New York Spinal Damage Injury Attorney
The spine is constructed of multiple vertebrae and intervertebral disc, all of which compose the spinal column. The spinal column typically supports half of the upper body weight. When the spinal column incurs combined compression, rotational and distraction forces, surpassing the strength and stability of the spinal column, spinal damage occurs. The predominant impacting force determines the category of the spinal fracture. Spinal fracture does not always include spinal cord damage. In accordance with the New York Spinal Injury Attorney team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, every year an average 150,000 Americans sustain a spinal fracture, with approximately 15,000 incurring spinal cord trauma.
The New York Spinal Fracture Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned spinal damage often occurs as a result of a construction accident, penetrating trauma, motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accident or high distance fall from a ladder, with almost half of all incidents of spinal damage occurring due to a car accident, SUV accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident motor vehicle accident. Periodically the accident results from another person’s actions or lack of actions.
Multiple symptoms arise from spinal damage. Our New York Spinal Damage Attorney team concludes the most common is severe pain, and can include:
- Loss of reflexes
- Loss of mobility
- Low blood pressure
Spinal damage severity is determined by the mechanism of injury and location. Spinal damage can encompass a painful burst fracture or compression fracture to a lumbar spinal fracture or thoracic spinal fracture. The various forms of spinal damage typically lead to spinal column instability. The New York Spinal Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC realizes spinal column instability can induce more serious complications, as in spinal cord damage.
The severity and location of the spinal damage may be assessed by physical examination and employing the use of Computerized Tomography (CT scans), X-ray and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI scans). A neurological examination can assess the amount if any of spinal cord damage. Spinal damage treatment may only recommend bed rest and the use of pain medications, along with physical therapy and exercise. Many times spinal damage demands surgical intervention for spinal column stabilization, evacuation of excess tissue and fluid impacting the spinal cord, or to remove intervertebral disc or vertebral fragments. Surgery may also be required to hinder the effects of spinal cord injury associated with the spinal damage. Long-term recovery is dependent upon the spinal damage severity and location. The New York Spinal Damage Attorney staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC insists post-surgical recovery requires occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation and home exercises.
If your spinal damage occurs from another party’s negligence, you shouldn’t endure the suffering alone. Consulting the New York Spinal Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be essential in successfully mitigating your claim for compensation.
If you or someone you love is suffering from a spinal damage, contact our New York Spinal Injury Attorney team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. Please contact us for a free consultation at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW. Our offices can be conveniently found in the New York City area, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, Manhattan, as well as on Long Island including Nassau County and Suffolk County as well as Westchester County.