Manhattan Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Throughout New York City
Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by trauma, or a sudden blow to the spine. This severe impact can damage the spinal cord, which can be severed, fractured, crushed or bruised. Depending on the level of vertebra impacted, the spinal cord damage can result in quadriplegia or paraplegia. Individuals who are paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury are likely to face daily challenges, mounting medical expenses and the possibility of future medical complications.
At Block O'Toole & Murphy, our injury lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals who suffered spinal cord injurys in car crashes, tractor trailer collisions and other accidents. We work hard on behalf of our injured clients to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and other damages related to their injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, fill out our FREE case review form on this page. Our spinal cord injury attorneys in New York will evaluate your eligibility for financial compensation, at no cost to you.
Our results in spinal cord injury cases include:
- $9,263,326 for a man injured in a car collision
- $6,250,000 for a Putnam County construction worker
- $2,700,000 for a 54-year-old female pedestrian
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
When the spinal cord is damaged, the vertebrae may become fractured or dislocated. This can result in swelling and may lead to paralysis. When the swelling lessens, the patient may regain use of their limbs and extremities. However, other patients may suffer from life-long paralysis. There are two main types of paralysis. Paraplegia is a type of paralysis which causes a loss of feeling and movement in the lower part of the body. The other main form of paralysis, quadriplegia results in a loss of movement in the arms and legs.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation is often recommended for patients with spinal cord injuries. Unfortunately, even with treatment, some patients will never fully recover from their paralysis. Like many personal injuries, particularly incomplete paralysis, the injured victim may need years to recover after their initial accident. In the best case scenario, the injured victim will regain full movement and sensation, though others will never fully recover.
New York City Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
According to the Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention and Cure, the average lifetime cost for a patient who suffered paraplegia at age 25 is nearly $1 million. For patients with quadriplegia, the cost for lifetime treatment ranges between $1.5 million and $3 million. These figures do not take into account lost wages or other financial losses resulting from paralysis.
At our personal injury law firm, our attorneys understand the financial burden patients and their families incur as a result of a spinal cord injury. To ensure our clients obtain compensation proportional to the financial impact of their injuries, we work with a team of medical professionals, life care planners and economic specialists who can help document and estimate the needs of our clients. To obtain a FREE initial legal consultation and determine how we can help you, contact our NYC personal injury lawyers today by completing the form on this page. Serving Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and all of New York City.