New York City Paralyzed Injury
Recent finding have shown that the amount of people living with paralysis in the United States is nearly five times that as previously accredited. The actual amount of individuals living with paralysis in the United States today is equivalent to nearly six million people – or one out of every fifty persons. This significantly larger number of people suffering from paralysis indicates that more people are suffering from injuries causing paralysis, many of which could have been avoided.
The harsh reality is that paralyzing injuries are often a direct result of another person’s irresponsibility or negligence. If this is the case in your situation, contact our New York City Paralyzed Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates immediately to go over your legal rights to compensation. If your injury was caused because of the negligence of another party, your compensation can include monetary reimbursement for your medical expenses, lost income from your inability to work, and pain and suffering.
Other than illness and disease, the majority of paralysis victims are suffering from an injury that is often due to another person’s negligence. Typical accidents that can cause paralysis include, but are not limited to:
- Slip and fall accident
- Construction accident
- Work-related accident
- SUV rollover accident
- Car accident
- Ladder accident
- Sports accident
- Acts of violence
Although these types of accidents do not always result in paralysis, they are frequently the result of injuries such as a birth injury, neck injury, brain injury, and/or spinal cord injury.
Damage to the brain, neck, or spinal cord are particularly severe because they are the areas of the body where the nervous system travels and communicates with the brain. Once injured, the nerve pathways become damaged or severed, resulting in a lack of communication between the brain and the body. Loss of motor control, muscle movement, and external feeling can result.
Our legal team knows how frustrating and overwhelming a paralyzing injury can be. Not only is there great stress from dealing with such a travesty, but the financial implications can be just as harrowing. Loss of work or benefits along with unexpected and exorbitant medical bills can leave you and your family in a bad situation. If your paralysis was the direct result of another person’s negligence, we want to help you get the compensation you are due. Likewise, if your injury occurred on the job and was a work-related injury, you may be entitled to filing a workers compensation claim against your employer for their irresponsibility regarding your safety.
Whichever type of injury you are suffering from, and whether or not it is temporary or permanent, we want to hear about your situation. We understand that there are numerous types of paralysis – paraplegia, quadriplegia, Bell’s palsy, Erb’s palsy, and Hemiplegia – and they are all equally devastating. Please contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.