Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Over $200 Million Awarded to Our Clients
Spinal cord injuries can significantly impact the physical well-being of the victim as well as the emotional and financial health of everyone involved for years to come. At best, a spine injury victim may experience only partial paralysis in an arm, leg, or other appendage; at worst, they may be dependent on full time health care for the rest of their life. That's why legal representation from an experienced Philadelphia spinal cord injury lawyer is so crucial.
Since 1958, The Beasley Firm has provided the victims of spinal cord injury with the most powerful and compassionate representation in Pennsylvania. Our staff is comprised of lawyers, doctors, and nurses who pool their experience to create compelling, effective cases. The attorneys and medical professionals on our team have the experience to ensure our clients' voices are heard.
Call (215) 866-2424 to speak with The Beasley Firm in a free consultation. Our spinal cord injury attorneys have the experience and resources to fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?
Approximately 250,000 people throughout the United States are currently suffering from spinal cord injuries. Sadly, young males make up about 82% of the devastating spinal cord injuries that occur each year. In fact, most spinal cord injuries occur in people under the age of 30.
Some of the most common causes of paralysis involve:
- Falls heights
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Boating & diving accidents
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
Other causes can include blood clots, tumor growth, swelling, irritation, misplaced screws or hardware during back surgery, infections, or fractured bones that injure the nerves. What makes these injuries even more devastating is that, in many cases, the brain is still fully functional when the rest of the body is not. This condition can lead to mild, moderate, or severe depression.
Understanding the Framework of the Spine
The spine, or back bone, is made up of a series of bones that run from the bottom of your brain to your buttocks area. Each bone has an open, round, middle section where the spinal cord or nerves are located. The spine consists of four different regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Each region is responsible for movement and sensation in a certain area of your body.
- The cervical area is responsible for nerves that supply your head and neck region, diaphragm, arms, wrist and hands.
- The thoracic area is responsible for your chest and abdominal or stomach muscles.
- The lumbar area is responsible for your legs, feet and toes.
- The sacral area is responsible for your bowel, bladder, and sexual functions.
Where the injury occurs on the spine will determine what functions are diminished or permanently lost. If the injury was to the cervical area, everything below the cervical area will be affected. If the injury was to the thoracic area, everything below the thoracic area will be affected.
In other words, the higher up the injury is on the spinal column, the more devastating the disability will be. For instance, famous Superman actor Christopher Reeves was unable to sense or move anything below his neck after a tragic accident led to a cervical spine injury.
Life-Altering Effects of a Spine Injury
Any injury to the spinal column can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia, motor deficits, sensory deficits, numbness, tingling, pain, paralysis, loss of bowel or bladder function, sexual dysfunction, inability to breathe on your own, inability to regulate your blood pressure, decubitus or pressure ulcers, infections, additional accidents, depression, and financial hardship.
A Team of Medical Experts On Your Side
The Philadelphia spine injury lawyers of the legendary Beasley Firm understand how spinal cord injuries can significantly impact your life as well as the lives of your loved ones. We fight hard for people who have unnecessarily suffered an injury that has drastically altered their life.
Our thorough and relentless approach to case preparation have resulted in record-setting awards, including $2+ billion in verdicts and settlements and 300 results of $1 million or higher.
In addition to our attorneys, we also have on staff two physicians and three registered nurses, who have spent thousands of hours in emergency rooms or intensive care units. Our collective knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history, as well as countless other multi-million dollar judgments and settlements.
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our spinal cord injury attorneys in Philadelphia at (215) 866-2424. Feel free to look at our track record of success and call us for free consultation. We promise that we will never take a fee unless we win your case.