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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury

The Law office of Andrew J. Pianka, LLC represents individuals and families throughout Connecticut who have suffered catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another party.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to an injury to the spinal cord resulting in varying degrees of loss of function and paralysis, depending on which part of the spine was injured and the severity of the
injury. The injury can occur from a traumatic event, such as a motor vehicle accident, or from illness or disease. Over 250,000 people in the United States currently live with a spinal cord injury.

Spinal cord injuries require ongoing, life-long medical treatment while impacting an individual’s ability to work and function normally. At the Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka, LLC, we prepare
cost-data analyses in consultation with medical experts, economists, and life care planners.

Working from medical cost data collected by HMOs and the insurance industry, we quantify costs associated with surgery, physical therapy, nursing care, medical equipment, lost wages, and loss in quality of life. Our office also consults medical experts who can verify and document the scope and nature of our client’s injuries, dismissing claims on the part of insurance doctors who attempt to minimize or question the cost of a spinal cord injury.

If you are facing an uncertain future due to a serious spinal cord injury, demand nothing less than fair compensation proportional to the long-term financial impact of your injuries. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact the Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka, LLC.

Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries

The Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka represents spinal cord injury victims injured in the following kinds of accidents:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian knockdowns
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents

Investigating the Cause of a Spinal Cord Injury Accident

Insurance companies are for-profit businesses answerable to their shareholders and the analysts on Wall Street. As a result, it’s not uncommon for insurance companies to look for ways to reduce the amount they pay out in claims and settlements. In order to reduce their “losses,” an insurance company may try to blame an injury victim for the accident that injured them. In other cases, an insurer may claim their insured failed to do everything possible to avoid the accident. That’s why it is essential to investigate the cause of accidents: to establish negligence and liability on the part of the person or persons responsible for causing your injuries.

At the Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka, we work with safety experts, design engineers, medical experts, toxicologists, and accident investigators in building the cases that expose negligence and safety violations that cause serious spinal cord accidents. We provide evidence that undermines claims on the part of insurance expert witnesses that attempt to shift blame in order to avoid full liability of any spinal cord injury.

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  • Practice Areas
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Drunk Driving Accidents
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Premises Liability
    • Catastrophic Injuries
    • Real Estate Law
    • Estate Planning and Probate
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    _315 Center Rock Green
    Suite 2
    Oxford, CT 06478
    Phone: 203.463.4414
    Fax: 203.463.4416

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