Pittsburgh Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Dedicated Pittsburgh Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Ready To Fight For You
At Kapusta, Deihl, and Schweers, we are proud to provide the highest quality legal services to the Pittsburgh community and the surrounding area. We are honored to be a part of this community and thankful for the opportunity to help its citizens through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
As a leading personal injury law firm in the area, our legal team has personally witnessed the often devastating effects of many injuries. One type of injury that can be particularly devastating is a spinal cord injury. Not only can such an injury be extremely painful and difficult to recover from, but it can also cause permanent and long-lasting side effects. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident or incident that was not your fault, you may feel angry, overwhelmed, and even, at times, hopeless. If so, this is entirely understandable. The good news, however, is that you don’t need to continue feeling that way alone. At KDS Legal, we have hopeful news for you.
Can I File a Lawsuit for My Spinal Cord Injury?
While no lawsuit can take away the pain of an injury or completely fix the damage that it caused, it can help you to recover compensation that you rightfully deserve. In addition to suffering from the physical effects of your injury, you certainly should not have to suffer financially as well because of the pressure of mounting medical bills and lost wages.
If you believe that your spinal cord injury was the result of the negligent act of another, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injury from the person or group responsible. Two of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries for which you may be entitled to seek compensation include:
- Medical Malpractice: If you believe that you were injured by a medical professional who failed to follow the reasonable standard of care that he or she should have followed, you may be able to file a claim and recover for your injury. One example might be undergoing surgery for dislocated discs in your spine, and during the surgery, the surgeon becomes distracted and nicks a different part of your spinal cord. In that instance, if you were able to prove that the surgeon acted negligently and that the negligence caused your injury, you would have an adequate basis for a lawsuit.
- Automobile Accident: If you sustained a spinal cord injury in a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accident, and you believe that the accident (and your resulting spinal cord injury) was caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for that injury against the responsible party.
These are just two common causes of spinal cord injuries though there are certainly many more that could also serve as a basis for a lawsuit. Successfully filing a lawsuit for your spinal cord injury could mean that you are entitled to recover a variety of damages, including damages for past, present, and future medical expenses, damages for lost wages and the loss of anticipated future wages, and damages for pain and suffering, to name a few. While damages for pain and suffering may be somewhat more difficult to quantify, they are no less important, as a spinal cord injury can certainly impair your normal quality of life.
Without question, seeking immediate medical care for any injury is the first priority. After you have received the care you need, however, talking to an experienced Pittsburgh spinal cord injury lawyer about what potential claims you may have; how to go about pursuing them is an important next step.
Call KDS Legal Today
If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury because of an accident, surgical error, or other incidents in which you were not at fault, don’t delay in seeking the compensation that you deserve for even one more day. At KDS Legal, our Pittsburgh spinal cord injury attorney is passionate about providing aggressive yet compassionate representation for each and every one of our clients. We believe that you deserve justice, and we are honored to have the opportunity to fight for that justice on your behalf. When you call us, you will be able to speak to a member of our team who has the knowledge and experience necessary to advise you of your rights under the law and the compensation that you may be entitled to. Call us today. We look forward to helping you soon.