Help From Our Queens Trucking Accident Lawyers: Spinal Fusion After a New York Trucking Accident
Large commercial vehicles like semi tractor-trailers, 18 wheelers, and other box trucks could cause serious personal injuries in a crash. One of the most common injuries in any motor vehicle accident is a neck or back injury. Sometimes the neck and back injuries are severe enough to result in spinal cord injuries or other catastrophic injuries that require surgical repair. These injuries are more common in trucking collisions because of these vehicles’ sheer size and weight which generate explosive momentum in an impact. One of the most debilitating types of spinal surgeries is a spinal fusion. Our Queens trucking accident lawyers know that a spinal fusion after a New York trucking accident is a really painful, debilitating, and permanent procedure. We also know that, unfortunately, many times a spinal fusion is caused by a reckless or careless mistake by a truck driver or trucking company.
Here at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. , our compassionate and experienced Queens trucking accident lawyers have built a law firm around representing individuals who have been catastrophically injured in personal injury accidents. We have handled other spinal fusion cases and understand the physical, emotional, and financial burdens surrounding these types of injuries. This includes everything from being unable to work in the same career, suffering from depression or anxiety in a vehicle, to being unable to lift your children up for a kiss. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal fusion after a New York trucking accident, get our 18 wheeler wreck lawyers on your side to help fight for compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost future earnings, loss of consortium, and other damages.
Common Causes of Pain After a Trucking Accident Which Could Lead to a Spinal Fusion
Back and neck pain is some of the most difficult types of pain to resolve. There may be no objective evidence of back and neck pain from an imaging study such as an MRI or x-ray, but an individual could be completely disabled from the pain. Even without the objective evidence, this does not mean that an individual suffering from neck and back injuries cannot recover compensation for a New York trucking accident.
Typically, the pain is caused by changes in the spine due to the impact which places stress and pressure on large nerve branches that originate from the spinal column. When the neck and back move or flex, the movement can irritate the nerves which are pushed out of place due to a trucking accident. The nerves could also be out of place due to damage to ligaments and tendons which hold the nerves in place, or due to spinal discs that are damaged and deformed.
When neck and back pain will not resolve with more conservative treatment, a spinal fusion after a New York trucking accident may be the only option to partially restore an individual’s life. Negligent truck drivers and trucking companies that cause these injuries should be held liable for these permanent damages.
What is a Spinal Fusion?
Individuals who are in any type of motor vehicle accident may need a spinal fusion, especially 18 wheeler wreck victims. A spinal fusion is an incredibly invasive and permanent surgery that is designed to help stop painful and debilitating vertebrae movement in the spine. The procedure typically involves removing spinal discs and bone, placing spacers to keep the vertebrae together, and then using a series of screws to secure rods along the sides of the spine to stabilize the vertebrae. These rods are what help restrict the motion of the vertebrae and prevent irritation to nerves.
Given the invasiveness of this procedure and the removal of discs and bone, a spinal fusion is permanent. A spinal fusion also results in a permanent range of motion restriction. This is because the normal flexion and extension of the neck and back are halted by the rods and spacers in the back.
Individuals with a spinal fusion usually have permanent weight lifting restrictions such as carrying grocery bags or suitcases. Other times individuals are permanently precluded from doing certain activities that they once enjoyed such as cycling, boating/rafting, sports, or amusement park rides. What is even more devastating is that some individuals with spinal fusions may no longer be able to lift up their children or grandchild due to weight lifting restrictions.
Did You or a Loved One Have a Spinal Fusion After a New York Trucking Accident? We Can Help You Today
A spinal fusion after a New York trucking accident is one of the most severe and debilitating types of injuries. This is because a spinal fusion is a permanent procedure that removes bone and results in a permanent range of motion restriction that a person will never recover from. But sometimes a spinal fusion is the only option that an individual has to return to an almost normal life due to the catastrophic damage to his or her neck and back.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a New York trucking accident resulting in a need to have a spinal fusion, ask our experienced Queens trucking accident lawyers how we can help protect your rights to compensation. We understand that spinal fusion surgeries are very expensive and can result in weeks or months out of work. This is why we accept cases on a contingency fee basis which means individuals harmed by a truck driver’s negligence only pay us a percentage of what we recover after we recover it. This means there is no upfront cost to having our legal team start working with you today. Learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here.