New York Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
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Injuries to the spinal cord can happen when a person least expects them.
They can occur in a car accident, work accident, or other type of injury.
If your spine was injured in some sort of accident, you may be entitled
to file a New York spinal cord injury lawsuit to compensate you for your
pain and suffering.
Request your complimentary
consultation with the team at Belushin Law Firm to learn what we can do for you.
Serious Injuries Deserve Serious Justice
The spinal cord is a large bundle of nerves that runs through the spinal
column and connects with the brain. The brain and the spinal cord make
up the central nervous system of the body, and the spinal cord serves
as the major conduit between the brain and the rest of the body. The spinal
cord is delicate and also extremely important to the proper functioning
of the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged in a back or
neck injury, the symptoms of the injury could be present in any part of the body because
of the spinal cord’s connection throughout the body.
The spinal cord has three major functions. The first function of the spinal
cord is to deliver messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The
spinal cord acts as a channel for all motor skills: moving hands and fingers,
walking, sitting, and all other body movements. The second major function
of the spinal cord is to deliver sensory information from the rest of
the body back to the brain. The spinal cord is a channel for whether the
body is sensing heat or cold, whether the body is feeling pain, and all
The third function is to work reflexes throughout the body. These three
functions make the spinal cord extremely important to the overall health
and function of the body. When the spinal cord is injured, the victim
can suffer pain, paralysis, or even death. If you have suffered a spinal
cord injury, you need a NYC personal injury law firm that understands
the complexities of your spinal cord injury. The NY spine injury lawyers
at Belushin Law Firm have handled complex
personal injury claims with serious and debilitating injuries.
Pursue the Financial Support You Need to Recover
When there is a traumatic impact to the spinal area, one of the serious
dangers is a broken bone in the spine. The vertebra in the spine can break
from impact directly to them, such as landing on the back or being struck
in the back, but they can also break when the weight of the body is forced
downwards and the bones are broken under the weight of the body. When
a bone in the back is broken, or shattered, it can cause a bone fragment
to lodge in the spinal cord. This can cut off the nerves to a certain
part of the body, and can permanently cause either partial or complete
When a bone in the back is broken, the patient must be moved as little
as possible to prevent the shards of bone from lodging in the spinal cord.
These injuries are not only extremely painful, but they can also cause
irreversible nerve damage that can prevent the accident victim from being
able to engage in their everyday activities. The spine is divided into
three sections, the cervical spine, which is at the top of the spine and
the neck, the thoracic spine, which is in the middle, and the lumbosacral
spine, which is the lower back. Of these three areas, the cervical and
lumbar spine, at the neck and the lower back, are the areas that are most
likely to sustain a spinal cord injury.
Aside from broken bones lodging in the spinal cord, there are additional
ways that the spinal cord can be injured. Nerve impingement and nerve
compression, also referred to as “pinched nerves,” can affect
an accident victim. Even a low-speed accident can cause nerve impingement
or other types of nerve damage. The medical term for nerve damage is called
radiculopathy, and it can occur when there is some type of neck or back
injury in an accident. Radiculopathy causes severe pain, tingling in the
legs and arms, and numbness in the legs and arms.
Stand Up to Insurance Companies
Although the insurance companies tend to try to downplay the seriousness
of neck and back injuries to
car accident victims, these injuries can be extremely painful and can affect an accident
victim’s quality of life. Numbness and tingling in the arms and
legs can negatively affect a person’s gross and fine motor control,
and it can require that the person miss time from work. Furthermore, pinched
nerves and other nerve damage can be very difficult to diagnose while
simultaneously causing the patient severe and persistent pain. If you
have suffered nerve damage, you need to speak with an experienced NYC
nerve damage attorney who understands the seriousness of your condition
and can convince the insurance companies to compensate you for it.
In very serious motor vehicle crashes or other accidents, damage to the
spinal cord can cause death or permanent incapacitation. If your loved
one was killed or incapacitated in a serious automobile accident, you
may be able to bring a claim on their behalf to compensate your family
for their loss or for the cost of caring for your injured family member.
The dedicated and compassionate personal injury law attorneys at Belushin
Law Firm can help.
Our team is on your side.
Contact 888-918-9890 for the legal advocacy you need and deserve.