Dedicated NYC Lawyers For Tractor-Trailer Spinal Injury Cases
The Mayo Clinic estimates motor vehicle accidents cause about 35 percent of spinal cord injuries in the United States, making this the leading cause of spinal injuries. There is currently no cure for spinal damage. However, treatments and rehabilitation may improve functionality, sensation, movement and general health and certain tools and assistance can improve quality of life.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has concentrated our practice on personal injury and wrongful death law for more than 30 years. This is all we do and we feel passionate about our cases and our clients. Our dedication gives us the skills, experience, knowledge, expertise and resources to fully investigate tractor-trailer accidents and get you the money and benefits you are entitled to.
Our lawyers understand that you and your family are going through a difficult time following your accident. We show you compassion, privacy and patience as we aggressively pursue the trucking company and driver responsible for your spinal injury.
Paralysis Caused by Spinal Cord Injury
Six million people are currently living with paralysis in the United States, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Spinal injury is responsible for about one-fourth of paralysis.
Typically, a blow to the body damages the vertebra that protects the spinal cord from injury. The level of paralysis and the affect upon the individual depend upon which section of the spinal cord sustained damage and to what degree. The signals to and from the areas below the damaged section of the spinal cord are disrupted, causing loss of feeling and movement. Complete paralysis refers to the complete loss of movement and feeling. Paralysis is considered incomplete if some feeling or movement remains below the injured vertebra.
Long-Term Disabilities and Complications
Paralysis is the most obvious sign of spinal cord injuries, but victims typically also suffer other complications that have a substantial impact on their lives, including:
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Sexual dysfunction and infertility
- Inability to detect heat, cold and pressure due to loss of skin sensation
- Respiratory problems that make breathing and coughing difficult
- Muscle spasticity or loss of muscle tone
- Infections and bedsores
- Nerve, muscle and joint pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Diminished overall health
Costs of Living with a Spinal Cord Injury
The emotional and personal costs of living with a spinal cord are difficult to measure. However, the financial costs are clear. For most families, paying for the costs would be impossible to cover without money from a lawsuit.
Our New York City spinal cord injury attorneys help you get the money and benefits you need to pay for treatments, rehabilitation, home care, equipment and other expenses associated with a spinal cord injury to provide you with the best quality of life given the severity of the injury. We draw on our significant experience and consult with experts to anticipate your lifetime costs.
Learn More about Recovering Money for Your Truck Crash Injuries
Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410 to schedule your free big-rig injury claim evaluation at our Manhattan, Bronx, Deer Park, Jericho or White Plains office. We handle your case on contingency, so you do not pay attorneys’ fees unless we recover money for you.