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Spinal Cord Injury

two doctors examining spinal cord injury xraysPersonal injury attorneys serving Bergen County, including Hackensack & Paramus, as well as throughout northern New Jersey and NYC.

Every experienced personal injury lawyer knows the debilitating, often permanent impact a serious spinal cord injury can have on victims’ lives. Thousands of such injuries occur each and every year in the United States, and the emotional and financial tolls they can take on entire families cannot be overstated.

At Eisbrouch Marsh, we understand the confusion, panic and uncertainty that set in in the aftermath of a spinal cord injury, and we stand ready to help. Successfully representing injury victims in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Middlesex, and Essex counties for more than 25 years, we have the tools and knowledge necessary to fight for the best possible outcome for all of our clients.

No matter the specific cause of a given spinal cord injury, the impact on the victim and his or her family is almost certain to be profound. Physical pain, emotional suffering, lost income and disruption to marital and other relationships are just a few of the ramifications of a spinal cord injury. In many cases, the medical costs alone are enough to plunge families into crisis, and those expenses may continue to be incurred for years to come.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury of this type, the assistance of a NJ personal injury lawyer at Eisbrouch Marsh can make all the difference when it comes to maximizing your potential recovery.

Facts about spinal cord injuries

It is all too often the case that spinal cord trauma of any origin brings with it a long-term, negative impact on the life of those suffering it. To maximize the chances of recovery, rapid immobilization after the event and receipt of proper treatment are necessary. Lasting damage to the spinal cord can result from any number of triggering events, including a sudden impact, infection, tumors or even blood loss.

Statistics indicate that the majority of spinal cord injury victims in the U.S. are age 30 and under, and men sustain such injuries in a disproportionately large number. The mode of injury will play a large role in the ultimate effects on the victim and those effects can include paraplegia and quadriplegia (paralysis of the legs alone or the arms as well as the legs, respectively).

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the following are the most common causes of serious spinal cord injuries in the United States:

  • Auto accidents, accounting for roughly 42%
  • Accidental falls, representing roughly 26 %
  • Violent incidents including gunshots, 15%
  • Injuries resulting from sports participation, accounting for about 7%

Errors and omissions during neck and back surgery are the cause of an alarming, though less frequent, number of spinal cord injuries. Such circumstances can give rise to medical malpractice lawsuits, and should be thoroughly reviewed by an attorney.

Diving accidents and construction site mishaps are also known for producing debilitating spinal cord injuries. The location and seriousness of the spinal cord trauma will often determine the precise sorts of manifestations an injury victim will experience.

Some common problems associated with spinal injury include:

  • Paralysis
  • Weak limbs
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • Respiratory limitations
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Chronic pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Psychological trouble

The process of recovering from a spinal cord injury, adapting to new limitations and reclaiming as much quality of life as possible can be lengthy, grueling and certainly costly. Assistive devices, specialized treatment and therapy, home modifications and ongoing care will very likely be required, and all come at a hefty price tag.

If you are facing mounting medical bills and an uncertain future as a result of a serious spinal cord injury, the Bergen County accident attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh want to help. With over two decades of experience fighting for the rights of the injured, we have the resources necessary to properly value your claims, assemble evidence and advocate for the compensation you deserve.

Filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit in New Jersey

To successfully prove a spinal cord injury case in New Jersey, it will be necessary to establish that your injuries were caused directly by another party’s negligent acts or omissions. Thus, skilled case investigators, accident reconstruction professionals and medical experts all play a role in assembling the best possible case on your behalf. At Eisbrouch Marsh, we are fortunate to have access to an extensive network of support staff and knowledgeable experts who assist us with evidence gathering, medical document review, accident analysis and case development.

We will pursue full and fair financial recovery for you and your family, which can include:

  • Past, current and future medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Loss of marital relationship
  • Emotional distress

NJ personal injury lawyers stand prepared to help

Serving Hackensack, Paramus and the rest of Bergen County, the NJ slip and fall attorneys of Eisbrouch Marsh know the devastation that a spinal cord injury can bring not only to the individual harmed, but also their entire family. For that reason, we are committed to providing an unrivaled level of client service and substantive legal representation that is second to none.

We have a track record of securing substantial verdicts and settlements for personal injury victims in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Essex and Middlesex Counties, as well as throughout Long Island and the five NYC boroughs.

Each and every one of our clients can expect:

  • Free, no-obligation initial case reviews
  • Accessible, personalized service
  • Convenient scheduling of appointments
  • No attorney fees charged unless and until compensation is secured

We invite you to contact us at 201-342-5545 to arrange a no-cost case evaluation so that together we can begin the process of exploring your legal options and fighting for justice.

  1. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury, http://www.spinalcord.org/resource-center/askus/index.php?pg=kb.book&id=56 
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Fact Sheet, http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/scifacts.html 
  3. Mayo Clinic, Spinal cord injury, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/spinal-cord-injury/DS00460