A Personal Injury Lawyer Fighting for the Compensation You Need
Back and neck pain and spinal injuries can be the result of an injury, such as a vehicle accident, slip-and-fall accident or a failed surgery. No matter the cause, back and neck pain can be severe and debilitating, affecting a person's life, work and relationships.
The law office of Richard H. Raphael in Westport, Connecticut, represents injury victims and their families who have been affected by back, neck and spinal cord injuries. I seek compensation to cover the medical expenses, as well as the family's financial needs. You can rely on my extensive experience with personal injury claims; I have been practicing law and litigating for more than 30 years.
The Debilitating Effects of Spinal Injuries
Severe neck and back pain is most often caused by an injury to one or more spinal disks. Common disk injuries include herniated disks, ruptured disks and compressed disks. The result may be chronic pain; or, in catastrophic cases, the result may be paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. These conditions may cause secondary injuries, including respiratory problems, pressure sores and decreased organ function.
Unfortunately, pain and other symptoms of these injuries are not limited to the neck and back. You may also experience pain in the arms and legs, as well as numbness or tingling in the extremities. Pain and numbness may cause reduced muscle strength and loss of range of motion. Extreme pain may make sitting or standing for more than a few minutes impossible.
People who suffer permanent injuries will need a lifetime of medical care, which may include extensive surgeries and long-term pain medication. It is common for people with back, neck and spinal injuries to be bedridden and unable to work. I will fight for compensation for lost income, monthly expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Whether you were in a car accident, truck accident, a slip-and-fall accident or injured by a defective product, I may be able to help you. Please call my office at 203-349-8628 or contact me online to schedule an appointment with a Stamford spinal cord injuries attorney. Your initial consultation is free. Evening and weekend appointments may be available.