Pittsburgh Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Pennsylvania Quadriplegia Injury Lawyer

Experienced Attorneys Advocating for Your Needs

A spinal cord injury is a devastating injury that impacts nearly every aspect of an individual’s life. At the law office of Joyce & Bittner, we work hard to understand the physical, emotional and financial impact that a spinal cord injury will have on our clients’ lives. We use effective negotiation and litigation strategies to recover maximum compensation on behalf of injured clients. Contact our Pennsylvania serious injury lawyers to discuss how we can help you and your family.

Recovering Compensation after a Spinal Cord Injury

Whether a spinal cord injury is the tragic result of a car accident, construction accident or other serious accident, the attorneys at Joyce & Bittner have the experience, resources and compassion to help injured clients and their families with the litigation and their recovery. We will handle cases involving spinal cord injuries and other nerve injury, including:

  • Paraplegia: Damage to the lower segments of the spinal cord can cause severe nerve damage resulting in paralysis to the lower extremities. Individuals with paraplegia will likely be confined to a wheelchair.
  • Quadriplegia: Damage to the upper segments of the spinal cord can cause severe nerve damage to both upper and lower extremities. In addition to being confined to a wheelchair, individuals with quadriplegia may have little to no function in their torso, arms, hands, fingers and shoulders.
  • Other neck or back injury: Severe damage to nerves or to the spine can cause other life-altering neck or back injuries. An injured individual may suffer loss of sensation, unbearable pain, loss of function, partial paralysis and other damage.

Individuals diagnosed with a spinal cord injury will likely require extensive therapy and other medical treatment, including long-term physical therapy. Our attorneys use experienced life care planners to determine other long-term needs our client will have in the future, such as modifications to their home, a specialized handicapped vehicle, a care attendant to assist with daily needs and other needs.

Our personal injury lawyers pursue compensation to cover the financial impact of medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and long-term care needs of our client.

Helpful Resources for Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries

  • UPMC-Institute for Rehabilitation and Research – a nationally recognized academic center for research and rehabilitation
  • Christopher Reeve Foundation – an organization dedicated to the advancement of research on spinal cord injuries
  • Working 2 Walk – its goal is for those with spinal cord injuries to reach the highest level of functionality possible
  • Spinal Cord Injury Recovery – provides links to all of the major players in the recovery field today
  • University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury – their mission is to improve mobility and function through advance engineering

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a car, truck or motorcycle accident or other serious accident, the attorneys at Joyce & Bittner can help you determine the best legal strategy to adopt. Learn more about our experience and how we can help by contacting our Pennsylvania injury law firm to schedule a consultation.