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Some of the spinal surgeries we have seen our clients undergo following as accident include:
Spinal cord injuries are often severe; depending on the degree of injury, they can potentially cause temporary or permanent paralysis and also negatively affect a victim’s physical and emotion state. Unable to return to work, unexpected bills can quickly pile-up leading to financial stress as well. You need the help of an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer on your side-you need Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. to fight for you! Call now for a free, no obligation consultation in our lower-Manhattan office located at 32 Broadway, Suite 412, NY NY 10004.
Spinal injuries usually refer to damage that occurs to a person’s spinal nerves, which make up the body’s central and most crucial nerve bundle. Typically, these injuries occur as a result of an acute trauma suffered. The spinal cord injury happens when this trauma squeezes and breaks the bones of the back, called vertebrae, which then in turn damages the long nerve cell “wires,” called axons, which pass through the vertebrae carrying signals between a person’s brain and the rest of their body.
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by nontraumatic events such as an internal force like an infection or disease, or by an acute traumatic event, such as a violent blow to the spine due to an accident such as a fall or an auto accident. Common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
Regardless of how your spinal cord injury happened, retaining an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case is going to be essential when pursuing compensation after an accident. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC we have helped hundreds of accident victims recover meaningful compensation following their accident and we can help you too.
If you have been involved in an accident, it is crucial that you recognize any potential spinal cord injury symptoms, such as:
Because a person’s spinal cord is one of the most complex body parts, it can suffer a wide variety of injuries. The spinal cord houses thousands of nerve fibers which transmit signals between the person’s brain to their muscles, so a spinal cord injury can seriously impair or cripple someone depending on the degree of the spinal cord injury. Generally, the higher up on the spinal cord where the injury occurs, the more severe the injury to the victim will be, with types of spinal cord injury including:
The lowest part of the spine is called sacral spine, representing vertebrae S1 to S5. Injuries along the sacral spine can potentially cause some partial loss of function in the victim’s lower body, as well as potentially impact bladder or bowel control. However, the victim will generally still be able to walk, with sacral spine injuries potentially not causing any permanent paralysis at all.
Lumbar spinal cord injuries occur when there is damage to the vertebrae L1 to L5. If the nerves in the lumbar spine are damaged, paraplegia can occur in addition to the victim losing almost all or all control over his or her bowels and bladder. Meanwhile, the degree of the victim’s paralysis will still depend on the specific nature of the injury to the lumbar spine.
The thoracic spine is made up of the twelve vertebrae from T1 to T12, located in the middle of the back. Depending on the nature of the injury, an injury to the thoracic spine may result in:
The vertebrae from C1 to C8 at the very top of the spinal cord make up the cervical spine; any injury to this part of the spine can potentially be very severe and possibly cause permanent paralysis and disability for the victim. Cervical spinal cord injuries can be fatal or could cause severe and permanent paralysis from the neck down, known as quadriplegia. Indeed, depending on the severity of the cervical spine injury, a victim may not even be able to breathe on his or her own.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Tribeca Spinal Cord Injury Accident Lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!