Spinal cord injuries affect between four and five million Americans yearly, and 400,000 live with the continuing effects of these injuries. These injuries can single handedly have a destructive impact on your life, ranging from chronic pain, partial limited mobility, to widespread paralysis.
An injury to the spinal cord, the main component of the Central Nervous System, may be simply a bruise, or a partial or complete tear. A mild contusion may cause the temporary loss of some function below the site of the injury. A complete severing of the spinal cord, causes a total and permanent loss of sensation and movement below the site of the injury. Medical care for spinal cord injuries can be incredibly expensive, requiring ongoing attention, sometimes multiple surgeries, and painful rehabilitation programs. These activities in themselves also interrupt your personal and professional life.
The New York personal injury lawyer of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., work with victims and the families of spinal cord injury victims who have suffered due to the negligence of others. In most cases, spinal cord injuries are caused by a person hitting their head in way that jerks the neck and back, or by a direct injury to the neck, spine, or back. Examples of accidents which can cause these kinds of injuries are car, truck, and bus accidents, construction accidents, surgical error, defective products, and slip and fall accidents.
If the spinal cord injury is the result of someone else’s wrongful conduct and negligence, it is important to get legal representation as soon as possible. The spinal cord injury lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., are very sensitive to the fact that this is a trying situation for the victim and we are prepared to aggressively fight for your right to compensation. We have the experience and the passion to make certain that you, or a loved one, obtain full compensation covering medical expense, rehabilitation cost, lost wages, and other expenses related to the injury.
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of victims and their families. With more than 75 years of combined experience, the attorneys of Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., have devoted their legal practice to the pursuit of justice. The partners from Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., originally came from the largest, most experienced and most profitable personal injury firms in New York State.