New York Nerve Impingement
It is not uncommon for a victim of an auto accident to feel back pain immediately after the accident. Along with a brain injury and broken bones, injuries to the back are among the most common types of injuries in vehicle accidents. Victims of SUV rollover accidents are particularly susceptible to back, neck and spine injuries. There are many different types of back or spine conditions that result from auto accidents such as spinal contusions, herniated disks, and fractured vertebrae. One of the most common types of injuries is nerve impingement, also referred to as a pinched nerve or compressed nerve. When a nerve impingement injury is the result of an accident where another person was at fault, such an accident is typically due to negligence and could have been avoided. Fortunately, under New York law victims who suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of others are entitled to seek damages through a personal injury claim. If you sustained a nerve impingement in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced New York nerve impingement lawyer who will review your case and work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.Common causes and symptoms of nerve impingement
Those who suffer from a nerve impingement spinal injury often also suffer from one or more herniated disks caused by a traumatic accident such as an auto accident, a fall, or a construction accident. Depending on where in the spine the nerve impingement is located, symptoms may include neck or back pain, muscle stiffness, weakness or numbness in hands or feet, poor coordination, and incontinence. Sometimes these symptoms are temporary, while in other cases the symptoms are permanent. Treatment for nerve impingement typically includes pain management, use of a brace, physical therapy or prescription steroids. In some cases, surgery may be needed to relieve compressed or pinched spinal nerves. As experienced New York nerve impingement lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, regardless of the type of treatment requirement, we know that medical bills for a spinal injury can add up quickly.Pursuing compensation for a nerve impingement injury
Depending on the severity of your pinched nerve, you may be unable to work for a substantial period of time. On top of that, you will have medical expenses related to treating the pinched nerve. As you struggle to get better and move forward from the accident, you are understandably wondering how your will pay your medical bills and your everyday expenses if you are unable to work. As a nerve impingement lawyer in New York can explain in detail, if your injury was caused by another person’s negligence then you have the right to demand compensation. You can demand payment for your medical expenses so that you can pay for the care that you need. In addition, you can demand payment to cover your lost wages so that you will have the funds to pay your bills while you are unable to work and receive your regular paycheck.
Keep in mind that it is important to move forward with your claim quickly as there are statutory time limits to filing a personal injury claim. If you miss the deadline, you will lose our right to file your claim and collect needed compensation.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you suffered a nerve impingement injury in an accident, contact an experienced nerve impingement attorney serving New York who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with back, neck and spinal cord injuries. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates has decades of experience winning substantial compensation for injured victims. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.