NYC Paralyzed Injury
A NYC Paralyzed Injury Lawyer can explain that nearly 6 million people are living with paralysis today (one out of every fifty people). According to national statistics, this number is nearly five times that which was previously believed. Our skilled legal team wants to help if you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or irresponsibility and are suffering from paralysis, whether permanent or temporary.
Paralysis is a condition caused by damage to the nerves in the spinal cord. The resulting effects are loss of movement, control, and/or feeling of the muscles to any particular part of the body. Paralysis varies from person to person, depending on the type and placement of the damaged nerves. Paraplegia is paralysis of the lower half of the body; Quadriplegia is paralysis of the entire body from the neck down; Hemiplegia is paralysis on one side of the body; Erb’s palsy is paralysis of one or both arms; and Bell’s palsy is paralysis of the face. Regardless of the type of paralysis you are suffering from, our staff at the NYC Paralyzed Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates wants to help you.
The causes of becoming paralyzed are countless. Many cases of paralysis are from birth, either caused by birth injury (Erb’s palsy is commonly caused by difficult delivery) or illness/disease. The majority of cases of paralysis, however, are caused by accidents causing brain injury or spinal cord injury. Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Car accident
- SUV Rollover accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Ladder accident
- Construction accident
Vehicular accidents frequently cause brain damage and/or paralysis due to injuries ranging from a simple whiplash caused by impact to traumatic brain injury due to roof crush. Similarly, paralysis can be brought on by a whole slew of accidents caused by sports, violence, falls, or even work-related accidents.
In the case of work-related accidents, you may be able to file a workers compensation claim against your employer, especially if your paralysis was due to your employer’s negligence. If this is the case, contact us as soon as possible, a New York Personal Injury Lawyer will work to resolve your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
Our legal team knows how serious a paralyzing injury can be. If you or a loved one is suffering from paralysis due to another person’s negligence, please call us today at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW to go over your legal options. Your life can be devastatingly altered in a matter of moments, and we are here to help. Overwhelming hospital bills, lack of work, loss of hours and or benefits may all further complicate the strain of a paralysis injury. We are here for you and your loved ones, and we want to help. Contact us today to discuss your potential claim. For your convenience, we have 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.