The Value of a Paraplegia Injury Case
Spinal cord injuries causing paraplegia are without a doubt one of the most devastating injuries you can have. The physical impairments suffered because of this injury are life altering. Currently, spinal injuries affect approximately 15,000 people in the U.S. annually, and 10,000 of these will suffer permanent paralysis. If have been the victim of an accident causing paraplegia, speak with a New York City paraplegia injury lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates. They will provide you with sound legal guidance and discuss the value of a paraplegia injury with you.
Paralysis is defined as the loss of function of a certain muscle group in the body. This can be partial or complete. Where the paralysis occurs depends on what part of the body was injured.
Common causes of paraplegia include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
There are several types of paralysis:
Diplegia: This type is often caused by brain damage and effects the same limb on both sides of the body.
Monoplegia: With this type of injury, only one side of the body is affected. It is often caused by specific damage to the spinal cord.
Hemiplegia: This is commonly caused by a stroke, causing paralysis on one side of the body.
Paraplegia: This type is caused by a serious injury to the lower spinal column resulting in paralysis of the legs.
Quadriplegia: This is the most devastating type of injury. Here, the victim will have loss of sensation from the chest down. This injury is usually caused by severe damage to the spinal cord above the shoulders.
If you or a family member has suffered from an injury causing paraplegia it is important to speak with a lawyer that you can trust. The attorneys at Stephen Bilkis and Associates are aware that you are contending with a great deal, and we are here to help you in sorting out the legal details. If your paralysis was caused by the negligence of another, you deserve to be compensated. Our experienced lawyers have decades of experience settling and winning personal injury cases. So successful in fact, that currently our total recoveries for our clients is over one half billion dollars ($500,000,000). It is hard to argue with results like that.The Value of a Paraplegia Case
We are commonly asked about the value of a paraplegia case. It is understandable. Often the victim is still reeling from their injuries, and the medical bills are piling up. There is no pat answer that we give our clients, because we recognize that each case is unique. We will look at the facts surrounding your case, including:Medical Considerations
If you have suffered an injury causing paraplegia, you likely have very high medical costs. A serious injury results in hospital bills, surgery bills, medications, rehabilitation and more. Your past, current and future medical expenses should be accounted for.Pain and Suffering
There is little doubt that a paralysis injury has caused you a great deal of pain and suffering. You may be permanently disabled and unable to work. In New York, you are entitled to compensation for your emotional and physical pain and suffering. Figuring a fair amount of compensation for your injury can be challenging, so it is important to speak with a paraplegia injury lawyer that is well versed in the laws and procedures of New York City.Inability to Work
You have likely missed a great deal of work, and may be permanently disabled. The courts will consider your age and profession, and calculate what you would have made had you not been injured.Insurance Policies
Insurance policies are an important competent of your case. Our lawyers are aware that every insurance company will view your injury differently, and have unique ways to handle your claim. It is important to note that the policy limits involved have a direct impact on what you will be able to recover.
Here are a few examples of similar personal injury case verdicts:
$6,000,000 Jury Verdict: Serious spinal injury due to elevator malfunction.
$47,000,000 Jury Verdict: Pedestrian hit by car while sitting on a wall resulting in catastrophic leg injuries.
$28,700,000 Jury Verdict: Teenage passenger rendered quadriplegic when car collided with bus.
We will fight to ensure you and your family get the compensation you deserve. Come in and speak to a paraplegia injury lawyer at one of our New York City locations. We have offices in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens, as well as Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Call us today at 800.696.9529.