Serious Vertebrae Injuries
Fractures of the lumbar (lower) spine can cause continual pain, numbness and weakness. In addition to fractures of the vertebrae, people can suffer from lumbar disk herniation, also called slipped disks or ruptured disks. Degenerative disk disease, which can be made worse by an injury, can cause pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is pinched. Doctors may recommend lumbar fusion surgery for these types of injuries.
The personal injury lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., have considerable experience with spinal injury claims. We understand that even a minor spinal cord injury can be debilitating. Injuries that require surgery such as lumbar fusion may be permanently disabling.
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Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212-406-1700 or contact us online.
Collect Damages for Your Spinal Injury
When there is an injury to the spinal cord, the location of the injury plays an important role in the severity of the resulting condition. Typically, the higher on the spine the injury occurs, the more debilitating the effects will be. For example, people who are injured in the lumbar region may retain function of the arms, hands and abdominal muscles, but lose function in the legs. Severe lumbar spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis or paraplegia and loss of control of the bowel or bladder.
If another party was responsible for your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys will seek compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and related expenses such as medical equipment.
Back injuries are often caused by slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. Other common causes include workplace accidents, construction accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, hit-and-run accidents and drunk driving accidents.
New York Lower Back Injury Attorneys
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