Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine and protect your spinal cord. One of our clients, a 53-year-old man, was in a car stopped at a stop sign and struck in the rear. He sustained injuries to the upper neck and back requiring cervical spine fusion. We fought for our client’s chance at fair compensation and won $250,000 on his behalf. If you would like us to fight for you, contact Sullivan and Sullivan LLP immediately for a free case evaluation. We will provide a translator if you need one.

There are many causes of spinal injuries, such as bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, defective products, on the job injuries from industrial accidents or other work-related incidents.

Sullivan and Sullivan LLP is committed to using all its resources on your behalf, employing and consulting with top-notch rehabilitation physicians, neurosurgeons, psychologists, and other experts to stay abreast of the latest developments in spinal cord injury treatment, research, and awareness. Our experts help us understand how your injury happened and what the likely long-term prognosis will be.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when the nerves within the spinal canal are damaged. Most SCI’s are caused by trauma to the vertebral column, affecting the spinal cord’s ability to send and receive messages between the brain and the body’s systems that control sensory, motor and autonomic function.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of SCI, followed by acts of violence, falls, sports injuries and diseases such as polio, spina bifida, and Friedreich’s Ataxia. The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for a loss of functioning to occur. In fact, in most people with SCI, the spinal cord is intact, but the damage to it results in loss of function.

According to recent research, patients who fall victim to severe spinal cord injuries end up paying an average of more than $1 million during their first year of medical care, followed by close to $200,000 in medical expenses each subsequent year. These astronomical costs are far beyond the reach of most people and could have a lasting financial impact that most will never fully recover from.

That’s why you need a spinal cord injury lawyer you can trust to guide you through the process of seeking justice for the harm inflicted on you. Due to the complex nature of the brain and spinal cord, this area of the law requires more detailed research than other personal injury cases. Our spinal cord and brain injury lawyers will investigate your case and help you determine the extent to which you can receive compensation.

If you or someone you know in New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk County), needs the assistance of experienced spinal cord injury attorneys, contact Sullivan and Sullivan LLP today to schedule your free consultation. The sooner you call, the higher your compensation can be.

If you or someone you love found themselves in that position, would you not want a dedicated team of legal professionals to fight as hard as they can to help you recover damages?