NYC Quadriplegia Injury
Quadriplegia is a result of a serious spinal cord injury, which means that the part of the spinal cord inside your neck has been injured. This injury causes loss of feeling and movement in your arms, legs and torso. This injury leaves the victim paralyzed and unable to move his or her arms or legs. Depending on the type injury the torso may also be completely restrained. Paralysis caused by damage to the nervous system can affect the nerves carrying sensory information, as well as the nerves which govern the heart, lungs, glands and intestines. Our NYC Quadriplegia Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates recognizes the complications linked with type of injury. We can help with any workers' compensation or personal injury claims if you suffered an injury due to a construction accident, slip and fall, or a vehicle accident.
It is normal for survivors of a spinal cord injury to feel alone, but what most survivors do not comprehend is that 200,000 people in the United States live with a long term disability due to this type of injury. In fact, 47% of these survivors are considered to be quadriplegic. For people under the age of 65, an auto accident is the leading cause of a paralysis while a slip and fall accident is the leading cause among adults over the age of 65. If you have suffered spinal damage, our legal team knows that you have suffered enough. Give us the opportunity to aid you in getting the financial assistance you need while holding the necessary parties liable for their negligence.
Almost half of these injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents. The most common car-related accidents that result in a serious back injury are SUV rollover accidents. These accidents mostly occur in SUVs and other vehicles with a narrow wheelbase and a high center of gravity. Insufficient roof strength enables the vehicle roof to collapse during rollovers, and come into contact with the head, neck, and spine of occupants. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries that result from rollovers are avoidable. Current safety standards don't require manufacturers have to redesign SUV roof pillars and the supports inside them to increase roof strength.
It has come to the attention of our staff that only 52% of spinal cord injury survivors have health insurance. Since, typically, a victim will spend at least 14 days in an acute care unit and 44 days in rehabilitation, the medical costs can be overwhelming to say the least. Our firm has seen what these types of injuries do to the survivor and their families. We don't want you or your loved ones to suffer any more than you already have.
Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation to review your options. Call us at 800.696.9529 or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, our Westchester County office, or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.