Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can range in severity. If you were involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury, you could be eligible for compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, future medical expenses, disability, physical therapy, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

It is hard to imagine a physical injury more devastating than damage to the spinal cord. If you or a loved one have suffered such an injury, you may be at a loss for how to move forward. In cases where the spinal injury resulted from another person’s negligence, the next step for you and your family can be to file a lawsuit to recover damages connected to the injury. 

What is a spinal cord injury?

Harm to the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal can cause changes in the body’s functions such as a loss of strength, motion or sensation. For many, such damage affects every aspect of their lives and, beyond the physical impact, has long-term consequences for mental, emotional and social health.

While spinal cord injuries can range in severity, almost all are painful and can be very dangerous. Common types of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Spinal Cord compression
  • Herniated discs 
  • Paralysis
  • Fractured vertebra
  • Contusions to the spine
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia 

Potentially catastrophic, injury to the spinal cord can lead to a list of devastating, adverse health events. Depending on the severity of the injury and the location of the injury on the spinal cord, spine injury may impair mobility and the ability to control limbs. A range of other physical dysfunction commonly results from spinal damage. Among the complications linked to spine injuries are:

  • Paralysis
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory dysfunction
  • Deep vein thrombosis 

What causes spinal cord injury?

At Denlea & Carton we know that, no matter how the injury happened, the outcomes of spine injury are devastating. However, it can be helpful to understand common causes of spinal cord injury. These include:

If you or a loved one has been injured, it is in your best interest to reach out to a legal advocate who understands the nuances of spinal injury cases. 

Can I file a spinal cord injury lawsuit?

If someone else’s negligence caused your spinal injury, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. For victims of a spinal cord injury, personal injury claims may offer the financial support you and your family need as you navigate treatment and recovery.  

If you were involved in an accident and suffered a spine injury, you may be eligible to recover damages for your injury. These can include:

  • Compensation for lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

Every spine injury case is unique and often involves multiple insurance companies and complex litigation to reach the most advantageous result. Bringing an experienced attorney onto your team helps support you and your family’s well being. 

Is there a spinal cord injury lawyer near me?

At Denlea & Carton, we represent spine injury victims so they can receive the financial compensation they deserve. Our law firm has a spinal cord attorney near you. This means we can work with you while you are in the hospital or recovering at home, and you are always welcome in our office. 

We are part of your community. We work throughout the Westchester County area and our spinal cord lawyers serve clients in White Plains, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, Port Chester, and Yonkers, as well as the rest of Westchester County and the surrounding counties of Albany, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam, and Sullivan.