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New York Spinal Contusions

Injuries to the back and spine are common to accident victims. Victims of SUV rollover accidents are particularly susceptible to back, neck and spine injuries. Spinal cord injuries can be quite serious since the spinal cord is made up of the bundle of nerves that carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body for movement and sensation. A seemingly minor injury to the spinal cord can affect mobility and result lifelong physical challenges. One type of spinal cord injury is a contusion. A spinal contusion is a bruise to the spinal cord. A bruise to the spinal cord, can occur if the spinal cord is pulled, pressed sideways, or compressed such as when the head, neck, or back is twisted in an abnormal manner during a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident, or some other type of serious accident. Fortunately, under New York law victims who suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of others are entitled to seek damages through an injury claim. If you were in an accident and suffered a spinal contusion, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced New York spinal contusions Lawyer who will review that facts of your case and work aggressively to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

Symptoms of a spinal contusion

Depending on where in the spine the contusion is located, symptoms may include:

  • Paralysis
  • Loss of normal bowel and bladder control, such as constipation, incontinence, or bladder spasms
  • Numbness
  • Sensory changes
  • Pain

As experienced New York spinal contusion lawyer, we have seen some cases in which the symptoms are temporary, while in other cases the symptoms are permanent.

Treatment for a spinal contusion typically includes pain management, use of a brace, physical therapy or prescription steroids. In some cases, surgery may be needed.

Pursuing compensation for a spinal contusion

Depending on the severity of your spinal cord injury, you may be unable to work for a substantial amount of time. Furthermore, in some cases a spinal 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 nerve impingement injury. As an experienced spinal contusions attorney in New York will explain, 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. It will also ensure that you will be able to pay for the medical treatment you need for your injury.

Back and spinal cord injuries are among the most common types of workplace injuries. If your spinal contusion occurred while you were working, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits that would provide you with medical benefits to will cover treatment for your injury.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you were injured in an accident that resulted in a spinal contusion and you believe the accident was caused by another person, it is important that you are represented by an experienced spinal contusions attorney serving New York. Back injury cases are complicated, and a thorough review and understanding of medical records is key to ensuring success in your claim. 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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