BROOKLYN SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYER Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Serving All of New York The impact of a spinal cord injury on an individual (and often their family’s) life can be devastating. In addition, the medical attention and rehabilitation needs after the fact can be extremely expensive. Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Severe and Life Altering Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C. understand that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, avoid suffering financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment for your injuries. He will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. Types of Spinal Cord Injuries & Complications A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord. The most common types of SCIs include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord) and compression (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). Other types of injuries include lacerations (severing or tearing of some nerve fibers, such as damage caused by a gunshot wound), and central cord syndrome (specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord). Severe SCI often causes paralysis (loss of control over voluntary movement and muscles of the body) and loss of sensation and reflex function below the point of injury, including autonomic activity such as breathing and other activities such as bowel and bladder control. Other symptoms such as pain or sensitivity to stimuli, muscle spasms, and sexual dysfunction may develop over time. SCI patients are also prone to develop secondary medical problems, such as bladder infections, lung infections, and bedsores. Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are most often caused by lateral movement, dislocation, rotation, axial loading and hyper-flexion or hyper-extension of the spinal cord. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries. Falls, work-related accidents, and penetrations are other common causes of spinal cord injuries. Aggressive Representation on Your Behalf If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, perhaps in an accident, you will know how much your life has changed. Things that you once took for granted, like going to the shops getting into the shower or climbing into bed will now take a huge amount of effort and energy, or may not even be possible. You will face new barriers going about your everyday business like working, driving or recreational activities. If someone else is to blame for causing your spinal injury, you may want to seek compensation for the damages. Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C. and our skilled legal team are experts in this field and they understand that the money will not make everything right again, but it can help make life easier. Contact The New York Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers at Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C. at 800-427-9546 and let us help YOU!