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Spinal Injuries

Spinal Injuries

New York Back and Head Injury Lawyer

$7 Million jury verdict (reduced on appeal)for two badly burned victims in an explosion

Helping victims of injuries to the spine, neck and skull

About 7,800 new spinal cord injuries occur each year in the United States. With an average initial acute care hospitalization of 15 days and another 44 days in a rehabilitation unit, these and other costs average $198,000 for the first year alone. Back injuries often cause full or partial paralysis and a lifetime of chronic pain. Each lawyer at Rubenstein & Rynecki has extensive experience and resources fighting for maximum awards for victims living with spinal injury caused by the negligent or willful acts of others.

Causes of spinal cord injury (SCI)

Motor vehicle accidents lead all causes of injuries to the spine at 44 percent. Surprisingly, where the next leading cause of SCI once involved falls, acts of violence now cause 24 percent of these injuries, with falls causing 22 percent. Slip and fall accidents commonly occur at the workplace, and often involve construction site workers. But even negligent property maintenance can cause SCI ― from slips on unmarked wet floors or icy walkways, tripping on loose carpeting, or falling down an unlit step.

Negligence is often an underlying cause

Most workers can pursue back or brain injury compensation, regardless of fault, through workers compensation claims. But when injuries occur outside of the workplace, such as in car accidents or due to unsafe premises, proving negligence plays a major role in pursuing settlements or awards in personal injury claims.

Under NY comparative negligence law, accident victims in NYC, Manhattan, and throughout the state whose own negligence contributes to their injuries can still seek compensation from other liable parties — but compensation is reduced by the degree to which the victim shares liability.

The attorneys at Rubenstein & Rynecki have over three decades of experience and a track record of success helping victims seek the compensation they deserve after these life-changing events.

Seek support from an experienced lawyer

If you or a loved one sustains spinal injury due to the negligent or even violent acts of others, you need to retain legal support as soon as possible to help pursue compensation for expenses that may extend over a lifetime. It costs nothing to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney at Rubenstein & Rynecki to discuss your case and learn how we can help. Representing victims in Manhattan, NYC, and throughout NY since 1972, our firm has the experience, skills, and resources needed to help you pursue the monetary damages you deserve. No recovery, no fee. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Case Results

  • $62 million verdict

    $62 million verdict for medical malpractice causing double amputation

  • $22.9 million verdict

    $22.9 million verdict (reduced on appeal) for a motorcyclist struck by a milk truck in Queens

  • $17.9 million

    $17.9 million for medical malpractice causing amputation of hands and feet