Seven vertebrae in the neck make up the cervical spine. An injury in the cervical region of the spine can affect the victim for a lifetime, requiring extensive treatment from specialists as well as assistance with day-to-day activities. In some cases, cervical fusion surgery is necessary.
The personal injury attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., have the skill and experience necessary to fight for you after an injury changes your life. We have won many successful verdicts and settlements in neck injury cases.Call Us to Learn How We Can Help
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.Seeking Damages for Disabling Spinal Injuries
Whiplash and other accidents that cause the head to move rapidly back and forth on the spine can cause vertebrae fractures or compression of the spinal disks and nerves. Degenerative disk disease, which can be worsened by an accident, can also cause severe pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is pinched. Doctors often recommend cervical fusion surgery for these types of injuries.
The higher on the spine an injury occurs, the more spinal nerves and body systems may be damaged. An injury to the upper cervical region may cause quadriplegia and complete loss of sensation below the injury location. In addition, quadriplegia may cause serious secondary complications, including pressure sores, respiratory difficulty and organ failure.
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.
Neck 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 Neck Injury Lawyer
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