Spinal Cord Injury Causes New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Typically, spinal cord injuries are classified into two types: complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries. A victim is considered to have complete spinal cord injury when both motor and sensory function is lost. Incomplete spinal cord injury victims retain sensory functions.
Spinal cord injuries and subsequent paralysis are often caused by sudden, traumatic blows to the spine that fracture, dislocate, crush, or compress the vertebrae. If your spinal cord injury is the result of another party's reckless or negligent actions, or if it is caused by a negligently designed product, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit. The personal injury attorneys at the Locks Law Firm meticulously prepare each of our client's claims. We can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact the Locks Law Firm — convenient to the metropolitan New York City, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania areas — to schedule an appointment with a neck and spinal cord injury attorney and discuss your claim.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of serious neck and spinal cord injuries. According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 45 percent of all spinal cord injuries are the result of auto accidents. Even when an occupant is securely fastened into his or her vehicle with a seatbelt, violent collisions can cause the spinal cord to be severed or bruised. Spinal cord injuries are even more severe than the whiplash forces of an accident that sometimes cause herniated discs and stretching or tearing of the muscles and nerves in the area of the spine.
Since there is little to protect a motorcyclist from the road, motorcycle accident victims are at a particularly high risk for severe neck and spinal cord injury. Additionally, because of the immense size and weight of semi-tractor trailers and 18-wheelers, truck accident victims also frequently suffer spinal cord injuries. If you feel that you have a spinal cord lawsuit, contact the Locks Law Firm. A Newark, New Jersey; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, neck and spinal cord injury attorney will review your claim.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 18 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of falls. A slip-and-fall accident can cause significant damage to the neck or spinal cord depending on the circumstances of the fall. Depending on the location and impact of a slip-and-fall accident, victims may experience paralysis.
Business and business property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises and correcting hazardous conditions of which they knew or should have known. They also have a duty to warn of potential dangers of which they knew or should have known.
Residential property owners usually have a duty of care to correct or warn of conditions of which they knew before injury occurs to their social guests.
If your neck or spinal cord injury was the result of a property owner's negligence, you may have a premises liability claim. As such, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Locks Law Firm and schedule a free consultation.
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Sports injuries account for another 13 percent of all spinal cord and neck injuries. Contact and water sports can pose a significant risk to the health of the participants, and the injuries sustained by a player during games can be debilitating or life-threatening. Sports such as football, rugby, ice hockey, diving, surfing, wrestling, trampolining and gymnastics are particularly risky sports for those involved. If you or your child has suffered a severe neck or spinal cord injury during a sporting event, you may be legally entitled to monetary damages when the cause of an injury resulted from a defective product like a soccer goal or trampoline, when the injury occurs while the program was not using the normal rules of the game, when the premises itself was poorly maintained or in the case of intentional injury. Contact a Newark, New Jersey; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, neck and spinal cord injury attorney for a free consultation and case review.
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Contact a Neck and Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you are the victim of a spinal cord injury and are seeking a skilled neck injury attorney, look no further than the Locks Law Firm; we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your claim. Our trial lawyers have decades of experience and have successfully recovered millions of dollars, both in and out of court, on behalf of our clients. Representing victims nationwide, our attorneys serve each of our spinal cord injury clients with the highest standard of representation, the utmost skill and diligence, and an unsurpassed level of personalized attention.
Contact our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Newark, New Jersey area offices to speak with a neck or spinal cord injury attorney. At the Locks Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis; if we don't obtain a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf, we won't charge legal fees.
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Contact our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Newark, New Jersey area offices to speak with a neck or spinal cord injury attorney.