Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Somerset County, NJ
Serving Clients Across Hunterdon County, Bridgewater, Somerville, New Brunswick, Hillsborough, and Somerset County
Signals passing through our spinal cord function as a two way street – sending critical information from our brain to our peripheral nervous system and vice versa. Without a healthy functioning spinal cord, our ability to feel and control our bodies is at risk. Spinal cord injuries can be extremely severe and lead to long lasting, even permanent effects for victims. If you or a loved one has suffered and accident leading to spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury claim.
At The Law Office of Brian J. Levine, we are committed to handling each case on an individual basis. One size does not fit all when it comes to personal injury claims, and we believe in working with our clients to pursue the best possible outcomes for them and their families. Attorney Levine has recovered millions for clients, including $7.5 million in the past three years alone. Lean on the experience we have built through recovering full and fair compensation for spinal cord and other injuries for clients from local communities including Bridgewater, New Brunswick, Hunterdon County, Somerville, Hillsborough, and the greater Somerset County region.
Call our office today for a free and confidential consultation with our legal team regarding your accident, your spinal cord injuries, and your potential personal injury claim.
Bridgewater Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Identifies Symptoms
Spinal cord injuries are unfortunately not as well understood and treatable as many other forms of injuries. This is primarily due to the incredibly complex and delicate systems involved. However, there is always hope. Please seek immediate medical attention if you or a loved one experiences any of the following symptoms, which may signal spinal cord injury:
- Inability to move extremities or other body parties
- Loss or change to physical sensitivity including sensations of touch, heat, and cold
- Sexual issues or altered sexual sensitivity
- Breathing issues, including excessive lung secretions
- Issues controlling bladder and/or bowel movements
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury in Somerset County
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center Based in UAB, here are some of the most common accident types which can lead to serious spinal cord injuries. These four causes alone account for 76.2 percent of all SCIs in the nation:
Auto Accidents – responsible for about 32.38 percent of reported spinal cord injuries, auto accidents are the most common culprit. This is likely due to the sheer number of auto accidents per year coupled with the capability of motor vehicles to produce extreme forces.
Falling Accidents – next in line and accounting for 22.43 percent of SCIs, falling accidents may include slip and falls, falling from heights during construction, and more.
Gunshot Wounds – gun violence causes 15.27 percent of SCIs, primarily due to the catastrophic damage which can be inflicted by powerful weapons.
Motorcycle Accidents – the much less common motorcycle accident accounts for 6.12 percent of spinal cord injuries. This is significant because motorcycle accidents were responsible for 88,000 injuries in 2015, as opposed to an estimated 2.44 million injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents. A little math tells us that motorcycle accident injuries are over five (5) times more likely to involve injury to the spinal cord.
New Brunswick SCI Lawyer Recovers Compensation
Spinal cord injuries are not immediately apparent to the layperson. Similar to brain injuries, symptoms may take days, weeks, or even months to fully present. For this and many other reasons, we recommend that all our clients seek immediate medical attention after an accident. You will receive the medical care you need for your injuries with the added bonus of an official diagnosis. This diagnosis will be the basis of your personal injury claim. The sooner you are able to see your doctor after and injury, the stronger the connection between your injury and your accident.
It is important to understand that settlements and verdicts for personal injury claims in New Jersey are, with very few exceptions, final. With this in mind, our attorneys strive to secure the financial future of our clients who have suffered serious spinal cord injuries and may be looking at a lifetime of expenses and missed work.
Our New Brunswick personal injury attorney will work with you individually to understand the details of your case and set realistic expectations for reasonable compensation. We will aggressively pursue damages including medical costs, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of life’s pleasures, loss of consortium and more. It is the goal of our firm that you and your family be financially secure as you look to the future.
Contact a Somerville Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today
Brian J. Levine has nearly 30 years of legal experience serving clients in local New Jersey towns including Somerville, New Brunswick, Bridgewater, Franklin, Hillsborough, Hunterdon County and the greater Somerset County area. Our firm takes pride in handling challenging and complex personal injury cases which other firms may refuse. Mr. Levine will be your primary point of contact, and your case will not be passed to a junior associate at the last second before a hearing as is common amongst larger firms.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, a successful personal injury claim could mean the difference between a strong financial future and walking away empty handed. Contact us online or through our Somerville office by dialing (908) 524-0123 today to learn more about how our law firm can protect your legal rights and secure financial compensation in the wake of an injurious accident.