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Bronx Paralysis Injury Lawyer

According to recently released data every year there are thousands of people in the United States who suffer paralysis caused by spinal injuries. Traumatic spinal injuries are often the result of car accident, construction accidents, and falls. They can also be caused by criminal assaults as well as medical errors. Regardless of how the injury occurs, it will have a significant impact on your life and on your entire family. Furthermore, you will be faced with a lifetime of medical expenses associated with treating your injury. Whether your paralysis occurred in a car accident, was caused by an act of medical malpractice, or resulted from another type of act of negligence, New York law allows you to seek damages through a personal injury claim. If you or a loved are now paralyzed as a result of the negligence of another person, speak with an experienced Bronx paralysis injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates for legal guidance. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including reimbursement for your medical expenses, loss of income and your pain and suffering.

Common Causes of Paralysis

While most injuries occur in accidents such as car accidents, in other cases paralysis is caused by medical malpractice. Examples of medical errors that can result in paralysis include:

  • Incorrect positioning of the patient during surgery
  • Failure to immobilize the spine after an accident
  • Failure to monitor spine during surgery
  • Chiropractic malpractice
  • Intubation errors

These injuries can also occur due to the construction accident. These accidents can occur from something as simple as falling from scaffolding or a ladder, or other construction related injury. If you have suffered a paralysis injury due to a construction accident, it is important to speak to an experienced Bronx paralysis injury lawyer for advice. You may be entitled to compensation over and above what is available from workers compensation benefits.

Pursuing a Claim

Suffering an injury that results in paralysis is not only physically devastating, it can also have catastrophic effects on your financial well-being. Treatment of a spinal injury is costly. If your paralysis is permanent, you may also need physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, counseling, and assistive technology. In addition, you may need to modify your home to make it accessible. All of these necessities area costly and will contribute to your financial distress.

With the help of an experienced paralysis injury in the Bronx, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for the accident will not only hold that person accountable for his or her negligence, but will provide you with needed financial relief. Through a personal injury action you can seek compensation to cover the past and future medical expenses related to you injury. You can also seek compensation for your lost earnings and loss of future earning capacity. Furthermore, the physical and psychological pain and suffering you endured from your injury are compensable losses as well.

Note that if your claim is subject to workers compensation, your recovery will be limited to your medical treatment and a percentage of wages. You may not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit recover full lost wages and pain and suffering.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that resulted in paralysis contact an experienced paralysis injury attorney serving the Bronx who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with spinal cord injuries. Because of time limitations associated with filing claims for personal injury, it is critical that start the process right away. Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death 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 serve clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, and Queens.

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