NYC Back Injury
A Back Injury can be extremely debilitating and painful to say the least. This type of injury affects every aspect of your life, as it can prevent you from doing the activities you enjoy, causes problems at work, and seriously affects your sense of well-being. These injuries can be caused by any accident or activity, but are often seen in relation to work-related accident, such as a Construction Accident. A spinal injury is also commonly seen after an Auto Accident, serious bike accident, a slip and fall accident or serious Truck Accident. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can create a lasting physical problem. If you have been hurt due to an accident or negligence of another, contact a NYC Back Injury Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates as soon as possible. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries including reimbursement for medical expenses, missed time from work as well as pain and suffering. If you have hurt your back, you may not initially realize how serious it is. An inflamed or torn disc or serious injury to the vertebrae can cause extreme pain in just performing daily activities. It is important to keep in mind that if you are injured, http://www.1800nynylaw.com/lawyer-attorney-1561479.html, and your case is handled appropriately.
These injuries can involve damage to tendons, muscles or the vertebrae. A Spinal Injury is serious and can result in many serious complications such as Quadriplegia and paraplegia, pain, numbness and mobility problems. Often surgery is required to address the problem, which results in long recovery times, painful rehabilitation, missed time from work, and sky-high medical bills.
A Car Accident is a common cause of these types of injuries. It is important to be aware that in New York State, Insurance Article 52 puts a limit on the amount of damages a plaintiff can receive for a herniated disc. It must be proven that the injury falls within one of nine categories of "serious injury." Having a herniated disc in and of itself is often not sufficient to successfully win your case in court.
Defendant's commonly argue the following defenses:
- Herniated discs are common in people over 40 years of age;
- The plaintiff's back injury was a pre-existing condition;
- Juries tend to disregard a plaintiff's claim if they suffered an injury in a Car Accident; however, there is little, if any damage to the car.
If you have been seriously hurt, you may be confused as how to proceed. Your first step is to call our firm to learn if you have case, and how you can collect compensation for your injuries. Whether you are suffering from a spinal injury, or have been hurt because of Medical Malpractice, or a suffered a Slip and Fall accident, contact our firm to learn about your legal rights. We can offer you legal guidance and a free case consultation with your first appointment. We have offices throughout NYC, such as Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. We also have offices in Westchester County, and in both Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Call us today to make your appointment at 800.696.9529.