Spinal Injuries

Fighting for compensation, from start to finish

Spinal injuries dramatically affect the lives of victims and their families, making it difficult or impossible to lead a normal, pain-free life.

DeToffol & Gittleman has a documented record of success in back injury cases. We help obtain the compensation vital to ensuring you receive the long term care you require. Our experience includes all types of spine injuries:

  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Contusions
  • Disc injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar fractures
  • Back sprains

Spinal injuries and long-term care needs

The severity of spinal injuries can vary. A strain can take days or weeks to heal. A herniated disc is the rupture of an intervertebral disc (the cushion between the bony blocks of vertebrae). It may put pressure on spinal column nerves and require surgery to relieve the pain.

Lumbar injuries usually involve damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and/or discs in the lower back. Injury to the spinal cord within the lumbar vertebrae is very serious and often results in some loss of functioning in the hips and legs.

In the more severe category is an injury to the cervical vertebrae — the seven vertebrae in the neck. Such injuries can cause loss of function in the arms and legs, resulting in quadriplegia. An injury to the spinal cord in the thoracic region — the middle back — results in paraplegia.

In addition to helping injured clients address their immediate needs, our law firm is experienced in handling complex cases requiring long-term benefits for permanent and severe back injuries. Our lawyers work with experts to value your long-term care and aggressively pursue maximum compensation from the responsible party to cover your family’s financial needs.

What to do following a spinal injury

Because back injury claims can be difficult to pursue, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention and discuss your case with a qualified personal injury attorney. Our firm is experienced in the complexities of neck and back injury claims and crafts strategies that fit your specific injury and situation. We help obtain a correct diagnosis so that you obtain the compensation you need and deserve after an accident.

Let NYC lawyers help you recover damages for back injuries