New York Broken Neck or Cervical Spinal Fracture
Whether you are suffering a broken neck injury from a car accident, rollover SUV accident, from a fall during a ladder accident or from a traumatic motorcycle accident, our New York Broken Neck Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can provide you with sound legal advice regarding any potential claim. A broken neck, also referred to as a cervical fracture, is a serious back injury. The fracture of any of the seven cervical vertebrae in the neck can cause permanent impairment, disability and in severe cases, wrongful death.
Our New York Broken Neck Lawyer group has discovered that the most common cause of a neck fracture or broken neck occurs during a high-energy trauma, such as an auto accident. Other accidents that can result in this severe neck injury include:
- Recreational sports, such as football or swimming
- Bicycle accident, including mountain biking accidents
- Falls during a scaffold accident
- Slip and fall incidents
The consequences of these types of accidents are severe. A broken neck can cause permanent paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia or death. A fractured vertebra is a serious injury because of potential damage to the spinal cord. Spinal cord damage leads to paralysis. In minor cases of cervical fracture, an individual may suffer only temporary paralysis, a brief loss of sensation, or from bruising and limited mobility.
If you are suffering from a broken neck injury, our New York Broken Neck Lawyer team can help you determine who is at fault for the accident and your resulting injury. In most vehicle accidents, one driver is responsible. For example, in a truck accident, a truck driver may have inappropriately swerved and hit another vehicle. In a slip and fall accident, the owner of the premises can be held liable for any accidents under premise liability law. If the broken neck injury is the result of a bicycle accident, the bicycle’s manufacturer can be held liable if a bicycle had a defective product which resulted in the accident. Our experienced New York Broken Neck Lawyer can help you determine what caused the accident and who is legally responsible.
If you are dealing with a broken neck injury or have a family member with a cervical fracture, contact our New York Broken Neck Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to schedule a free consultation. Contact us at 800.696.9529 or stop by one of our New York City or Long Island office locations in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Westchester County, Nassau County or Suffolk County.