Bronx Paralysis Injury Lawyer
Paralysis is a devastating condition that can impact many aspect of one’s day life. Paralysis can impact any part of the body and occurs as a result of a breakdown in the functioning of the spinal cord. While paralysis can occur from a disease, it is often cause as result of a injury. For example, paralysis can be the result of a car accident, a call from a significant height, or a workplace accident. When the paralysis is the result of an accident, oftentimes that accident is due to the negligent of someone other than the injured victim. When someone finds that as a result of traumatic injury to their spinal cord they are unable to move a part of their body such as their legs or arms, they are devastated. Paralysis can mean the inability to continue in their profession as well as significant medical bills. The good news is that the law allows victim injured by the negligence of another to hold that person financial accountable so that they have to pay the bills associated with the accident and injury. If you or a loved one is now paralyzed because someone else behaved negligently, you deserve to be compensated. Contact an experienced Bronx paralysis injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. We are here to help.Signs of a Paralysis Injury
While paralysis can occur suddenly following a traumatic injury to the spinal cord, in some cases paralysis may not occur until days or even weeks following the injury. Signs that you may have damage to your spinal cord that may lead to paralysis include:
- Pressure or pain in the back, head or neck
- Weakness in any part of your body
- Tingling in hands, fingers, feet or toes
- Numbness or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty walking, difficulty with balance, or problems with coordination
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle spasms
Note that even if you do not immediately have any of these symptoms, if you have had any significant trauma to the head, back, or neck, you should see a medical professional. Paralysis can develop gradually after the trauma.Types of Paralysis
All paralysis injuries occur due to trauma to the spine. The location of the spinal injury will determine what part of the body is affected.
- Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Causes paralysis or weakness in both arms and legs. This is also known as quadriplegia.
- Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury: Causes paralysis or weakness of the legs along with loss of physical sensation, bowel, bladder and sexual function.
- Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury: Causes weakness or paralysis of the legs. This is also known as paraplegia.
- Sacral Spinal Cord Injury: Mainly causes loss of bowel and bladder function as well as sexual dysfunction. They can also cause paralysis of the hips and legs.
If your paralysis was caused by the negligence of another person, contact an experienced Bronx paralysis injury lawyer to discuss your case. You person responsible for your condition may be legally and financially responsible for the losses you suffered and required to pay you compensation for the following losses: medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, vehicle damage, and pain and suffering. Pain and suffering can include PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
As an experienced paralysis injury attorney in the Bronx will explain, to receive compensation, you must provide evidence to support the money requested. For example, if you are requesting medical expenses, you must show medical evidence of injuries plus evidence of the medical bills.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you were seriously injured in an accident that resulted in paralysis contact an experienced attorney who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with spinal cord injuries. Contact an experienced paralysis injury attorney serving the Bronx at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident. We represent clients in the following locations: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester County, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, and Suffolk County.