Spinal Cord Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists often face serious injuries after crashes, which is not surprising since they share the roads with much larger vehicles and have less protection from their bike. Many of the calls our Long Island motorcycle accident lawyers get ask about injuries to their neck, back and spine. These types of injuries are often very serious and can have long-lasting effects on the rider’s life.
The Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury will severely impact your ability to move different limbs and areas of your body depending on which part of the spine was affected.
Emergency symptoms that may appear immediately after a motorcycle accident include:
- Extreme back pain
- Severe pressure in your neck, head or back
- Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
- Numbness or a loss of feeling in hands, fingers, feet or toes
- Sudden loss of bladder/bowel control
- Difficulty with balance and walking
- Difficulty breathing
- Twisted neck or spine
Even if you don’t experience these symptoms right away, if you experienced trauma to our head, neck or back in the accident then it is important to get medical attention as soon as possible. Not everyone experiences symptoms right away, and getting immediate medical can help lessen the extent of complications and shorten the recovery time.
How our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Can Help
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was someone else’s fault, you can sue to recover the many expenses you will have if there is a spinal cord injury. This may include medical bills, rehabilitation, assistive devices, medicine, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our experienced lawyers to find out more about your legal options and get answers to all your questions. Our consultations are free and come with no obligation, so you can get all the information you need to decide if you want to pursue a lawsuit.
Once hired, we work with top-notch investigators and medical experts to provide the best case possible to get you the compensation you may need to pay for recovery, expenses and move on with your life. Contact us today and find out more about to expect from your specific case.