The brain and spinal cord are the hub of our nervous system. When they sustain damage, almost every function of the body can be affected. Even a mild injury to the head can lead to chronic ongoing headaches, loss of memory and cognitive difficulties. A severe spinal cord or brain trauma can lead to lifelong disability. Many victims of these injuries are unable to work again.
The victim of a serious spinal cord or brain injury can require lengthy physical therapy and rehabilitation. Many victims require long-term care on a round-the-clock basis. This level of care is expensive, and medical insurance will often not cover all the costs associated with it. Our law firm is dedicated to obtaining fair and just compensation for brain and spinal cord injury victims in Philadelphia and around Pennsylvania.
If a brain or spinal cord injury was caused by the negligence of another person or persons, the victim has the right to bring a lawsuit for damages under Pennsylvania law. Proving up damages in these cases is critical. Past and future medical expenses must be proven, as well as lost income and loss of future earning capacity. In many cases it is necessary to prove future damages by means of expert testimony.
In addition to damages for medical expenses and income loss, brain injury victims are entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering. Damages can also be recovered for the loss of ability to enjoy sports, hobbies and other activities the victim enjoyed before the accident.
A traumatic brain or spinal cord injury can be the result of a motor vehicle accident, a sports accident, medical malpractice or any number of other causes. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious head or spinal cord injury, we can help. For more information on this area of our practice, please visit our Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyers web page.