Westchester County Spinal Injury Lawyer
The Westchester County Spinal Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has been handling spinal injury cases for years and that experience has revealed that thousands of people in the United States are affected by spinal cord injury ever year. Because of the devastation this injury can cause to individuals and their families, our experienced Westchester County Spinal Injury Lawyer group can be a crucial first step to help put you on the road to recovery.
Spinal cord injury results in spinal cord cells becoming damaged. This damage causes nerve impulses that travel throughout the spinal cord to stop functioning. Some minor spinal injury does not include spinal cord damage, such as a burst fracture, bulging disc, compression fracture or herniated disc.
The typical causes of spinal injury include surgical error or doctor mistake, sports accident, auto accident, workplace accident and violent assault. In many accident claims, the resulting injury can be attributed to the negligence or carelessness of a third party, such as a company, business or individual. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, our Westchester County Spinal Injury Attorney team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC wants to talk to you about your legal rights.
When a person sustains an injury to their spine, it's vital that they receive treatment as fast as possible. This can help reduce the long-term consequences and speed up recovery time. If you were injured and didn't get the medical help you needed in a timely fashion because of inattentive doctors or slow EMT responders, call our Westchester County Medical Malpractice Lawyer to find out if filing a medical malpractice case against the parties is in your best interest.
Treatments for injury to the spine will understandably differ in relation to the type of injury. When a spinal injury is mild, the victim may only get medications to help with the pain and possible swelling. In severe spinal injury cases, the victim will likely have to undergo surgery, such as a discectomy. The surgeon may perform what's known as a vertebral fusion when dealing with a lumbar spinal fracture or lumbosacral spinal fracture to help stabilize the spine.
Spinal injury can have various outcomes for the victim. In some injury cases, a person may be left with severe disabilities, like loss of movement, loss of bowel/bladder functions, loss of respiratory functions and lack of blood pressure regulation.
While a severe spinal injury can result in devastating physical trauma, it can also cause severe emotional distress. Victims can easily sink into depression after a severe injury. Additionally, physical therapy, emotional therapy and occupational therapy can be exhausting. Furthermore, the expense of treating this devastating injury can strain families. Add to that the lost wages, lost benefits and lifelong pain and suffering, and it's easy to see how a person can feel like giving up. Our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer team has dealt with these situations and has the knowledge and resources to help return your life to some semblance of normalcy.
If your injury may have been caused by another party's reckless behavior or faulty product, call our New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation and review of your case. Our lawyers can be an important first step to helping you get the much-needed compensation to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.