Few things are more devastating than a spinal cord injury. On top of loss of function and chronic pain, you will be dealing with medical bills, your insurance company, and financial hardships. In this time of stress, you need an advocate on your side.

Whether the injury occurred after a traffic accident, a slip and fall, an act of violence, a work mishap, or medical malpractice, D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC’s dedicated catastrophic injury attorneys will work to hold the person who caused you harm accountable.

Our firm focuses on personal injury cases, winning multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for injured individuals, including in cases of spinal cord injuries. If we don’t win, you don’t pay because we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. At D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, we are in this together.

Contact us now, either by phone or online, for a free and confidential consultation with a Waterbury spinal cord injury lawyer.

Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms and Causes

A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord or the nerves attached to the spinal cord. Such an injury can result in permanent changes and loss of voluntary movement below the site of the injury. Symptoms include:

  • Pain;
  • Trouble breathing;
  • Loss of movement;
  • Loss of change in sensation; and
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control.

Spinal cord injuries can be either incomplete or complete. With the less severe “incomplete” injury, the spinal cord still sends messages to or from the brain, meaning you may still have some feeling and function below the injury site. A “complete” injury, on the other hand, means there is no nerve communication below the site of the injury, and function is lost.

Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

Those between 16 and 30 or over the age of 65 are the most common sufferers of spinal cord injuries. No matter your age or the specific accident that led to your injury, when someone else’s careless actions cause you harm, our Waterbury spinal cord injury attorneys will help you take legal action.

Act Quickly After Suffering a Spinal Injury

If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, you don’t just need a lawyer. You need a team of lawyers who understand the complexities of Connecticut law—like the legal professionals at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC. Our spinal cord injury lawyers in Waterbury know the value of acting quickly and efficiently and can help you gather the evidence you need to receive maximum compensation.

You do not want to wait to act. In Connecticut, you must file a claim with the court before the statutory deadline closes. In most cases, this deadline closes two or three years after the injury occurs. If this time has already passed, you should still reach out to our team to see if an exception to the deadline applies in your case.

Speak With a Waterbury Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today

When you or a loved one has suffered spinal cord damage, do not trust your insurance company alone to handle your injuries and medical expenses. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and your best interests. Our team of legal professionals can provide the support and guidance you need to rebuild your life. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation with a Waterbury spinal cord injury lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC.