Manhattan Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Assisting Clients Suffering from Catastrophic Injuries
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI), you are probably feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. You may be worried about how you will pay for your medical bills and adjust to new physical limitations and other life changes. You may also be worried about whether you will be able to hold the negligent party accountable for what they have done.
At KI Legal, we believe that no one should have to go through life alone after suffering an injury. Our spine injury attorneys in Manhattan can help you understand your rights and options so you can move forward with your life.
Call (646) 766-8308 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) occur when the spine suffers an injury that disrupts the flow of nerves between the brain and body. This damage can be caused by a variety of accidents, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall accidents, construction site accidents, and more.
SCIs can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the area of the spine that is injured and the extent of the damage.
Common symptoms of an SCI include:
- Numbness or loss of sensation in certain parts of the body
- Weakness or loss of function in certain parts of the body
- Severe pain
- Weakness in the legs or partial paralysis
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
The severity of an injury can be measured by the level of the spine that is affected. The most severe injuries are those that occur at the top of the spine, known as a "cervical spine injury." Injuries that occur at the lower part of the spine, known as "lumbar spine injuries," are typically less severe.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be eligible to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Permanent disability
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The cause of a spinal cord injury can vary greatly. Some of the most common causes of these injuries include:
Even if you were partially at fault for the accident that caused your spinal cord injury, you may still be eligible for compensation. Learn more about your options by calling our Manhattan spinal cord injury attorneys at (646) 766-8308 or filling out our online contact form.