Scranton Head and Spinal Injury Attorneys

Devastating injuries deserve strong representation and compassionate guidance Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties

Head and spinal cord injuries are considered catastrophic injuries because they often result in permanent disability and/or lack of bodily function. If you’ve suffered one of these severe injuries, it’s more important than ever to seek strong legal representation.  The compensation you’re entitled to by law may be the only way to ease the extreme financial burden often associated with these types of injuries. At The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini, our Scranton attorneys have extensive experience representing clients with head and spinal injuries. We explain your options, advise you of the best legal course of action and compassionately protect your rights while restoring as much balance to your life as possible.

Causes of head and spinal injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury are usually the result of car accidents or work-related accidents. However, they can also be caused by a variety of other accidents, such as:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Sports-related accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Accidental shootings

What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

In a TBI, a head injury that involves violent shaking or penetration damages the brain. In the most serious TBI cases, brain damage is extensive and results in an impaired ability to function. The devastating effects of head injury include:

  • Concussions
  • Seizures
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Coma
  • Diminished sensory perceptions
  • Impaired vision
  • Speech difficulties
  • Depression or personality disorders

About spinal cord injuries

The severity of a spinal cord injury is usually determined by where the damage occurs along the spine. Areas below the injury may suffer from partial or complete paralysis. The most severe spinal cord injuries are associated with damage occurring near the top of the spinal cord.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 spinal cord injuries in the United States every year. And it costs nearly$4 billion each year to care for victims of those injuries. Nearly 40 percent of spinal cord injuries result from auto accidents, and many others result from falls. A Scranton slip and fall attorney can help estimate damages and advise the amount of recovery to seek when pursuing a spinal cord injury accident case.

Contact a Scranton, Pennsylvania head and spinal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation

To maximize your compensation, contact one of our experienced lawyers at The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini as soon as possible after you have suffered a head or spine injury. Call 570.955.3251 or contact us online for your free initial consultation. Our flexible hours and convenient location near the federal courthouse make our firm the right choice when you need help the most.