Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Automobile Crashes
The numerous traffic collisions that happen here in Maryland every week can often result in some kind of bodily injury. For many people lucky enough to avoid serious injury, the recovery period following a car or truck wreck may be quite short. Motorcycles aside, the typical vehicle occupant is usually well protected in low- and medium-speed collisions, but there are exceptions to every rule. As automobile accident lawyers, the staff at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, understands very well that there are no guarantees in this life, which unfortunately includes the level of pain and suffering following an auto collision.
Besides broken bones, minor lacerations, and the usual aching muscles and soft-tissue bruising, there are other more serious injuries that can result from single- and multiple-vehicle wrecks. Closed-head trauma, as well as neck and spine injuries, occur on a fairly regular basis, the aftereffects of which can leave a person either temporarily incapacitated or permanently disabled. Spinal cord injuries are also among some of the more debilitating conditions that can afflict victims following a car, truck or motorcycle crash.
Here in the Baltimore area, high-speed beltway wrecks, and even some low-speed collisions, can send one or more victims to the hospital with varying degrees of back and neck complaints that usually require immediate attention. As Maryland car accident injury lawyers, our legal team can assist victims and their families recover damages resulting from medical treatment necessitated by a negligence-related roadway wreck. Recovering the costs of hospitalization and rehabilitation is one of the main functions of a personal injury law office.
Those back and neck injuries sustained in car and trucking-related accidents can range from mild to severe, and some can even prove to be life threatening. Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party(s) is something that every automobile accident victim should consider, but only after their injuries have been attended to by a medical professional.
Because of the large forces involved when cars collide with each other, the occupants of one or both vehicles may experience sufficient acceleration/deceleration to cause personal injury. This is because the human body was never meant to move in certain directions that the indiscriminant movement of a crashing car can bring about. Imparting such unnatural and injurious motions can adversely affect the structures and tissue in a person’s neck and back. As Maryland auto injury lawyers, the legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen has the skills and courtroom experience to help victims who have suffered serious back-related injuries in a traffic wreck.
As one of the more vulnerable areas of the human body, it should come as no surprise that back-related injuries are some of the most common. Of the many types of back (spinal) injuries, compression fractures, disc injuries and spinal cord damage are three of the more common ones. Because the human spine is the conduit that carries critical nerve signals between the brain and other parts of the body, any injury to this portion of the body is cause for concern.
Even auto collisions that might seem inconsequential can result in spinal cord damage, which can affect important functions throughout the rest of the body. Disc injuries and compression fractures may seem like simple, manageable and certainly treatable problems, but the fact remains that any injury to the spine or neck can be a serious and life-changing condition.
Herniation of the small, spongy discs that separate each of the vertebrae can affect the way they function and result in severe pain for the victim. Even a compression fracture, which typically represents a tiny crack in one or more vertebra, can mean temporary or long-term pain, muscle weakness and numbness in the limbs or extremities. Depending on the number and extent of the fractures, some extreme cases have been known to leave victims with deformation or collapse of the vertebrae, which can affect the spine’s ability to adequately or properly support the rest of the body.
As a victim of a car, truck or motorcycle accident who may be suffering from debilitating spinal injuries, you are encouraged to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with experience in auto accident and insurance law. The attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen fully understand the pain and discomfort from which many victims of automobile and commercial trucking collisions suffer. We believe that nobody who has been the victim of a traffic wreck caused by a negligent driver should suffer additional harm in the form of financial hardship from expensive medical treatments, hospital stays and rehabilitation costs resulting from an accident they did not cause.
Our law firm is dedicated to assisting victims and their families who have been affected by serious auto, truck and motorcycle crashes in cities like Annapolis, Rockville, Gaithersburg and the District of Columbia. In cases where a person’s spinal cord was damaged or completely severed, there may be years of pain and physical discomfort, as well as intensive nursing care that may continue for the rest of that person’s life.
The financial burden for most families would be too much to bear without sufficient monetary compensation from a personal injury lawsuit. The skilled attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen can help individuals placed in such terrible circumstances to recover past, current and future expenses to handle the huge costs of managing a lifetime of neurological problems, as well as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Certainly no one should gamble with their future by not consulting a qualified legal expert in order to understand one’s rights under the laws of Maryland. When the range of possible medical problems arising from damaged nerve fibers includes problems such as motor function issues, bowel and bladder control difficulties or sexual dysfunction, taking action to recover damages is usually in a person’s best interest.
As professional auto injury lawyers, our legal team knows that spinal cord injuries, and hence the monetary awards pursued as part of a personal injury claim, can vary widely due to the severity of the injuries and outcome of the trial. Whether a suit involves a spinal fracture, herniated or slipped disc, or even more serious spinal cord damage, the party responsible for the car crash that caused the injuries should be held liable for medical and therapeutic treatments resulting from the crash.
The personal injury law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen is experienced in helping those individuals who have sought representation in brain-, neck- and spine-related injury accident lawsuits against negligent drivers who have caused a serious traffic accident. Whether from simple carelessness, thoughtless actions, or negligent behavior, our legal team is ready to offer its assistance to automobile accident victims. Our attorneys have worked many times with auto insurance carriers to ensure that our clients’ past, present and future medical expenses will be covered following a bad car or trucking-related accident. Contact our offices at (800) 654-1949 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Or, you may email either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to arrange a meeting.