Boston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Exceptional representation after accidents causing spinal cord damage and paralysis in Massachusetts
A spinal cord injury can seriously affect one's quality of life. Damage to the nerves found in the spinal column can cause pain or numbness in certain parts of the body and even paralysis. If the injury is severe, it can lead to temporary or permanent loss of work, and in extreme cases the inability to care for oneself independently.
The Boston spinal cord injury attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck have handled many cases in the state of Massachusetts, including spinal injuries resulting from medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. We understand the life-altering nature of a spinal cord injury and how it can change everything – physically, mentally, and financially. Reach out to us today to find out how we can help you obtain justice and compensation for your injuries and losses. We’re ready to fight for you.
OVER $300 MILLION
won for our clients
Common questions from injury clients
- What types of spinal cord injury claims does your Boston firm handle?
- How can your Boston spinal cord injury attorneys help?
- What are some common causes of spinal cord injuries?
- What’s the value of my Boston spinal cord injury?
- Do you have a spinal cord injury attorney near me?
What types of spinal cord injury claims does your Boston firm handle?
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are most often associated with paralysis, but can include a wide variety of injuries. Our Boston SCI lawyers represent clients who’ve experienced the following types of spine injuries:
- Cervical spinal cord injuries. Damage to the top area of the spine, which affects the neck and regions below. Depending on the level and severity of the injury, quadriplegia may result.
- Degenerative disc disease. This is a condition of the discs between the vertebrae resulting from spinal trauma. It causes herniated discs, fragmented discs, loss of cushioning, and create a heightened risk of further spinal cord injuries.
- Hemiplegia. A weakness or loss of ability to move one side of the body.
- Lumbar injuries. This is the region between the thoracic and sacral region of the spine. Although usually not life-threatening, these injuries can cause pain and weakness.
- Monoplegia. Loss of the ability to move one limb.
- Quadriplegia. Loss of the ability to move all limbs. If the quadriplegia is high in the cervical spine, the ability to breathe independently may be affected.
- Paralysis. Loss of the ability to move some or most of the body.
- Paraplegia. Loss of the ability to move the lower half of the body.
- Ruptured/herniated discs. If left untreated, these conditions can cause permanent damage. They involve displacement of the discs the separate the spine from other bones in the back.
- Sacral injuries. These involve damage to the end of the spine, affecting the lower half of the body and may affect bowel, bladder and sexual function.
- Thoracic injuries. Damage to the middle area of the spine which can cause issues on one or both sides of the body.
How can your Boston spinal cord injury attorneys help?
Spinal cord injury cases are complex due to the intricacy of the litigation involved, and because SCIs are typically life-altering and permanent injuries. It is important to choose a spinal injury lawyer carefully to get the best results on your case.
At Breakstone, White & Gluck in Massachusetts, we sit down with you and listen to your story. We provide guidance and advice you can trust, because we work for you – not the insurance company, not for our own best interests, but for you and you alone. We investigate the circumstances of your accident, we identify all liable parties, and we work to hold them accountable for your injuries and losses. We understand that spinal cord injuries can throw your entire life off-track, and you deserve every penny of the compensation to which you’re entitled.
If you feel you have a spinal cord injury case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.
Our record of successful results
Some of the settlements and verdicts we’ve achieved for our SCI clients include:
- $2.2 Million – Car Accident. Client sustained cervical injury in a low-speed car accident leading to pain and numbness, leading to a spinal nerve stimulator implant.
- $1,100,000 - Spinal Cord Injury. Botched Spinal Fusion Resulting in Severe Nerve Damage.
- $800,000 – Spinal Cord Injury. Failed Spinal Fusion with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
We also urge you to read some kind words from our clients on our Testimonials page, and see more about our record of results for our clients in Massachusetts personal injury cases
"I knew that Ron had my best interests at heart, and that I could trust him to help me make the right decision."
What are some common causes of spinal cord injuries?
Frequent causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Severe trauma
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Lifting heavy objects
- Sports injuries
- Surgical and medical malpractice
- Violence and assaults
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), car accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries, followed by falls, violence and sports activities. The NSCISC reports there are approximately 294,000 individuals currently living with spinal cord injuries, with 17,810 new cases each year. About 78% are men.
Just 18% of individuals are employed a year after a spinal cord injury, the Center reports. This number does increase some over time. Twenty years after a spinal cord injury, approximately one-third of individuals are working, though often at a reduced capacity.
What’s the value of my Boston spinal cord injury?
The party found liable for your accident and resulting injuries may be responsible for compensating you for the following:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Lost wages, past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Further, if paralysis plays a role in your injury, long-term life care plans must be made and budgeted. Calculating these medical and life care expenses requires the expertise of health care experts, the attorney, and the family. The costs can vary greatly, depending on a person's age, their medical needs and other factors.
In a spinal cord injury case, there are a number of potential liable parties, which vary significantly depending on events surrounding the injury. This list can include drivers in collision accidents, medical professionals in medical malpractice cases, property owners, employers, or equipment manufacturers. You only have a set limit of time to file (usually three years, but not always) so contact us as soon as you can so we can get started.
Do you have a spinal cord injury attorney near me?
Breakstone, White & Gluck has an office in Boston at 2 Center Plaza #530 in Government Center, within walking distance of the John Adams Courthouse and Suffolk County Superior Court. There’s a parking garage in the building. The MBTA Green Line and Blue Line are right across the street at the Government Center T station. There’s also a bus stop almost right in front of our office. If you are unable to travel because of your injuries, we’re happy to arrange a phone or video conference, or a hospital visit.
Boston spinal cord injury lawyers fighting for you throughout Massachusetts
A spinal cord injury is considered a catastrophic injury – one that affects you for the rest of your life. You need attorneys who will fight until you secure the justice to which you are entitled. Whether your spinal injury is one that takes months to heal, or one that causes permanent damage, know that the Boston SCI lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck provide tenacious and relentless advocacy for every client. To set up a free consultation with one of our experienced Massachusetts attorneys, call our offices today or use our contact form.