Can I Sue for a Spinal Cord Injury in New Jersey?

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Spinal cord injuries are among the worst that a person can sustain. If you are someone who has recently sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost current and future wages, and more. Fortunately, our firm is here to help. All you have to do is read on and reach out to our experienced Morris County catastrophic injury attorney to learn more about what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have about spinal cord injuries:

What is the function of the spinal cord?

A properly functioning spinal cord is perhaps the most important aspect of a well-functioning body. Essentially, the spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals from the brain to the body, giving us the power of willful motion. Rather obviously, one can see how the effects of a spinal cord injury can be so devastating.

What are the most common symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries frequently paralyze the injured person. With paralysis comes a laundry list of side effects that are oftentimes permanent. For example, those who are paralyzed may suffer from the following:

  • Depression and other psychological issues.
  • Urinary tract problems
  • Pressure sores
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • They may have lung problems or trouble breathing
  • Bladder and bowel issues

How do I file a lawsuit for a spinal cord injury?

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, there’s a good chance you will need financial assistance to recover. That’s where we come in. Whether you sustained your spinal cord injury in an auto accident, a slip and fall accident, or otherwise, we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Our firm will tirelessly work to obtain various types of valuable evidence on your behalf, including surveillance footage of your accident, pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, witness testimony corroborating your claim, police reports, medical documents, and more.

That being said, you must ensure you bring your case to our attention as soon as you can. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years, which gives individuals two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party. We are ready to begin the claims process immediately on your behalf.

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