An injury to the spinal cord can have a tremendous and permanent impact on the quality of your life and can have serious consequences to your physical abilities. If you’ve suffered any spinal cord injury in a truck accident, it is important to determine who is responsible and why, so that you can be compensated and receive restitution for the lifelong consequences.
At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, our Kingston truck crash injury lawyer can help clients with spinal cord injuries recover damages from negligent truck drivers, trucking companies and other parties. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with experienced spinal cord injury lawyer Charles Rock.
Coping With the Serious Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries
An injury to the spinal cord is damage the nervous system. In many cases such an injury will make it difficult or impossible for the brain to communicate with other parts of the body. Depending on where such an injury occurs, it can lead to conditions such as:
- Paralysis, quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Loss of bowel and bladder functions
- Loss of reproductive functions
- Reduced sensation
These are life-changing consequences. People with spinal cord injuries may no longer be able to work and may need ongoing medical and personal care. Adjusting to life after a spinal cord injury is stressful, financially burdensome and emotionally destabilizing. Not knowing where the money will come from when one can no longer work is catastrophic for the entire family.
Understanding How the Spine Gets Damaged in Truck Accidents
In truck accidents, spinal cord injuries are usually caused by rapid acceleration, abrupt stops and sudden impacts with other objects. Since tractor-trailer trucks are so much larger and heavier than other vehicles, these situations occur in a large percentage of truck crashes and accidents.
Truck drivers and trucking companies are legally responsible for making sure they are looking out for the safety of others on the road. If you’ve suffered a serious spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, you are legally entitled to restitution, to seek compensation for your harms and losses.
Contact us to discuss what experienced spinal cord injury lawyer Charles Rock can do to help you obtain fair damages for your spinal cord injuries. Serving truck accident victims in Kingston, New Paltz, Newburgh, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and throughout New York.