New York City Paralysis Injury
In the United States, there are thousands of people who suffer paralysis due to a spinal injury every year. These injuries can be caused in a scaffold accident, subway accident, truck accident construction accident or other workplace accident, which can lead to a workers compensation case. Spinal injury resulting in this injury can also be the result of a motorcycle accident, multiple car accident or SUV accident. This injury is perhaps one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain because it often means a total change to a person's life. It can affect your ability to work, to perform simple tasks and can affect relationships with family and friends. In addition, a victim will often need ongoing medical attention and therapy for the rest of their lives. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident and became paralyzed, it's important that you call our New York City Paralysis Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates to learn what your legal options are and to find out about getting compensation for your injury.
This injury can take on many forms, including, Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Monoplegia and Diplegia. These different forms of paralysis will affect different parts of the body, but all are life-changing injuries that can leave a person depressed and financially broken.
Paralyzed victims will often need surgery, in-home medical care, intense physical therapy and possibly mental counseling. Having our New York City Personal Injury Lawyer group on your side can be an important asset on your road to recovery. Our attorneys will carefully review the facts regarding your accident and find out if your injury was caused by another party's negligence.
Our legal staff has found that this tragic injury is often the result of an accident, whether it is a truck accident, car accident, SUV accident or slip and fall accident. In addition, medical malpractice is one of the primary causes of spinal injury leading to paralysis. The injury could be the result of a doctor error, misdiagnosis, nurse mistake or surgical error. Our legal staff will aggressively defend your legal rights and ensure that those who caused your injury are held accountable for their actions.
Treating injury is no easy task since permanent paralysis currently has no cure. Doctors can treat the injury with drugs to help reduce inflammation and surgery can be performed to help stabilize the spine. An injury of this magnitude will almost always require intense physical or occupational therapy but there is no guarantee of a full recovery. A victim of paralysis may not be able to return to work, which depending on age, can mean many years without being able to earn an income. When you combine that with the enormous medical expenses that come from treating a traumatic injury, you can easily find yourself in a financial nightmare. Our legal staff will work hard to ensure you get the fair monetary award to fully compensate you for your injuries.
If you are a victim of a negligent act and resulting accident, contact us to schedule your free consultation. It is important to keep in mind that if you were hurt due to the negligence of another, you have a right to just compensation for your injuries. This compensation can include past, present and future damages for medical costs, pain and suffering and loss of income. Please call us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.