Have You Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury in an Accident?
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), more than a quarter million Americans suffer from the after-effects of a spinal cord injury. Approximately 11,000 people, or 30 people per day, sustain spinal cord injuries. The majority of injuries are caused by traffic accidents, falls, serious workplace injuries or sports-related accidents.
Spinal cord injuries can affect a few areas of the spine. Cervical injuries occur near the neck, and can affect both the arms and the legs. Thoracic injuries occur at chest-level, with symptoms usually affecting the legs. Injuries to the cervical or high-thoracic spinal cord may also result in blood pressure difficulties, abnormal sweating, and trouble maintaining normal body temperature. Lumbar sacral injuries occur at the lower- back level, which usually cause the legs to be affected.
As New York’s largest personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys have successfully represented accident victims and their families in spinal cord and lumbar injury cases for more than 20 years. Spinal cord injuries deprive people of their ability to continue living a comfortable life, and can leave a person without the freedom to walk around or get out of the bed again. If your spinal cord injury was the result of negligence, our attorneys can help.
Spinal Cord injuries can alter your quality of life.
Spinal cord injuries can leave you with major impairments, including a lack of movement, lack of sensation, a range of breathing difficulties, difficulty controlling bladder and bowel functions, and problems regulating body temperature and blood pressure.
Weitz & Luxenberg defends a range of spinal injuries:
- Lumbar Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Disc Injury
- Spinal Fusion Surgery
- Spinal Cord/Lumbar Injuries
With the soaring cost of surgery, care and therapy, it’s understandable to be concerned. Spinal cord injuries require many meetings with doctors, extensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation interventions even after an acute injury has healed.
Spinal cord injuries can compromise your ability to live comfortably and independently, by making it hard to sit comfortably, or engage in certain physical activities from playing with the children to carrying groceries from the car to the house. Modifications of your living environment are usually required in the event of a spinal injury. Most people with these injuries are wheelchair- or bed-bound, or have impaired mobility requiring a variety of assistive devices.
Weitz & Luxenberg Attorneys want to help you recover.
Incurring extra costs due to an injury only adds to the normal costs we deal with on a daily basis. If you suffered a spinal injury please let us know by filling out the form below for a careful review of your case. Our firm works on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees at all until one of our Weitz & Luxenberg lawyers secures
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