Back Injury Lawyer NYC
When you hear the term “broken back,” it generally refers to fractures of the spine.
These are different from slipped and herniated disks, because we’re talking about the actual vertebrae – the bones that make up your spine.
A broken back is an incredibly serious injury that can result in partial or full paralysis, depending on the extent of the injuries, and it’s something that you absolutely need a doctor to diagnose and treat.
How Your Spine Works
There are 33 bones in your spine, and any one of them could break. When that happens, you’re going to have a hard time standing, walking and twisting your body; that’s because each vertebra is important to all of your movements.
In severe spinal injuries, the spinal cord can become damaged; that’s what can result in partial or complete paralysis. Paralysis can be permanent.
Fractures, Dislocations and Fracture-Dislocations
Doctors classify broken backs into three categories:
- Fractures, in which the bones break.
- Dislocations, in which the bones come out of alignment
- Fracture-dislocations, in which the bone breaks and the ligaments are torn
Many spine injuries require surgery, but to add insult to injury, you may not even be responsible – someone else could be at fault while you’re paying the price.
Discuss Your Back Injury and/or Paralysis with a New York City Attorney Today
You need someone to fight hard on your behalf if you’ve suffered a broken back because of someone else’s negligence.
In the state of New York, property owners have to keep their premises reasonably safe; that means putting out “Wet Floor” signs, repairing broken steps or flooring, or labeling dangerous areas.
If they don’t take these simple steps, someone needs to hold them accountable, and that’s exactly what your attorney can do.
While you may not think of yourself as the “type” who would sue, there can be two big benefits to doing so.
First, you could be entitled to compensation that helps pay off your extensive medical bills, covers the wages you lost by missing work, and helps pay for future medical treatment as well.
Second, you could be helping the courts teach that property owner that people are valuable – and as a result, you could save someone else from suffering the way you are right now.
We know that you wouldn’t wish a serious back injury on your worst enemy.
We can help you fight for justice so that it doesn’t happen to the next person who’s unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Looking for a NYC personal injury attorney to help you with your case? Call 1-800-VICTIM-2 today to speak with a partner of Greenstein & Milbauer.