
People with labor-intensive jobs can suffer lower back injuries from performing heavy lifting or repetitive twisting motions in the workplace. Lower back strains and sprains can cause a patient to miss weeks or even months of work as they recover. In some cases, workers are not able to recover to a point where they can perform the labor they did before the accident. This may leave the injury victim and their family without a primary wage earner.
Long-term Back and Spinal Injuries
Severe back or spinal injuries can be even more devastating. These injuries are often the result of slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents, serious medical malpractice cases, work accidents, falls from elevated heights, and car, motorcycle, and truck accidents.
People with severe back or spinal injuries may need surgery and extensive rehabilitative therapy. Some will need powerful prescription pain medication that might make tasks like working or driving dangerous. Others may experience numbness, tingling and reduced range of motion.
In injuries involving the spinal cord, victims may suffer paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Lifelong medical treatment and personal care are typically necessary for people with these injuries. They likely will not be able to work or earn sufficient income to support themselves and their families. Anyone put in this situation by another’s negligence deserves considerable compensation to cover all the losses associated with such severe injuries.
Injuries Due to Medical Malpractice
When doctors make errors, patients may forever live with the consequences. This is especially true in cases of spinal injury. Since 2015, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that 4.6% of such injuries have been caused by medical errors. Whether a doctor fails to diagnose a condition like spinal cord compression, a surgeon positions the patient in a way that strains their spine, or mistakes during a back and neck surgery affect the spinal cord, patients may suffer, rather than heal, at the hands of their doctor.
Prevent Your Minor Back Injury from Becoming a Serious One
Even if you believe your back injury to be minor, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. It’s very easy to irritate back injuries and even the smallest of moves can make them much worse. A doctor can help diagnose the issue, determine the cause, and let you know what to expect in terms of treatment needs and recovery time.
Then, speak to one of our back injury attorneys to learn about your legal options. With the help of our medical consultants, we can determine the long-term costs of your care. Serious injuries can have a huge psychological effect on those who suffer them. We want to help ensure your injury does not have a huge financial effect as well.
You Can Trust in Our Experience
Our Pittsburgh injury attorneys have a reputation for diligently serving the needs of the injured in a wide range of back and spine injuries including:
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Chronic back pain
- Nerve damage
- Damage to spinal disks
We are a results-driven law firm focused on providing personal attention to you and your case. We can help you pursue compensation for hospital bills, medical expenses, long-term care, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering after someone else’s negligence results in serious injury.
To schedule a free initial consultation with our Pittsburgh spine and back injury lawyers, call (844) 383-0565 or contact us online. We work with clients throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, as well as those in nearby Ohio and West Virginia communities.