Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Spinal cord injuries can change your life forever, causing permanent disability or paralyzation to the point where you are unable to go to work or to school, be able to care for yourself, or be able to get around on your own. These injuries can lead to thousands of dollars in medical expenses and can cause you to go into debt since you might not be able to work. A Beaver spinal cord injuries attorney from the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich, and Fishman can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
A spinal cord injury can change your life in a moment. You could wind up being paralyzed or disabled to the point where major changes will need to be made so you can adjust. A spinal cord injury can change your life in any of the following ways:
The list above shows just a few ways your life can change forever if you suffer a spinal cord injury. That’s why you need the expert counsel of a spinal cord injuries attorney by your side from the minute you are injured so that you can fight for compensation.
Spinal cord injuries can wind up costing you thousands of dollars in medical expenses that range from surgeries to renovating your home to make it handicap accessible. When it comes to medical expenses, you can recover compensation for the medical bills incurred, copays for doctor visits, medical transportation, testing, treatment, medication and more.
When it comes to other expenses, you can seek compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium and lost wages. For lost wages, you will be able to claim any wages you lost from the minute you suffered your spinal cord injury up to the rest of your working life. You will need to estimate how much you would have made if you were still able to work had you not suffered the injury.
Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury you suffered you might have to renovate your home. If you became paralyzed due to the injury your home will need to have a ramp added and possibly a bedroom on the first floor for easier access. The money for this project can be claimed in the compensation package from the at-fault party.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, it’s important to protect your rights immediately by speaking with an experienced spinal cord injury attorney in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Your injuries could change your life forever and you shouldn’t be forced to go into debt to pay for your medical care. Contact the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich, and Fishman at 888-98-TWINS(89467) today to schedule an appointment.