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Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal Cord Injuries 2017-11-30T15:10:56+00:00

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries sometimes occur in slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidentsThe spinal cord passes through the center of the vertebrae. Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows decreasing space for the spinal cord. This increases pressure on nerves coming off the spinal cord and can cause back pain, numbness, weakness or pain in the leg.

When a disk or vertebrae is damaged, a procedure called a spinal fusion can prevent further damage or pressure on the spinal cord. A piece of bone, often from the patient’s pelvis, is removed. The disk is removed and the bone segment is placed between the vertebrae. Rods and screws are often used to strengthen the join and prevent the affected vertebrae from too much movement.

Injuries to the spinal cord are common in slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents. If the spinal cord is damaged or severed it can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.

Paraplegic or quadriplegic injuries are often sustained in motor vehicle accidents when a vehicle occupant is ejected from the vehicle, often in a rollover. While you do not need to be ejected from the vehicle to sustain these injuries, an insurer’s common argument is that your failure to wear a seat belt caused or contributed to your injuries. If the insurer’s argument is proven, it reduces the amount of compensation that you can get from the insurance company. A biomechanical engineer can assist in proving that quadriplegia or paraplegia may have resulted anyway, or that more serious injury or death would likely have occurred if your seat belt was worn.

Joseph A. Nagy provides advice to victims of spinal cord injuries.

Advice on Spinal Cord Injuries

A biomechanical engineer is only of the many of my team of experts that I would retain to help you fight your case against the insurance company and obtain you fair compensation.

Contact me to discuss the strategy I would use to ensure the insurance company plays fair!

The financial difference in the outcome could be astounding.

Joseph A. Nagy
Injury Lawyer

Dedicated, Efficient, Hard Working, Honest, Compassionate – these are just some of the words I would use to decribe Joe Nagy. I was involved in two MVAs and my case just wasn’t proceeding. However, by luck it was passed on to Mr. Nagy and I could not have had better representation. He worked extremely hard and got results. He did for me what my two previous lawyers couldn’t seem to do. Joe and his amazing assistant Nicole were always available if I had questions and kept me well informed. I felt like my case was a priority. I was recently trying to write a thank you note to Joe and realized I could not find the words to adequately express my gratitude – not only for the settlement I received but for his kindness and compassion during the most difficult years of my life. Having to endure multiple medical visits and living with pain every day took a toll on me. Joe is incredibly knowledgeable and having him on my side allowed me to focus on my health. My confidence in his ability never waivered. He also has a sense of integrity that I truly appreciate. My only regret is that I did not have Joe as my lawyer from the beginning. Thank you Joe and Nicole. You both saw me as a person and I cannot tell you what that meant to me. I will forever be grateful.

Sam

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