How to Sue For a Spinal Cord Injury

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If you are someone who has recently been involved in an accident where you sustained a spinal cord injury, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What does the spinal cord do?

The spinal cord is responsible for sending signals from your brain to your body, essentially allowing you to move as you desire. That is why there are few things more damaging than a spinal cord injury.

What happens when you injure your spinal cord?

When people sustain spinal cord injuries, they almost always suffer paralysis. This means they can lose their ability to walk, move their arms, or properly use their bladder, lungs, and more. The three primary sections of the spinal cord include the cervical section, the thoracic section, and the lumbar section. The worst spinal cord injuries are when the higher sections of the spinal cord are damaged. Some additional issues that can stem from spinal cord injuries include:

  • Autonomic dysreflexia (constriction of blood vessels)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Obesity
  • Severe pain
  • New injuries caused by the lack of sensation in arms, legs, and otherwise
  • Depression and other psychological issues.
  • Urinary tract problems
  • Pressure sores

How do I sue for a spinal cord injury?

To sue someone for a spinal cord injury, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of their negligence. For example, if you were injured in an auto accident, to win compensation, you will have to prove that the motorist was speeding, texting, or otherwise disobeying the rules and regulations of the road at the time of your accident. If you do, you may win significant compensation that can help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more.

That being said, you must ensure you file your claim within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with New York State鈥檚 statute of limitations. If you fail to do so and are injured, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is here to prevent that from happening–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.