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New York Posterior Cord Syndrome

A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries that you can suffer in an accident. There are a number of different types of injuries to the spinal cord including posterior cord syndrome. A person suffering from posterior cord syndrome may maintain good muscle power, pain and temperature sensation, but may experience difficulty in coordinating movement of their limbs. A posterior cord syndrome injury can occur in a variety of types of accidents such as a car accident, construction accident, boat accident or fall. If you sustained a posterior cord syndrome injury in an accident that would not have happened but for the negligence of another person, contact an experienced New York posterior cord syndrome lawyer who will review your case and help you file a personal injury claim in order to receive damages that will compensate you for your medical expenses and other losses you suffered as a result of the accident.

Treatment of posterior cord syndrome

Victims suffering from posterior cord syndrome may require long-term physical and occupational therapy. While some may be able to recover fully enough to return to everyday activities at home and work, others may have permanent functional deficits. As experienced New York posterior cord syndrome attorneys, we have are well aware that medical bills related to treatment and therapy for any type of spinal injury can be substantial.

Pursuing a claim for a posterior cord syndrome injury

However, under New York law if your spinal injury was the result of an accident that due to another person’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party and demand compensation for your losses. Compensable losses may include medical bills, lost compensation, and pain and suffering. Beware that the defendant and his or her insurance company may attempt to convince you to settle the case quickly by accepting a low-ball settlement. Before you agree to accept an offer, make sure a skilled posterior cord syndrome attorney serving New York reviews to ensure that the settlement offer is in your best interest and that it will cover your losses.


Thomas Thompson was riding his motorcycle when he a car ran through a red light and collided with him. Thompson was thrown off of the motorcycle, landing on his back and neck. At the scene of the accident Thompson complained of numbness over his trunk, arms and legs. He also reported posterior neck numbness. However, he retained ability to move his legs. Over the next few months the Thompson showed a progressive increase in strength and sensation improved. While proprioception and vibration eventually returned to normal in his arms, he continued to have significant problems with proprioception in his legs. After several months of therapy Thompson was able to safely move around with a walker, but he continued to have difficulty in coordinating movement of his legs, and was unable to walk at night without lights. Thompson contacted a posterior cord syndrome attorney in New York to discuss filing a claim against the driver of the car that hit him and caused his injury.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that resulted in a posterior cord syndrome injury or another serious spinal cord injury, contact an experienced attorney who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with injuries to the spine. 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.

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