Suffered a Spinal Injury in NYC? Our Lawyers Can Help

After an accident, it can be hard to take legal action while recovering from spinal damage. A New York City personal injury attorney can guide you through the process. Whatever the circumstances or extent of your spinal cord injury, Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. will fight for your right to compensation.

Call us today at (212) 490-5700 to speak with a spinal cord injury lawyer who can help. Our no win no fee lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and offer free initial consultations.

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A spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating events you can experience. According to the National SCI Statistical Center, there are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injury cases each year in the United States. Every aspect of your life, including your hobbies, relationships, and your independence, could change after a spinal cord injury. This is especially true if it results in partial or complete paralysis.

Steps After a Spinal Injury Accident

If your accident results in a spinal cord injury, seek a spinal injury lawyer who understands what you need and works tirelessly to get it. They can help determine who is responsible for your accident and damages.

Liability in New York Spinal Injury Cases

Liability is assigned to those who cause accidents or contribute to them through negligence. For example, employers can be held liable if their employee is injured in an occupational accident. The injured victim deserves full workers’ compensation benefits.

Additional liable parties in spinal cord injuries may involve the following:

The party responsible for covering your damages depends on your specific case. In some instances, multiple parties could be held liable. Our NYC spinal injury attorneys will examine your individual situation and help bring you the maximum compensation for your damages.

Recovering Compensation After a Spinal Cord Injury

Possible damages after an accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury depend on the impact your spine injuries have had on your life and will continue to have. Damages can be economic or non-economic, ranging from calculated expenses to intangible losses.

Damages after a spinal cord injury accident include but are not limited to:

New York Statute of Limitations for Spinal Injuries

It is important to note that under the New York statute of limitations, your spinal cord injury claim will need to be filed within three years from the date of your accident. Otherwise, your spine injury case might not be accepted, and you will lose the chance to recover compensation and hold the liable party accountable.

Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

Any type of spinal cord injury may cause all or some of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of ability to move parts of the body
  • Loss of feeling, including the sensations of heat, cold, and touch
  • Spasms or exaggerated reflexes
  • Intense stinging or pain resulting from damage to nerve fibers
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing, and clearing out the lungs
  • Loss of control over bowels or bladder

Paralysis From Spinal Injuries

Paralysis can also result from spinal cord injury. The use of the limbs after spinal cord damage depends on the location of the injury on the spine and the severity. Generally, the higher on the spine the injury occurs, the greater the affected area.

The level of injury and resulting paralysis can be:

  • Complete: No sensation or ability to control movement below the level of the injury; or
  • Incomplete: Some level of sensation and control of muscle movement below the level of the injury.

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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in New York

A spine injury is typically the result of trauma that damages the spinal cord, vertebrae, spinal disks, or adjacent soft tissue. A blow might fracture, dislocate, crush, or compress one or more vertebrae in the spinal column, or damage the spinal cord itself. Trauma to discs (such as bulging and herniated discs) or surrounding soft tissue can cause swelling, bleeding, fluid accumulation, and inflammation, which irritate the spinal cord further.

Common causes behind spinal cord injuries include:

According to the World Health Organization, most spinal cord injury accidents are preventable. If you choose to take action against the party who caused your accident, let one of our trusted spinal cord injury attorneys help.

NYC Spinal Cord Injury Resources

After an accident leaves you with a spine injury, dealing with the emotional distress and physical pain of recovery can be isolating. Many resources can help shoulder the burdens you face.

The NYC Chapter of the United Spinal Association offers free membership for those with spinal injuries who want to connect with people in similar situations. Additionally, the Mount Sinai Spinal Cord Injury Program offers programs dedicated to helping spine injury survivors with adjusting to a new life.

Contact Our NYC Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Today

If you have suffered a spinal injury from a slip and fall or any other type of accident injury, help is available to pursue the relief you need. At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, our spinal cord injury attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in all types of catastrophic injuries. Our legal team can evaluate your case and help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

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