NY Quadriplegia Injury
Quadriplegia is complete paralysis of the arms, legs and trunk; often occurring after a severe injury to the spinal cord between the fifth and seventh vertebrae. Severe injury to the spinal cord can be a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, sports injuries, industrial accidents, slip and fall, assault, and other causes. If you or a loved one has suffered an accident due to the negligence of another person and that accident has resulted in this injury, it is imperative that you speak with our experienced NY Quadriplegia Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates for advice.
Direct damage can also happen if the spinal cord is pulled, pressed sideways, or compressed. This may occur if the head, neck or back is twisted abnormally during an accident or injury. Paralysis is typically caused by spinal cord injury. Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something affects the way messages are passed between your muscles and brain. Paralysis can be complete or partial, occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be all over. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia. No matter the severity of your injury, it is vital to consult with our skilled NY Quadriplegia Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates to discuss your options.
The severity of symptoms depends on whether the spinal cord is completely or partially injured. In the case of partial injury, you may have some movement and sensation below the injury. Symptoms may differ somewhat depending on the location of the injury. Spinal cord injury usually causes weakness and sensory loss at and below the point of the injury. Other symptoms can include motor and sensory deficit, breathing difficulty, and bowel and/or bladder dysfunction.
This injury is often the result of traumatic injury to the spinal cord. As many as 11,000 Americans sustain a spinal cord injury each year in a truck accident, car accident, motorcycle accident or other auto accident, slip and fall incident and sports or recreation activities. A spinal cord injury is not only physically but emotionally challenging as well. It will most likely also have an intense effect on the friends and family of the survivor.
If you have been hurt due the negligence of another, it is important to speak with our legal team for a consultation to discuss what you should do next in order to maintain the lifestyle you deserve. You have already been through enough. Let our skilled staff help you. If you or a loved one are survivor of a paralysis type injury, contact us to schedule a free appointment to discuss your case. Please call us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW or contact one of our offices around the New York City area in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, in Brooklyn, Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.