Back, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the back, neck, and spinal cord may cause debilitating complications and devastating consequences for the victim who experiences the injury. Even if the injury appears minor at the time of the accident, if not treated or assessed by a medical professional, the injury could worsen and become a major setback in a victim’s life. In many cases, this type of injury may threaten an individual’s quality of life and impose new challenges that affect their ability to independently live their lives.
The Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers at Nerenberg & Gagliano, P.C. understand and empathize with the challenges victims of back, neck, and spinal cord injuries face. In reaching out to an experienced law firm, the victim and their family members may be entitled to receive compensation to cover expenses and the loss of income associated with a severe back, neck, and/or spinal cord injury.
The impact to one’s neck, back, or spine may cause a fracture, dislocation, or other type of damage to the vertebrae in the spine, which may lead to a traumatic injury for the victim. Since the spinal cord, in concert with the brain, plays a vital role in controlling the body’s movements and operation, the damage to the body could be catastrophic and require a variety of therapeutic measures as well as surgical procedures and consistent and costly care to maintain the victim’s daily health. Injuries to the back, neck, or spinal cord could lead to temporary or permanent paralysis.
Statistics show that individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 sustain the most spinal cord injuries although elderly persons 65 and older also show a large amount of similar injuries. The majority of victims of spinal cord injuries tended to be male, and half of the male victims were employed at the time of the injury. About 15,000 individuals sustain spinal cord injuries and health complications per year.
Slip and Fall Locations
- Indoor Slip and Fall Accidents: Nearly 27 percent of slip and fall accidents cause spinal cord injuries. When a victim trips on a slippery floor at a store or business or falls while walking on improperly maintained or unsteady stairs, which are building code violations, the store owner may be liable. If a structural issue instigated the fall, the property owner may be liable.
- Outdoor Slip and Fall Accidents: If a slip and fall accident occurs outdoors on a public sidewalk, filing a complaint may prove difficult depending on that particular state’s laws. In a slip and fall case where the victim falls on an icy sidewalk outside of a business’s premises or falls while using a poorly maintained or unsafe staircase, the property owner may be liable if the owner did not post warnings or attempt to rectify the slick conditions.
Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers at Nerenberg & Gagliano, P.C. Represent Victims of Back, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries with Compassion and Dedication
If you sustained injuries to your back, neck, or spinal cord in an accident caused by a negligent party, your quality of life may change abruptly and forever. Let our team of Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers at Nerenberg & Gagliano, P.C. guide you in securing the proper compensation to cover your medical expenses, loss of income, and emotional and mental trauma. We encourage you to call us at 215-569-9100 or contact us online for a no-obligation, free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.