Nassau County Back Injury Lawyer
Patricia was driving home from the gym. John, who had glanced down at his phone, crossed the centerline and ran head-on into Patricia's vehicle. Patricia broke her back. As a result she is now a T-10 paraplegic.
A back injury is one of the most painful, debilitating injuries that one can suffer. Back injuries can affect the functioning of your legs, arms, and neck. They often require extended treatment and limit the ability to function both at home and at work. Unfortunately, back injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that result from accidents. In fact, nearly 45% of back injuries are the result of a car accident or some other type of vehicle accident. Slip and fall accidents account for about 25% of falls, while sports activities and acts of violence account for about 25% of back injuries. If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer because your back was injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person, contact a Nassau County back injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates who will explain your legal options and help you seek maximum compensation.Symptoms and Treatment of a Back Injury
There are several types of back and spina injuries including herniated disks, back sprains, ruptured disks, and broken bones. They can be caused by car accidents, falls, and by routine activities at work that require repetitive motion. Symptoms can range from pain in the back, head, or neck, to pain in the legs, arms, and feet, loss of vision, abdominal pain, and confusion. Furthermore, a back injury could also mean that you have injured your spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can lead to serious conditions such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. Paraplegia is the complete paralysis of the trunk and lower extremities, while quadriplegia is the complete paralysis of the trunk and all four extremities. Symptoms of a serious spinal injury may not show up right away. Such symptoms are not limited to back pain. They may also include incontinence, breathing problems, muscle spasms and loss of sensation in the extremities.Filing a Lawsuit
To hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable, contact an experienced Nassau County back injury lawyer. Depending on the seriousness of your back injury, you may be unable to work for a long 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 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, and surgery. It may also include long-term physical therapy and rehabilitation.
You also may be entitled to receive damages to cover your lost wages if you miss work due to your back injury. Lost wages includes the weekly or monthly 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 back injury you are unable to earn the amount of money you otherwise would have, you may be entitled to receive compensation for loss of earning capacity. To learn more about the lost wages and loss of earning capacity to which you would be entitled, contact and experienced back injury attorney in Nassau County.
The physical and emotional pain that you endured are also compensable in a personal injury lawsuit. When it comes to serious injuries caused by negligence, compensation for pain and suffering can be substantial.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in representing clients in personal injury cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact an experienced back injury attorney serving Nassau County at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Nassau County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester County, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, and Queens.