For more than a decade, Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.has represented victims of spinal cord injuries in the greater New York City area. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
When you consult with our legal team, you will have peace of mind knowing our spinal cord injury attorneys are on your side.
What Our Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Will Do for You
Once you become our client, your spinal cord injury case is our cause. We will leverage our resources to investigate the site of the accident, gather police and medical records, interview witnesses, file all necessary documents and take over all communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters. We will also consult with experts in areas related to our case, such as neurologists and automotive engineers, who may be able to testify on your behalf during the trial.
More than that, we will be beside you every inch of the way, offering empathy as well as legal support. And you can be confident in our track record of achieving successful outcomes: Michael J. Redenburg, P.C has won substantial settlements and jury awards on behalf of spinal cord injury victims.
Damages We Fight To Win for You and Your Loved Ones
It is more than likely that you will be unable to return to your previous employment after a spinal cord injury, though with vigorous physical and occupational therapy remarkable progress can be made. In any case, you will be out of work for a prolonged period, losing your income while your medical costs skyrocket.
With Michael J. Redenburg at your side you can rest assured that we know our way around a personal injury lawsuit and will do everything possible to get you economic damages for:
- Medical, surgical, and rehabilitation costs
- Psychological counseling
- Lost income, present and future
- Repair or replacement of lost property
- Nursing and homecare services
and non-economic damages for intangibles, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the individual who caused your spinal cord injury was extremely reckless, for example driving while impaired and texting, our firm may also be able to obtain punitive damages designed to punish the defendant and prevent similarly irresponsible behavior in others.
When More Than One Party Is Responsible for Your Injury
In some cases, others may be liable for the harm you have suffered, such as a car manufacturer or the agency responsible for road maintenance or upkeep of property. In events like this, we may file more than one lawsuit to win you the damages you need. Also, if you are partly at fault for the accident, we will work diligently to convince the court that your percentage of liability is minor so that you receive the largest amount of compensation possible.
How Spinal Cord Injuries Happen
Of the 17,500 spinal cord injuries that occur annually in the U.S., nearly half are caused by vehicular accidents. Another major cause of spinal cord injuries is falls. In a great many of these accidents, a person other than the victim is found to be responsible, either because he/she drove recklessly or neglected to keep his/her property safe.
If you are the unfortunate victim of such an accident, our legal firm is prepared to hold the individual who harmed you accountable in a court of law. We have the knowledge and skill to fight tenaciously for your right to just compensation. At this time, when you no doubt feel overwhelmed and helpless, we will provide you with a renewed sense of empowerment.
We understand that you are drained financially, as well as physically and emotionally, by your recent trauma. Therefore, your initial consultation with us will be free and we will charge you no attorneys' fees until we win your case.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete, depending on whether they result in complete or incomplete lack of sensation and mobility below the site of the wound. While some parts of the body, like skin cells and liver tissue, are able to regenerate, the spinal cord does not have this ability. This is what makes spinal cord injuries so catastrophic. Although there is hope for the future in experimental treatments using stem cells and robotic innovations, for the time being most patients with spinal cord injuries continue to require long-term care for their disabilities.
The Awful Aftermath of Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is the transmission center for nervous system signals to various parts of the body. When it is injured, patients may lose sensation and/or mobility in the lower portion of the body (trunk, legs and pelvic organs) or from the neck down. The former is known as paraplegia; the latter as quadriplegia (or tetraplegia). Amazingly, an injury with such disastrous consequences can occur in just seconds.
Depending on which part of the spinal cord is injured, aftereffects will differ. At Michael J. Redenburg, we are deeply committed to assisting clients who are suffering any of the following symptoms of spinal cord injuries:
- Loss of ability to move
- Loss of, or altered, sensation in the affected part of the body
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Muscle spasms
- Sexual dysfunction
Beyond these severe consequences of spinal cord injuries, there are secondary problems associated with inactivity, including:
- Bed sores
- Circulatory problems (e.g. high blood pressure and/or blood clots)
- Loss of muscle tone or atrophy
Adjusting to a new normal that includes any of these symptoms is a gargantuan task. Our goal as your legal advocate is to obtain the resources you will need going forward to help you and your family cope.
Contact Our New York City Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer!
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C., we are dedicated to providing excellent legal counsel to those whose spinal cord injuries were caused by someone else's negligence. We know how devastating such trauma is, not only for the victim but for the loved ones whose lives also have to adjust to a new normal. We want to make sure that you and your family have all the resources you will need to support you in your new life. Contact us today for a consultation.