Bronx Back Injury Lawyer
A back injury can be quite debilitating, making it difficult to work or independently perform activities of daily living. Each year countless people suffer back injuries from trauma suffered in accidents. Severe back injuries involve a spinal cord injury that can leave the victim paralyzed. Many back injuries are caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, and falls. In other cases the back injury is caused not by sudden trauma but from repetitive action such as twisting, bending, or reaching. As a result of an injury to the back, the victim may experience chronic pain, tingling, or numbness. If your back was injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person, contact an experienced Bronx back injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. You may be able to recover compensation from the person responsible for your injury.Symptoms of a Back Injury
There are several types of back injuries. The most common include muscle strains, ligament sprains, vertebral fractures, herniated discs, and spinal compression. A muscle or ligament strain can result from repeatedly lifting heavy objects at work. A vertebral fracture occurs when there is trauma to the vertebrate such as might happen in a car accident or in a fall. A herniated disc can be caused by an injury to the spine that leaves tiny tears or cracks in a disc. As a result, the disc exerts pressure on nerves in the spinal cord, causing pain or weakness in the neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet or arms.
Note that when identifying an experienced Bronx back injury lawyer to represent to you, it’s important that they understand not only personal injury law, but also the medical issues related to back injuries. Symptoms of a back injury may vary from person to person and may not appear for days or even months after the accident. Examples of evidence that you may have a severe back injury include:
- Bleeding from the back, head, or neck
- Severe pain in the back, neck, or head
- Stiff neck
- Abdominal pain
- Fluid from the mouth, nose or ear
- Problems with vision
- Numbness in the legs, arms, shoulders, or other body parts
- Personality changes
Depending on the type and seriousness of your back injury, you may be unable to work for a substantial amount of time. Furthermore, in some cases a back injury may prevent you from performing certain types of work that requires heavy lifting or the use of heavy equipment. Ultimately you may not be able to earn the amount of money you would have been able to earn had you not suffered a back injury. Holding the negligent person accountable through a personal injury lawsuit may result in the compensation you need to provide you and your family with needed financial relief.
Through a personal injury lawsuit filed by an experienced back injury attorney serving the Bronx you may receive compensation for losses you suffered. For example, you may receive damages for both your past and future medical expenses. Medical expenses including emergency room services, hospital stay, surgery, prescriptions and rehabilitation. Back injuries often require yeas of treatment, so it’s important to demand compensation for future medical expenses.
You also may be entitled to receive damages to cover your lost wages if you miss work while you recover. Lost wages includes the paychecks you miss as well as the value of sick and vacation days that you used during your recovery. If as a result of your injury you are unable to earn the amount of money you otherwise would have, you may be entitled to damages for loss of earning capacity. The physical and emotional pain that you endured are also compensable in a personal injury lawsuit.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you or a loved one suffered a serious back injury in an accident, Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help. We have over 20 years of experience successfully representing clients with serious injuries. Contact an experienced back injury attorney in the Bronx at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We serve those injured in accidents in the following locations: Bronx, Queens, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, and Nassau County.