Westchester County Quadriplegia Injury
Loss of muscular control, nerve damage and loss of feeling in the body are part of the daily trials of the quadriplegic who may be the innocent victim of a motorcycle accident, diving accident, a car accident or a slip and fall on a construction site. This injury necessitates the use of wheelchairs, respirators and dialysis machines. Getting the medications you need and seeing the specialists that you want can also be very expensive. Our legal team believes that it is our mission to help you acquire the money that you need so that you can afford everything that a quadriplegic must have to lead a reasonably comfortable and worry-free life. There are usually formidable medical expenses associated with being a quadriplegic. Many suffer from breathing and bladder problems, digestive issues, joint and tissue wasting, bone weakness and compromised organ functions. They are also more prone to infections and psychiatric disorders than other people. Emotionally, they may be mourning the loss of friends, family and other support systems, or the disappearance of a career. These are issues many accidents victims do not think about. Our legal team is experienced in helping victims understand the reality of their serious injury. If you or a family member has been in an accident and suffered spinal cord injury, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Westchester County quadriplegia attorney as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses.Signs of a paralysis injury
While an obvious sign that you may have suffered paralysis is that you have lack of feeling in parts of your body, there are other signs that may indicate spinal cord injury that is so severe that you may end up paralyzed such as incontinence, poor coordination, impaired breathing, numbness in extremities, difficulty walking, muscle spasms, or a twisted neck or back.Common causes of paralysis
Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries that lead to quadriplegia and other types of paralysis. Other leading causes include:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Medical errors (medical malpractice)
Quadriplegia is a very expensive condition to treat, involving medical expenses of more than $100,000 in the first year and over $50,000 annually thereafter. One reason for the significant medical bill is that quadriplegics typically suffer a myriad of complications such as blood clots, pressure sores, muscle spasms, respiratory problems, and bladder and bowel incontinence.
Whether your injury was caused in a car accident, sporting accident, construction accident, or due to an act of violence, it your injury was caused by someone else you have the right to demand that that person compensate you. You may be awarded compensation for:
- Medical expenses: Hospital bills, surgery, neurologist, medication, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical equipment, assistive technology, and other medical expenses related to your injury.
- Lost wages: Past paychecks, lost benefits, missed promotions and bonuses, loss of career, and other losses related to the inability to work.
- Pain and suffering: The physical suffering and the mental suffering that accompanies a catastrophic injury such as quadriplegia.
The victim may also be eligible to workers' compensation or Social Security disability benefits. An experienced attorney will review the details of your case and file claims with the appropriate agencies or institutions to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that resulted in quadriplegia, paraplegia, or some other type of paralysis contact an experienced attorney who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with catastrophic injuries such as paralysis. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.