NYC Spine Injury Lawyer

New York City Spine Injury Attorneys

Helping Severely Injured Victims Fight for Justice

Spine injuries are devastating, often leading to significant, lifelong consequences. If you or your loved one has recently suffered a spinal cord injury, we at Keith D. Silverstein & Associates understand the challenges you are facing. Our New York City spine injury lawyers are committed to helping you and your family not only fight for the justice you deserve but also secure the fair financial compensation you are owed. 

We represent spine injury victims and their loved ones in bringing personal injury claims against all types of negligent parties. Whether you were severely injured in a motor vehicle accident, or your loved one suffered a spine injury after a serious fall on someone else’s property, our team can help. 

Contact us onlineor call (646) 813-3922today to request a free consultation with a member of our legal team. Hablamos español.

Types of Spine Injuries 

While there are various types of spine injuries, ranging from relatively mild to moderate to severe, all spine injuries are categorized as one of the following:

  • Complete: A complete spinal cord injury is one that results in a complete loss of communication between the brain and the body below the point of injury. Complete spinal cord injuries generally lead to complete paralysis below the point of injury (paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia, depending on the location of the injury).
  • Incomplete: An incomplete spinal cord injury results in the brain being able to send some communication to the body below the point of injury. These types of spinal cord injuries often lead to partial or temporary paralysis, as well as an array of other complications, such as chronic pain, reduced mobility, loss of sensation, and sexual dysfunction. 

In addition to spinal cord injuries, which specifically affect the column of nerves and nerve tissue that runs from the brain along the spine, spine injuries include injuries to the vertebrae and other structures along the spine. Examples include vertebral fractures, as well as slipped, ruptured, or herniated discs.

Common Causes of Spine Injuries 

Spine injuries result from all types of serious accidents and catastrophic events.

Some of the most common causes of spine and spinal cord injuries include:

If someone else—whether it was a drunk driver or a negligent property owner—was responsible for the incident that led to your spine injury, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting damages. 

Types of Damages in Spine Injury Cases 

Because they are so severe, spine injuries often lead to extensive economic and non-economic losses, or damages. 

Some of the most common types of damages in spine injury cases include: 

  • Emergency medical care 
  • Hospitalization 
  • Ambulance fees 
  • Surgeries and other treatments
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Ongoing and future medical expenses
  • Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
  • Loss of earning ability and future income
  • Physical pain and mental suffering
  • Costs associated with in-home care 
  • Home and vehicle modifications 
  • Medical equipment and devices
  • Emotional distress and anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mental health treatment costs 
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications

The healing process can be long, painful, and difficult—but you don’t have to navigate it on your own. When you turn to the New York City spine injury lawyers at Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, you get an entire team of experienced legal professionals dedicated to fighting for you. We are ready to do everything we can to maximize your recovery and secure the full, fair compensation you are owed.

Proving Liability in Your Spine Injury Case 

When someone owes you a duty of care, it means that they have a legal responsibility to take certain actions to prevent causing injury or avoid certain actions that could cause foreseeable injury. If they fail to uphold this duty of care, by acting negligently or wrongfully, they could be liable for any injuries you sustain as a result of this conduct. 

To prove that someone else is liable for your damages, you must prove that they violated a duty of care they owed to you. You must also prove that this was what led to your injury and resulting damages. 

For example, all motorists have a duty of care to others on the road. They must drive safely, follow the law, and take all reasonable actions to avoid causing accidents. If someone uses their cellphone to text while they are driving, they are violating this duty of care by breaking the law and being careless. If the texting driver causes an accident that results in another person suffering a spine injury, the texting driver could be held legally responsible for the injured victim’s medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related damages. 

Give us a call at (646) 813-3922or contact us onlineto request a free case evaluation. 

How a Spine Injury Lawyer from Keith D. Silverstein & Associates Can Help 

Spine injury cases tend to be very complex. Proving the nature and extent of your injury, as well as how it is related to the defendant’s negligent or wrongful conduct, can be extremely difficult. Right now, you should be focused on getting the care you need—not on fighting with the insurance company for a fair settlement. 

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, our New York City spinal cord injury lawyers can assist with every aspect of your case. We work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, economists, and other experts to prove the full extent of our clients’ injuries and damages. We know how to present this information to the insurance company, judge, and jury in a persuasive and powerful way, and we know what it takes to fight for maximum compensation in even the most complex of cases. 

As your legal team, we will do everything in our power to recover a fair settlement or jury verdict that accounts for your current and future financial needs. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe any legal fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. 

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"My husband was injured a few years ago and Keith D. Silverstein & Associates was there to help him receive the compensation he deserved. They worked hard and never settled for anything less than what they thought he was entitled to."

- Virginia

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