Rockland County
Spinal Injury Lawyers

Spinal cord injuries can happen in a fraction of a second, but their impacts can last a lifetime. That said, if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, contact the seasoned Rockland County spinal injury lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today.

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We believe that anyone who has been harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence deserves a legal advocate in their corner who can effectively represent them at every point in the process. By hiring the New York injury lawyers from our firm, you can have peace of mind, knowing your case is in good hands.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

A person can sustain a spinal cord injury in a wide range of circumstances. That said, some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: In fact, auto accidents account for roughly 65 percent of all spinal cord injuries here in the United States.
  • Falls: Importantly, falls are recognized as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries for Americans who are over the age of 65, and are the second most common cause of these injuries overall.
  • Assaults: Stabbings and gunshots can potentially penetrate or sever a person’s spinal cord, or even cause bleeding/swelling that compresses it.
  • Sports and recreation: Some of the sports most often responsible for spinal cord injuries include skiing, football, horseback riding, and rugby, but a spinal cord injury can occur while playing virtually any sport.

No matter the cause of your spinal cord injury, if you were hurt due to another party’s negligence, you should be able to recover financial compensation via a personal injury claim. A spinal cord injury lawyer from our firm can help you gather and present various types of evidence, such as medical documents, witness statements, and pictures/videos of your accident, to prove your claim.

Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries

As long as your claim is successful, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Examples of economic damages can include:

  • Medical expenses, such as the cost of surgeries, overnights in the hospital, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, and even therapist sessions.
  • Lost past and future wages due to your inability to return to work.
  • In-home care, such as the cost of assistive devices you need on a daily basis, help around the house you now have to pay for (e.g. someone to cook/clean for you, someone to do yard work, etc.)

Examples of non-economic damages can include:

  • Physical pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your accident.
  • A loss of enjoyment of life, such as being unable to participate in hobbies you once enjoyed.
  • Emotional distress, such as developing PTSD or depression as a result of your accident and the impact it has had on your life.

Contact Our Spinal Injury Lawyers

Don’t face your spinal injury alone. Our firm is here to do the legal heavy lifting while you focus on what matters most: healing. Contact a dedicated spinal injury lawyer from Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.

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