If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you know firsthand the devastating impact it can have on your life. From medical bills and lost wages to ongoing physical and emotional pain, the consequences of a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, you do not have to face these challenges alone. A Brooklyn personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve. At Held, Held & Held, we have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of others.

Have you sustained a spinal cord injury due to a personal injury accident? Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be a result of many types of accidents, but here are some of the most common causes:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents
  • Acts of violence, such as assault, gunshot wounds, or knife injuries
  • Work-related accidents, such as construction site falls, machinery accidents, or being struck by falling objects
  • Medical malpractice, including surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, or birth injuries
  • Alcohol or drug-related incidents, including impaired driving accidents or falls while under the influence

It’s important to note that spinal cord injuries can have life-altering consequences, so it’s crucial to take preventive measures and exercise caution to minimize the risk of such injuries.

Steps to Take After a Spinal Cord Injury

After sustaining a spinal cord injury, it’s important for you to follow these steps to protect your health and rights:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. Call emergency services or go to the nearest hospital to receive prompt medical care.
  • Report the incident. Inform the appropriate authorities about the accident or incident that caused your spinal cord injury.
  • Gather evidence. Collect any available evidence, such as photographs, witness statements, or accident reports that support your case.
  • Consult a personal injury lawyer. Seek legal representation from a skilled personal injury attorney experienced in spinal cord injury cases.
  • File a personal injury claim. Work with your lawyer to file a claim against the responsible party, whether it’s an individual, company, or institution.

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can have a variety of symptoms, some of which include:

  • Loss of sensation
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Spasms or exaggerated reflexes
  • Pain or intense tingling
  • Difficulty with balance and coordination
  • Impaired mobility

It’s important to note that the specific symptoms can vary depending on the location and severity of the spinal cord injury.

Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries

When it comes to spinal cord injuries caused by the negligence of another party, victims may be entitled to seek compensation for the damages they have suffered.

While each case is unique, the following are common types of compensation that individuals with spinal cord injuries may pursue:

  • Medical expenses — current and future medical costs, including hospitalization, surgeries, medications, assistive devices, physical therapy, and rehabilitation programs
  • Lost wages and earning capacity — to cover lost wages, benefits, and potential future income
  • Pain and suffering — non-economic damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and a reduced quality of life
  • Disability and long-term care — to cover the costs of long-term care, home modifications, adaptive equipment, and assistance required for daily activities
  • Loss of consortium — such as loss of companionship, affection, and intimacy experienced by the injured person’s spouse or family members

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance if you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They can help protect your legal rights, guide you through the legal process, and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your injury, collect evidence to support your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. They can also represent you in court if necessary and provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

A spinal cord injury can be a life-altering event, impacting not only your physical health but also your emotional well-being, financial stability, and overall quality of life. Seeking compensation for the damages suffered is crucial to help alleviate some of the burdens and provide the necessary resources for recovery and adaptation.

Remember, time is of the essence when pursuing a spinal cord injury case, as there are statutes of limitations in place. Contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help you navigate the legal complexities, advocate for your rights, and work towards a brighter future.

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