Paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries after an accident affect 1.275 million people in the United States. Accidents at work are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis followed by motor vehicle accidents and sporting or recreation accidents. Contact an experienced paraplegia injury attorney in Brooklyn for a free consultation if you or someone you love have suffered an injury that resulted in paraplegia.
Consequences of a Paraplegia Injury
Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. Paraplegia is often the result of a spinal cord injury. The area of the spinal canal that is affected in paraplegia is either the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions. Paraplegia is a condition which causes the impairment of the lower extremities (legs, feet, toes) both in motor (movement) and sensory (feeling) functions. The most common instigator of paraplegia is spinal cord injury. Consequences can be unpleasant and debilitating, and can include:
- Confinement to a wheelchair or other support devices
- Pressure sores and bedsores
- Chronic nerve pain near point of injury
Paraplegia Injury Causes
By far the largest result of paraplegic accidents is caused by car crashes. Also high impact sports such as skiing, rugby and diving, can also carry related injuries that could result in paralysis. Something as simple as falling off a ladder can result in a paraplegic injury. In the case of work related accidents, some of the most common causes are construction site injuries, slip and fall accidents and defective product injuries. Victims of negligent actions which cause paralyzing conditions such as paraplegia face severe financial, physical, and emotional burdens. The Brooklyn paraplegia injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC will help sufferers of paraplegia obtain the financial resources that can help them live more comfortable and meaningful lives. Call us today at 212-564-2800 for a free legal consultation.
Paraplegia injury claims can be very complex and challenging, but a skilled New York paraplegic injury attorney can help you determine your eligibility for compensation. Your unique situation will be the basis of your eligibility, and each case varies from person to person. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our Brooklyn injury lawyers have the experience, skills, and knowledge to investigate the circumstances of your accident, gather the needed evidence and eye-witness testimony, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Paraplegia Injury Lawsuit
In terms of monetary costs, expenses to the family concerned can be devastating. It is an unfortunate fact that after becoming the victim of paraplegia, only 40% of people return to employment. Therefore 60% can no longer work, thus making it very difficult for them to keep up on mortgages, bills, etc. On top of this, a person’s house may need restructuring to accommodate their physical needs as well as other necessary equipment needed to make their life easier. In a recent survey costs involved to help a paraplegic victim and their families is around $280,000 in the first year and around $30,000 every year after that.
If you feel that a lawsuit claim should be filed because of a paraplegic injury you or a loved one suffered contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today. There are three parts to any personal injury lawsuit:
- Proving that another party caused the accident and should be held financially liable
- Evidence proving the extent of the injuries
- Demonstrating the costs of that spinal cord injury over the course of a lifetime
Free Legal Consultation from an Experienced Brooklyn Paraplegia Injury Attorney
The Brooklyn paraplegia injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC work with a variety of specialists to gain a clear understanding of the causes of the accident. If you or a loved has suffered a paraplegic injury due to an accident or instance of medical malpractice, contact an experienced paraplegic injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC at 212-564-2800. The damage caused by paraplegic injury is pervasive, affecting physical and emotional health, earning potential, quality of life, and the quality of life of loved ones. Our attorneys are highly skilled in back injury cases and will fight for you to receive fair compensation for your injuries. We will thoroughly prepare each case, review accident and medical records, speak to witnesses and health care providers, access liability and consider all possible legal and medical issues. Call today for an initial consultation. There is no charge to review your case and determine how we can help you. With offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, we serve clients throughout the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk.